A beloved Wilton tradition returns this weekend, with the 19th Annual Ambler Farm Day. Families and guests from Wilton and beyond are invited to come to the farm this Sunday, Sept. 22, from noon-4 p.m., to enjoy the apple slingshot, visit with farm animals, make-your-own-scarecrow, hay rides, trebuchet (aka “punkin chucker”), children’s crafts, hay maze, pumpkin patch, live music, delicious homemade apple pies, baked goods and so much more!
New this year, visitors can now bring their own water bottles to fill up at Ambler Farm’s Hydration Station and help Wilton ‘Go Green!’
Parking is limited. Parking at Ambler Farm (257 Hurlbutt St.) will be available starting at 12 p.m. sharp; cars should not line up beforehand. Additional parking is available at Cannondale Train Station. Ambler Farm provides a free shuttle from that lot, and has added an additional shuttle bus this year. Visitors are asked to please be courteous to neighborhood residents and NOT park on Hurlbutt or surrounding streets.
The cost to attend is $20/family (or car-load) at the entrance. $10/Senior Citizens. Only cash is accepted. Some activities require a small, additional fee. All event proceeds support Friends of Ambler Farm programs and facilities.
Donations and Volunteers Needed in Advance
Ambler Farm Day organizers say they need help from supporters ahead of time to help make the event possible. There are several ways the public can help:
- Donate used clothes for the Make-Your-Own-Scarecrow station: This popular activity relies on the generosity of donations to make it a success. Clothing donations can be dropped off at the bin outside the White Carriage Barn at Ambler Farm. Wondering if your donations are what we’re looking for? Feel free to email Laura with any questions.
- Volunteer to pitch in for the day of the event: Anyone interested in volunteering, either the day of the event or prior, please sign up online. Among the jobs that volunteers do to made the day possible include concession sales, parking help, bake sale, hay maze helper, and more. Email Amy Foodman with any volunteering questions.
- Make a pie: The Ambler Farm Day Pie Stand is in need of support through the donation of home-baked apple, fruit or pumpkin pies. Any kind of pie is fine, but preferably something that doesn’t need to be refrigerated. Another pie-baking way to help is by being a part of the Ambler Farm bake-a-thon crew on Friday, Sept. 20. Email Laura for more information.
- Bake a homemade dessert: Ambler Farm’s Bake Sale also needs homemade desserts, including cookies, cupcakes, brownies, candy or caramel apples, fresh breads and muffins. Items must be wrapped to sell and must indicate if nuts are included. Drop off items at the farm on Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Ambler Farm Carriage Barn, or curbside the day of the event 10-10:30 a.m.. Contact Bake Sale committee chair, Ginna Yerrall with Bake Sale questions.
GOOD Morning Wilton is proud to be a sponsor of Ambler Farm Day.