Daily Farm Updates Sunday, September 20, 2020

Special Events

We like being a hive of activity! That’s why we offer events for all ages, from June into January. Find out what’s going on at CGO.

Upcoming Events

September at CGO September 1 - 30


We are open 9 AM – 7 PM daily. The Farmyard* awaits your laughter and smiles, the Sunflower Meadow is in bloom to late September, the Apple Market store (with its new name) is ready to welcome you, and our food venues are ready to tempt you. Come see what’s new this year! You’ll find hours for each food venue below.

(*We are sad to share that we will not have the Corn Pool this year due to our inability to frequently disinfect approximately three bazillion kernels of corn. We look forward to welcoming it back next year!)

Our U-Pick orchard is now open and pre-picked apples are available in the Apple Market. Check here for current availability for picking and store purchase.

We are reducing attendance each day in order to promote safety, so purchase your Farmyard tickets online ahead of time to avoid disappointment!

Campfire and Welcome Porch reservations are available.

We are still working to determine what School Tours might look like this year. Please reach out to us at [email protected] if you are interested in either on-site (with safety measures) or virtual options so that we may gauge interest.

These attractions are not open: 

  • Apple Slingshot – projected opening of September 12
  • Corn Pool – will not open in 2020 (sorry!)

Open 9 AM – 7 PM daily unless otherwise noted:  

  • Sunflower Meadow – expected blooms to late September
  • Corn Maze
  • CGO Express Train (unlimited rides)
  • Jumping Pillows
  • Super Slides
  • Hop-a-Long Horses
  • Pedal Carts (big kids and adults)
  • Farm Animals
  • Pedal Tractors (little kids)
  • Storybook Land
  • Baby Goat Bottle Feeding
  • Apple Market (Country Store)


updated 9/5/20


Online Ticket Sales for October September 25

Mark your calendars!

Due to COVID-19 precautions, each Farmyard ticket for this season is purchased for a specific day.

Ticket sales for all September dates are now open. We plan to have October ticket sales open online no later than September 25.


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📣 Announcement 📣
The CGO Express is closed today🚂

But it’s not stopping us from having a Sunday Funday! All other attractions are open and the Sunflowers are still in bloom 🌻
We have a new baby on the farm!
Happy MOOOOnday!
No UPick at this time. 
Our apples need more sun ☀️ to ripen on the trees.
UPick will resume approximately September 21. 
We do have apples in our Apple Market 🍎 so come on in!