Liberty Ridge Farm kicks off 2012 at the Capital Region’s Premier Bridal Show Extravaganza

SCHAGHTICOKE, NY (01/27/2012)(readMedia)– Liberty Ridge Farm kicks off 2012 at the Capital Region’s Premier Bridal Show Extravaganza. The Annual Hall of Springs Wedding Show takes place on January 29, 2012 from 11am to 3pm. Liberty Ridge Farm will be located in the Saratoga Auto Museum portion of the show surrounded by iconic vintage automobiles. Liberty Ridge Farm offers weddings venues at their award winning destination in Schaghticoke, N.Y. on the banks of the picturesque Hoosic River.

From Blue Jeans to Bow Ties, Liberty Ridge Farm offers indoor and outdoor wedding venues with breathtaking views that dazzle and delight. The Gifford Barn, a Dutch style barn hosts 2400 sq. ft. of reception space decorated in an equestrian theme, high ceilings, exposed beams and beautiful cherry harvest tables that offer the ultimate in rustic elegance. The Bridal Room located within the Gifford Barn gives the bride and her bridal party a place to relax, share and get ready for their special day. A sweeping hard wood deck runs the entire length of the Gifford Barn, just steps outside of the “Quincy Room” showcasing inspiring views of the grounds and the Hoosic River. The deck is a prime location where groups can enjoy cocktails, conversations and camaraderie, the deck also acts as a spectacular observation point for an optional fireworks display. Outdoor receptions are nestled on the edge of a 12 acre cornfield in the festive 4000 sq. ft. event tent. The tents charm has a fanciful sentiment that presents fantastic photo opportunities in every corner, boasting a large dance floor, ambiance lighting and choice of elegant or casual seating options.

In addition to attending the farm’s first wedding show, Liberty Ridge Farm has been busy preparing for the upcoming wedding season by adding a new wedding ceremony site on the farm, a new cultured stone walkway that leads up to the Grand Entrance of the Gifford Barn and new wedding options including; a DJ company that has an laser light show set to music, a Grand Fireworks display, and even a children’s activity hour so the parents can enjoy cocktail hour while the kids are entertained with age appropriate activities during the celebration. At Liberty Ridge Farm the wedding party and guests have the farm for the day, with staff that attend to their every need. If a couple have a caterer in mind Liberty Ridge provides space so a couple may choose their own licensed caterer or Liberty Ridge’s own Farmhouse kitchen is presenting catering packages. If the Bride or Groom are looking for local catering options, Liberty Ridge Farm also works closely with Longfellows and the Old Daley Inn Catering Company to provide a wide variety of catering options.

“Our wedding offering has been refined as our destination has been growing in popularity. We couldn’t be more thrilled about becoming a part of so many couples special day, said Cynthia Gifford owner of Liberty Ridge Farm. Our focus has been on creating a venue with the country charm that so many couples have been looking for. Our Farmhouse kitchen is now presenting wedding packages with local foods being offered on our menu. We are now offering a new children’s activity hour in response to recent requests for a wedding option, what a great solution to entertain the children during the wedding celebration. Our farm staff take all the children in attendance to Brad’s Barnyard, a combination of hands on age appropriate outdoor activities, giving parents an opportunity to relax and enjoy the cocktail hour. This options makes the kids feel special and gives them something really enjoyable to do while in the midst of such an adult centered event. This year we have added many new options as niches within our wedding packages. These are just a few reason “We Grow Memories”, with each step on our farm.”

Liberty Ridge Farm is the Northeast’s premier agri-tourism destination. Now in their 13th Season the Farm is opening full year round. Liberty Ridge Farm has entertained families for 12 Seasons, coming up with new and exciting corn maze designs that delight hearts and minds. The 2012 season marks the first year that Liberty Ridge Farm embarks on offering something in every season of the year. Liberty Ridge Farm currently offers their location for corporate events, social gatherings, company picnics, school educational field trips, weddings, sweet sixteen parties and more. The agri-tourism season runs from Mid September to Early November each year offering the public over 20 child inspired activities that combine a full day of adventure with food, fun and entertainment all in one place.

Liberty Ridge Farm, 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke, NY.

visit or call             518-664-1515       .

