Dell’Osso Family Farm
In the 1920’s, Dell’Osso Farm was established by three Italian brothers who began farming asparagus. The farm was taken over in the 1950s by Rudy Dell’Osso, the son of one of the original brothers, and diversified into growing tomatoes, beans and alfalfa. Ron Dell’Osso, the son of Rudy, joined the business in the mid-1970s and added pumpkins, melons and sweet corn to the crop rotation. The first Corn Maze was launched by Ron and his wife Susan in 1997, and the Halloween event has evolved into a Haunted House, Pumpkin Blaster and much more. With approximately 250,000 people visiting the site each October, the Dell’Osso Family Farm October event has developed into one of the nation’s most popular Halloween season destinations. The event still remains a family operation, with the involvement of the entire Dell’Osso family. During the whole year, the farm also hosts other activities.
Children’s programs are diverse and age-appropriate for toddlers to teenagers. There is — that which my mind can recall! -a tire pyramid, a mini-hale bay maze, a sand play area, a pillow (BIG pillows!) jump area, a prospecting activity ($8 but cool), a pumpkin shooting range (adult theme!), a pumpkin trip, a competition area pull-up-we didn’t try because we needed to conserve our upper body strength to carry food to our pie-holes! -a haunted house, a railroad (yes, on rails!!), a hamster roll (with adult and kid sized rollers-this is fun!), a corn maze (also cool way-try without a map!), pony rides), ($a BIG slide with burlap to sit on, a carnival style throw area, a smaller haunted “walk by” house where you walk past storefronts and great ghouls, a zoo area where you can see animals such as a burro, sheep and go There’s a pumpkin patch, a pumpkin painting field.
The entrance is welcoming, and with some activities to your left, a country market and bakery cafe ahead, food court to your right and more activities ahead and in the “back 40” you enter a plaza style area.
The activity highlights were: the train trip, a good amount of time to move around the farm and see new fruit trees planted for future eating; the maze of maize, our first time in one. Two options were made, one longer than the other.
When you get hungry, the food court has a great offer of carnival / fair food and snacks. Turkey wings, hamburgers, fire and chicken strips, tacos, and so on!
Attractions & Activities
- Corn Maze
- Haunted House
- Pumpkin Patch (additional charge for purchases)
- Blasters (additional charge ~ $8)
- Bakery (food & merchandise available for purchase)
- Food Booths (food available for purchase)
- Vendor Area (merchandise available for purchase)
- Pull-up Bar Challenge (NEW)
- Animal Displays
- Pony Rides (additional charge ~ $8)
- Kiddie Area
- Tire Pyramid
- Western Town
- Gem Mining (additional charge ~ $8)
- Pillow Jumping
- Spinning Pumpkins
- Rat Rollers
- Pumpkin Painting (additional charge ~ $5)
- Ball Toss
- Giant Super Slide
- Amish Toys
- Haunted Village (a replacement for the Pirate Show)