Ambler Farm Day brings families back out for fall-themed fun

Photo of J.D. Freda

WILTON — Sunny and mild fall weather presented a quaint backdrop for the community to congregate and celebrate Ambler Farm’s 21st annual Ambler Farm Day on Sunday.

The event, which was held by the local nonprofit from noon to 4 p.m. this past weekend offered a return to many of the normal, hands-on activities that were noticeably abesent from last year’s drive-thru event.

Visitors enjoyed activities that included an apple slingshot, a dunk tank, a hay maze and hayride, pumpkin trebuchet, various arts and crafts, and a bevy of food options.

A pumpkin patch was opened for families, where numerous young children wandered about and picked out their own pumpkins for their family to carve and decorate.

To continue with the fall-themed festivities, families lined up to learn how to create and decorate scarecrows to bring home from the festival.

Children were also able to meet some of Ambler Farm’s resident goats and pet them under the supervision of the staff.

The 200-year-old farm was purchased by the town in 1999 and is run by the Friends of Ambler Farm. The event acts as a fundraiser which helps with the upkeep and operations of the property.