Events Calendar

A Message from Michael Smolak

We made it through Columbus Day Weekend – although there were times we were fairly wet!

This does impact our business significantly when we have rain, so we look forward to next sunny weekend.

I also think of Columbus Day as the hump for the busy season.

Our apple orchards have plenty of apples. We will have pole pickers available this weekend for those hard to reach apples.

You might have to walk a bit further, or stretch a bit higher, but the supply is still quite good.

While there are many apples available, our more popular and rare varieties have been picked totally.

Through the course of the busy weekends, it is difficult to know exactly what varieties are available and the current inventory. We appreciate your patience and understanding during our busy season.

We are excited this year to have Smolak Farms’ Not-So-Scary Monster Safari Hayrides which is geared to an audience that want to be child friendly. The hayrides start this weekend and run to October 29.

So again, thanks for your patience, and look forward to welcoming you back.

And mostly, thanks you for helping us to be a part of the community and keeping our farm viable.

H Michael Smolak Jr


Holiday Activities and 2017 Season of Trees

Tree Lot Open: Nov 18th

Choose and Cut Trees: Nov 24th

Tree Lighting Festival: Nov 25th

American Doll Party: Dec 3rd, 9th, 16th & 17th

Tea with Mrs. Claus: Dec 10th & 17th

Gingerbread Workshop: TBD

Cookie Decorating every Friday in Dec from 10 am – 12 pm

Santa’s Workshop: Nov 26th; Dec 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th

A Message from Michael Smolak

On behalf of myself and the staff of Smolak Farms, would like to thank all of our customers for the patronage and their patience.

We are very lucky to have a very good apple crop and the weather has been by and large favoring us.

As growth has occurred, it has brought on new sets of challenges and we are facing them as we go along.

The September and October months have a whole different life to them and we try to manage it as best as we can. In spite of our best efforts, we do have long lines and some information issues. We appreciate your patience as we try to train our employees as best as we can.

It is not a perfect system, but almost every day, customers and neighbors thank myself and my staff for being here and those words fall on very fertile ears.

It is you, the customer, neighbor, employee, family or friend that has allowed us to be here and it is with humble gratitude that we all thank you, for without you, we also would not be here.

 – Michael Smolak

Watch Smolak Farms on Chronicle!

Smolak Farms will appear on on WCVB Channel 5 Boston‘s Chronicle !

The episode will air at 7:30 pm EST on September 28.

You can watch the segment when it airs on WCVB Channel 5 or livestream it here.

PYO Heirloom Apples Opens
on Saturday, September 30!

Enjoy Chenango Strawberry, Sops of Wine, Cox Orange Pippen, Sheepnose, Smokehouse, Rhode Island Greening, Fameuse Snow, Golden Russet, Winter Banana, Spitzenberg, Seek No Further, Red Stayman, Granny Smith, Yellow Newton, Lady, Pink Pearls, James Grieve, Northern Spy, Baldwin and Wolf River varieties!

The apple orchards are open daily (weather and crop permitting) from 8 am – 5 pm. Last admission is at 4:15, with the orchard closing at 5 pm.

Heirloom Apple Orchard Pricing:
$30 – peck
$45 – 1/2 bushel bag
$50 – 1/2 bushel basket

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Orchard locations are subject to availability and may change due to picking conditions.

Pumpkin 2017 Season Update

Our great pumpkin patch opens on Saturday, September 16 and will be open very weekend from 9 am – 6 pm.

Pumpkins are available at the farm stand during the week.

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Pumpkin patch locations are subject to availability and may change due to picking conditions.

PYO Apples Opens
on Friday, September 8!

  • Peck size bags (10-12 lbs.) ~32 medium apples – $ 25
  • 1/2 Bushel bag  – $ 40
  • 1/2 Bushel Basket – $ 45

The apple orchards are open daily (weather and crop permitting) from 8 am – 5 pm. Last admission is at 4:15, with the orchard closing at 5 pm.

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Orchard locations are subject to availability and may change due to picking conditions.

