Master Guide to Fall Fun in the Buffalo - Erie - Niagara Region
Stokoe Farms has good, old-fashioned family fun on the farm, especially in fall with their pumpkin patch and harvest fest. Later, Christmas trees! A low-cost, noncommercial way to spend an afternoon creating wonderful fall memories with your family.
The Great Pumpkin Farm
The Great Pumpkin Farm’s Fall Festival is all about wholesome fun, great food and enjoying everything the season has to offer. It’s where families come to get their pumpkins, mums and cornstalks, to enjoy the thrill of the rides, attractions and shows and where you can enjoy a delicious warm donut with a glass of fresh cider. It’s a great place to take photos of the little ones or find that special Halloween decoration in our Pumpkin Palace. Simply put, the Great Pumpkin Farm’s Fall Festival is a great way to celebrate fall, celebrate family and celebrate FUN.
Wickham Farms is an amazing place to spend a fall day on the farm. Located just 10 minutes outside of Rochester, the farm has apple picking, pumpkin picking, 25+ farm attractions, beautiful photo ops, and delicious fall foods.
You won’t want to miss the chance to pick apples from one of the most scenic orchards in the region, or to experience the farm’s signature attractions like the giant slide and Corn-A-Copia! Wickham Farms is also the home of the famous Fall Shake Up, a perfect fall combination of apple cider slushee and creamy vanilla ice cream topped by a fresh cider donut. More food options are also available at 8 specialty food locations on the farm.
Open 10am – 7pm everyday until Halloween except closed on Wednesdays. Purchase tickets online for the best prices.
Fall means harvest season, and it brings out the best in our area farms. It's a wonderful, low-cost way to get outside in the fresh air, and get active with your families.
Each farm is different -- it brings its own flavor to the experience. Browse our big list of local farms that offer fall activities, and see which new ones you want to try this season!
PICK YOUR OWN APPLES
One great way to get your kids to eat more fruit -- and introduce them to the subtleties of sweet/tangy tastes -- is by taking them apple picking to a local orchard. This link has places to go and things to do for a day in the orchard all around our area.
HALLOWEEN EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Fun or scary: You take your pick! It's easy to evaluate all of your options with the KidsOutAndAbout.com big list of Halloween events and activities. This includes the scary stuff that my kids will probably not venture into until they're too cynical to enjoy it, and the wonderful gentle trick-or-treat parties that the towns, museums, and farms provide. (The number of fun stuff outweighs the scary activities by a margin, but there's something for everyone.) We tag each activity as being either scary or fun (or both) so you know exactly what you're getting into!
Buy your fall pumpkins at a boring old grocery store? Not when you can head to a farm or roadside stand and pick the perfect pumpkin for a less money and more fun! Here is KidsOutAndAbout's list of places to pick pumpkins in our area.