Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch 2017

Join us September 30 through October 31 every day from 9AM -6PM for the Gilchrist Farm Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch!  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 Mule Drawn Wagon Rides, Pony Rides, Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating, Fall Farm Crafts, Live Entertainment, Fundraiser Bake Sale (every weekend), Caramel Apples, Roasted Corn on the Cob, Food Trucks, Petting Zoo, Straw Slide, 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, straw slide & petting zoo open all day.  Pony rides and wagon rides available from 2PM-6PM.   

We have special Fall Field Trips offered on weekdays all month long. 

PIG RACES!  New this year, pig races!  Free, each weekend.  

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 7th 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

Horse or mule drawn wagon rides

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

PRICES:  Admission and parking are free.  Goat Milking Demonstrations and Pig Races are FREE.  Ticket prices for 2017: $6 Wagon Rides, $5 Pony Rides, $5 Petting Zoo, $5 Straw Bale Maze, $10 Pumpkin Decorating, $5 Fall Farm Crafts, $5 Face Painting, $5 Straw Slide, $5 Shooting Gallery.  

Free Admission, Free Parking, Free Goat Milking Demonstration Saturdays and Sundays at 9AM all month long.  Free entry to Straw Bale Maze with donation for the SCV Food Pantry from this list.

Pony Rides

Every day of October we'll have pony rides!  Also, a special pony grooming session is available on the weekends from 8AM-9AM for $10.  

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 $15 with a donation to the SCV Food Pantry or $20 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!  Group purchase pumpkins available for groups of 10 or more for $3/pumpkin.