Fall Festivals

Please join us every weekend this fall for Smolak Farm’s Annual Fall Children’s Festivals from 10-5!

Activities include Bounce House, Super Slide, Face Painting, Spin Art, Cow Train rides, and access to the playground and animal areas.

Admission is $12 per child, with children under two and adults free of charge.

$15 per child will also grant access to our corn maze, with adults costing $5 each.

The Corn Maze will be open from 10-5, for $5 per person, with the last tickets to be sold at 4:30. 

Hop-On Hayrides through the farm and orchards will be offered from 10-4:30 for $5 per person.

Come on down and make some memories!

Dates for Fall Festivals:

Labor Day Weekend
Saturday 9/2
Sunday 9/3
Monday 9/4

Saturday 9/9
Sunday 9/10

Saturday 9/16
Sunday 9/17

Saturday 9/23
Sunday 9/24

Saturday 9/30
Sunday 10/1

Columbus Day Weekend
Saturday 10/7
Sunday 10/8
Monday 10/9

Saturday 10/14
Sunday 10/15

Saturday 10/21
Sunday 10/22

Saturday 10/28
Sunday 10/29

Smolak Farm’s Not-So-Scary Monster Safari Hayride

Just like us, monsters like to take a day off and enjoy the farm. Tricks and treats abound on our fun-filled, tractor-drawn hayride safari tour where visitors meet and interact with friendly classic monsters. Halloween costumes encouraged! 

Admission: $12 per child, $6 per adult.

Children receive Halloween candy, cider donut, and sugar pumpkin. Adults receive a cider donut. 

The Smolak Farm’s Not-So-Scary Monster Safari Hayride takes place the last 3 weekends in October (10/14, 10/15, 10/21, 10/22 10/28, 10/29).

The first hayride is at 10 am, with hayrides running throughout the day.  Ticket sales end at 2:30 with the last hayride departing promptly at 3:30 pm.

Newfoundland Club of New England
Annual Pumpkin Pull
October 21st from 10 am – 3 pm

Meet us at the Smolak Farm’s Pumpkin Patch for a tail-wagging Pumpkin Pull! These lovable Newfie Club dogs will be available to pull your pumpkin (or your child!) back to your car for you on a small cart. Sloppy kisses and adorable photo opps guaranteed. 

Donations will be accepted and greatly appreciated. All profits will be donated to NCNE Rescue and Referral Serve and the Newfoundland Club of New England Charitable Fund

Trees for Heroes

BAE Systems and the Red Sox Foundation will be hosting the annual Trees for Heroes activity for military families on Saturday, December 2.

This is an invite-only activity coordinated by BAE Systems and the Red Sox Foundation.

For information please contact BAE Systems directly at

Smolak Farms is Hiring!

We have a variety of full time, part time and seasonal positions available perfect for students, mothers and retirees!

Enjoy the pleasure of working on a year round, fully operating farm!

Bakers + Donut Makers
Weekday Farm Stand Cashier (possible Mothers’ Hours)
Festival Food Court Attendants (weekends)
Candy/Caramel Apple Makers (weekday afternoon + evenings)
Festival Workers (weekends)
Tour Guides (weekdays)
Tractor Drivers (weekdays)

Please email to learn more!

Plainville Farms Fresh Turkeys
are available for Thanksgiving!

We are pleased to announce we will be offering Plainville Farms fresh turkeys for Thanksgiving!

Plainville Farms’ heritage began in Central New York in 1835. Six generations later, the company’s reputation for growing turkeys humanely and free of antibiotics.

We will begin taking Thanksgiving turkey orders this week!

We have a variety of sizes available for every family.

Get your order in NOW!

Deposits are now accepted online!

 2017 Raspberry PYO Update:

Our raspberry fields are open on weekdays ONLY!

$6.99 / lb and $5 entrance fee per person. The entrance fee is deducted off of your total fruit purchase.

Daily from 10 am – 5 pm, weather and yield permitting. Check our Facebook page for daily updates.

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In The News

Boston Globe – 8/15/2013