Fall at the Farm 2021

Tue, Sep 21st, 2021

collage of photos mid-Sept

Hours

We will be open 7 days a week throughout September & October.

9am to 5pm each day

For Thanksgiving weekend we will be open Saturday Oct 9th, Sunday Oct 10th and Monday Oct 11th.

Fees

Visitors are welcome to visit the Demonstration Barn & Main Barn areas for free, but we do appreciate coin / cash contributions to our "Pay What You Can" box at the entrance of the Demonstration Barn.

Adventure Area including the Pumpkin Patch is $5 per person.  Children 2 and under are free. 

*Pumpkins sold separately

Additional items for sale include fall decor, plus ice cream and frozen meats in our Farm Store.

Fall Decor available for purchase...

Corn stalk bundles $5

Mini straw bales $5 (while supplies last)

Specialty gourds & pumpkins

decor available mid September

Pumpkins! 

Choose a pumpkin from our display

or

Visit the Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch (opens Friday October 1st!)

*If you will be heading to the Pick Your Own patch, you are welcome to bring a large strong bag, wagon, cart, wheelbarrow etc. to help move your pumpkin(s) to your vehicle.

Pumpkin prices...

$5 to $9 for Orange Pumpkins

$5 to $7 for Specialty Pumpkins

Mini Pumpkins $2

pumpkin in field mid-Sept

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Available in our Farm Store for ice cream cones and in 2L take home containers.

Delicious and creamy!

cone of organic pumpkin ice cream 2021

Fall Photo Display

Our straw bale / pumpkin display in front of the Farm Store is a favourite spot for families to take pictures.

Fall display 2021

Wagon Rides

Available on weekends in October (Saturday & Sunday + Thanksgiving Monday).  

Rides will be available from the Farm Store to the Pumpkin Patch from approximately 11am to 2pm, and at other times throughout the day as possible due to staffing / tractor availability.

*Wagon rides will be offered weather permitting.

Masks and social distancing on the wagon please!

Main Dairy Barn

Meet the cows and see our Voluntary Milking system in action.

Visitors also enjoy the Heifer and Calf Barn - accessible through the short hallway, about halfway down on the right from the Main Dairy Barn.

cows in Main Barn at feeding gate looking up  

Demonstration Barn & Pastures

Visit this area to see Momma Pig, the ducks, a variety of chickens, Garret the donkey and other animals.

collage goats alpaca chickens mid Sept

Adventure Area

In this area you will find the Cedar Maze, Tire Mountain, and Adventure Path.  

Purchase a wristband in the Farm Store if enjoying these attractions.

kids enjoying slide at tire mountain

Guidelines

Mapleton's loves to show you what farming is about, but please keep in mind the following:

> This is a busy, fully operational dairy farm and production facility.  All children and youth must be actively supervised at all times.

> Keep a safe distance from all vehicles, tractors, machinery and equipment.

> Masks are mandatory in the Farm Store and encouraged in all areas.  Please physical distance in all areas.  

> Please do not feed the animals including our farm dog Bliss.

> Be sure to wash and/or disinfect your hands after visiting the animals.

> No visiting dogs.

Tips

Dress Warmly in Layers  The farm generally feels a few degrees cooler than urban areas because of it's location and it's more open to breezes.  Rubber boots are great, or old shoes.  (especially after receiving lots of rain at the end of September things are a bit wet and can be muddy in areas)  An extra toque and light mittens just in case can make your visit much more comfortable.  A warm dry sweater/jacket, extra socks and shoes, blanket etc. left in your vehicle to cuddle up in on the way home are also nice.

Rainy days can be fun!  Often rainy days are quiet, and it can feel like you have the farm to yourself.  Bring rain gear including rubber boots or old shoes, and have a change of items in your vehicle for the ride home.  Plan on a shorter visit of about 45 minutes.

Be Patient - Especially for children 5 and under, it's nice if you aren't in a rush.  Often little ones like to stop and stare, or become fascinated by basic things like the stones on the pathway, a stick they found etc.

Strollers - Lots of young families bring strollers or wagons for their visit.  There are a variety of terrains at the farm... including grassed areas (parking/Adventure Area) and a gravel pathway (Demonstration Barn).  In the barns there are cement floors and generally ample room to use a stroller.  The terrain on the Adventure Path is mixed and not stroller friendly.  The grassed area around Tire Mountain and back and forth from the Pumpkin Patch is grassed and a bit bumpy - depends on your stroller how easy it might roll in these areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long for our visit?  Most visits are approximately 1-2 hours long.  Some visitors stay for 3-4 hours.  We do have a small number of benches and picnic tables.  You are welcome to bring a lawn chair.

Location - We are located at 8548 Wellington Rd 7, Moorefield, ON N0G 2K0 between Rothsay and Teviotdale.  Occasionally we get comments that gps systems have a hard time with the location so we do advise planning your trip before leaving home. If needed our coordinates are 43°49'25.5"N 80°44'12.1"W

Appointments needed?  No appointments needed. Generally lots of space to spread out. If an area is busy - like the demonstration barn - you can always check out another area and then come back to that area later.

Do we need a Vaccine Passport?  We do not require visitors to provide proof of vaccination. The vaccination pass requirements apply to certain high risk indoor settings which we don't have. The majority of our areas are outdoor, and our barns that are open to visitors feature a lot of open air.  Masks are required in the Farm Store, and we encourage mask use in all other areas.  We also ask that you practice social distancing during your visit.   

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