2021 COVID-19 Procedures
While COVID-19 is still prevalent, we adhere to the following:
  • We follow CDC, State of New York, and local guidelines related to business operations during the pandemic.
  • As of Wednesday, May 19, 2021, per new Center for Disease Control (CDC) and New York State guidelines, Old McDonald's Farm will no longer require vaccinated individuals to wear masks in the Visitors Center or on the hayride. If you have not been vaccinated or prefer added precautions, please continue to wear a mask and social distance accordingly.
  • Please stay home if you are not feeling well, have COVID-19 symptoms, or you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Old McDonald’s Farm policies and procedures

Online Ticketing: Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to ensure space availability. https://bookeo.com/oldmcdonaldhasafarm .
  • 65 people will be accepted per hour on weekends, and 55 people per hour will be accepted on weekdays. Walk-ins will be allowed as long as tickets are available for that time and day. If the time slots are full, unfortunately, walk-ins will not be allowed entry.
  • Season pass holders do not need to purchase tickets online or reserve their space. We have already accounted for season pass holders in our space availability.
  • We encourage online ticketing and continue to limit space availability because we want to provide a positive experience for all of our visitors! We learned last year that people enjoy the farm more when there are no lines! As the season progresses, especially into late summer fall, we will increase our weekend space availability.

Masks:
  • As of Wednesday, May 19, 2021, per new Center for Disease Control (CDC) and New York State guidelines, Old McDonald's Farm will no longer require vaccinated individuals to wear masks in the Visitors Center or on the hayride. If you have not been vaccinated or prefer added precautions, please continue to wear a mask and social distance accordingly.
  • Masks are not required when families are outside.
  • Masks ARE required for children in the bounce houses.
  • Masks are never required for children under 2 years old and for people with medical conditions that prevent them from covering their mouth and nose.

Bounce Houses:
  • All children must be masked at all times (during COVID protocols)
  • Each chid must sanitize their hands before entering and after exiting the bounce houses.
  • Bigger kids should not jump with small children unless assisting a sibling.
  • Staff will clean the bounce houses throughout the day.
  • Age 2 and older permitted with the following restrictions:
85 lbs and under permitted
Only ages 2-6 may use the small bounce house
No more than 4 children / bounce house
Parents must be present to supervise their children.
Time in the bounce houses is “unlimited” UNLESS other children are waiting. Our staff reserves the right to ask your children to exit the bounce houses if other children are waiting.

Hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the property. Hand-washing is available in the bathrooms at the Visitors Center and hayride-loading area.

Capacity in the café will be limited to current NYS Dept. of Health guidelines.

Please limit food and beverage consumption inside the Visitors Center to seated areas.
Keep your family or party together and socially distance yourself from other groups.