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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.

Fall Festival

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!

Bring some home. Available in gallons and half-gallons.

 

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Homemade Apple Fritters

Enjoy 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


Apple Varieties:

  • Macintosh- The fall standard. Excellent for applesauce.  Gets sweeter as the season goes on.
  • Cortland-our favorite pie apple: a bit tart and keeps it's shape in cooking.
  • Empire- a beautiful apple!  Keeps well. Ripens later in the season: last week in Sept to the first week in Oct. Crisp and sweet.
  • Macoun- crisp, white flesh. Excellent eating. Needs cool nights to ripen. Watch the website for ripening times.  Approx. 3rd week in September.
  • Honey Crisp - A “Gourmet Apple” crisp, juicy and sweet. Try it and you’ll be hooked!   Limited quantity. Watch the website for ripening times! Get them early because this apple sells out every season! This apple stores well in the refrigerator.  I have tested this one and so far the apples have been excellent for 3 months in the fridge. Research has shown they will keep up to 6 months. We haven’t made it that long in our house, we eat them too soon!
  • Heritage Golden Delicious:  This apple doesn't have the shine we have gotten used to seeing on the apples these days, but the sweetness of this apple is delightful!  A true oldie but goodie.
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Petting Zoo

Petting Zoo  Glastonbury CT

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 !!

Watch out! Our goats are always happy to see you and there are a few loose in the pen with you!! 
Feed them their pellets and they will be your friend forever.

Wear your Barn Shoes !!

CLOSED MONDAY and TUESDAY  FOR THE ANIMALS TO REST

Entry is free. Enter our animal’s world and come face to snout, eye to eye, and hand to hoof, with our farm animals.  We pick our friendliest goats for you to pet and feed.

Caution some animals are loose and will come right up to you for grain.

Don’t wear your best clothes!

petting zoo goatsOur Animals include:

  • Goats                   
  • Pigs                   
  • Llama                   
  • A momma cow and calf       
  • Miniature donkey           
  • Miniature horses           
  • Sheep  
  • Emu      
  • Baby chicks to hold   
  • Rabbits     
  • Chickens
  • Pot belly Pigs


Come see us and get to know our “friends.”

 


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. 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 customer base their fall tradition.

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 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. 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 customer base their fall tradition.
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 the Crew Teams, 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.
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. 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 customer base their fall tradition.
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 the Crew Teams, 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.
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 the Crew Teams, 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.