Fink’s Country Farm is located in Wading River, NY. There’s so much to do at this pumpkin farm that you can truly spend an entire day there. Long Island.
Pumpkin Picking is one of my most favorite things to do – but it HAS to be done on a blustery day. I will not tolerate any sort of fall activity during an Indian Summer. This often means that my kids are forced to pick pumpkins at the very end of October – sometimes, even the weekend before the big day.
However, last weekend, we were greeted with a cool, windy day, so we packed the kids up and went looking for some pumpkins! My sister had been to Harbes Farm & Orchard the week before, and said that the traffic was horrendous, so we decided to try someplace closer to home.
We didn’t actually have a destination in mind – we just decided to ride around until we found something – and we came across Fink’s Country Farm, in Wading River, NY – and had a great family day.
The admission price is a bit steep – $13/person, but there is so much to do that we easily spent the whole day there. Plus, during the month of October, Fink’s also has local bands play during the day – and the band that we saw, 1 Step Ahead Unlimited, was really cool. The lead singers were very entertaining, and had everyone – adults, kids, and a giant yellow chicken – all shaking their groove ‘thang and drinking apple cider.
There was so much to do at Fink’s that we really did spend the whole day there. We went pumpkin picking, we rode on the kiddie train, we danced with Elmo on the hay ride, we fed the animals at the petting zoo, we played on the playground, and we even got lost in the 7-acre corn maze.
Even with everything we did, there was still more that we could have done, but we were just too tired to think about it: pony rides, pig races, face painting, corn cannons and even pumpkin slingshots!
All in all, it’s well worth the money to spend a day at Fink’s Country Farm, in Wading River, NY. Just make sure your kids are well-rested beforehand because they won’t slow down while they’re there!
Here’s what else you need to know:
Pros: tons of things to do (you can easily spend the whole day there); no “out East” traffic to deal with; entertaining; shady eating areas.
Cons: some attractions cost extra (kiddie train, pony rides, face painting); admission fee is high.
What to bring: your camera; anti-bacterial hand cleanser (I did not see ANY sinks at the petting zoo – yuck!); extra toilet paper / wipes (the porta-potties were empty); cash.
My Advice to Fink’s Country Farm: Have someone in charge of the porta-potties (yucko); add sinks for patrons to wash their hands after feeding the animals (sanitizer is not enough!).
Admission: Open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Day admission is Free for children 2 & Under; $13.00 for everyone else. Price includes sales tax. For more information, click here.
Location: 6242 Middle Country Road, Wading River, New York
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We’ve always used Pumpkin Masters kits for all of our carving needs. The tools are pretty kid safe and that’s what counts for us:
Even though we love the kit above, I’ve also learned that my kitchen knives aren’t really flexible enough to cut through the pumpkin and swivel the way I want them to. This year, I’ll be trying out this snazzy tool:
And, if I was going to totally nerd out this year, this would be on my list. Actually, it’s on my list. I need this boxed set of carving goodness – plus, it’ll last me years to come, so why not?
We love, love, love lighting up our homes for the Holidays. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas – you name it, we’ve got enough battery-operated tea lights on hand to keep our home nicely lit all year long. If you have young children, cats, or dogs, battery-operated lights are the way to go – no burnt little fingers or whiskers!
And if you’re not the creative type, but want to impress your family, pick up a cheap little stencil kit. Just place the stencils on your pumpkin and carve away!