2018 Special Events & Themed Weekends
Is today the perfect Spring day? Partly sunny, 68°, a slight breeze, birds chirping and the flower beds full of Irises, Peonies, & ferns. We have been working hard brainstorming ways to make the 2018 fall pick your own season at our farm extra special for you. NEW this season, themed weekends! Here is a sneak peak at our extra special events. Mark your calendar and be sure to visit our special events page for updates. You can also sign up for email updates, including what varieties of apples are ready to pick and special coupons.
We are still looking for some presenters. Contact us if you are interested.
Sheep Shearing or other animal caring presentation on Sunday August 26th
Pumpkin Carving on Sunday October 21st
August 18 & 19 LET’S GET MOVING ON THE FARM (Open Weekend Only)
Grand Opening of the NEW Wild Apple Obstacle Course. Bring Kids & their Friends…Let them CHALLENGE each other!! 30+ outdoor activities ready for action. Award winning farm Certified for Outdoor Fun voted by Hudson Valley Parents
Take great photos? Post on Farm Facebook page your Best photo of Kids on our new Wild Apple Obstacle Challenge for a chance to win our $200 valued 2018 Family Pass. (Photo with most votes is winner!)
Saturday 8/18 10-10:30 Mommy & Me Toddler Class on Bounce (Weather permitting)
Sunday 8/19 10-10:30 Yoga class with farm themed poses (With VIP wristband or apple bag purchase)
Pick of the Crop Early Apples include Ginger Gold Apples (the season's 1st green apple), Tydeman, and Paula Reds. Harvest your own veggies & floral bouquets. Fresh Apple Cider donuts & Cider slushies.
“Family friendly atmosphere-so much to do!” Holly Sgro
Aug 25 & 26 YOUR PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE: FARM ANIMAL WEEKEND (Open Weekend Only)
Fun Contest! Help us name our Farm Animals in Critter Corner. Person whose animal name is chosen will receive a FREE Hurry Back to Hurds pass, good for a VIP wristband on your next visit to the farm!! (One winner for each animal)
Saturday 8/25 10-11. Cut Out, Customize & Create your own Farm Animal Hat
Sunday 8/26 10-11. Farm Animal Presentation
30 plus creative Outdoor Activities for the whole family. Pluck early apples ready and ripe for picking…including McIntosh which are great for baking & Jonamac yummy for eating. Harvest your own flowers.
“Hurds Family Farm has a variety of uncommon adventures to experience and fabulous fresh fruits to eat.” Cynthia Lee
September 1,2,3 POLLINATOR WEEKEND: Our Farm Heritage Comes Alive for Your Harvest Pleasure! (Open Daily 9-5)
Saturday 9/1 10-11. Kids Love Face Painting: Pollinator Style
Sunday 9/2 10AM. Bee Keeping Presentation
Monday 9/3 10-11 Make a Pollinator Flower Pen (with wristband purchase)
Your Adventure Awaits. Hudson Valley Apple Picking at its Best! Come NOW for Prime Early Apples. Pluck juicy apples, the favorite fall snack…People go crazy for our Honey Crisps and we love Gala apples. 30 plus Outdoor Activities for Families! Big Apple Bounce, Hayrides, Cow train, Farm Animals to Feed, Children's Playground, Gem mining, Duck derby, Hiking trails, Apple launcher, Giant Slide, plus more. You have to try our NEW Wild Apple Obstacle Course! Are you a photographer? Here's your chance for great photo ops. Take pictures of our Pollinator garden flowers, butterflies, and bees and share them with us on facebook, tripadvisor, yelp, or anyway you would like.
“Truly a family farm. Hurds Family Farm has innovative, safe, fun things to do for all ages. “ Muriel Mandia
September 8 & 9 LETS TAKE THE KIDS WEEKEND
Plant the Memories, Harvest the Fun. Grandparents are FREE when you bring your grandkids to spend a day at the farm!!
Saturday 9/8 10-4 New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce Family Day
Saturday 9/8 10AM Sing Along in Kids Corral
Sunday 9/9 1PM Guided Nature Hike.
Enjoy our award-winning farm with over 30 fun outdoor activities, with a little learning too! Mums. Cornstalks, Decorating ideas for you. Pony rides available all weekend (additional cost). PYO Cortland Apples, perfect for making baked apples.
“We’ve been going to Hurds for 5 years! My kids love the cornmazes, big slide, cow train, apple launcher and being able to run around and enjoy the fresh air!” Leslie
September 15-16 APPLES: The Favorite Snack.
Saturday 9/15 1-2, FREE Mini Apple Blossom Dessert with VIP wristband (also available for purchase)
Sunday 9/16 10-11 Apple Pie Smoothie demo and samples!
September Sizzles: Hudson Valley Apple Picking is Hot! This farm is well known for Abundant Appealing Apples. Grab an Apple Bag and Fill it Up with healthy apples for baking, or snacking. Get your crunchy juicy Golden Delicious green apples. Bring your whole family for a day of fun in the heart of Hudson Valley Apple Country at our innovative family farm. Just minutes from I-87, Exit 18, New Paltz. Welcome to our scenic countryside with magnificent views of the Gunks and Catskill Mountains. We are a favorite school tour destination Mon.-Fri and our Historic Dutch Barn with local treats & gift items is always a hit. Our Farm's Apple Cafe, where everything is made with our homegrown apples, is another luxury we offer. Come Hungry because no one can refuse our Warm Apple Cider Donuts an fresh cider. We are Voted Certified Tops in Family Fun by Hudson Valley Parent Magazine so Come PLAY, IMAGINE, DISCOVER, as you CREATE your own experience.
