BY TASHA LUNNY
Whether you want a place for fun or fear this fall, Snyder’s Family Farm is the place for you.
The Snyder family has been running the farm for 12 years and is determined to make the 2013 season the best one yet. Located only 15 minutes outside the Kitchener-Waterloo area, Snyder’s Family Farm offers both day and night-time attractions.
The daytime atmosphere is family-oriented and has many activities to keep customers entertained for hours. For one entrance fee, you can experience 15 different attractions including a corn maze, hayride, petting zoo, haunted house and a bouncy castle. They also offer interactive clown and puppet shows, which will have the whole family laughing.
Melanie Widmeyer had never been to the farm until the opening weekend on Sept. 21 and 22, but said the variety of activities kept her and her children entertained all afternoon.
“… I think it’s about the whole overall experience, being outside and experiencing the animals, train rides and hay,” Widmeyer said.
Once the sun goes down, the attractions transform from family to frightening. Recommended for customers 12 and up, Fear Farm offers three terrifying attractions for anyone looking to test their bravery. Dr. Doom’s hayride, the condemned cornfield and the haunted Hiller house will have hearts racing and palms sweating.
With over 50 staff members per night, the Fear Farm has expanded, and has its own time slot, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Meghan Snyder and her husband work throughout the year planning and organizing for the six weeks that the farm is open. It’s their goal to send everyone home with great memories.
“I think as owners the best part about this place is that we care so much about it …. We’re thinking about people’s experiences. For both day and night we go above and beyond to offer the best experience,” Snyder said.
From apple fritters made fresh at Aunt Flo’s Fritter House, to free coffee for the season, there are no cutting corners on quality.
Now that fall has arrived another great place to stop at is the Snyder’s pumpkin patch. The patch features pumpkins in every shape and size. Pricing varies on size and type.
The farm is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October, but is available to large groups, corporate events and school tours throughout the week.
For more information on Snyder’s Family Farm, including hours, age restrictions and pricing, check out funorfear.ca.
BY TASHA LUNNY