Fear on the Farm at McCray’s

The McCray family has been creating a haunted Halloween experience with Fear on the Farm since 1990. With more than 25 years in the scaring business, the family haunting has come to include numerous scares only found on the farmland. If you’re looking for a real thrill this Halloween, Fear On the Farm is the place to be!

 

“We’ve been offering our haunted hayride for 25 years since Dan Augusto of Holyoke brought the idea to my grandfather Don McCray, who agreed to let him give it a try on our farmlands,” said Doug McCray, head of the farmland.

Take a haunted hayride through McCray’s farm for a Halloween experience you won’t soon forget. Featuring more than 100 actors, many of whom continue to return year after year, the hayride will give visitors a real fright. Zombies, a clown tunnel, and a pig family are just a few of the scenes designed to scare.

 

McCray’s farm features food stands, the farm’s very own creamery, and miniature golf to keep visitors entertained. Adult hayrides begin at 7 p.m., and the kid’s hayride runs between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

 

The Munchkin Mash creates a not-so-frightening experience for kids under seven years old too. With a theme of “Nightmare Before Christmas,” this year is the perfect year to pay a visit to McCray’s farm!

 

If you need a ride to get you there, come check out our collection of cars here at Steve Lewis Subaru.

Finding the Perfect Fall Family Activity

Are you looking for a fun fall family activity? Fall will soon be arriving on September 22. For many, it’s the best season of the year. Whether you want to do something relaxing like apple picking, or if you prefer something a little more adventurous, everyone can find something fun to do this fall.

Top on the list of fall activities is harvesting apples, according Women’s Day magazine. Massachusetts has some of the best apple orchards around, as now is the perfect time of year to go picking. You can not only select your favorites, but also learn new recipes for homemade cider, pies, and more. Apples are truly a fall staple, and there’s nothing more fun than getting outdoors with the family.

Camping is also a blast in the fall, especially when the weather is mild. Subaru models are great for getting outdoors, as vehicles like the Forester and Outback have roomy interiors, capable powertrains, and tall ride heights to help you avoid obstacles when you drive on rough terrain. In addition to basic supplies, always be sure to pack plenty of bug spray and a first-aid kit when camping.

Would you rather stay indoors? Try a fall recipe. Pumpkins are great for carving, but you can also find varieties that are particularly great for cooking. Other gourds can make tasty fall dishes, resulting in stews and slow-roasted recipes.

For more fun fall ideas, come speak with our staff at Steve Lewis Subaru.

Barks and Brews 2018

Bring your dog and enjoy Barks and Brews 2018 this summer

Summer is well on its way, and the Hadley area is heating up! There’s plenty to do in this area, and you can bring your canine companion with you. If you’re a dog person looking for a good time, head out to Barks and Brews 2018 this June!

Barks and Brews 2018 takes place on June 24 at Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton. The VIP hour starts at 12 p.m. General admission begins at 1 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and support the Dakin Humane Society. Last year, the Barks and Brews event raised $25,000. This year, that goal has been raised to $35,000.

The event is open to attendees 21 years of age and older. The purchase of a single ticket includes a complimentary beer from the brewery and free parking. Local food trucks, like Bistro Bus, will have food available for purchase.

Dogs are welcome and will enjoy a variety of activities. The North King Animal Clinic will put on a Splash Zone. Nail trimming and baths will be available from Fur’s A Flyin’ Pet Grooming and Day Camp and HydroDog respectively. The Good Dog Spot will offer photo booth family portraits. Dogs can get a quick treat supplied by the Paw Street Barkery too. Puppy accessories are available from SassyPuppyCo.

We here at Steve Lewis Subaru can’t wait to see all of the local pet owners and their canine companions at this year’s Barks and Brews event!

Subaru’s Dog Ads Make a Return

 

The Barkley family is back and looking better than ever in Subaru’s most recent set of ads. Featured in the “Dog Tested. Dog Approved” ad campaign, the Barkleys are a family Labrador and golden retrievers. Needless to say, their place in Subaru’s dog ads have earned them more than a few fans.

Subaru’s most recent dog-friendly ad campaign is composed of four 30-second commercials. Dubbed “Driving Lesson,” “Car Wash,” “Drive Away,” and “Drop Off,” the ads put these lovable pups in situations that many humans have faced at least once in their life.

Driving Lesson” features one of the puppies getting, well, a driving lesson in the Subaru Impreza. Along the way, the pup gets distracted by some geese and knocks over a mailbox.

