(716) 741-4862

Frequently Asked Questions

with answers of course!

General Questions:

Can I bring my pet to the farm?
No, pets are not allowed on the farm. We love all animals, but for the safety of our livestock, your pet, and all of our guests, pets are not allowed to enter the farm.

Who needs to pay admission at the farm?
Admission is required for all guests ages 2 and older. Under 2 does not require admission, and can participate in all activities (pumpkins are only included for ticketed guests in the fall). You are welcome to shop the market without admission, but admission is required to enter all barnyard attractions. All children must be accompanied by adults.

Is there a group rate available for admission?
We do not have a group rate. If you would like to book an educational field trip, please see details HERE.

Are the food and beverage options available at the farm?
Available seasonally, we have cold beverages, hot donuts, and bakery goods available in the farm market. Depending on availability, seasonal fall produce and local cheeses are also available. NEW THIS YEAR, we have the chuck wagon grill, serving up a variety of lunch options hours vary, call or Contact the farm with questions.

How long should I plan on staying?
It takes at least 1.5 hours to complete all activities on the farm, but most families stay a couple hours or more! If you plan on eating at the farm, you can easily make a day of it!

Is outside food and drink allowed?
We encourage you to support our farm market and enjoy fresh lunch and beverages on the farm!

Is the farm wheelchair and stroller friendly?
The majority of the barnyard area is blacktop, packed gravel, or concrete and guest are typically able to navigate without issue. The pumpkin patch can be quite rough, and we ask you to leave all strollers and chairs at the hayride on-boarding location.

What should I wear to the farm?
Please dress for the weather and remember you can always take off layers! Close-toed shoes are recommended, as we are an operational livestock farm. Children will be required to take off shoes to play on the bounce pad.

Are there restrooms available?
Yes, we have flush toilets and changing stations available in the farm market building, where you enter the farm.

What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash and credit cards.

What is your professional photographer policy?
All guests, including photographers, must visit during our open hours and pay admission to enter the farm. We do not allow any props, and photography must NOT interfere with any other guests’ farm experience or ‘hold’ any common areas.

Is my pumpkin included with admission?
One pumpkin from the patch is included with each Fall admission to the farm (late September through October 31). The pumpkin must come from the patch, all other pumpkins and produce from the farm market are available for an additional cost.

What health and safety precautions are taken at the farm?
Please remember we are a working farm, and by visiting, you assume all risks with interacting with livestock and visiting an agricultural operation. As guidelines from the CDC and New York State regarding infectious disease constantly change, we ask all guests to be respectful of others and our staff.

Field Trip Questions:

What are the fees for field trips?
Admission is $11.00/student and per chaperone spring and summer, $13 in the fall. One teacher is included for free admission per 10 children.

I have a small independent or home school group, can I book a field trip?
Absolutely! We are happy to accommodate you with a reservation, please call 716-741-4862 or use our Contact Form.

How do I make a reservation?
Simply call 716-741-4862 or use our Contact Form!

How can I pay for my field trip?
We accept cash, check, or credit card. Please have one teacher responsible for payment for the entire group. Please have the correct amount based upon an accurate count of student, teachers, and chaperones.

Can additional parents or guests join?
Yes, they will be required to pay our required admission (based on season) and join during the same hours as the field trip reservation. They do not need a reservation, however if you anticipate the number being large, we appreciate advance notice.

What if the number of students or chaperones change?
If the number changes significantly, please call at least one week ahead so we can make adjustments.

What can I do to make the check-in process run smoothly?
Have an accurate count of participants and have one individual responsible for payment.

I need to cancel my tour. What do I do?
If you need to cancel, PLEASE call the farm as soon as possible. Keep in mind many of the activities are in covered shelters, the farm is open rain or shine!

How many chaperones should we bring?
We do not have a required amount of chaperones, and leave it up to your discretion.

All three generations on our farm truly enjoy visiting with customers and educating them about our farm and family life. We love being the connection for many between the food they eat and the farms it comes from, and enjoy giving people a taste of our country life and the great American agricultural industry.

Season Passes now Available!

Kelkenberg Farm

9270 Wolcott Road
Clarence Center, NY 14032
(716) 741-4862

We are open for the season, wed-sunday! Follow along on social media for updates!

Regular hours are Wed-Fri 10-2, Weekends 10-4.  The farm will be closed for 1 week in July.  Pre-purchasing tickets is recommended to make sure you have a spot and speed up the check in process! Some special events require presale tickets only. The farm is open to full capacity.

A visit to the farm includes hands on visiting with all of the animals, a pony ride for kids, hayride for the family, bouncing on the jump pad (weather dependent) and other barnyard activities! Admission is required for all visitors ages 2 and older.

we have burgers, hot dogs, and roasted corn hot off our old fashioned, wood fired grill! Hours vary, reach out with questions!