In 2016, my wife, Lauren, and I decided to purchase the property that used to be Bennington Hills Golf Course. With 120 acres, we had a blank canvas to work with. Fortitude Outdoor Fitness was created with the mindset of an outdoor fitness training location. We held 5K races, team building, and fitness classes. From there we expanded into a venue by hosting private parties and weddings, calling it Fortitude Outdoor Fitness & Venue.
Our farming lifestyle started in 2019 with a half-acre pumpkin patch. We learned a lot from the small patch and decided it was something we wanted to do, only more.
2020, the year of Covid-19, we focused on utilizing more of the land and changed our name to Fortitude Farms & Events. We increased our patch size to 10 acres, adding more pumpkins, squash, wildflowers, sunflowers, and decorative corn. We plant an 8-acre corn maze for fall fun and a tubing hill for some winter fun.
We take pride in the land and what/how we evolve. From fitness to venue to farm, we offer more on one piece of property than ever before. Summer, Fall & Winter are filled with events, u cut flowers, sand volleyball, dinners in the garden, winter tubing, and more. Our goal is for you to have a great time and experience when you visit Fortitude Farms & Events!
- Alec Faber, owner of Fortitude Farms & Events