What's Happening at Our Farm

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa and his elves will be landing behind the barn, weather pending, to kick off our Christmas Tree Season.

November 29, 2019

Friday 11/29 We expect Santa to land sometime around Noon with gifts for all the good boys and girls. Weather pending, please follow us on facebook for updates. Visit our Winter Activity Page for more info

Saturday & Sunday 11/30 & 12/1 Wear a Santa hat or reindeer ears and get a special gift.

Saturday 11/30 12PM to 2PM Write a letter to Santa with the help of the Hurds elves we will mail it for you.

Sunday 12/1 12PM to 2PM Make and bring home magical reindeer food to put outside Christmas eve. One free with full price tree or wreath purchase.

I'll Be Home for Christmas

Thank you to our armed forces and their families. Free trees for troops who signed up through our website. ½ price for police officers who show ID and any military personnel who were not able to sign up.

December 07, 2019

We are giving 50 choose and cut trees to troops PLUS an additional amount donated by our Fall Guests. You must sign up prior to the event on our website. 

"Please have snow and mistletoe"

Saturday 12/7 12pm to 2pm - FREE Kids Activity - Cut and take home a snowflake. Makes a fun decoration for the tree or window.

Sunday 12/8 12pm to 2pm - DIY Mistletoe Jingle with boxwood wreath greens and metal bells. FREE with tree or wreath purchase.

Deck the Halls.....Fa La La La La

Post a picture of your jolly family at the farm during the Winter Season get a 2020 hurry back to Hurds coupon which can be turned in for a VIP wristband Fall 2020

December 14, 2019

Saturday 12/14 12pm-2pm Create a beaded ornament to bring home and decorate your Fresh Cut Tree with. FREE with tree or wreath purchase.

Sunday 12/15 12pm to 2pm - Color and take home a kids Christmas Caroling Book, FREE with any evergreen purchase.

Past Events

See the fun Special Events that already happened this year.

August 23, 2018

LET THE KIDS PLAY WEEKEND

Relish the late season apples. We will have apples for you to pick on our trees or fill your bag with fresh picked apples from our Dutch Barn Market.

November 02, 2019

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. 

OLD FASHIONED FUN & YUM

Take a Healthy Bite of our Apple Country Pride of New York Apples. Late season apples for you to pick.

October 26, 2019

Saturday 10/26 12-1PM Decorate your own fresh made Caramel Apple! (Purchase for $5)

 

Sunday 10/27 12-1PM  Indian Corn Craft Activity (FREE with VIP wristband)

 

PUMPKIN FIESTA WEEKEND

Yummy Pumpkin Pie! Buy a slice or take a whole one home. Plenty of apples still on the trees for you to pick.

October 19, 2019

Saturday 10/19 12-1PM Kid Pumpkin Decorating with purchase of any pumpkin

Sunday  10/20 12PM Pumpkin Carving Demo

Sunday 10/20 12PM Plattekill Town Rec's Halloween Costume Parade & Egg Haunt in the Pollinator Garden. Locals get FREE VIP wristbands.

Sunday 10/20 1-3PM FREE Live Foot Stompin' Music with Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express. Come see and hear these talented guys and say hi to their adorable mascot pup.

THREE DAY FALL FESTIVAL FUN

We have been hosting Fall Festivals at Hurds for 25 years! Come and join us for PYO Pumpkins & Apples, YUM.

October 12, 2019

Saturday 10/12 1-3PM FREE Live Foot Stompin' Music with Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express. Come see and hear these talented guys and say hi to their adorable mascot pup.

Sunday 10/13 1-3PM FREE Fresh Air Music: Jazz on the Ridge. Senior Drum Major leads group of NPHS Jazz Band

Visit our Blog for insider tips and to learn more about what a Fall Festival is.

FALL IN LOVE

A romantic get away for couples at the Farm this Weekend. Post your best romantic couples photo taken at the farm and get a FREE cup of warm apple cider to share. DId you know that apples are actually aphrodisiacs? This weekend is considered PEAK of Apple Picking Season. Plenty of varieties, so grab a bag and harvest Vitamins from Nature’s Favorite Fruit.

October 05, 2019

Saturday 10/5 12-1PM. Apple on a String Challenge. You have a minute to win a jar of Hurds Apple Butter. Work as a couple to each take a bite of a hanging apple, no hands, every second counts!

 

Sunday 10/6 12-2PM CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT Paint and Sip by Local Roost Studios. Please sign up in advance through their website. Fall in Love themed painting. $40 includes painting materials, lesson, apple cider and a donut.

