LIBERTY TWP. — Autumn is in the air, and it’s a good time for families to visit one the area’s favorite places for fall activities: Niederman Family Farm.
“I’m excited for the fall season just because everyone enjoys being outside, getting cider, eating donuts and taking a hayride. So, it’s a fun season here on the farm,” said Bethann Niederman, who serves as the director of fun at Niederman Family Farm.
“It’s a great opportunity to visit, because we are ready for our guests. We’re ready with the hayride, and the corn maze, and our concession stand is open. It’s just a fun time to enjoy an afternoon or evening on the farm,” Niederman said.
The price of admission includes everything inside, including a corn maze, a mini-corn maze, an obstacle course, a climbing web, duck races, a visit to the pumpkin patch, a wagon ride, a jumping/bounce pillow, animals, games and more. (Pumpkins, mums, food and more are available for purchase at an additional cost.)
This year, Niederman Family Farm worked with a new company out of Idaho to design the corn maze. They incorporated the latest planting technology to create the corn maze. The design itself is a traditional favorite of a barn, a silo, and some pumpkins.
“They programmed our corn maze design into the planter’s GPS, and the planter was not dropping a seed where our design would be created. So, our corn grew over the summer with the design planted right into the maze,” said Niederman.
There are over two miles of paths within the corn maze. Diehard fans will also want to try the “whodunnit” game, located inside the corn maze. Guests may bring a flashlight after dark. The game was created to honor the memory of Bob Niederman, who passed away in 2011.
“The kids and I have continued our Fall Festival in his memory because we know how important it is to make memories with family and friends,” Niederman said.
There is also a shorter, Lil’ Sprout Route with a farmer’s sing-along and a story board, which is recommended for families with small children.
The low-ropes obstacle course is also a new attraction this year for all ages to enjoy. The low-ropes course features swinging bridges, a climbing wall, and loop swings.
Another thing guests always come back for are the warm, cinnamon sugar donuts, the apple cider slushies, and all the traditional fall favorites including kettle corn, cotton candy, hand-dipped caramel apples and fudge as well as jams and jellies.
“Fall is our favorite time of year, and we want to share that time of year with families on the farm,” Niederman said.
How to go
What: Fall Festival at Niederman Family Farm
When: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 4 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays beginning Friday and running through Oct. 30.
Where: 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Liberty Twp.
Admission: $18 at the gate Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; $15 at the gate on Thursdays. Children ages 2 and younger are free. Buy advance discounted tickets online and save. Group reservations are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Free parking.
More info: niedermanfamilyfarm.com