Stokoe Farms-Harvest Festival

Stokoe Farms Harvest Festival

After immigrating from Northumberland, England in 1801, Thomas Stokoe established Stokoe Farms on 100 acres of land in 1812 in what is now the town of Scottsville, NY. The Stokoe family, now in its seventh generation, has expanded the farm to 3000 acres in four towns.

Each year, we get our Christmas tree at Stokoe’s but this is the first year I attended their Harvest Fest. In addition to their selection of pumpkins, Stokoe Farm offers recreational and educational activities as well as food and beverages and a gift shop.

Below you can see their giant slide and pumpkin selection.

Stokoe Farms Harvest Fest

Stokoe Farms Harvest Fest

For the little ones, you can take a train ride around the farm to see some of the animals…

Stokoe Farms Harvest Fest - Barnyard Train Ride

Stokoe Farms Harvest Fest – Barnyard Train Ride

…go for a walk on the Tall Pines Nature Trail…

Stokoe Farms Harvest Fest - Nature Trail

Stokoe Farms Harvest Fest – Nature Trail

…and see a clown driving around on a tractor that blows bubbles, has an “aaaooooga” horn and shoots fire out the exhaust!

Stokoe Farms Harvest Fest - A comical clown

Stokoe Farms Harvest Fest – A comical clown

Wilma, their one year old pig, just gave birth to eleven piglets on September 30th 2011.

Stokoe Farms Harvest Fest - Wilma and her eleven piglets

Stokoe Farms Harvest Fest – Wilma and her eleven piglets

For the older kids (and the adults), they have zip lines…

Stokoe Farms Harvest Fest - Zip Lines

Stokoe Farms Harvest Fest – Zip Lines

And no fall farm festival would be complete without a Maise Maze. Tough to get a photo of a maze from inside the maze, so I did my best to peek over the corn stalks for this shot…

Stokoe Farms Harvest Fest - Inside the Maise Maze

Stokoe Farms Harvest Fest – Inside the Maise Maze

We had a wonderful morning at Stokoe’s this past weekend and the recent Indian Summer really brought in the crowds for the farm. Harvest Fest runs September 17th through the end of October on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8, free under 2 years. For more information, check out their web site. I highly recommend making the trip to check our Stokoe Farms!

One thought on “Stokoe Farms Harvest Festival

  1. Scott Thomas Photography

    That is a great way to keep the family business going. Give good value and great fun and people do not mind paying a premium for products.

    I especially like the photo of the pig and piglets. The little girl’s expression is wonderful.

    You call those zip lines? I’ll show you zip lines later this week. 😉

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