Sunday 10/6 1-3 FREE Fresh Air Music: Jazz on the Ridge. Senior Drum Major leads group of NPHS Jazz Band

 

Thanks for the featured romantic apple picking orchard engagement photo Sweet Alice Photography.

TEAM SPIRIT

Bring your club, team, or organization to Hurds for an EPIC day at the Apple Orchard.

September 28, 2019

Saturday 9/28 9AM Teams of 5 compete for fastest time in the Wild Apple Obstacle Course. All participants will get a cup of cider and donut. You must sign up in advance. Ages 7 to 12 please. Winning team will get VIP wristbands to enjoy all the FUN activities on our family farm.

Sunday 9/29 12-1PM Local 4H club animal presentations. Come pet some of the sweetest animals in the county and meet their kid handlers.

Sunday 9/29 12-1PM Local Scouts Troop will help you earn a badge at the farm. Learn more about what girl scouts and cub scouts are all about.

DIGGING IN THE DIRT

Come to Harvest some of the BEST apples in the Hudson Valley at Hurds

September 21, 2019

Saturday 9/21 12PM Water Filtration using materials found in our Farm Activities.

Sunday 9/22 12-1PM Make Your Own Edible "Soil" Cups. (FREE with VIP wristband or  $3 purchase).

Sunday 9/22 12:30-2:30PM FREE LIVE MUSIC with Dylan Foley and Friends. 4-Time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion will be filling our farm with Hudson Valley Irish Music. 

FRESH PICKED APPLES: The Favorite Snack.

Grab an Apple Bag and Fill it Up with healthy apples for baking, or snacking.

September 14, 2019

Saturday 9/14 12-1PM, FREE Mini Apple Blossom Dessert with VIP wristband (also available for $3 purchase)

 

Sunday 9/15 12PM Apple Pie Smoothie demo and samples!

BRING THE KIDS WEEKEND

PYO Cortland Apples, perfect for making baked apples.

September 07, 2019

Plant the Memories, Harvest the Fun. Grandparents are FREE Sunday ONLY when you bring your grandkids to spend a day at the farm!! (Must have e-mail coupon to receive special offer)

 

Saturday 9/7 10-4PM Hurds Farm 4th Annual Family Fun Day! Tickets are only $9.99 and include a VIP wristband and 1/2 peck apple picking bag. What a deal! Tickets must be pre-purchased through our website. 

Saturday 9/7 12PM Sing Along in Kids Corral

Sunday 9/8 12PM Guided Nature Hike.  

POLLINATOR FLOWER POWER WEEKEND: Our Farm Heritage Comes Alive for Your Harvest Pleasure!

​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.

August 31, 2019

Saturday 8/31 12-1PM. Kids Love Face Painting: Pollinator Style (FREE with VIP wristband or $1 purchase)

Sunday 9/1 12-1PM. Bee Keeping Presentation

Monday 9/2 12-1PM Make a Pollinator Flower Pen (FREE with VIP wristband or $3 purchase)

WELCOME FARM ANIMALS

Pluck early apples ready and ripe for picking…including McIntosh which are great for baking & Jonamac yummy for eating. Harvest your own flowers.

Fun Contest ALL Weekend!  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 8/24 Hudson Valley Parent Festival Celebrating 25 Years! Sign up for their emails for chances to win tickets to the event.

Sunday 8/25 10-11AM.  Cut Out, Customize & Create your own Farm Animal Hat with VIP wristband purchase.

12 Days of Christmas

We are giving away up to 12 prizes a each day. Play our Christmas game for a chance to win. Prizes could make great stocking stuffers or xmas presents!

December 15, 2018

Saturday 12/15 12pm tp 2pm - Two Turtle Doves - Make a bird feeder ornament for your Christmas tree and then hang it outside to feed our feather friends this winter. Free with evergreen purchase.

Sunday 12/16 12pm to 2pm - A Partridge in a Pear Tree - Create a festive beaded ornament for your tree. Free with evergreen purchase.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa and his elves will be landing behind the barn, weather pending, to kick off our Christmas Tree Season.

November 23, 2018

Friday 11/23 We expect Santa to land sometime around Noon with gifts for all the good boys and girls. Weather pending, please follow us on facebook for updates.

Saturday & Sunday 11/24 & 11/25 Wear a Santa hat or reindeer ears and get a special gift.

Saturday 11/24 12PM to 2PM Write a letter to Santa with the help of the Hurds elves we will mail it for you.

Sunday 11/25 12PM to 2PM Make and bring home magical reindeer food to put outside Christmas eve. Free with tree or wreath purchase.

