Here at Flinchbaugh’s Orchard & Farm Market we have great events throughout the year, and regularly update our calendar. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Thursday, March 27 • 9am-6pm
RE-OPENING for 2014 Season
Flinchbaugh’s Orchard and Farm Market re-opens for the season with a bang! Check out spring plants, Easter gifts and decor, fresh greens and assorted fruits and veggies. All your Flinchbaugh favorites will be stocked and ready for you! The winter is a great time for us to refresh the Market – but we can’t wait to see you!
Saturday, April 19 • 10am-2pm
Easter Apple Hunt starts at noon!
NEW! Spring Fest 2014
Out of our love for Spring, kids and fresh fruit … Spring Fest was born! Think Harvest Fest, only with an Easter flare.
Activities include: Face painting, egg dying and live bunny rabbits for children to interact with! Make your Easter “eggs-tra” special with your own customized Easter basket. We have an experienced basket decorator to host a basket decorating class, charging only for the supplies used.
Our Spring Fest will include Pennsylvania’s one and only first – Easter Apple Hunt. Starting at noon, hunt for apples hidden in our straw bale maze. Appropriate for children ages 1 and up! Please pre-register all children for the event by April 17. Admission is $5 per child.
Saturday, May 10 • 8am-3pm
Mother’s Day PAINT-A-POT
Bring the family – Pick a pot, paint away and then plant a flower to show Mom and any special ladies in your life just how much you care! $8/flower and pot. No RSVP required.
Community Yard Sale & Chicken BBQ
And in collaboration with Shared PEW Missions we will be hosting a Community Yard Sale & Chicken BBQ! Yard Sale spaces are still available, please contact Sue at (717) 252-4574.
Saturday, June 7 • 10am-2pm
“Try Before You Buy” Spring Tasting Party
Treat your taste buds to a “Tasting Party!” We’re opening up our store to share the flavors and uniqueness of the many local food products we carry … from cheese and cracker pairings to grass-fed beef stir-fry, to chicken pot pie, teas and pie samples! Come for a mini-feast then stay to relax in the pavilion afterward and enjoy the beauty of Spring around the farm… our Orchards are sure to be in bloom!
Saturday, July 26 and August 2 • 10am-4pm
Summer Fest 2014
Pick-Your-Own Peaches – only $1.49/lb (The fun experience of picking your own… PRICELESS!)
Pick-Your-Own Peaches in our Orchards during our Summer Fest with your family and friends … a true celebration of the bountiful harvests of summer! And be sure to “slurp” down a fresh peach sundae, a Flinchbaugh tradition!
Corn Maze – 5 acres, perfect for children 4 years and up!
Farm Photo Scavenger Hunt
Earn the most points for photos submitted based on the our options list. Photos must be taken on the premise of the Orchard during Summer Fest. Photos are then uploaded to Facebook. Prizes are awarded based on the final tally of points! Directions and information can be picked up in the Market or at the Pavilion during Summer Fest.
Enjoy these activities during Summer Fest:
- Straw Bale Jungle Gym
- Trike Bike Course
- Corn Boxes
- Wagon Rides
- Face Painting
- Dairy Princesses
- Food Cart
- Fresh Peach Sundaes
Peach Eating Contest • July 27 – 12pm
Peach Bake-Off Contest • August 3 -12pm
PICK-YOUR-OWN PUMPKIN PATCH
Open daily September 13 – November 1
Grab one of our wagons, or bring your own – and follow the signs to the Pumpkin Patch. Park at the Market or in the overflow grass lot. Prices vary by pumpkin size, from $1.50-7.
FALL FUN FEST
September 27, October 5, 12, 14 and 19 from 10am-4pm
Set a day to enjoy a trip to the Pumpkin Patch and Orchard to gather your pumpkins, apples and smiles! With a large selection of fall decorations, crafts, fresh fruits and bakery sweets for the Autumn season! Make it a family portrait spot too … perfect spot to snap a family portrait!!
Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Patch (open daily in addition to Fall Fest)
Corn Maze (Open daily in addition to Fall Fest) – $5/adults, $4/children
Pick-Your-Own Apples – Only available Oct 5, 12 and 14
Pumpkin Painting – $5 includes pumpkin & painting
Wagon Rides – $1 / rider
Straw Bale Jungle Gym
Bike Trike Course
Antique Apple Cider Press Demonstrations
Face Painting – $2
Fall children’s activities and games
Food & Caramel Corn Cart
Open daily, Monday-Saturday, July 26- November 8
Our 2013 Corn Maze has opened for its Season! “Flying High in a Balloon” is comprised of 5 acres of field corn,
planted with pathways for you to venture through! Andrew Flinchbaugh carefully created the exciting maze, and has even added a scavenger hunt to add to the fun! Find all the stamps in the maze and earn a free piece of fruit to take home with you! The maze is geared for children and adults 3 years and up! Admission Prices: Adults $5, Children (3-12 years) $4, under 3 are free.
GINGERBREAD MAN DECORATING PARTY
Saturday’s December 6 and 13 from 10am-3pm
Our gingerbread cookie decorating event has soon become one of our favorites!!! Kids will make their own sugary gingerbread man, with snow-frosted gloves and add on tons of icing and colorful candies for decorating! Children will have fun creating festive Gingerbread Men (and Women) Cookies in our Farm Market. Reservations are not required, but are accepted –call 717.252.2540. Cookie fee: $3/ cookie (includes cookie, candy & icing).
**NEW EVENT** TOY TRAIN PLAY
Saturday December 6, 13 & 20 from 10am-3pm
Choo Choo – move on over apples and pears, we’ve teamed up with the United Way of York County and a local toy train collector, to bring this NEW toy train event to York County.
With all proceeds to support the United Way of York County, families and friends have the opportunity to enjoy this unique experience of fun at the Orchard! With more than 5 complete train sets to choose from, children, and adults too, will be able to design their very own train set, layout and more! Once they have designed their masterpiece train set, they can enjoy conducting it and driving it, running it fast or slow, or adding in the blow of the horn! This event is designed for families and friends as a hands on experience that will encourage today’s youth to learn more about model toy trains.
Toy Train Play will be set up for both individuals or groups (no more than 5 people) to operate at a specific train station area. Admission fee: $10/group, includes 20 minutes in the play area and each child will receive a conductor’s hat to take home with them! To help support our local community, the proceeds from this event will be all shared with the United Way of York County.
While reservations are not required for either event, they can be made by contacting the Orchard at (717) 252-2540.
Family members and friends can have just as much fun as all the kids too, enjoying a sample of hot spiced cider as you browse and shop your way through the market … fresh cut trees, greenery, and wreaths – along with a collage of poinsettias and other unique crafts and holiday decor!