Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch 2018

Join us September 29 through October 31 every day from 9AM -6PM for the Gilchrist Farm Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch!  

Weekdays Pony Rides and Wagon Rides are available from 2-6PM Only.  Straw Bale Maze and Petting Zoo are open all day.

No dogs please.  We accept cash and credit cards.  Open 9AM-6PM on Halloween.

Each Weekend we have a fun filled line up of activities and vendors, including Straw Bale Maze, Straw Slide, Wagon Rides, Pony Rides, Horse Rides, Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating, Fall Farm Crafts, Pumpkin Sling Shot, Live Entertainment, Fundraiser Bake Sale (every weekend), Caramel Apples, Roasted Corn on the Cob, Food Trucks, Petting Zoo, Pig Races, Chicken Splat Bingo and FREE Goat Milking Demonstrations each Saturday and Sunday at 9AM.  

Weekdays join us in the Pumpkin Patch from 9AM-6PM.  Straw bale maze & petting zoo open all day.  Pony rides and wagon rides available from 2PM-6PM.   Goat Milking Demonstration 4PM and 5PM.  Farm & Garden Tour 4PM.

We have special Fall Field Trips offered on weekdays all month long. Book your Birthday Party in the Pumpkin Patch now.

PIG RACES!  FREE each weekend, both Saturday and Sunday at 11AM, 2PM and 4PM.  Too Fun To Miss!

No charge for admission or parking.  

FREE ENTRY TO STRAW BALE MAZE WITH DONATION TO THE SCV FOOD PANTRY FROM THIS LIST! 

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Photo by Ryan Barnes Photography

Pumpkin Cooking Contest: 

Enter to Win Cash Prizes (Grand Prize Winner=$200!)!  Judging takes place Saturday October 6th at 2PM.  

CONTEST CATEGORIES:
Main Dish (soups, salads, sandwiches, casseroles)
Desserts (cakes, breads, cookies, pastries, & tarts)
Miscellaneous (beverages, appetizers, low-calorie, etc.)
Youth (ages 8 – 18)

Guidelines and Entry Form here

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 wagon rides

Enjoy a special tour of the farm on a wagon ride each weekend!  Wagon Rides and Pony Rides operate from 10AM-5PM Saturday and Sunday.

HARVEST FESTIVAL 2018 PRICES:  

Ticket prices for 2018:

$5 Wagon Rides, $5 Pony Rides, $5 Petting Zoo, $5 Straw Bale Maze, $10 Pumpkin Decorating, $5 Fall Farm Crafts,  $5 Pumpkin Sling Shot, $5 Straw Slide, $10 Horse Ride.

FULL DAY WRISTBAND (WEEKENDS) $45

UNLIMITED:STRAW SLIDE, STRAW MAZE, PONY RIDES, HORSEBACK RIDES, PETTING ZOO. ONE EACH: Pumpkin Decorating, Pumpkin Slingshot and Craft. Valid day of purchase only, non-transferable, no refunds.

Weekday Wristband-Weekdays 2PM-6PM:

Pony rides, petting zoo, straw bale maze and wagon rides. All unlimited during the entire day of visit. Valid on day of purchase only, non-transferable, no refunds.

Free Admission, Free Parking, Free Goat Milking Demonstration Saturdays and Sundays at 9AM, Weekdays at 4 & 5 PM all month long.  Free

Free entry to Straw Bale Maze with donation for the SCV Food Pantry from this list.

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Pony And Horse Rides

Every day of October we'll have pony rides!  Ponies run from 10-5 on the weekends and 2-6 during the weekdays.  Ponies are suitable for children 1 year old to 80 pounds.  We offer Pony Lessons year around for children ages 3-6 also!    We have Horse Rides for children 3 years old to adults. We offer Horseback Riding Lessons year around for children through adults.

SCOUT AND GROUP WEEKDAY SPECIAL

Special weekday wristbands available from 2PM-6PM-perfect for groups and scouts!  Build your own group or scout visit with weekday wristbands. No reservation required, purchase onsite.   Weekday wristbands are available for $20 with a donation to the SCV Food Pantry or $25 without.  Weekday wristbands, available weekdays from 2PM-6PM include unlimited access to pony rides, petting zoo, straw bale maze, straw slide, and wagon rides.  To enhance your weekday visit, join in the Farm & Garden Tour (at 3PM and 4PM weekdays) and Goat Milking (at 4PM and 5PM weekdays).  Build your own visit and stay as long as you'd like!  The wristbands are available to individuals and groups.  Group purchase pumpkins available for groups of 10 or more for $3/pumpkin.

Marketplace at the Harvest Festival

Marketplace at the Harvest Festival--every weekend.  Stroll through and meet local vendors selling handcrafted items, specialty wares, handmade goodies, and more.  Want to join in the fun?  We accept local, handmade items, unique and specialty goods, fall themed wares, and local entrepreneurs.  Want to join in the fun?  Submit a Marketplace Vendor application  to see if you qualify.  

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