The harvest season conjures countless memories—the crunch of fallen leaves, the smell of pumpkin pie, and the melodious sound of a scarecrow belting out the blues. Summon seasonal feelings with this Groupon.
- $12 for four tickets to the farm tour (a $24 value)
The event runs from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on on Saturday, October 19. Participants may visit Hillcrest Orchards, Cedarside Animal Hospital, Dostall Farms, and Matus Winery in any order they wish.
Erie Shores Farm Tour
The smells of hay and freshly picked apples mingle with the shouts of children on the annual Erie Shores Farm Tour. An organized event between four very different, yet equally welcoming, farm facilities, the self-guided tour encompasses fall foods and a range of harvest-themed activities. Hillcrest Orchards welcomes visitors with attractions such as hayrides, a corn maze, and pedal carts, while staff at Dostall Farms lead their guests on a guided tour of their humane meat-processing facility, where animals are fed only grass or corn. Cedarside Animal Hospital, meanwhile, presents a behind-the-scenes tour of its surgery and treatment rooms, and may bring guests face-to-face with friendly pygmy goats. The event ends with a prize drawing at Matus Winery, where staff also give a guided tour of the wine-making facilities, including the giant barrel where the winemakers sleep every night. To ensure participants don't lose their ways, Erie Shores Farm Tour provides a complimentary map and suggested travel routes between locations.