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Master Guide to Fall Fun in Greater Rochester, NY



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Stokoe Farms

Scottsville, NY


Stokoe Farms has good, old-fashioned family fun on the farm, especially in fall with their pumpkin patch and harvest fest. Later, Christmas trees! A low-cost, noncommercial way to spend an afternoon creating wonderful fall memories with your family.

Stokoe Farms Straw Fort

Wickham Farms

Fairport Nine Mile Line Road, Penfield, NY


Wickham Farms, located on Route 250 in Penfield, has tons of fall family fun! 3-acre corn maze opens in mid-August. In fall, take a kiddie train ride or a hay ride, jump on the jumping pillow, and find just the right pumpkin. Click here for our fall fun page for details. Wickham Farms Corn Maze

Long Acre Farms

Macedon, NY


Located in Macedon, NY, Long Acre Farms has what is known as the most challenging corn maze in the Rochester area... during the day AND at night, plus all kinds of wonderful fall activities in their Back 40.  

Clubhouse Fun Center

Rochester, NY


Clubhouse Fun Center is #1 for Family Fun in Rochester!!!!! Indoor Fun: Arcade Games, Birthday Parties & More!!! We offer the best in games and prizes in all of Rochester, so come on down and play some games in our awesome arcade, play just for fun or test your skills... win bundles of tickets... and take home some amazing and exciting prizes!

The Garden Factory

2126 Buffalo Road
Rochester, New York 14624

The last weekend in September through the last weekend in October, The Garden Factory, on Buffalo Road in Gates, invites you to join our Fall Family Fun activities, 11:00am to 4:00pm. Our activities are kid friendly, with rides, games, arts & crafts geared toward kids ages 2-10, we offer fun for the whole family! With special animal visitors, carnival rides, face painting and balloon animals, delicious foods and more, there is sure to be something to please everyone! Plus we're hosting the Pirate Toy Fund for a special Pirates & Princesses Pancake Breakfast on Columbus Day!  

Lehigh Valley Outpost

2500 Rush-Mendon Road
Rush, New York 14472

The Lehigh Valley Outpost is a corn maze and fall attraction destination located on a beautiful family farm in Rush. The name comes from the historic Lehigh Valley Railroad right-of-way. In addition to the corn maze, they have all kinds of fall family fun: hay rides, a cow train, corn cannons, kid and adult-sized tricycles and more. Opening Day is around Sept 20; hours through October are Fridays 3-6pm, Saturdays 10-6pm, Sundays 10-6pm, and Columbus Day 10-6pm.



Farm Activities

Fall means harvest season, and it brings out the best in our area farms. It's awonderful, low-cost way to get outside in the fresh air, and get active with your families.

Each farm is different -- it brings its own flavor to the experience. Browse our big list of local farms that offer fall activities, and see which new ones you want to try this season!

darioapple.jpgPick your own apples in Rochester and the surrounding counties!

One great way to get your kids to eat more fruit -- and introduce them to the subtleties of sweet/tangy tastes -- is by taking them apple picking to a local orchard. This link has places to go and things to do for a day in the orchard all around Rochester.

ellacorn.jpgCorn Mazes

Corn mazes can be easy or hard, and some are even offered at night! Which farms have corn mazes? Here's a quick way to find them in the greater Rochester area.


Halloween CostumesHalloween events and activities

Fun or scary: You take your pick! It's easy to evaluate all of your options with the big list of Halloween events and activities. This includes the scary stuff that my kids will probably not venture into until they're too cynical to enjoy it, and the wonderful gentle trick-or-treat parties that the towns, museums, and farms provide. (The number of fun stuff outweighs the scary activities by a margin, but there's something for everyone.) We divide the list into a scary section and a fun section so you know exactly what you're getting into!

Babies, kids, teens, and adults love getting out and about in fall!Fall Hikes in Rochester and the Finger Lakes

There's nothing better than a family hike for taking wonderful fall photos! A free way to get your kids out and about and active in our beautiful countryside. Let them see, let them smell, let them touch, and let them remember.


Pumpkin Patches

Buy your fall pumpkins at a boring old grocery store? Not when you can head to a farm or roadside stand and pick the perfect pumpkin for a less money and more fun! Here is KidsOutAndAbout's list of places to pick pumpkins in our area.

Fall Festivals

This is a list of all of the upcoming festivals in our area.

Is McCracken Farms open? This popular farm featured weekend activities for many years (who remembers the gorilla?), plus that indispensable visit to the pumpkin patch. Here's the story...


If you have an idea for fall family fun that isn't listed on these pages, please email our editor, Debra Ross, at

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