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Pumpkin Day October 16 !!

Posted 10/13/2010 10:15pm by Sam Bellamy.

 

Pumpkin Day is October 16, this Saturday, 9am -4:30pm.

 

For many people

Pumpkin Day holds some of their most pleasant memories. If you haven’t been to Pumpkin Day it is much more than something to do. It is something to experience. It is a very good way to celebrate the Fall season. The farm atmosphere brings many simple joys and reminds us that life is not about ourselves. The old farm games provide an opportunity to be a kid again and for good reasons. You can share the moment with your kids in way you rarely get to. You have lots of opportunity to encourage your child as they do things that may be new to them or maybe they tried them last year but they just know they can do them this year. Positive reinforcement, genuine desire to help them achieve simple success on their own level. Relating without the distractions, the parent can share the moment and build rich meaningful memories. So whether it is painting a pumpkin or participating in animal sounds, stilts or sack races seize the opportunity.

 

This is the climax for the Naspig season. There are more pig races through out the day than any other day. The races usually determine the outcome for the leaders in the point race. The pigs usually have developed an interest in running by now.

 Old farm games such as sack races, corn shelling, cob throwing, pumpkin archery, seed spitting, apple eating, stilt races, tug of war, pumpkin pull.

Pumpkin Day , what to look for.

 The younger kids have their own village to themselves with games as well, just for them. Box train, teepee, straw house, many little houses, ring toss, cob throwing, stick horses.

The hay maze, the hand pump, the barnyard and scarecrows, the pig races, stilts and the games are all free. The music and dancing entertainment is free. There are lots of places to take pictures. Plus there is no admission.

Other activities do have a fee. Painting pumpkins is $7-8, Pony rides are about $5 ( I think?) , hay rides are $2, Pick your own pumpkins to the Pumpkin Patch is $16 which includes the whole family riding the wagon and the first pumpkin. You can pick more pumpkins if you want. They are priced according to size, large $8, med $4, small $2, mini jacks and gourds .25. If we introduce a hay jump it too will have a small fee, possibly .25-.50 per jump.

There is food available at the snack wagon or in the bakery. Be sure to try our apple cider. It gets very good comments.

The farm market is open as well, the produce market featuring a good selection of Mountain apples, tomatoes, beans, sweet potatoes, greens, organic heirloom pumpkins, persimmons, chestnuts and more. The bakery has lots of pies and desserts. The Garden Center has tons of Fall decor , pumpkins, straw bales, corn stalks and then a whole line of fall flowers such as large, colorful mums in many colors. Keep in mind they have some good holiday gift ideas too.

    Don’t forget about night time hay rides by reservation .

 

We at Indigo Farms thank you for allowing us to serve you. Please help spread the word not only about Pumpkin Day but about the many ways we can help you throughout the seasons.

 

We at Indigo Farms thank you for allowing us to serve you. Please help spread the word not only about Pumpkin Day but about the many ways we can help you throughout the seasons.

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