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Parties

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Tours

Parties & Tours

Abbott Farms offers fun and educational group tours for all ages. Our Five Generation family farm has been in the Baldwinsville Community since 1866. We offer Tours Spring, Summer and Fall.


Our tour may include information about our crops, farm history, barnyard animals and sweet cider production. We adjust the content to the age of participants. We provide goat food for all participants to feed the goats. Our trained guides present the tours in a fun, friendly manner. We love people and farming!


Tours are 1½ hours long and can be scheduled Monday-Friday. We are happy to accommodate the best time for your group when we can. Please come dressed for a farm as tours are held rain or shine!


We require groups with children to have one active chaperone for every five children. There is no charge for active chaperones. Additional adults are welcome at the same charge as children.

You are welcome to bring snacks or lunch to have after your tour. We do not allow eating or drinking beverages other than water during tours. We have lots of grassy areas and table scattered about to use at no charge. If you wish to reserve an indoor area or an outside area with enough tables moved together there is a fee. We ask that you separate your trash with recyclables
and trash into our containers. We will dispose of it.


A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to reserve your spot one your date is confirmed with me. We offer discounts for tours booked before Sept. 1 st and for tours whose deposit is paid by Sept 1 st.


We participate with Citiboces as a vender. Payment assistance through BOCES is usually in full. The following school districts in our area participate with Citiboces:
APW, Central Square, Fulton, Hannibal, Mexico, Oswego, Phoenix, Pulaski, Sandy Creek, Jordan Elbridge, Port Byron, Union Springs, Baldwinsville, Chittenango, DeRuyter, Fabius-Pompey, Fayetteville-Manlius, Lafayette, Liverpool, Marcellus, North Syracuse, Onondaga, Solvay,, West Genesee, Westhill, Cincinnatus and Marathon.

Contact your school office for information. You can also go to www.citiboces.org and click on Arts in Education. You would complete their paperwork, call to reserve a date with me (no deposit), submit the form to your business office who in turn submits to citiboces. Citiboces sends us a contract for payment. Once we receive, sign and return the contract, your tour is set. They pay us after the tour is completed.


Special Education Groups may have a different BOCES for their coverage. Please check with your school. If your school does not participate with BOCES and you need assistance, please contact me.


We also offer tours to Scouts, 4H Groups, adults, seniors, after school programs, tour companies and any interested organization.
 

Our Country Store is open during tour times if anyone who is not watching over the children would like to come in. We sell ice cream, pies, cookies, cheese, eggs, giftware, jams, and much more!

Click the links below to download reservation forms.

 

2018 Fall Tour Reservation Form - click here

2019 Spring/Summer Tour Reservation Form - click here
 

For more information and to reserve a date please email Karen Masella at specialevents@abbottfarms.com or call (315) 530-3246.
I look forward to hearing from you!

Thank You!
Karen Masella
Event Manager

Birthday Parties

 

Ready for Fun?!!

Celebrate your child’s birthday at Abbott Farms.  We offer fun, family friendly activities!  Our barnyard animals and authentic farm atmosphere are a natural setting for a country birthday party!  Let us help you coordinate your party so you can relax and enjoy!

While our parties are farm themed, we welcome all princesses, pirates, super heroes, and dinosaur lovers.

Please bring your own castles, treasure, crowns, special powers, and dinosaurs!

SPRING/SUMMER PARTY PACKAGE – $225.00

Our Spring/Summer Party Package includes:

  • Indoor Reserved Seating in our Greenhouse Event Room for 2 hours (with an additional 45 min. before/15 min after for set up/take down)  If extra time is required at either end of the party (and it is available) we charge $40 an hour.

  • Party Size up to 45 people (adults & children combination)

  • We provide 6′ or 10′ white plastic tables/folding chairs to seat your guests, your choice of red or green plastic table cloths. (you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer, however no discount is given)  Tables are provided for gifts and food.

  • You provide your own plates, cups, utensils, non alcoholic beverage, and food.  We prefer store bought or catered food, however, if you have a cake baker in the family it is not a problem.  Some ideas are; a local grocery store providing fruit and veggie trays, pizza, subs, cake or cupcakes, bagels, donuts, lunchables, yogurt, snack items, etc…   You are responsible for your own food serving and cake cutting/serving.

  • We provide a covered wagon ride (rain or shine) for all party participants, use of our Tube Slides, Goat Food  for each guest to feed the goats, farm theme activities (or bring your own ideas).

Suggested Spring/Summer Party Schedule:

Greet Guests: (45 minutes) Socialize, Activities/Snacks or Food

Wagon Ride/Tube Slides:  (30 minutes)

Back to Greenhouse:  (45 minutes)  Socialize/Activities, Food and/or Cake/Gifts

End of Party:  Each guest will receive food for the goats and be brought to the Animal Barnyard.  Area should be cleared out during the 15 minutes allowed after your party ending time.