Drop Off” features the two parents dropping their puppy off for the first day of school. Amid all the dog whimpers from behind the wheel of the upcoming Subaru Ascent, we’ve got to say that we here at Steve Lewis Subaru love the look of the three-row SUV.

In “Car Wash,” the Barkley’s get their Subaru Ascent hosed down after what looks like an off-road adventure.

The final ad, “Drive Away,” features a teen retriever pulling the start-and-stop prank on dad. In the end, the teen is no longer behind the wheel of the Subaru Crosstrek.

To test drive any of the featured vehicles or for more info, visit us at Steve Lewis Subaru today!

Subaru Unveils New Performance Concept Car in Tokyo

performance concept car

The Tokyo Motor Show is always a fun time of year for auto makers and enthusiasts all over the globe. Some brands are busy unveiling the next model year of their current lineup, and others tease fans with futuristic concepts. Subaru joined in the fun by unveiling a new performance concept car, the Subaru VIZIV Performance STI Concept. This is not the first time a concept car bearing the VIZIV name made its appearance in Tokyo, with the first of its kind appearing onstage at last year’s event, too.

The VIZIV STI builds on the design of its prototypical predecessor, with a similar build, but with this concept having a more confident and aggressive look. It also takes some inspiration from previous Impreza models and STI concepts with hot pink accents, a stacked rear wing, and unique badging. Critics suspect that Subaru plans to incorporate the overall look of these concept cars into the next generation of STI models from the brand, which are expected to launch sometime after the year 2020.

Subaru’s STI lineup has remained largely unchanged for the past decade or so, thus necessitating the introduction of a new generation. With the VIZIV performance concept car making multiple appearances at the Tokyo Motor Show, Subaru seems to be hinting that it recognizes this and is working to rectify it.

Alternative Christmas Trees

Alternative Christmas Trees

While it’s a lot of fun to get a freshly cut Christmas tree every year or put up your artificial one with all of your favorite ornaments, you don’t have to be afraid to shy away from tradition. These alternative Christmas tree ideas from Steve Lewis Subaru just might inspire you to try something different this season.

Card Display

This alternative tree is perfect for the person who gets plenty of holiday cards. A tree-shaped piece of plywood is simply attached to the wall, and decorated with string in place of lights and a star on top. You can use the string to display your holiday cards, which take the place of ornaments.

Twine Tree

You can make an easy, rustic DIY tree replacement by dipping twine in white glue, wrapping it around a styrofoam cone, and allowing it to dry. Decorate with small ornaments of your choice.

Peg Board Light Tree

If your favorite part of a Christmas tree is the lights, then you’ll love this option. All you need is a pegboard and a few strings of lights. Stick lights in the board in the shape of a tree and lean it against the wall where your normal tree to go. This option is easy to put up and reusable for years to come.

Fall Festivals in Hadley, MA

Hadley MA Fall Festivals

 

If you’ll be in the Hadley, MA area this fall season, you’re in luck. Not only will you be able to witness the incredible fall colors as the temperature begins to drop, but a wide variety of fall festivals nearby offer plenty to do. Break out the sweater and check out these wonderful festivals happening near you.

 

Three County Fair

 

For those looking for a traditional county fair experience, the Three County Fair in Northampton celebrates an incredible 200 years of fall fun this year. If you’re searching for a great time with a hint of nostalgia for the whole family, the Three County Fair offers agricultural promotion, educational exhibits, competitions, food, horse demonstrations, games, and more. The Three County Fair starts September 1st and lasts until the 4th.

 

Apple Harvest Festival

 

What fall season would be complete without a fall apple festival? Luckily, the annual Apple Harvest Festival returns again to Amherst this year, promising fun for the entire family. Modeled after an old-fashioned New England community fair, the Apple Harvest Festival also features a large exhibition and sale of art by artists from around the country.

 

Oktoberfest Massachusetts

 

A quintessential fall experience for some, Oktoberfest Massachusetts returns to Hadley on October 14th. Featuring live music, food, games, and—of course—beer, Oktoberfest 2017 will be bigger than ever. Located at 138 East St., festivalgoers coming from outside of Hadley are encouraged to arrive via Uber, Lyft, taxi, or the shuttle from Amherst.

 

Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun or a getaway with friends, you’ll have no shortage of things to do this fall if you’re in the Hadley area. Be sure to mark these fall festivals on your calendar now!