For information regarding this press release:

Contact Michael Velardi-518-207-6052


ALBANY CAPITAL REGION SKI LESSONS NESQUIK Bunny visits Maple Ski Ridge to officially launch Ski & Snowboarding weekend lessons for 2012.

ROTTERDAM, NY (01/07/2012)– NESQUIK Bunny visits Maple Ski Ridge to officially launch Ski & Snowboarding weekend lessons for 2012.

In their traditional family fun style, Maple Ski Ridge is welcoming the NESQUIK bunny Saturday, January 7th & Sunday, January 8th. The NESQUIK bunny will be there to kick off the opening of weekend lessons. This coincides with the 1st week of after school ski and snowboarding program. The NESQUIK bunny will be bringing free samples of NESQUIK chocolate milk and some extra special goodies for all to enjoy. The weather outlook is giving Maple Ski Ridge time to make more snow for the fun activities, in preperation for the visit from the NESQUIK bunny. Everyone is invited to Maple Ski Ridge to share in the weekend, if they are enrolled in weekend lessons, just enjoying a nice weekend on our slopes, or stop in the lodge and get a samples of NESQUIK chocolate milk and take advantage of a photo opportunity with the NESQUIK bunny.

Maple Ski Ridge is in the middle of their 49th winter season, making a base of man made snow as they battle through the ever changing temperament of the northeast. Most ski and snowboarding destinations inside NY have been starved of much needed cold weather and natural snow needed to make snow consistently. Maple Ski Ridge has been able to make a base of manmade snow and they are currently operating at about 80% of full capacity. The recent break in the weather has given them the subzero temperatures needed to start a base on unopened trails. Maple Ski Ridge determined that in “perfect” snow making conditions one of their snow guns can cover a 30ft by 60ft area with one foot of snow in an hour. Maple Ski Ridge has more than a half dozen snow guns and if the current cold weather continues Maple Ski Ridge can play catch up with the snow making Winter ski & snowboarding season.

When the snow can’t be made, the staff is busy fine tuning equipment for rentals and ensuring their newly purchased Burton equipment is ready & safe. Maple Ski Ridge is always busy checking on equipment on the mountain such as the lifts and tow ropes to make sure when the conditions are in their favor, they will be ready & safe for people who visit. The lodge has a roaring fire each day as an invitation to sit and relax while watching young ones take the lift or ski the bunny hill. The lodge is constantly preparing, ensuring the lodge in clean, warm and inviting for all the families and friends who will come to spend the weekend riding the trails.

“We are so excited to finally be able to have families come out for the first weekend of ski and snowboarding lessons of the 2012 season. It is always exciting for the kids and parents alike to see how the kids have developed from last year and watch little ones take their first lessons,” said Kate Michener, Marketing/Special Events Coordinator. It is wonderful to see families return to us and the Schenectady ski school for lessons, we always appreciate their loyalty to us and are pleased that even though the perception is that there is no snow in the Northeast they have still showed up and seen that that is truly not the case. We were fully prepared for all after school lessons that have already happened and are prepared for the weekend lessons that are about to start and look forward optimistically for a successful ski and snowboarding season.”

Maple Ski Ridge is “The Capital Regions Best Kept Secret” where it is easy to ski local and ski often is open for the 49th winter season. Located in the rolling hills of Rotterdam just minutes off the NYS Thruway offering families a winter destination to share snowy adventures. Maple Ski Ridge offers daily Skiing and a Snowboarding on two chair lifts and two surface tows with 4 skill level hills. The winter after-school program and ski and snowboard lessons are open for enrollment with private and group lessons to begin January 3rd, 2012. The Maple Ski Ridge lesson and after school programs host all experience levels with an outlet to exercise and enjoy the winter in the Capital Region of Albany, NY. A partnership with Burton brings the newest learn to ride center to the northeast at Maple Ski Ridge. This newly formed kids program combines exclusively built snow boards and specially trained instructors to give the children the success and confidence that need to develop their skills and have fun in their winter adventures. Maple Ski Ridge is open year round as a host to ; Weddings, Family reunions, Private parties, Work functions, Bachelor parties, Bridal & Baby showers, and serves as premier location for charity fundraisers.

For more details you can reach Kate at Maple Ski Ridge 518-381-4700


2725 Mariaville Rd. Rotterdam, NY 12306.

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