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What You'll Find at Confreda
Never been to Confreda's Fall Fest before? You are in for a treat! Our farm is located in rural Hope, Rhode Island affording a panoramic view of the woods in plans throughout Rhode Island & Connecticut. If the view were all we offered we'd still be worth the drive but you'll discover our views and fruits and vegetables are just part of the magic of our 400 acres. We provide the backdrop where memorable experiences blossom!
Tractor-pulled hay rides (there is no actual hay in order to accommodate those with allergies)
A fun park with amusements for the kids
Our New Animal Barnyard with Cows, Goats, Chickens & Pigs
Wooden cut-outs & displays for picture taking and memory making
Fresh apples, cider and produce at our fruit stand market
Fresh-made apple cider donuts (Our specialty)
An assortment of goodies for gift baskets and take home treats
Acres of fall paradise where you can roam searching for the perfect tasty treat
Plenty of places where you can commune with nature and each other
Insider tip: Mornings are the best time of they day to visit as we generally don't allow school groups and guest visitation is lower. Arriving when we first open is the best way to avoid crowds though keep in mind this is just a guide.
Confreda's Fall Frestival is open Late September through the End of October. Our Farm Market is open year round with a variety of Local sourced produce, deli meats & much more!
Opening Day 2019 is Saturday, September 14th and our hours are 10am - 5pm.
Weather often affects our ability to open on some day so please check our Facebook page for details
From the South (Connecticut)
Follow I-95 North toward Providence. Take the left fork onto I-295 NORTH
toward Woonsocket. Take Exit #4 (Plainfield Pike), Bear left at the end of the exit.
Take a left onto Comstock Parkway (At the CVS).
Follow this road to the first traffic light. Turn right onto Scituate Avenue Follow for about two miles. We are located on the left side.
From the North (Boston)
Take I-95 South toward Providence. Take fork right onto I-295 SOUTH
toward Woonsocket. Take Exit #4 (Plainfield Pike) Bear right at end of exit.
Take a left onto Comstock Parkway (At the CVS).
Follow this road to the first traffic light Turn right onto Scituate Avenue Follow for about two miles. We are located on the left side.
There are many activities at Confreda's Fall Festival. From Train Rides to Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins. Admission into the Pumpkin Patch is free. Pumpkins are priced depending on the size. For More information about pricing See Pricing
Parking is free at Confreda's Fall Festival. We have two parking lots that fit up to 550 cars. Our first parking lot is the one you will enter upon arrival, this is for the Farm Market & Garden Center only. If you follow the left side of our Farm Market there is our larger parking lot for the Fall Festival. On busy days, you'll be directed where to park so watch for signage upon your arrival.
If you see people parking on the street please be advised that we highly do not reccomend that as it poses a great danger for adults and children alike. We have expanded our parking by nearly double the past few years and many of our guests remember having to park in the street. Again, we have plenty of parking behind the Farmers Market in our Fall Festival Parking Lot.
As you can imagine, weekends before and after colombus day weekend are our busiest time with most arrivals happening from 11 am - 2 pm. On Saturdays and occasionally on Sundays during September and October, our parking area may reach capacity despite our best efforts. When this occurs, guests often choose to park on the side of the road outside the Farm Market entrance. This is not something we advise and if you choose to park on the roadside, it is at your discretion and risk. If you are uncomfortable with parking on the roadside, we advise you to visit in the morning when our gates open at 10am on weekends. If you visit on an off-peak day, you are generally able to just park where you find a spot inside the gates.
Our rural setting doesn't lend itself to all the comforts of home. City water and sewer do not reach the Farm and septic tanks are impractical so you will find Port-o-Johns instead. A little hand sanitizer and some "just-in-case" pocket tissues make for good companions. Please be conscientious of other guests and help us keep these areas clean. Please let us know at the Ticket Booth if you have concerns and we will address them the best we can.
We know dogs are members of the family but we are unable to allow them during our Fall Festival. We are a real working farm which at times can be an issue for most pets.
We do allow properly trained service animals. Please expect to bring and present the proper documentation upon entrance of the Hayride, Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze & Farm Market.
We take dogs left in cars very seriously. Because we do not have shaded areas where you can leave your dog safely, we ask that you please leave your pooch at home unless someone remains in your air-conditioned car with your dog during your visit. Dogs can have a stroke or a seizure...even 5 minutes can kill. On days when the temperature is 75 degrees, temps in the car can reach 118 degrees-even when the car is parked in the shade with the windows cracked.
We know how much fun it is to explore our scenic farm in the fall and this pleasure is included in the purchase price of all our produce and products. Loads of love and effort go into creating and maintaining this little slice of paradise, and tempting though it may be to just stop in for a visit to enjoy the scenery or visit the animals, please keep in mind that this is our family's livelihood and when all is said and done, we depend on your purchases to enable us to continue to share this experience with you and future generations. So grab a basket, hop on a hay ride or pack a gift basket full of fall goodies and revel in the majesty of the season. We thank you for your patronage and for allowing us to continue to do what we love - share our farm with you.
Confreda's is a working farm so expect to see tractors and employees out and about on the farm. For your family's safety, we ask that you keep children with you at all times and do not allow them to free roam the farm and that you adhere to all of the posted rules. There are designated, fenced-in play areas where you can loosen the reigns a bit and just relax and enjoy the scenery. We ask that you picnic only at the pavilions and tables and not in the fields or play areas. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Confreda's is a great place to bring a group.
Please see our group discount page
All youth oriented groups (schools, homeschools, youth groups, church groups, scout troops) must register by calling us at 401-827-5000 in order to recieve a discount. Field Trip groups on weekends do not receive the educational lesson but should still register with us.
Groups without children (Tourism Bus Groups, Senior Centers, College Groups, etc...) are asked to contact as before scheduling. Some weekends we are near capacity and cannot offer discounts.
Confreda's also offers educational fields trips during the week. For more information, see our Education Page.
Confreda's Fall Festival also offers birthday parties. For more information see our Birthday Party Page
Plan a Visit Soon and Often!
To make the most of your visit here's a handy list of Items you may want to pack:
Camera with empty memory card or phone so you can take amazing photos
Tissues - Because it's always better to be prepared.
Credit Card / Cash - We accept all major Credit Card at most registers. We do not accept Checks or EBT
Water - It gets hot out there!
Print out of Directions to Confredas
Cooler for taking home tasty treats like fresh apple cider, our home-made apple pies or any of our delicious seasonal produce.
Comfortable shoes - Our Farm offers a fantastic scenic view but the ground is often uneven terrain and comfy, practical shoes make the day much more enjoyable and safer.
A Shopping List - Before arriving it's a good idea to have an idea of what you'll be be creating with your purchases. Our Farm Market has a full selection of locally sourced produce at competitive prices.