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


Maple Ski Ridge is supporting Schalmont Students affected by the floods that ravaged Rotterdam Junction

Maple Ski Ridge is supporting Schalmont Students affected by the floods the ravaged Rotterdam Junction

Rotterdam, NY

Maple Ski Ridge is giving back to Schalmont students who were displaced or lost belongings during the floods that ravaged Rotterdam Junction in an effort to bring joy to families during a tough holiday season. Maple ski is offering a ski or snowboarding season passes to children and families who were affected by the flood, Parents or guardians are encouraged to contact Maple Ski Ridge at 518-381-4700.

We feel terrible abut the people and children affected by the floods, we want to do anything to support our community and the children to ensure they have a positive holiday and winter season, said Kate Michener Marketing/ Special Events Coordinator at Maple Ski Ridge.” “Schalmont is our School district, we have had a long standing after school program with Jefferson elementary, and have become the winter place to go on Friday nights. Our after school program and weekend programs have welcomed thousands of children as they come to learn on the rolling Rotterdam hills. We know some of our communities children and their families had some major setbacks this year, that is why we didn’t give it a second thought to make sure families from the Junction could come over with free passes to ski or snowboard. This is the least we could do to try to help children and families through what they are going through, especially around the holidays. This offer even extends to families with children who have never been on skies or a snowboard in an effort to be a bright spot in hearts and minds as they battle a tough year. This is our way of giving them all a big Maple Ski Ridge hug, sending them up the hill to give them a break to enjoy an awesome winter activity.”

Maple Ski Ridge has been active in the community for over 4 decades now, each year they focus on an effort to ensure struggling families have the community support needed to have food on the table long after the holiday season. In a continued effort with the Regional Food Bank they have started a food drive to increase food donations over the holiday season , Maple Ski Ridge encourages donations all the time, but each Tuesday we offer the BOGO lift ticket special. We ask everyone to bring 5 canned goods to the admission counter each Tuesday to receive a Free lift ticket with they purchase a lift ticket.

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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