Your guests may enjoy the farm and tube slides after the party.

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Fall Family and Friends Party Package – $325.00

The Fall party package is for up to 45 guests (children and adults) however, we  include up to 36 Fall Fest Wristbands  for use after the party, till close, to enjoy all of our Fall Fest Activities; Grain Bin Play Area, Face Painting, Tube Slides, 3 shots with our Apple Cannon or Sling Shot, Day Corn Maze and Wagon Rides. Our Fall Festival hours are Saturdays, 10-6 and Sundays, 11-5. (Wristbands are required for age 3 and up for Fall Fest Activities)  Additional wristbands can be purchased for $6 each for any party guest for that day.

Fall Fest Party Packages include the following:

  • Indoor Reserved Seating in our Greenhouse Event Room for 2 hours (additional 45 min. before/15 min after for set up/take down)  If extra time is required at either end of the party (and it is available) we charge $40 an hour.

  • Fall Fest Wristbands for up to 36 guests, as information above.

  • Additional Wristbands can be purchased at $6 per guest for that day.

  • We provide 6′ or 10′ white plastic tables/folding chairs to seat up to 45, your choice of red or green plastic table cloths. (you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer, however no discount is given)  Tables are provided for gifts and food.

  • You provide your own plates, cups, utensils, non alcoholic beverage, and food.  We prefer store bought  or catered food, however, if you have a cake baker in the family it is not a problem.  Some ideas are; a local grocery store providing fruit and veggie trays, pizza, subs, cake or cupcakes, bagels, donuts (Fall parties can order ahead our fresh made cider donuts with our own  sweet cider if you want), etc…  You are responsible for serving your own food and cutting/serving your own cake.

  • We provide a covered wagon ride (rain or shine) for all party participants, (Fall wagon rides may not be private) goat food for each guest to feed the goats, and farm themed activities (or bring your own ideas).

  • Fall Parties may use the Grain Bin Play Area, Tube Slides, Face Painting and other Fall Fest activities after the party with your Fall Fest wristbands.

  • Party Attendant for duration of party to be sure things run smoothly.

Fall Festival Birthday Parties are available weekends beginning September 9 thru October 29.

Times available are Saturdays 10-12 and 2-4.  Sundays 11:00-1:00.  Sunday afternoon parties upon request when available.

Fall Festival Hours are Saturdays, 10-6 and Sundays, 11-6.

We have ample free parking and a friendly staff on hand for your needs.  Our bathrooms are handicap accessible.

 

Suggested Fall Party Schedule

Meet and greet guests (30 min.) (Guests may arrive late)  Socialize/Activities/Snacks

Wagon Ride around farm (20 min.) – Wagon ride during Fall Fest may not be private (though we will do our best to keep it to your group), however, it is a special ride for the Birthday child!

Return to Greenhouse Event Room   (60 minutes)  Activities/Socializing/ Food and/or Cake, and Gifts.  Time goes by fast!

End of Party:

   

After your cake and gifts, those party guests with wristbands may enjoy the Fall Fest Activities for the rest of the day. Those without wristbands may enjoy the general farm areas as long as they like.

Each party Guest will be given a package of goat food to feed the goats.  Our Animal Barnyard has staff available to answer any questions.

Please Note:  We keep the  activities, with the exception of the wagon ride,  all within the party room keeping your group together and away from the general public giving you time to relax with each other during this busy time on our farm.  You may all enjoy the Farm and/or Fall Fest Activities with the wristbands included in your party package after the party.

I am happy to discuss any other ideas you have to make your child’s day special.

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to book your date, with the balance due before the start of the party.

For further information, and to check on dates please email Karen Masella at specialevents@abbottfarms.com .

Click the links below to download reservation forms.

Birthday Parties Form - click here

Non-festival Birthday Reservation Form - click here

Thank you for your interest!  Hope to hear from you soon!

Karen

All party information is subject to  change without notice if we need to do so.

Corporate Parties & Events

 

Abbott Farms, an authentic working family farm, is the perfect venue for your next event.  The country atmosphere brings out the best in people for a relaxing time.  Different seasons offer different choices for your groups. Fall Fest Weekends are lively while a summer weekend has less distraction.

Our Four Grand Wine and Cidery offers a fun addition to your event if you chose.

We have our Greenhouse Event Room to host up to 50 people sitting or as a stop in area for your come and go group.  New this year, we have a large 40′ by 80′ tent for use when available.

We can discuss different options of event offerings, where to get your catered food, and entertainment.  We are open to your needs and ideas!

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to book your date, with the balance due before the start of the event.

