Wickham Farms in Penfield will temporarily close on Sunday and reopen at a new location on Aug. 17.
The agricultural entertainment business is moving three-tenths of a mile to the east from its current location at 1821 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road, where it has been since 1986. It’s moving to a 120-acre farm at 1315 Sweets Corners Road, which the Wickham family has used for some time to grow produce sold in its community-supported agriculture program, and as the site of its u-pick apple orchard.
The Wickhams broke ground at Sweets Corners Road in November to create two new buildings and a new Barnyard Fun Area. The fun area alone will be at least as large as the eight-acre Wickham Farms site that is closing.
The new site will open with the Wickham Farms’ annual Sunflower Spectacular. The farm will feature attractions such as a jumping pillow, kiddie train rides, giant mountain slides and tunnels, playgrounds, a corn pit, mini golf, corn mazes, apple cannons, and rubber duck races.
Wickham Farms charges a one-price admission covering all its attractions and sells season passes that cover from the August opening to Halloween, when the farm closes for the year. Guests visiting just to pick apples and pumpkins, visit the Wickham corn maze, or buy produce or treats from the Wickham farm store do not have to pay an admission charge.
Hours at the business this week will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit the farm’s website or Facebook page.
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