With the changing of leaves signaling the end of summer, the month of October brings family-fun activities such as hayrides, pumpkin patches and corn mazes. At their annual Fall Festival, Freedom Farms has all of this and more.
Freedom Farms was started by the King family. Some know them from their television show Farm Kings, which first aired on Great American Family network in 2012. Freedom Farms is a family business of farmers, bakers and chefs working together to run their farm, farmers market and donut shop.
The Fall Festival began in 2010 and has been a huge success ever since.
“Our Fall Festival is one of the biggest farm festivals in the region and continues to grow,” said Jillian King, a fifth-generation farmer who has worked at Freedom Farms her whole life.
A self-proclaimed “jack-of-all-trades,” King said she loves her job because she gets to work with her family and does what she loves, which is farming.
Her role in planning the festival includes developing and enhancing different activities and operations within the event.
“There is so much to do for adults and children,” said King. “We have 10+ children's activities that are free with admission like our corn pit, hay mountain, and animal barn, u-pick flower fields, tractor rides, and corn maze to name a few.”
In addition to activities for kids, there are also things adults can enjoy at the festival.
“We have craft vendors, alcohol vendors, live music, and a farmers market for you to enjoy while your kids burn off some energy,” said Jillian.
All events are held at 434 Overbrook Road, Valencia, PA 16059 and will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on every Saturday and Sunday in October and will also be open on Columbus Day.