Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill Debuts Nighttime Bonfires and Open-air Taproom

The Armada attraction is also offering its Haunted Weekends events, apple and pumpkin picking, and family-friendly farm activities this fall
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Blake’s Orchard Square Tap Room will serve hard cider and beer and offer grab-and-go food. // Photograph courtesy of Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill

Blake’s is ushering in fall with a lineup of new events and attractions. This season, the Armada orchard and cider mill is launching nighttime bonfires and an open-air gathering spot that features a taproom and live music.

Those who reserve the Nighttime Bonfire package at Blake’s can enjoy a private seating area, cider, and donuts. Packages are $16.95 a person, and for an additional cost, guests can add on a s’mores kit or a meal kit, which includes hot dogs or nachos, an ear of sweet corn, and a bag of chips. A minimum of 20 persons is required to book the bonfires, which are held Friday and Saturday evenings from Sept. 25 through Oct. 31.

Blake’s is also debuting the Orchard Square and Tap. Open daily at noon, the open-air gathering spot features a taproom that serves the company’s hard cider and beer as well as offers grab-and-go food. The Orchard Square and Tap will also host live music on the weekends, bonfires, and cornhole.

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Pick apples at Blake’s now through the end of October. // Photograph courtesy of Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill

Returning attractions and events include U-Pick Apples and Pumpkins, which gives guests the chance to pick their own selection of apples now through the end of October and pumpkins from mid-September through October; the Barnyard Funland, Train Rides, and Adventure Area, a family-friendly destination with more than 30 activities such as animal petting farm, corn maze, and a rock wall; and Haunted Weekends, a lineup of weekend events happening from Sept. 19 to Oct. 31 that include Zombie Paintball, the Spookyland 3D Maze, and a Haunted Hayride.

Safety is a priority at Blake’s this season, and as a result, guests can expect to see some changes. “Blake’s is committed to offering a family-oriented experience and this fall season that tradition will continue, with the care and concern of our guests and staff top of mind,” says Andrew Blake, president of Blake Family of Companies. “To ensure a safe environment for all to enjoy, we will be closely monitoring capacity at all times, thoroughly sanitizing all common areas, opening additional open-air venues and, of course, featuring acres of outdoor space for guests to enjoy.”

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