Riverview Farms purchased the Funk orchard off of Old Maids Lane in South Glastonbury in 1977. In a need to market our apples we began renting the Old Cider Mill on Main street in South Glastonbury. Bill Dufford is a kid at heart and added fun things to do along with the apple and cider sales. The Fall events grew to include a petting zoo, hay rides, face painting, birthday parties, tours, and baby chicks to hold plus a 24' Pumpkin Bounce! After 16 years renting the Mill, the lease was not awarded to Riverview Farms and we looked for another venue for our sales and to continue to offer our customers the fall traditions we are known for.
In 2006, the "Fall Festival" partnered with Robb's Ice Cream Stand and moved to 91 Wassuc Road. The combination of Robb's delicious farm-made ice cream and gorgeous views of the South Glastonbury Hills makes this a not to be missed family destination.
Robb's Ice Cream offers 30 flavors of made on the farm Ice Cream. Specialty flavors include: Goat Tracks, Dirty Barn Shoes, llama Delight and Munchkin Pumpkin (seasonal). The Fall Festival starts the weekend after Labor Day and runs through Halloween. During our last week the Corn Maze is taken over for a Haunted Corn Maze. As a fundraiser for a local charity, the Corn Maze is transformed into a haunting of aMAZING proportions.
Riverview Farms offers a fun, family event, loaded with adventures for all ages. We continue to look for new experiences to offer our customers.