To make your tour as fun as can be, please read all of the instructions below carefully...
We're so glad to welcome you to our farm!! We hope you love it as much as we do. We think it's the most magical place in the world, and we thank you for coming by to share it with us. You'll get to see the goats, Farmer John, the cats, and every other living thing on the farm. We also have the nicest volunteers on site who will share the history of the farm, and answer all your questions.
ATTN GARDEN PARTY & HARVEST FESTIVAL TOUR TICKET HOLDERS: Because of the volume of visitors during these festivals, there is not enough room for parking on the farm. All ticket holders must take the Beekman Farm shuttle bus that makes a continuous loop between the farm and the Beekman 1802 Mercantile in downtown Sharon Springs. Please hop on the bus in front of the Mercantile one half hour before your scheduled tour. (But don't panic if you're a little late. You can hop on the next bus.) All other tours scheduled during the year have parking directly on the farm.
1. TICKETS: Please print and bring your email receipt from your ticket purchase. This will serve as your ticket.
2. WAIVERS: Please download, print, and fill out this liability form, and bring it with you during your assigned tour time. Each guest, including minors, will need their own form. (We need this for insurance and zoning purposes.)
3. PHOTOS: Photos are allowed everywhere on the farm except through the windows of the house (we don't always make our bed!) Farmer John will be on-hand to chat and take photos.
4. PARKING: Parking is available at the farm during any tour except tours taking place during the Garden Party Festival (Memorial Day) and Harvest Festival (September.) For tours scheduled during those festivals, please see shuttle information above. Parking during non-festival weekend tours is provided on farm property. Someone will be on hand to direct you to a space. Address for GPS: 6725 State Route 10, Sharon Springs, NY. (Beekman 1802 assumes no liability for any damages to vehicles, property or person.)
5. POTTY: There are no public facilities on the farm, so please use one of the Porta Potties in the village before you depart. Or, you are more than welcome to pee behind a hay bale in the field. That's what we do.
6. DRESS: We're not sure what the weather will be like, but tours will go on rain or shine. So be sure to wear your muck-boots (of course!) and please pack an umbrella for the trip. Think about layers in case it's windy or cold. Cuz it's usually windy or cold.
7. ACCESSIBILITY: The tour of the farm covers the grounds, barn & gardens. If you have trouble with mobility, we will do our best to accommodate you, just let a guide know. We want everyone to have the best time possible and will go out of our way to make the tour as accessible as possible.
9. FESTIVAL INFO: If you're visiting the farm during a Sharon Springs Festival weekend, there are many fun things to do in town. There's always a list of scheduled events on Beekman1802.com. But please remember that Sharon Springs is a tiny village that swells to over 15 times its population during festival weekends. Which is what makes it fun. And kinda crazy. Local volunteers do everything ourselves, including porta-potty and trash duty! Everyone does their very best to make sure everyone has a good time, and there are plenty of volunteers milling about. If you need anything, just ask a local.
10. MOST IMPORTANTLY: Have fun!
Josh, Brent & Farmer John