Hay there! Looking for a fun festivity for you and your friends this autumn? Well, it’s time to “fall” in love with a hidden gem right here in State College! With only a 10-minute drive off campus is the Wasson Farm Market! Located at 2545 Shingletown Rd, it is VALLEY’s recommendation for the perfect, fun fall day.
The Wasson Farm Market is family-owned and operated. It is a seasonal market that sells a variety of produce and is currently working on an expansion to a new line of products.
The market is especially known for its activities in the fall. During September and October, the farm is ornamented in fall decorations with fresh, delicious apples and squash. Along with all the delicious fresh produce, the farm has its annual Fall Fest weekends. This includes hay rides to the pumpkin patch for pumpkin picking and so much more!
Fall Fest occurs every Saturday and Sunday this October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hay rides are $8 per person and is free for ages two and under and one pumpkin is included in the price! There is a corn maze, animals, pumpkins, a barrel train, apple butter, baked goods, homemade soups and apple cider slushies all open to the public for purchase.
Anna Mikula went to the Wasson Farm Market this past weekend. She tells VALLEY, “Wasson Farm not only had your typical hayride to a pumpkin patch, but also food trucks featuring homemade ice cream, freshly popped popcorn and even wine tastings!”
In addition to all these activities, the market provides produce from other food businesses. This includes Fetterolf Family Maple Products, Idou Coffee Company, Sweet Temptations by Terri, Big Bill’s BBQ and Snyder’s French Fries, which will be present all three weekends. Oct. 8 and 9 with Hawstone Hollow Winery, Sunrise Maple Products and Herbal Muse Apothecary. Oct. 15 and 16 will have, ReKlaimed Vines Winery and Defiant Distillery.
Jules Ruzza recounts her experience at Wasson Farm as, “The perfect fall day.” She tells VALLEY, “Pumpkin picking at the farm was super fun. We were taken on a hayride to the pumpkin patch. They also had a lot of food stands which was cool to go to and try different things. You could also pet the animals!”
On top of all of the fun, you can’t forget the beautiful scenery surrounding the farm. It’s perfect for taking those aesthetic fall pictures with friends. So grab a cute sweater, put on your favorite pair of jeans and say cheese!
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