Friday, September 7, 2012

Fall Fun Around Town

One of the best times of year to be a Yorker is FALL! Living in a farming community means a lot of options for fall festivals, hay rides, pumpkin and apple picking and so much more. SMART magazine, a great publication for residents in SouthCentral Pa., put together a comprehensive list of fall activities in and around our community. If you subscribe to Smart magazine you can find this list is in their September/October 2012 issue, pg. 28-29.

  • Barefoot Farms- 6621 Bluebird Lane, Dover Township
    • Pick your own pumpkin patch, hayrides, a straw fort, ice-cream shop,apple dumplings and apple cider.
    • 10am-Dusk Mon, Tues, Thursday, Friday. Saturday's (9-5pm) starting Sept. 29th-Oct. 30th.
    • Hayrides $3, Free for kids under 3
  • Brown's Orchards and Family Farms- 8892 Susquehanna Trail South, Springfield Township
    • Hayrides, pumpkin and apple picking. 
    • Sept.29th Kids Fall Day with games and crafts, facepainting and scarecrow making.
    • Oct. 20th Pumpkin Day
    • Check out their website for more information.
  • Flinchbaugh's Orchard and Farm Market- 110 Ducktown Rd., Hellam Township
    • Pick your own pumpkids, corn maze
    • FALL FEST- October 6th and 9th featuring pumpkin bowling, pumpkin painting, wagon rides, face painting and more. (activites are al a carte) 
    • For more information visit
  • Halloween In the Park, Codorus State Park- 2600 Smith Station Rd., North Codorus Township
    • Friends of Codorus State Park sponsors family fun nights featuring trick-or-treating, hayrides, kids games, food vendors and more.
    • October 26th and 27th 6-10pm. 
    • $10 donation per car/benefits Codorus State Park
    • For more information visit
  • Maize Quest Adventure Farm- 2885 New Park Road, Fawn Township
    • Corn, rope, fence, bamboo, turf, straw bale and tile mazes as well as pumpkin pucking, slide and wagon rides.
    • 10am-4pm Sept. 26th, Oct. 1 to 4,8 and Nov. 5 and 6; 10am-10pm, Firdays and Saturdays through Nov. 10; 1 to 7pm. Sundays through Nov. 11th.
    • Admission $10 for13+, $8 for kids 2-12.
    • For more information visit.
  • Markets at Shrewsbury- 12025 Susqehanna Trail, Shrewsbury Township
    • Children's straw adventure maize, scavenger hunt, pumpkin painting and scarecrow making, Harvest Fest will be 10am to 4pm Oct. 13th
    • For more information visit
  • Stauffers of Kissel Hill- 3949 Carlisle Road (Dover) and 4450 Lincoln Highway (Hellam)
    • Fall Festival 11am-3pm September 29th to 30th and October 6th-7th.
    • FREE, some activities require a fee (the pumpkins for painting) and scarecrow making is $12.99 with a portion of the proceeds going towards the Children's Miracle Network.
    • Pumpkin bowling, face-painting, straw maze and corn box. The Hellam location will offer FREE hayrides.
    • For more information visit

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