Fall Fun on the Farm

Besides the friendly Barnyard Animals to visit, the Cornfield Maze to wander through, the Barn Market for country shopping — and the real Pumpkin Patch … there’s more fun at Farmer Ganyard’s Harvest Festival at Upchurch Farm than you can shake a stick at!

Climb up Haystack Mountain
We have an adventuresome haystack!  With a large pipe through it, serving as a tunnel. We even have a tunnel slide into hay mountain, which kids from a local school named the “Bumpy Slide”.

Did we mention our Corn Crib?!
A giant sandbox — but filled with dried corn!  It’s the most fun for kids to have a romp in.  Crunchy goodness that’s a one-of-a-kind experience.  Bring your camera for candid shots of Kids in the Corn!

Hey! Did you know we have a Hay Maze, too?
More aMAZEing fun!  The hay maze is made out of real farm bales of *hay, just like those used to feed the animals, mulch the fields, decorate for Harvest!!  Kids can explore and find the fastest way to the end of the maze. Then exit, and go back through again, as many times as they want.


Americana at its best – and old-fashioned Farm Hayride!
Climb into an authentic farm wagon filled with bales of hay!  Settle in for a tour of the farm while a tractor pulls your wagon through the fields, past the barnyard, the pumpkin patch and corn fields.

Picking Cotton at the Farm …
… is a real ‘hands-on’ experience for the kids!  Farmer Ganyard’s cotton field is just like those cotton fields back home! Pick a boll or a bagful to keep. (Look for crafting ideas in the Farm Blog.)  NOTE: Cotton picking will not be available this fall in our new location, but watch for news of it next year!

*Hay, by definition, includes dried grasses. The ‘hay’ at Ganyard Hill Farm may also include, in addition to fescue and/or other grasses, wheat straw, rye grain straw, and/or other similar types of grain by-products.

New location: Upchurch Farm | 2521 Louis Stephens Dr., Cary, NC 27519
Pumpkin patch, corn maze and agritourism venue located convenient to the Research Triangle — Raleigh in Wake County, Durham in Durham County, and Chapel Hill in Orange County.  Upchurch Farm is a seasonal attraction for groups, families and kids of all ages.

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