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Fort Rickey Fall Festival

September 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - October 30, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

From late September through the end of October, Fort Rickey Children’s Discovery Zoo switches from our regular summer operation to a new operation with new fun family activities and pricing.

Some of our delicate zoo animals are moved off exhibit and into their warm winter quarters. Also, approximately half of the zoo is closed off to foot traffic to allow safe operation of our wagon rides. There is still a list of animals to enjoy without taking the wagon ride including: deer feeding, the Maternity Ward, bunnies, barnyard animals and our daily wolf and otter shows.

Similar to our summer operation, fun things for kids to do in the summer turn to an emphasis on fall activities for kids with the Fall Fun Festival. This Festival is full of “hands on” family fun with special kid friendly activities such as: a hay bale maze, pedal tractors, oat-filled activity station, pony rides, wagon rides and more.

The concession stand menu has also been changed for the fall with: hot cider, donuts, hot chocolate, chili, fresh baked pies and homemade fudge.

The Fall Fun Festival is open to the general public weekends only, including Columbus Day. The Festival begins on

Saturday, September 24th and runs through Sunday, October 30 from 10am until 4:30pm.

Admission is $6.00 per person with children UNDER TWO admitted free. Pony Rides and Hayrides are $2.50 per person. The summer FREE CHILD PASS does not apply to the Fall Fun festival because it already has a reduced rate.


September 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am
October 30, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
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5135 Rome-New London Rd
Rome, ny 13440