Our Picks: New England Fall Farm Activities & Events

Kiley Cairns| View Author Bio

Fall is a wonderful time to visit a farm. Check out upcoming activities and events at local farms throughout New England where you can taste, feel, and experience agriculture at its source.


Appleton Farms in Ipswich hosts events throughout the year, they are one of the nation’s oldest continuously operational farms. Check out some of the fall events they have planned such as hayrides, cow connections, and farmhouse wood fired pizza nights.

The Trustees also cares for nearly 25,000 acres – all around Massachusetts. Search here for more of their events throughout the state.

During the fall at Fletcher Farm in Southampton, you’ll find pick your own pumpkins, hayrides, local food trucks, and an amazing variety of fall décor. Follow the farm on Facebook or Instagram to stay in the loop about what’s happening on the farm each week.

McCray’s Farm in South Hadley has several attractions to enjoy during the fall. Wagon rides, pumpkin picking, mini golf, and a petting zoo, just to name a few. The farm is hosting a fall kickoff event on Saturday, September 9th and from September 29th through October 29th, the farm will host it’s annual Fear on the Farm haunted hayrides.

Whittier Farms in Sutton welcomes the opportunity to educate and engage their local community. On September 30th, the farm is hosting a scenic wagon ride tour that includes an in-field selected pumpkin. They are also hosting a free Halloween event on October 27th.


Kick off September with the Lyman Orchards Corn Maze and Cider Donut Festival. It’s all happening at the Apple Barrel Farm Market in Middlefield on September 2nd and 3rd. Our Mobile Dairy Bar will be on site with free milk samples on Saturday the 2nd.

Fort Hill Farms in Thompson has their seven-acre corn maze open September 5th through October 31st. This year’s design is “The Freedom Trail”.

Taste, experience, and learn about local milk at Oakridge Dairy Farm Day on Saturday, October 16th in Ellington. Our Mobile Dairy Bar will be on site with free milk samples. The even will also include touch-a-tractor, food trucks, calves, ice cream, and more.

Rhode Island:

Escobar Farm in Portsmouth has their eight-acre corn maze open September 1st through November 5th. This year’s maze celebrates “Field of Dreams”.

Watch cows being milked daily from 3pm – 4:30pm at Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery in North Smithfield. You can also take a free self-guided audio tour. Be sure to stop by the on-site bakery and scoop shop for pastries, cakes, pies, ice cream, and more.

New Hampshire:

At Stonewall Farm in Keene, visitors are welcome to visit the farm including the playground, trails, and public areas of the animal barns from dawn to dusk, year-round.

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth is the only country doctor museum in New England and one of only three in the United States. They provide year-round opportunities to engage with rural New England history.


Billings Farm & Museum is a fully operational dairy farm and a museum of Vermont’s rural heritage located in Woodstock. They are open to the public daily and have special events coming up like their Harvest Celebration and Family Halloween.

Through October 22nd, enjoy a day exploring Shelburne Farms. There’s something for everyone from walking trails, to meeting farm animals, to watching cheesemaking.

Lilac Ridge Farm in Brattleboro is a 3rd generation organic dairy farm home to a farm stand and a 4-bedroom 1830’s cape Airbnb.

Liberty Hill Farm & Inn in Rochester is a bed and breakfast where you can also experience the daily rhythm of life on a dairy farm.  Guests can choose to participate in farm chores and activities during their stay. If you’re only looking for a day visit, the farm offers a 2-hour day farm tour.

If you’re looking for other fun fall events on or off the farm, check out our Mobile Dairy Bar events page

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