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As reported by the Lake George Examiner, some American agritourism destinations are deciding it’s too soon to open. The popular Thurman Fall Farm Tour has been cancelled by the supervising members of the Thurman Station Association. Many public entities such as cities, counties, churches are unwilling to adapt to the required changes and do not want to take the perceived risk of inviting guests to their farms or venues. The popular Half Moon Bay Pumpkin...

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Many People are Discovering Agritourism for the First Time During a recent interview with Bloomberg, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky validated the shift in travel that has been brought on by COVID-19. “The genie is out of the bottle,” Chesky says. “People are now discovering small towns and small communities. They’re discovering national parks, falling in love with the outdoors, and realizing they can go to all sorts of other places. This is an irreversible trend.”...

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new state guidance for agritourism businesses as New York State enters the Fall season. The businesses, which include corn mazes, pick-your-own fruit and vegetable operations, hayrides and haunted houses, are considered low-risk outdoor arts and entertainment and are permitted to operate under New York’s  Guidance here.  “New York State’s amazing outdoor attractions and recreational opportunities are a boon for families and communities during the fall season each year, and we...

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