Windmill Farm and Craft Market


Penn Yan, New York

Located in the “heart of it all” and situated on 44 tree-lined acres, The Windmill Farm and Craft Market is nestled in the rolling hills of Upstate New York, south of Penn Yan, north of Watkins Glen and bordered by Keuka and Seneca Lakes. It began more than 30 years ago with one man’s dream, a bulldozer, volunteers, a barn raising and the selling of hot dogs. Today, the Windmill is growing stronger than ever.

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The Windmill is home to more than 175 shops that are filled with handcrafted items too numerous to count. You will discover great food, tasty treats, fresh produce, flowers, furniture, fashion, hands-on activities and more. Their staff recommends groups allow two to three hours at The Windmill, but a whole day can easily be spent leisurely shopping, watching crafters create, enjoying live entertainment and just having fun with family and friends.

The Windmill offers many on-site dining options ranging from full restaurants to snack options. With six wineries, a brewery and a distillery, the Windmill is a one-stop destination for tastings. It is easy to understand why they are in high demand for large and small group tours, which are always welcome. The Windmill welcomes limos, small buses and large motorcoaches. There is ample parking for multiple motorcoaches and the facility can accommodate several thousand people at a time. Reservations for group tours are not required, but The Windmill would like to preregister group tours so they can be welcomed with a step-on guide and receive exclusive incentives (available to registered groups only). Phone (315) 536-3032 to make a reservation.

To keep up to date with events, celebrations, demonstrations or special guests, visit the Windmill Farm and Craft Market’s Facebook page or their Web site at The Windmill is open every Saturday from the end of April to the middle of December, as well as Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day and the Fourth of July, and is a pet-friendly, family fun destination in the country. The Windmill, “Better than you remember, more than you can imagine.  

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