Fall Fun on the Farm and 2020 Guidelines
Agritourism destinations are open in New York State this fall to pick apples and pumpkins, go on hayrides, and visit corn mazes and haunted houses. Farms that offer agritourism activities will require all visitors over the age of two and who can medically tolerate it, to wear face coverings. In order to provide enough space for visitors, farms will be limiting the number of people both outside and at inside areas. Wagon rides, corn mazes and haunted houses will be open, but face coverings and social distancing will be required. Hand washing stations will be available at drop off areas and other areas throughout the farm. Petting zoos will also be open, but visitors will not be allowed to touch the animals.
If you plan on visiting an agritourism destination, please review the farm’s guidelines by visiting their website or Facebook page. Some of the farm's attractions may be closed for the 2020 season, so please check ahead to ensure the attractions you want to visit are open. Farms are required to limit the occupancy to no more than 33% of maximum capacity, therefore contact the farm before visiting to determine if they are at full capacity for that day.
To make the most of your visit to the farm, be cognizant that farmers and their employees are enforcing guidelines for the safety of all. They will be doing their best to provide a similar experience as in prior years while maintaining a safe environment for you to enjoy the farm and its various attractions.