Pumpkinvillle in Great Valley set to open September 12

Posted at 5:40 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 17:40:24-04

GREAT VALLEY, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York State’s oldest pumpkin farm opens for business September 12 until Halloween.

The 52-year-old farm will be operating at 33% capacity and all visitors must wear a mask.

“If you can’t wear a face mask, we sure hope you’ll come next year,” owner of the farm Dan Pawlowski said

Despite having to social distance, Pumpkinville is bringing back many fan favorites.

“We got the hayrides, the little cow trains, our Pumpkinville Express, our carousel, donuts of course," Pawlowski said.

But touching farm animals this year is of-limits.

“We do have some animals on display and our goats we have double fenced to keep people from touching them,” he said.

Pumpkinville will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. everyday starting and Pawlowski recommends that visitors buy their tickets online to ensure their spots.

“You know it’s great to be able to offer this sort of outdoor fun activity for people. The outdoors, everyone knows, is much safer than the indoors and here we are with a great friendly outdoor environment, a family situation, and gosh we’re darn glad to be able to be doing it," he said.