Harvest Festival Update

The Harvest Festival promises to be a fun-filled day packed with activities. For those of you who signed up (reservations are closed at this time) and are attending, here’s what you can expect:

Be sure to check in first thing when you arrive – see the check in area near the tents – and parking will be on the north side, weather permitting.

Various games will be offered on the front lawn.T-shirts, hats and cookbooks will be for sale – everything is $12 per item, cash or check only. All proceeds raised from these sales is used to provide shares to families in need, so be supportive!

The festival is a potluck – the farm will provide hotdogs and hamburgers along with drinks, but each family should plan on bringing a side dish or a dessert that will feed 8.

We are optimistic that we’ll have horses and mules performing demos of farm activities throughout the day.

The ever popular stick horse race for the kids begins at noon.Once again we’ll have a jam and canning contest – all contestants need to have your entries to the judging stand by 1:00pm.

Hayrides will be offered throughout the day, and there should be enough pumpkins for everyone to get one.

Chile peppers are available for self picking throughout the day. Each family may have one tray roasted at the farm for $5 – please be patient as the line is sometimes long for this. Alternatively, you may easily roast them yourself at home on the grill.The apple press will be running until everything is pressed – families are asked to bring a bag of apples if you’d like to participate.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday!


3 responses to “Harvest Festival Update

  1. This is the first mention that I heard of pumpkins and hayrides or we probably would have r.s.v.p.’d! It’s a really long drive for us so I decided we’d skip “our” farm festival and go to a nearby farm for pumpkins later on. Bummer. 😦

  2. What time does the Festival begin? This update was great, but needing the basics so we can plan our trip. Thanks.

    • Sorry Marc that I didn’t include that – it was in a prior newsletter so I thought everyone knew that. It starts at 11am and ends at 4 – everyone is expected to help clean up at 4 so that we don’t leave the Monroes with a disaster!

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