“Hurds Family Farm is family oriented, educational, fun and a great place for kids.” Linda Orth
September 22 & 23 Down to Earth, Soil & Water
Saturday 9/22 10am Composting Workshop followed by Water Absorption Science Experiment
Sunday 9/23 1-3 Fresh Air Music: Senior Drum Major leads group of NPHS Jazz Band
Sunday 9/23 3-4 Make Your Own Edible "Soil" Cups
Scouts, 4-H and Youth Groups. Contact farm for special packages. Come to Hurds for Old Fashioned Family Fun: Bring your TEAM SPIRIT for our NEW WILD APPLE OBSTACLE COURSE AND over 30 activities to keep your family bonding together all day long! We Provide the Space, You Create Your Own Memories! Come to Harvest some of the BEST apples in the Hudson Valley at Hurds …like Jonagold & Empire. Bet we have them!!! Treat yourself to our Apple butter & apple sauce and a barn full of country favorites.
“Very family oriented and just plain fun!” Karen
September 29 & 30 Celebrating Pride of New York Apples: Ripe for Picking & Hudson Valley Cider
Saturday 9/29 10 am. Cider Pressing demo
Sunday 9/30 1-3 pm. Fresh Air Music with Hudson Valley Bluegrasss Express
Looking for some ADVENTURE? How about Fresh Air & Exercise! You will love the Big Apple Bounce air pillow! Launch an apple in the air! Challenge your family on our NEW Wild Apple Obstacle Course. This weekend is considered PEAK of Apple Picking Season. Plenty of varieties including Macoun, so grab a bag and harvest Vitamins from Nature’s Favorite Fruit. Remember to treat your family to fresh, apple cider donuts on your way to or from your harvesting!! (No calories on Weekends) Our family has created over 30 outdoor activities for your family!! Plan a Day to Our Farm in the Country.
“We have been there a few times and it was a great place to visit. They sponsored a function for Little People of America that we went to and it was FANTASTIC!” Sharon Posillipo
October 6,7,8 Three Day Fall Festival Weekend
Sunday 10/7 1-3 Fresh Air Music Hudson Valley Bluegrass Expression
Columbus Day Weekend: Come ready for Adventure & Family Fun. Challenge your group on our NEW Wild Apple Obstacle Course for good natured Ninja Warrior style fun! Make a Difference Day with the family…Over 30 creative outdoor fun and educational outdoor activities. Treat your family to warm donuts & fresh pressed cider to or from your apple harvest. Take home your country favorite items from our barn. PYO Snapdragon & Crimson Crisp Apples, YUM.
“Beautiful farm with great activities for the children.” Wendy Gilligan
October 13 & 14 Fall Leaf Peepers Welcome
Saturday 10/13 10-11 Create an Apple Leaf Suncatcher
Sunday 10/14 1PM. Fall Leaf Sip & Paint. Please reserve on line or call
Sunday 10/14 1-3 Fresh Air Music with Dylan Foley & Friends
Bring all the family to enjoy the colorful fall leaves and PICK A PUMPKIN! Check out our NEW Obstacle Course made of recycled tires & barrels. TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More. We have Fresh Air, Exercise & Fun Activities for the whole family. Make a Difference in your Weekend. Be curious. Be inspired. Test your physical abilities. Be amazed!! BeAmazing!! Abundant Apples ready to pick like Ruby Frost, Rome, & Red Delicious.
“The workers are great. They are very helpful and have a way of making you and the visitors feel at ease. Pop and Nana visited with our grandkids and enjoyed the heck out of the short time. Will come again.” Eileen & Mike
October 20 & 21 PUMPKIN FIESTA WEEKEND
Post a photo of your kids and your pumpkin family on our farm Facebook page and get a Hurry Back to Hurds Coupon.
Saturday 10/20 10-11 Kid Pumpkin Decorating with purchase of mini pumpkin
Sunday 10/21 10AM Pumpkin Carving Demo
Farmtastic Farm for Kids to Bring your Family! Over 30 outdoor activities at our Award Winning Farm. Be sure to take home your Country favorite items from the Barn Market! Take a Walk on the Wild Side along one of our nature trails or Jack & The Cornstalk trail. Enjoy everything from the bouncy air pillow to the cow train to the apple launcher and everything in between. Plenty of apples still on the trees for you to pick like Ida Red & Pink Lady.
“Hurds Family Farm is fun and educational.” Muneer
October 27 & 28 OLD FASHIONED FUN
Saturday 10/27 10-11 Indian Corn Craft Activity
Sunday 10/28 1-2. Gravestone Rubbings. Grave Hunt in our Spooktacular Cemetery.
Play. Picnic. Participate. Families are Plum crazy about all our Outdoor Fun Activities! Take a Healthy Bite of our Apple Country Pride of New York Apples. Late season apples for you to pick include Fuji, Cameo, Crispin, & Granny Smith. Browse our Harvest Barn for Country Favorite Goodies. Hike the trails and Wander the cornmaze. Make apples fly. Bounce on the Air Pillow. Take the Giant slide. Take the Challenge on our 2018 Wild Apple Obstacle Course, and much more! Voted Tops in Travel for Outdoor Fun by Hudson Valley Parent Magazine.
“Family friendly, lots of activities for both young and old! Great family environment. Whenever I’m in the area, I stop by for the best apples on earth!” Megan
November 3 & 4 LET THE KIDS PLAY WEEKEND
While the kids play, you can stock up on fruits and veggies for winter baking and cooking! We can help with your colorful harvest decorating for this month of Thanksgiving. Relish the late season apples. This is our Customer Appreciation Weekend. Enjoy our last weekend of the 2018 season “Year round fun! We will have apples for you to pick on our trees or fill your bag with fresh picked apples from our Dutch Barn Market.
“Year round fun! I love the apple picking, Christmas trees, Santa, the animals and the great people who work there.” Fran Kwak
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