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Summer time is the perfect time of year to spend some time at one of New Jersey’s many farms. There are so many activities to do. You can pick a variety of fruits and vegetables, visit with animals, or participate in some of the many farm events occurring this summer. Alstede Farms in Chester, New Jersey is full of all of those fun summer activities. One of the best times to visit Alstede Farms is during their customer appreciation weekend. This year customer appreciation weekend will be from Friday July 22nd- Sunday July 24th. Alstede has a full weekend of fun planned that you will not want to miss!
Alstede Farms Customer Appreciation Weekend Activities
Free Movie Night
On Friday, July 22nd Alstede will be kicking off their weekend of fun with a free family movie night. The movie will begin at 8:00 PM. Admission is free, just bring your own blankets or chairs and enjoy. This year, Alstede will be showing the movie Cars. Refreshments will be available for purchase during the movie, and the ice cream stand will stay open late too.
Antique Tractor Display
All day Saturday and Sunday visitors to Alstede can check out the antique tractor collection (and it’s quite a collection). I know that I have a little boy who would be in heaven getting to check out all the different tractors on display.
Pie Eating Contest
Do you love pie? Do you think you can eat a ton of pie faster than others? Then you definitely want to check out the pie eating contests Alstede will be running on Saturday and Sunday during customer appreciation weekend. There will be two contests, one for kids and one for adults. Even if you don’t want to compete this will certainly be an exciting event to watch.
How good are you at potato sack races? Is your family a fan of friendly competition? Then make sure you visit Alstede during customer appreciation weekend to participate in some family games. Alstede is planning a variety of family games during the day on Saturday and Sunday. These games will be held between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM on both days.
Family Fun Activities
Alstede’s full assortment of family fun activities will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. These activities include pony rides, moon bounce, wagon train rides, and the corn kingdom. Each of these activities has a cost that ranges from $2.00 to $7.00 per activity.
Pick Your Own Fruits and Vegetables
Throughout the weekend the pick your own fields will be open. There is a free hayride that will take you to the field of your choice. Entrance to the pick your own fields is $5.00 per person. Right now blueberries, raspberries, peaches, green beans, and peppers are ready to be picked. Please call ahead before you go to verify the pick your own availability.
Other Fun Activities
In addition to all of the special customer appreciation fun, you can enjoy the regular weekend fun activities. You can visit with Alstede’s collection of farm animals. There will be live music from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM on both days. You can also visit the bunny run or climb the giant hay pyramid.
Can’t make it to Alstede for customer appreciation weekend? There is fun going on daily throughout the summer. The pick your own fields are open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily. Admission to the pick your own fields is free from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Monday through Thursday. The family fun activities are also open every afternoon! Monday through Friday the activities are open from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM and on weekends they are open from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Alstede Farms is located at 1 Alstede Farms Lane in Chester, NJ. (908)879-7189. You can also check out all they have to offer on their website.