Our Story

Windy Hill Candle Factory, home of Candyland, offers top selling candles and old fashion retro candy. Since 1995 we have provided factory outlet pricing direct to retailers and consumers. Compare prices to Yankee Candle and save money! Made in USA.

We are located in a beautiful country side setting at 5201 Rt 79, Port Crane, NY 13833 which is just outside of Binghamton, NY and about 8 miles from Animal Adventure Park, home of April the Giraffe.  Click here for directions.
Our factory outlet store is open 10am - 5pm eastern time every day except holidays as listed below! There is NO CHARGE to visit us. We are closed for Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day & Eve and New Year’s Day & Eve.  
If jar candles are being made at the time of your visit, you can watch right from Candyland! Best times are 11am to 2pm Sunday to Thursday. We normally do not make candles January and February except for private tours. Contact us for a private candle making tour and demonstration for your group or family for a $50 fee (up to 20 people)

Learn More About the History of our Candles and Candy

TV News 34 from Binghamton, NY toured Windy Hill Candle Factory in Port Crane to learn more about the 1 Million+ candles that have been made in the USA in upstate New York. Larry Marano, President explained how the candle business also opened up new doors into the old fashioned retro candy business. The company offers over 150 different candle scents and the type of candy that many fondly remember as "penny candy".

Customers can purchase direct at the factory outlet store at wholesale prices not typically offered by other providers like Yankee Candles.

 

Windy Hill Candle Factory has become a very popular tourist destination in this upstate New York area around Binghamton

Save 25% or more buying direct from the manufacturer! Our famous Buy 1 Get 1 FREE jar candle is in-store only and online orders get FREE shipping on purchases over $50 or flat rate $5.99 for smaller orders (US orders only) Great for homes, cottages, offices, dorm rooms, campers, etc. For those new at Binghamton University or SUNY Broome come on out and visit us! And we're about 8 miles from Animal Adventure Park, home of April the giraffe!

Candyland - the Sweetest Place on Earth!

Ever wish you could find the candy from your childhood years that used to be penny candy? Great selection for all ages. Wholesale prices for nostalgic and novelty candy, sour candy, lollipops, and more. Available at our store in upstate NY or online.

Windy Hill Candle Factory, the home of Candyland, has become a very popular destination in this upstate New York area around Binghamton.

For those new at Binghamton University or SUNY Broome come on out and visit us! And we're about 8 miles from Animal Adventure Park, home of April the giraffe!

Customers can purchase direct at the factory outlet store at wholesale prices not typically offered by other candle providers like Yankee Candles.

In the Beginning...

I was disabled in a major car accident in 1995 and put on Social Security at age 42. I could no longer afford paying high prices for quality candles like Yankee Candle, so I decided to make my own. After 6 months of testing and thousands of dollars in samples, I developed our exclusive recipes. I developed candles that are long lasting, clean burning and stronger smelling than any other on the market.

Back then Social Security was smart, they offered me a "back to work" offer where I could try to start a business and work at it for 3 years without losing my benefits. I started this business in 1995 and by offering quality candles at wholesale prices we now host over 1 million visitors per year between our website and factory store - 20+ years and counting!

Candyland started when the recession hit all small businesses very hard. We always had some candy in our store but I wanted to do more. I wondered if the candy I enjoyed when I was a kid was still around. I found out that many people we looking for retro candy. So we started going to the candy shows to search them out. We actually got married at a candy show!

People loved the new items so we kept adding more and formally started Candyland. Within 6 months candy was outselling our candles that we have sold since 1995!  So we continue to look for the new items and add them to our retro items. You can see photos in the visit Candyland section.  Check back often and please tell your friends about us.