History of the Fall Festival
Riverview Farms purchased the Funk orchard off of Old Maids Lane in 1977. In a need to market our apples we began renting the Old Cider Mill on Main street in South Glastonbury. Bill is a kid at heart and added fun things to do along with the apple and cider sales. The Fall events grew to include a petting zoo, hay rides, face painting, birthday parties, tours, and baby chicks to hold and a 30' Pumpkin Bounce! After 16 years renting the Mill, the lease was not awarded to Riverview Farms and we looked for another venue for our sales and to continue to offer our customers the fall traditions we are known for.
In 2006, the “Fall Festival” partnered with Robb’s Ice Cream Stand and moved to 91 Wassuc Road. The combination of Robb’s delicious farm-made ice cream and gorgeous views of the South Glastonbury Hills makes this a not to be missed family destination.
Robb’s Ice Cream offers 30 flavors of made on the farm Ice Cream. Specialty flavors include: Goat Tracks, Dirty Barn Shoes, Grand Slam and Pumpkin (seasonal). The Fall Festival starts the weekend after Labor Day and runs through Halloween. During our last week the Corn Maze is taken over by The Glastonbury High School Crew Teams for a “Haunting.” As a fundraiser for a local charity, the Corn Maze is transformed into a haunting of aMAZING proportions.
Riverview Farms continues to offer a fun, family event, loaded with adventures for all ages. We continue to look for new experiences to offer our customers.
Fresh pressed Natural Cider (non-pasteurized) from our press on the premise. Stop by the viewing window to see how Natural cider is pressed from our own apples. Taste the freshness!
Homemade Apple FrittersEnjoy hot, homemade apple Fritters freshly baked on site. Our Fritters have become a fall tradition. Top it off with a cup of hot cider and you have the perfect treat!
Our homemade apple fritters are baked fresh on weekends and Columbus Day. 9:00-6:00
Fresh Local Apples from our South Glastonbury Orchard
You will find at least 10 different animals in our petting zoo. Mini-horses, goats, donkey, chickens, guinea fowl, baby chicks, cow and month old calf, llama, pigs, sheep and turkeys. Let one of our workers help you hold a baby chick !
Petting zoo food is for sale at 75 cents a cone. We use ice cream cones that the animals also eat : NO TRASH !!
CLOSED MONDAY and TUESDAY FOR THE ANIMALS TO REST
Caution some animals are loose and will come right up to you for grain.
Don’t wear your best clothes!