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Critz Farms, Cazenovia

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Farm · Tourist Spot
Farm Brewery and Winery specializing in craft beer and hard cider production with beautiful tasting room. Maple syrup production, apple orchard, blueberries, pumpkins, cider mill, Christmas trees, animals and playgrounds. Visit from March through December for a variety of farm- fresh products and fun activities!

Hours vary with the seasons. Generally, the farm is open daily when specific crops are available for U-Pick. The playgrounds are also open daily. June is strawberry season. Blueberry picking is mid July to mid August, and apple picking takes place in September and October.

The Critz Farms Brewing and Cider Co. tasting room is open Thursday to Sunday from 11-6, with extended hours during the fall and for special events.
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  • Stopped in for a beer before checking in to the fabulous Fernwood Farm Bed and Breakfast down the road. Shelby was delightful and informative about what to do during our stay. Beer was great too.  more »
  • website says you have to buy your tickets in advance before you can go into Chris Farms so we did. Upon arriving there on a Tuesday it was raining and cold. Nothing was open except the gift shop. It.....  more »
  • We loved to take our kids here every fall. They have wooden playground area and tube slides, hay bales to climb around... animals like bunny, goat chickens, pigs, llama, horses... we did the corn...  more »
  • Spent a lovely afternoon blueberry picking! The berries were delicious and so many falling off the bushes. Pick your own was honor system and the farm supplied the containers. It was easy to park and walk. Then my kids enjoyed the many wooden play structures, slides, swings, sand box and more. Great place to take kids if so ages and have family fun!
  • I saw a great cover band in here. The old barn has been retrofit to provide excellent acoustics with some questionable viewing angles. Fun crowd, feels very upstate authentic. Loved every minute, even with the sky opening up all night.
  • Critz Farms Brewing and Cider Company is a cool place for a family excursion, just outside of downtown Cazenovia and not far from Syracuse. The farm includes all sorts of activities for adults and kids, with seasonal entertainment and special events throughout the year. I visited here mainly for the beer and cider. Critz Farms is one of the few places in the United States that offers both a full functioning cider mill and a craft brewery. Head to the tasting room and you can try any of a number of house made ciders and beers. If you’re not sure which ones you will like best, ask for a flight sampler and try a little bit of everything. Outside of the adult beverages, there is much to do at Critz Farms and this is what makes it so ideal for families. When I was there, I saw families picking pumpkins directly from the pumpkin patch and taking rides on the wagons. There is a children’s play area and it’s common to hear live music. And if you find a beverage you love and can’t live without, they offer bottles to go, along with other items like maple syrup, cheese, and more. There is a per- person charge when you park, but keep in mind that the fee you pay covers most of the entertainment. Central New York is home to a large number of breweries and a handful of cider makers. Critz Farms provides the best of both worlds and it makes a fun stopover for adults and children. It’s about a half hour south of Syracuse and definitely worth the trip.
  • I love this place. Great place for kids and adults. We go year round. Outdoor and indoor games in and outside tasting room. Great prices for nearly everything: pumpkins, drinks, etc...
  • We've gone every October for our anniversary, for the last decade. We always enjoyed the brews, treats and gift shops. Now that we have a toddler, it's even more fun. There truly is something for everyone, and we always enjoy the time spent. You pay per car load, and receive tokens for a free cider/donut/glass of wine, as long as a month long pass :).

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