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“This Place Just Gets Better”
Review of Gaver Farm

Gaver Farm
Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Mount Airy
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

We went last year with our 1-yr old. He liked it, but was hesitant.
This year we went back -- took in the hay ride to the pumpkin fields, did some apple picking, ate lunch in the picnic area.... and of course part-took in the myriad of activities.
As this was on the Columbus Day after 5-straight days of rain -- we braced ourselves for a big crowd. The grass/gravel parking lot was packed at 11:30 with 100+ vehicles, but this place is sooo big that you never feel crowded, don't have to 'wait' for the rides, and definitely feel that you get your money's worth.

Lots of animals to pet --- cows, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, alpaca, donkey, etc....
(and plenty of hand-santizer all around).

They've gone and added more stuff ...
- added more pop-ups (places to stick your head in and get a photo)
- added another slide on the back-side of the main area
- added duck-racing pumps (hilarious!)

Food: traditional kids food + apple cider
Parking: ample
Ambiance: Kids, lots and lots of kids
Fee: $6 for anyone over 2 yrs
Staff: Very friendly and helpful

Only recommendation:
- have at least 2 staff members walking the play area to ensure order, answer questions, etc..

3  Thank COTraveller33
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We took our kids to Gaver Farm's Fall Festival and they loved it! Our older kids are 4 and 5 years old and Gaver farm was perfect for them. I was very impressed with the amount of activities as well as the affordable price ($6/person). They had 3 big slides, many kid mazes, tons of play structures, and many animals (goats, pigs, rabbits, chickens, peacocks, turkeys, alpacas, and a cow calf). They also had a hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick-your-own pumpkin (which was FREE). We also had lunch there and it was pretty good and affordable (great donuts!). The prices on pumpkins, gourds, apples, etc was very good as well. We visited on Columbus Day so they may have had a few activities going on that normally only happen on weekends.

Overall, it was a great visit and was easily the best farm we have visited in the area. Any place that can keep 2 small children busy for over 4 hours is great!

1  Thank ShawH
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

Ok I could go days talking about how great this place is. We took our two kids here, one a tween and the other a toddler. This was one place they both had a great time together!!! We visited during the harvest festival. They were making fresh donuts and tons of other delicious food. There was an array of farm pets that the kids loved and were able to interact with. If the animal wasn't friendly, they posted a sign and there were hand sanitizing stations everywhere.

Lots of activities...bouncing areas, slides, pedal rides, cow train, tractors, etc. So much fun!

The pumpkin patch was beyond perfect. They gave you a hay ride to the patch and dropped you off to have time to pick a pumpkin and then returned to pick you up. They also had several wagons available if you needed something to haul your kids or pumpkins.

So many things. Heads up they also have a TREE FARM for Christmas. SCORE :)

1  Thank MrsAlaska
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

Trying to get in a farm day before the weather turned cold, we drove to Gaver Farm one afternoon.

Not knowing what to expect as I was driving, and the wife was on the phone with them - I was very impressed with the sire and all of the activities for children of all ages.

There were animals, rides, pumpkin patches, slides, corn maze, etc...

Parking: Ample
Fee: minimal $6 per
Food service: Only on weekends
Staff: Very friendly

Downside: Food only on weekends

Thank COTraveller33
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