Some of the Events we offer:

  • Group packages for University students

  • Team Building for Corporations
    (think corn maze or scavenger hunt)

  • Customer and Employee appreciation packages for corporations (family day at the farm)

  • Reunions, anniversaries, ice-cream socials, baby or wedding showers, pumpkin carving parties

Click the links below to download reservation forms.

Special Events Reservation Form - click here

Please email Karen Masella at specialevents@abbottfarms.com or call (315) 530-3246 for information. (Please leave a message if no answer)

Karen

Educational Tours

 

Abbott Farm School Tours

Abbott Farms School Tours are 1 ½ hours long and include a wagon ride.  We allow 1 adult chaperone per each 6 children at no charge.   We expect designated chaperones to stay with the children, help them pick, clean up trash, help with hygiene, and attend closely to our tour guides.  Other adult visitors might have a few moments free to visit the country store.

Fall tours with deposit paid by September 1 receive a $1 discount per person.  Fall tours booked for September dates can receive another $1 discount.  You don’t have to know the exact size of your class to start the booking process, so please plan ahead and call early.

Nearly half of the tour is a wagon ride around to the orchard fields. We may walk to visit the animals in the barnyard, the tunnel slides, or the cider press.  Please come dressed for a farm;  wear sturdy shoes, and clothes that can get dirty or wet.  We give tours rain or shine.  Tours are by appointment only with times available to suit your needs.

We make our own cider on-site.  Cider is available in gallons  and reusable, apple-shaped 8-oz. Sippers.  You’re welcome to bring a lunch.  If you do, you may reserve the greenhouse for an extra fee.  Outdoor picnic tables and grassy areas are available at no charge.  If you leave trash on-site please use the appropriate recycle bins and trash bins.  Our country store is open during tours for shopping, baked goods, ice cream, bulk foods, and beverages.

For Tour Information please email specialevents@abbottfarms.com.

A non-refundable $50 deposit  or copy of BOCES application is required.  We take payment by credit card,  cash in our store during normal business hours, or by mailing a check to Abbott Farms Tours, 3275 Cold Springs Rd, Baldwinsville, NY  13027.  You will receive e-mail confirmation of your tour and deposit.  Full payment is required the day of the tour except BOCES Arts in Education customers.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

Karen

 

Contact:  tours@abbottfarms.com
Tour phone:  (315)530-3246

Abbotts’ Farm
By Bethani McCarthy

Abbott’s Farm is lots of fun.
You can run and play in the sun.
When you look out at the field,
You will see a plow,
Then go see a little cow.
You can say “Hi” to everyone that passes,
Then make fun of my Grandpa’s glasses.
At Abbotts’ there is no way you’ll be sad.
When the day is done,
You can tell your mom
How much fun you had.
Your tour guide here is definitely Jim,
And he’ll be sure to tell you
To watch out for the tree limb.
I know it feels like we just said “Hi,”
But now it’s time to say “Good-bye.”
No, just kidding, we have much more time,
And I hope you enjoy this little Rhyme!

Letter to School

 

Welcome to Abbott Farms!

Abbott Farms provides a unique enrichment opportunity for your school students with our fun, educational tours.  The focus of the tours varies depending on the grade level and specific class needs, but while at the farm all students will be actively engaged in learning about farm life. We present the tour to the age of the child so it is fun and engaging while giving them knowledge of farming.  Children love to visit our barnyard animals and feed our goats.  This is a good opportunity to show them the importance of respect and caring for animals.  They love our animals!

Our tours are offered in Spring, Summer and Fall!  Each season is a unique farm experience!

Our Spring and Summer tours give the  students the opportunity to  learn about our orchard and crops, honeybees, pollination and what plants need to grow.  We have a hands on sensory table which is well received with the pre school crowd!  Children will have fun on our tube slides and feed and visit with our barnyard animals.

Our Fall Wagon Ride Tour is held from September through October. Students will learn about pumpkins, corn, fall crops, visit with our barnyard animals (feed the goats!), cider production,  and hands on sensory table.   Each students will each pick a small pumpkin and a kiddie bag of apples to take home.

We also offer tours to Scouts, 4H Groups, as well as to adults, summer camps, seniors and other interested organizations.

 

The BOCES Arts-In-Education Exploratory Enrichment Co-Ser program.  This could be a cost free tour to your school if you participate. To learn more on how your school can be involved in the Exploratory Enrichment CO-Ser program and to receive a request form for financial assistance, please call the Arts-In-Education office at (315) 963-4249 or visit the Arts-in-Education website at http://artsined.oswegoboces.org.

To learn more about the educational farm tours, prices, policies and school visits, please contact specialevents@abbottfarms.com  or call 315-530-3246 . Please leave a message.  I look forward to hearing from you soon!

 

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT GIVEN FOR FALL.  CALL NOW FOR INFORMATION.

Karen Masella, Event Manager