I'll Be Home for Christmas

Thank you to our armed forces and their families. Free trees for troops who signed up through our website. ½ price for police officers who show ID and any military personnel who were not able to sign up.

December 01, 2018

We are giving 100 choose and cut trees to troops. You must sign up prior to the event on our website.

"Please have snow and mistletoe"

Saturday 12/1 12pm to 2pm - FREE Kids Activity - Cut and take home a snowflake. Makes a fun decoration for the tree or window.

Sunday 12/2 12pm to 2pm - DIY Mistletoe Jingle with boxwood wreath greens and metal bells. FREE with tree or wreath purchase.

Deck the Halls.....Fa La La La La

post a picture of your jolly family at the farm get a 2019 hurry back to Hurds coupon

December 08, 2018

Saturday 12/8 2pm-4pm Meet real sled dogs and watch them run. Ask questions and learn about how to care for them. Rain Date 12/9

Sunday 12/9 12pm to 2pm - Color and take home a kids Christmas Caroling Book, FREE with any evergreen purchase.

GET MOVING ON THE FARM

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. 

August 18, 2018

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)

YOUR PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE: FARM ANIMAL WEEKEND

Pluck early apples ready and ripe for picking…including McIntosh which are great for baking & Jonamac yummy for eating. Harvest your own flowers.

August 25, 2018

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

1,2,3 POLLINATOR WEEKEND: Our Farm Heritage Comes Alive for Your Harvest Pleasure!

​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.

September 01, 2018

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)

LET'S TAKE THE KIDS WEEKEND

PYO Cortland Apples, perfect for making baked apples.

September 08, 2018

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.  

APPLES: The Favorite Snack.

Grab an Apple Bag and Fill it Up with healthy apples for baking, or snacking. Get your crunchy juicy Golden Delicious green apples.

September 15, 2018

WELCOME BACK Aly's Ponies! Pony Rides every weekend $6.

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!

Sunday 9/16 Professional Photos with Presto's Magical Moments. Orchard minis will be 20 minute sessions, 10-12 edited digital images, $125 with a non refundable $25 deposit to reserve your slot.

Down to Earth, Soil & Water

Come to Harvest some of the BEST apples in the Hudson Valley at Hurds

September 22, 2018

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 with VIP wristband. Also available for purchase.

Celebrating Pride of New York Apples: Ripe for Picking & Hudson Valley Cider

This weekend is considered PEAK of Apple Picking Season. Plenty of varieties, so grab a bag and harvest Vitamins from Nature’s Favorite Fruit.

September 29, 2018

Saturday 9/29 10 am. Cider Pressing demo

 

Sunday 9/30 1-3 pm. Fresh Air Music with Hudson Valley Bluegrasss Express

Three Day Fall Festival Weekend

PYO Pumpkins & Apples, YUM.

October 07, 2018

Sunday 10/7 1-3PM Fresh Air Music  Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express

Fall Leaf Peepers Welcome

Abundant Apples ready to pick.

Saturday 10/13 10-11 Create an Apple Leaf Suncatcher

Sunday 10/14 1PM.  Fall Leaf Sip & Paint. Purchase tickets on line by October 13th at 5pm

 

Sunday 10/14 1-3 Fresh Air Music with Dylan Foley & Friends

PUMPKIN FIESTA WEEKEND

Plenty of apples still on the trees for you to pick.

October 20, 2018

Post a photo of your kids and your pumpkin family on the Pumpkin Photo Op Event page on our Facebook page and get a Hurry Back to Hurds Coupon.

 

Saturday 10/20 10-11 Kid Pumpkin Decorating with purchase of any pumpkin

Sunday  10/21 10AM Pumpkin Carving Demo

Sunday 10/21 1PM Plattekill Day Festivities hosted by Plattekill Town Rec Dept

OLD FASHIONED FUN

Take a Healthy Bite of our Apple Country Pride of New York Apples. Late season apples for you to pick.

October 27, 2018

Saturday 10/27 10-11  Indian Corn Craft Activity

 

Sunday 10/28 10AM Local 4H Animal Presentations

Sunday 10/28 1-2. Gravestone Rubbings. Grave Hunt in our Spooktacular Cemetery.

LET THE KIDS PLAY WEEKEND

Relish the late season apples. We will have apples for you to pick on our trees or fill your bag with fresh picked apples from our Dutch Barn Market.

November 03, 2018

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. 

Christmas Tree mini sessions are now open with Little Hoots Photography! Book your session on their website, www.littlehootsphotography.com. Reserve your session before they all fill up!

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Cynthia says "Hurds Family Farm has a variety of uncommon adventures to experience and fabulous fresh fruits to eat."