Farms to Visit in PA
Apple picking. Pumpkin patches. Hayrides. Fresh apple cider. Campfires.
Don’t these things remind you of fall fun with your family and friends? What are some of your favorite memories of fall fun?
Here we have plenty of fall attractions in PA. Some of the best places to visit around here are the local farms. We have quite a few in the area, and most if not all have apple orchards, hayrides, and pumpkin patches. One of our favorite places to visit is Roba Family Farms.
Roba Family Farms
Roba Family Farms is in Dalton, PA, about 15-20 minutes from Scranton, PA. It’s in a rolling countryside, surrounded by farmlands and fields. There are two locations: one for fall fun and one for apple picking and Christmas trees. We visit the Dalton location as it is the main place for fall fun.
At Roba Family Farms, you can find:
- Mini corn maze
- Mega corn maze
- Marvelous Mutts
- Hillbilly Pig Races
- Jumping pillow (huge jumping pillow for kids!)
- Pony rides
- Farm animal center (feed the animals!)
- Kiddy Kattle Train
- Pumpkin cannons
- Apple cannons
- Face painting
- Gem mining
There is something for everyone at the farms!
Plan Your Visit
The busiest times at the farms are during the weekends or holidays, so choosing a day during the week can be nice if you want a relaxing time. We have visited on Columbus Day a few times and it was just the right crowd for us each time.
Admission during the week is around $8.50 per person, while on the weekends it’s $12.95. Children under the age of 2 get in free. There are often specials and giveaways that can be found in their newsletter or on their Facebook page!
Keep in mind that the location is on a farm, which means very, very few paved areas. In fact, most of the land is dirt or gravel, with the exceptions of some areas around buildings. Plan accordingly with footwear as the ground can be wet and very muddy at times, especially in the cornfields. We had quite an experience one year when my son tripped in the corn maze and was COVERED in mud!
That being said, you should probably be prepared with:
- An extra set of clothes for everyone
- An extra pair of shoes, for the ride home
- Blankets for the hayride
- Coats, mittens, scarves, ear muffs (depending on the fall weather)
- A sturdy stroller ( I bring my Baby Trend Jogger)
- Hand sanitizer (there’s usually plenty around since the kids can pet the animals, but you never can have enough!)
- Cash for snacks or souvenirs
Our Visit to Roba Family Farms
We like to visit the farm at least once a year in the fall. While we visit with extended family and friends often, this time it was just us. (Of course, being the one with the camera and pushing the stroller, I forgot to take a family photo of me and the baby as well…)
The weather was just right for our visit: not too warm and not too chilly. The kids had a blast feeding the animals!
It was fun getting ‘lost’ in the mini-corn maze. Someday when the kids are older we’ll tackle the mega corn maze (it can take up to two hours to get out!).
The Hillbilly Pig Races always get a big crowd. The farmers are funny, and who doesn’t love to see little piggies run around?
The red team won quite often…but who cares! They’re all so cute!
Next is the giant Pumpkin Pillow. We can’t visit the farm without jumping on the giant pillow!
The kids can’t pass up a pony ride!
And they definitely cannot pass up a ride in the Kattle Train!
We always have fun at Roba Family Farms and cannot wait to visit again next year!
Looking for Roba Family Farms Discount Code?
Do you follow Roba Family Farms on Facebook? They often post information about ticket discounts or giveaways for free tickets.
You can also join their mailing list for exclusive deals and discounts. (Located at the bottom right of the website)
Tell me: Do you visit any farms in the fall? Where are they?