Now that the trees around Somerset County are starting to show signs of their annual multicolored transformation, many are thinking about fall and the activities that come with it.
Some like to pick the perfect pumpkins, wander through a corn maze, take a hay walk, get to know some of the local farm animals – or all of the above. No matter what part of Somerset County you live in, there is a farm nearby that invites you to come visit it this fall to shop for locally grown produce and flowers, stroll through a pumpkin patch or test your skills. of navigation through acres of corn stalks.
Here is a list of host farms in the area compiled by the Daily American, along with their opening dates and hours. Some of these fall activities are free to the public and some have an admission fee, so visit the website or social media page of where you want to participate for more information.
Speigle Rolling Hills Farm, 308 Rolling Hill Road, Boswell. 814-629-5370. The season starts at 10 a.m. on September 25 and the farm is open weekdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is closed on Sundays. The farm sells pumpkins, mums, Indian corn, hay, corn stalks, fall decorations, and fall produce. It also offers a corner for children, where they can see goats and other farm animals. Check their Facebook page for updates, https://www.facebook.com/Speigles-Rolling-Hills-Farm-264579400245552.
Meadow Creek Farmer’s Market, 1120 Laurel Run Road, Somerset. 814-445-2640. The farm is open every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. She sells pumpkins, squash and winter squash, eggs, fall vegetables, fall decorations, local Angus beef and homegrown pork. Check their Facebook page for updates, https://www.facebook.com/1120LaurelRunRd.
White oak farm, 550 White Oak Road, Somerset. 814-445-5213 or 814-445-4040. Cash, checks, Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program vouchers accepted here, but no debit or credit cards accepted. Potatoes, cabbage, apples and other fall products are offered. Pumpkins and squash should be ready in early October, with other apple varieties arriving in October and November. For updates, visit their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Stahls-Potatoes-White-Oak-Farms-1219034394781730.
Hoover’s Farm Corn and Pumpkin Maze, 722 Carroll Road, Patton. 814-660-3110. The season opens on September 17th. It must be open from 10 a.m. to nightfall, Monday to Saturday, and from noon to nightfall on Sunday. Pumpkins, gourds and moms are for sale. A corn maze and a straw maze are arranged here for small children. Visit the Facebook page for updates, https://www.facebook.com/Hooversmaze/.
Smithmyer’s Farm Fall Market, 457 St. Augustine Road, Patton. 814-505-3986. This is an open-air, cash-only market selling pumpkins, squash, squash, mums and more. It is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. It is self-paid during the week, with staff on the weekends. Updates on the Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/wedofallright.
Vale Wood Farms, 517 Vale Wood Road, Loretto. 814-886-7171. The Pumpkin Patch is open October 6 to 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Locally grown pumpkins, squash, mums, straw, corn stalks, Indian corn and more will be available. Cart rides will be offered on weekends and at 1 p.m. on weekdays. Family activities, dairy treats and food trucks will be in the spotlight on weekends. Visit valewoodfarms.com/events for more information or their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/valewoodfarms.
Farms in weak areas, 582 chemin Munster, Portage. 814-999-1261. Open Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. until October 31. This site features a corn maze and pumpkin patch, as well as fall decorations for sale, including mums, hay bales, corn stalks, and Indian corn. Children’s activities include an indoor playground and backyard animals. More information available at weaklandselandfarms.com or on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Weakland-Farms-Corn-Maze-146727172035187.
County of Bedford
Rose Family Farm, 5921 Business Route 220, Bedford (intersection of Route 56 and Business Route 220 at Cessna.) 814-310-2314. This farm market is open until October, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. He sells fall produce, moms, flowers, et cetera. More information on rosefamilyfarm.com or https://www.facebook.com/Rose-Family-Farm-1694884814119757.
Duda’s farm, 157 Creek Road, Brownsville. 724-246-7601. Information will be released soon on pumpkin picking and the corn maze. The farm market is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For updates, visit dudasfarm.com or their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/DudasFarmInc.
Rich farms, 2043 Springhill Furnace, Smithfield. 724-564-7644. Children’s Farm Days will be open from September 25 to October 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Activities on offer include a scenic hay walk, pumpkin patch, pumpkin decoration, games, corn maze, farmyard, playground, and nature trail. More information available at https://richfarms.com/kidsday or https://www.facebook.com/RichFarmsInc.
Chad corn maze, 2973 Route 711, Ligonier. 814-233-4728. The Corn Maze will be open from September 24 to October 31, Friday to Sunday only. The opening hours of the Corn Maze are 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. More information is available at www.chadscornmaze.com or on his Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ChadsCornMaze/.
Cove Run Farm Corn Maze, 596 Griffith Road, Accident. 301-616-6111. This corn maze opened on September 4th. It is open from Friday to Sunday only. The hours are from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. A square of pumpkins to pick is also available this year. More information is available at www.coverunfarmscornmaze.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoveRunFarmCornMaze/.
Klotz corn hut, Route 42 (Chemin Friendsville), Friendsville. 240-321-4721. This pumpkin patch and farm stand offers fresh produce, corn stalks, straw, squash and ornamental corn. It is open until the end of October. For updates, visit their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/266234356828149.
Black cat pumpkin patch, 2551 Stewartstown Road, Morgantown. 724-505-1771. Pumpkins, mums, corn stalks and straw are sold. There is an “egg” pumpkin hunt for kids in a “not-so-scary” haunted cemetery. Check for open day updates on their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/BlackCatPumpkinPatch.