Calendar

FALL: August 30 – November 5, 2024 

Farm Market, Pick Your Own Pumpkins, Hayrides, Fall Fun Fest and Farm Fresh Food Stands Open Daily from 10 am – 6 pm. Pick Your Own Apples on weekends!

SPECIAL EVENTS

Family Apple Days: August 17, 18, 24 and 25, 2024

It’s time to pick our favorite early apples- Blondee and Buckeye Galas! Come out with the family to pick your own apples from 8 am – 12 noon. 

The Family Harvest Pack $30 (up to 6 family members) includes 1 peck bag to pick your own apples, Gaver Farm Apple Cutter, Gaver Farm Tumbler, photo props and hayrides.

Peck ($25) and Half Bushel ($40) pick your own bags are also available and come out to preview the Farm Market! Fall Fun Fest and Food Stands are not open for this event. 

Sunflower Festival: September 2024

Enjoy acres of beautiful blooms with gorgeous views, free hayrides, picking packages and awesome photo props! Specific bloom dates will be posted and updated as the sunflower crops mature. 

The Sunflower Festival field holds our unique photo props: the boho swing, piano, IH tractor, rocking chairs, flower stand PLUS several new photo props that you don’t want to miss! 

Touch A Tractor: August 31 – September 1, 2024

Touch A Tractor provides an opportunity for kids to see and touch their favorite farm machinery- tractors, combine, grain trucks, lawnmowers, antique tractors and other farm machines! Meet our family farmers and equipment operators.

Learn about the machinery and technology used on farms. This family friendly activity is a perfect event for all ages. Touch A Tractor takes place as part of the Fall Fun Fest, tickets are needed for access. Visit the farmers, take photos with the machinery and enjoy a FREE hayride!

Brrrrmmmmm, brrrmmmm! It’s time to make some noise! Farmer Greg will start the machinery at 12 noon! Hear how the tractors sound and lets hear your best brrmmm, brrrmmmmm! Take home some awesome FREE stuff! Spin the Gaver Farm prize wheel from 10 am – 12 noon to win some awesome Gaver Farm goodies (one spin per family, while supplies last).

Military and First Responders Appreciation Weekend: September 14-15, 2024

Gaver Farm celebrates and thanks the courageous people in our military and our valued First Responders (firefighters, police, EMTs and dispatchers). During this event, all military members and first responders and their immediate family (limit 2 total per family) receive free admission to the Fall Fun Days.

If you need to purchase additional tickets to the Fall Fun Fest, tickets are available online and at the gate. Kids under age 2 are FREE. Immediate family is defined as the spouse and/or children of the military person or first responder. You are required to show a valid, unexpired ID when you check-in at the Admission Barn. The Military person or First Responder must reserve a spot in advance by “purchasing” a FREE ticket online (limited quantity available). This event will not be rescheduled in the event that the farm closes due to inclement weather. 

Teacher Appreciation Weekend: September 21-22, 2024

Teachers plant the seeds of knowledge that grow forever. Teachers with a valid ID (Pre-K through grade 12) receive FREE Fall Fun Festival admission for themselves PLUS one guest. Join us to celebrate and thank our wonderful teachers! This event will not be rescheduled in the event the farm closes due to inclement weather. 

Teachers! Gaver Farm offers educational field trips to accredited public and private schools, preschools, year-round daycares, head-start programs and organized homeschools. Farm field trips provide an opportunity for children to learn about and experience agriculture on a real working farm and meet our family farmers! Students learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin, our friend the bee, farm animals and agriculture products.  Book your visit today!

Sensory Friendly Hours: September 21, 2024 from 8 am – 10 am. 

The Fall Fun Festival is open exclusively for guests with sensory sensitivities and their immediate family. All attractions are open except the Cow Train, Chicken Show, Gem Mining and Hayrides. The farm will have low noise (no music) and low guest numbers (no crowds) during these bonus hours. These attractions and pick your own will open at 10 am.

The Donut Hut will open at 8 am with coffee, cider and donuts and the Farm Market will open at 8 am!

Tickets can be purchased at the gate, September weekend general admission. 

Apple Harvest Festival: September 28-29, 2024

Celebrate the apple picking season at Gaver Farm! Take a free hayride around scenic Gaver Farm and pick your own apples, fresh from the tree! Fuji, Cameo, Buckeye, Blondee and Empire apples are available from the farm’s beautiful trellised trees. PYO Apples are $25 per peck bag and $40 per 1/2 bushel bag. Details are available on PYO!

Be sure to eat plenty of Gaver Farm’s famous apple cider donuts, available fresh and hot! Enjoy hot or cold cider, apple cider slushies, fresh baked apple pie and caramel apple fudge at the farm’s food stands. The Farm Market has an excellent selection of apples and apple cider, to go! Gaver Farm is the place to visit for everything apple!

Homeschool Days: September 25-26, 2024

It’s field trip day for parents and their homeschooled children! No minimum numbers or reservations required- just let the cashier know you are a homeschool family to receive the discounted field trip rate and field trip pumpkin! 

Check-in Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 noon. Hayrides to pick your own pumpkin from our field trip patch are at 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00. You must check in prior to 12:00 noon to receive the field trip rate and hayride. $8 per person (kids and adults), kids under 24 months are free. 

Pumpkin Harvest Festival: October 2024

Pick your own pumpkins at Gaver Farm, every day from 10 am – 6 pm! Gaver Farm has over 12 acres of pumpkins growing for you to visit and pick your own! Did you know we grow over 35 acres of pumpkins every year so we can stock the Farm Market and Pumpkin Yard in addition to the pick your own Pumpkin Patch?! Find an excellent selection of traditional and novelty carving pumpkins, heirloom pumpkins, winter squash and gourds (over 40 varieties)! Hayrides to the patch run continuously on weekends and by a posted  schedule on weekdays.

MacKid’s Spooktacular Trick Or Treat: October 26th, 2024

Join Macaroni Kid at Gaver Farm for the 4th annual “Spooktacular Trick or Treat,” presented by Mt. Airy Children’s Dental Associates. There will be vendors offering goodies to all the trick or treaters and we’ll have a Costume Contest with an unbeatable grand prize! This is all in addition to the great fun offered at Gaver Farm everyday during the Fall Festival.

MacKid Spooktacular Trick Or Treat Vendor Sign-Up

This event takes place within Gaver Farm’s Fall Fun Fest, so be sure to get tickets online. 

Christmas Minis Photography: November 16-17, 2024

Capture beautiful family photos! Photographers can schedule mini sessions and family sessions from 8 am – 4 pm. We would like to encourage photographers and guests to schedule your Christmas sessions on this weekend since we are closed from November 6 – 28, then blackout photography on peak weekends during the Christmas season. You are required to make a reservation and pay the fee during this special weekend. 

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