This Week at the Farm: Pumpkin Festival!
We’re kicking off pick-your-own pumpkin season on Sunday, October 13, with our biggest event of the year! Come celebrate with us from 10 to 3—we’ll have good food, live music, and a whole lot of other fun activities. The entry fee is a suggested donation of $10-20 per car (cash only).
Please note that we’re opening later on the day of festival! Both the farmstand and Hello Café will open when the festival begins, at 10 a.m. (and we won’t be serving our regular weekend pastries). We’ll be closed on Monday and will reopen with normal hours on Tuesday.
Click here for a sneak preview of our festival map, and keep reading to find out more about what’s going on during the festival!
The Whipple Hillbillies, a three-man string band from Lyme, will kick off the event at 10 AM with traditional folk tunes and popular songs in an “old Timey” style. Featuring: Michael Madan on guitar, Toby Summerfield on stand up bass, and Matthew Greenway on Banjo. (10:00am–12:30pm)
Turnip Truck, a 5-piece band from central Vermont, will take the stage with a mix of bluegrass, swing, gypsy jazz and old folk and country. (1:00–3:00pm)
The Upper Valley Music Center’s Music Together® faculty will lead favorites from the Music Together collections as well as traditional songs the whole family will love, with plenty of opportunities for singing, dancing, and playing along. (10:15—11:00 am & 11:15 am–12:00 pm)
Stephen Coronella, musician and storyteller from Putney, VT, uses guitar, flute, hammer dulcimer, and hand drums to sing songs and tell stories. (12:30–1:15 pm & 1:45–2:30 pm)
From 10 to 3, we’ll have activities for all ages to enjoy: pumpkin picking, Streeter Woods Farm’s horse-drawn wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, owls from VINS to meet, hay bales to climb, arts and crafts to make, games to play, chickens to visit, and a tractor display to explore!
Community Resource Hub
Make sure to stop by the Community Resource Hub to meet and learn about us and other local organizations doing amazing work in our community including the Center for Transformational Practice, Extinction Rebellion Vermont, Rural Vermont, Soil 4 Climate, the Southern Windsor/Windham County Solid Waste Management District Upper Valley Apple Corps, Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition, Vital Communities, and Willing Hands!
Farm-Made & Local Food
- Cedar Circle Farm Kitchen—Get our chili, soup, salads, hot dogs, and hamburgers on the main food line, and stop by the dessert table for brownies, cookies, cupcakes, and candy apples!
- Griddle and Groovy—Liba will be serving up tasty grilled cheese, macaroni and cheese, and soup.
- Moon and Stars Arepas—Nando makes the most amazing, authentic arepas!
- NOFA-VT—The Northeast Organic Farming Association–Vermont will be here with their wood-fired mobile pizza oven, churning out delicious, veggie-topped pizzas.
October 12: Norwich Farmers’ Market, 9–1.
October 13: Farmstand and cafe open at 10am; Pumpkin Festival, 10–3.
October 14: Farmstand and cafe CLOSED.
October 15: Regular hours resume; Little Farmers drop-in class for children ages 2 to 5, 10–11 am.
October 16: Homeschool Farm Science, 1–3pm.
November 11: Cooking for Middle Schoolers begins, 3:30–5:15pm. [Register]