Upcoming Events for 2014
Saturday's, July 26 and August 2 from 10am-3:30pm
Pick-Your-Own Peaches in our Orchards during our Summer Fest with your family and friends ... a true celebration of the bountiful harvests of summer! And be sure to "slurp" down a fresh peach sundae, a Flinchbaugh tradition!
- Pick-Your-Own Peaches - $1.49/lb
- Corn Maze - "What's the Buzz About" - 5 acre corn maze that is perfect for children 4 years and up!
- Farm Photo Scavenger Hunt - The objective: to the earn the most points for photos submitted based on the options list we provide. Photos must be taken on the premise of the Orchard during Summer Fest. Photos are then uploaded to Facebook. Prizes are awarded based on the final tally of points! Directions and information can be picked up in the Market or at the Pavilion during Summer Fest!
- Straw Bale Jungle Gym
- Trike Bike Course
- Corn Boxes
- Wagon Rides
- Face Painting
- Dairy Princesses
- Food Concessions
- Fresh Peach Sundaes
- Peach Eating Contest, July 26 - 12pm in the pavilion
- Peach Bake-Off Contest - August 2 -12pm in the farm market
Open daily, Monday-Saturday, July 26- November 8
(Pictured here is our 2013 "Flying High in a Balloon" Corn Maze)
PICK-YOUR-OWN PUMPKIN PATCH
Open daily September 13 - November 1
Grab one of our wagons, or bring your own - and follow the signs to the Pumpkin Patch. Park at the Market or in the overflow grass lot. Prices vary by pumpkin size, from $1.50-7.
FALL FUN FEST
September 27, October 5, 12, 14 and 19 from 10am-4pm
Set a day to enjoy a trip to the Pumpkin Patch and Orchard to gather your pumpkins, apples and smiles! With a large selection of fall decorations, crafts, fresh fruits and bakery sweets for the Autumn season! Make it a family portrait spot too ... perfect spot to snap a family portrait!!
- Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Patch (open daily in addition to Fall Fest)
- Corn Maze (Open daily in addition to Fall Fest) - $5/adults, $4/children
- Pick-Your-Own Apples - Only available Oct 5, 12 and 14
- Pumpkin Painting - $5 includes pumpkin & painting
- Wagon Rides - $1 / rider
- Straw Bale Jungle Gym
- Bike Trike Course
- Corn Boxes
- Antique Apple Cider Press Demonstrations
- Face Painting - $2
- Fall children's activities and games
- Food & Caramel Corn Cart
GINGERBREAD MAN DECORATING PARTY
Saturday's December 6 and 13 from 10am-3pm
Our gingerbread cookie decorating event has soon become one of our favorites!!! Kids will make their own sugary gingerbread man, with snow-frosted gloves and add on tons of icing and colorful candies for decorating! Children will have fun creating festive Gingerbread Men (and Women) Cookies in our Farm Market. Reservations are not required, but are accepted --call 717.252.2540. Cookie fee: $3/ cookie (includes cookie, candy & icing).
**NEW EVENT** TOY TRAIN PLAY
Saturday December 6, 13 & 20 from 10am-3pm
Choo Choo - move on over apples and pears, we've teamed up with the United Way of York County and a local toy train collector, to bring this NEW toy train event to York County.
With all proceeds to support the United Way of York County, families and friends have the opportunity to enjoy this unique experience of fun at the Orchard! With more than 5 complete train sets to choose from, children, and adults too, will be able to design their very own train set, layout and more! Once they have designed their masterpiece train set, they can enjoy conducting it and driving it, running it fast or slow, or adding in the blow of the horn! This event is designed for families and friends as a hands on experience that will encourage today's youth to learn more about model toy trains.
Toy Train Play will be set up for both individuals or groups (no more than 5 people) to operate at a specific train station area. Admission fee: $10/group, includes 20 minutes in the play area and each child will receive a conductor's hat to take home with them! To help support our local community, the proceeds from this event will be all shared with the United Way of York County. While reservations are not required for either event, they can be made by contacting the Orchard at (717) 252-2540.
Family members and friends can have just as much fun as all the kids too, enjoying a sample of hot spiced cider as you browse and shop your way through the market ... fresh cut trees, greenery, and wreaths - along with a collage of poinsettias and other unique crafts and holiday decor!
BOOK SALE & BLOOD DRIVE
Friday & Saturday, March 14-15
We team up with our friends and neighbors at the Kreutz Creek Valley Library to bring a GIANT book sale into the Farm Market. Two weeks before we re-open our doors for business as usual, our Market becomes home to thousands of used of books, along with various food items, bakery treats and pre-worn jewelry. All the proceeds from this event are donated to the Kreutz Creek Valley Library so that it can continue to provide the excellent services it does! We hope you can join in on the fun! The Red Cross Blood Drive starts at 8am on Saturday, March 15.
NEW! SPRING FEST
Saturday, April 19 2014 10am-2pm
Think Harvest Fest, only with an Easter flare. Spring Fest will include Pennsylvania's one and only first - Easter Apple Hunt. Starting at noon, hunt for apples hidden in our straw bale maze. Plus what Spring Fest would be complete without face painting, egg dying and live bunny rabbits, chicks and guinea pigs for children to interact with too! Appropriate for children ages 1 -12 years. Please pre-register all children for the event by April 17. Admission is $5 per child. Spring Fest hours: 10am-2pm, Apple Hunt-12pm. Additional activities to include: Easter basket decorating craft project. We reserve the right to cap the event at 200 children so please register today!
Sorry, but we have reached our Apple Hunt capacity! NO MORE REGISTRATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED! Activities still available include: face painting, wagon rides, live bunnies, bike trike course, and corn pools.
MOTHER'S DAY PAINT-A-POT COMMUNITY YARD SALE
Saturday, May 10, 2014 8am-3pm
Let the kids get creative as they "Pick a pot, paint away and then plant a flower to show Mom's and all the special ladies in their lives just how much they care! Admission includes: 1 ceramic pot, paint, supplies, flower and supervision. $8 / flower pot. No reservations required.
And in collaboration with Shared PEW Missions, a non-profit youth organization, we will be hosting a Community Yard& Food Sale as well on Saturday, May 10 from 8am-2pm! At 1pm ending day specials will kick-off with our fill a bag for $1 deal. Items to include will be household, furniture, collectibles, lawn items and more. Want to display and sell your own items, reserve your own Yard Sale space by contacting Sue at (717) 252-4574 or stopping in the Farm Market for an application. Spaces are $10.
Saturday, June 7 2014 10am-2pm
You know all the great food items we carry in the Market - but have you sampled them all?
Join the local food vendors that keep our shelves stocked as they sample their products and share their story. Treat your taste buds to a "Tasting Party" as we share the many great flavors and uniquness of the local food products we carry ... from artisan cheeses and breads to fresh popped caramel corn to tomato garden soup, crackers and berry pie samples!
Come for the food, meet our awesome vendors and - stay and relax in our Orchard pavilion afterward enjoying the beauty of Summer at the farm and orchard. No reservations required.
Vendors attending for 2014 (as of 5/22) include: Rip Rap Crackers, Pequea Valley Yogurt, September Farms Cheese, Miss Karens Konfections, Blind Spot Nutbutters, Jeff's Subs, Patterson Farms Maple Syrup, Dieffenbach's Potato Chips