Each October, our Pumpkin Festival draws more than 1,500 people of all ages to our farm. This event features Good Food concessions, live music, horse-drawn wagon rides, kids’ activities, and pick your own pumpkins. This is a green event; minimize your footprint by bringing your own place setting!
14th Annual Pumpkin Festival
Sunday, October 9, 2016, 10am-3pm
Come celebrate crisp temperatures, beautiful foliage, and bountiful fall harvest while enjoying community, great food, local musicians, and kids’ activities. Bring the family — there is something for everyone! Cedar Circle Farm’s 14th Annual Pumpkin Festival in on Sunday, October 9, from 10am to 3pm. Here’s what we’re cooking up for you:
Main Stage 10:30-12:30 am
Off the Rails is a fun Upper Valley band that you may have heard at local restaurants, festivals, and farmers’ markets. They play an upbeat mix of folk, roots rock, country blues, and Americana. The members are Kerry Rosenthal, Matt Protas (both on guitar and vocals), and Eric Bronstein on the upright bass. Come and listen — or your toe tapping may turn into dancing!
Main Stage 1-3 pm
Stovepipe Mountain blends influences of multiple Americana genres and originally written material. Their cumulative sound of vocals, harmonica, acoustic guitar, piano/accordion drums, and upright bass (with some great fine friends/musicians sitting in here and there) pleases the audience with mellow tunes to wicked fast tunes to groovy tunes for the dancer in all of us.
The Swing Peepers is an interactive music and story-telling duo and are back by popular demand! They will perform throughout the day in the Enchanted Forest. Learn a bit about owls from the experts at VINS on the lower stage. Face-painting and other kids’ crafts will also be held in the Enchanted Forest.
Take your family on a self-guided farm tour, pick pumpkins from our pumpkin patch, press cider, or hop in the horse-drawn wagon and get the latest news on what is happening in each area of the farm.
Be sure to arrive hungry! Our lunch and dessert line will open at 10:30am with a delicious, farm-fresh meal prepared by Alison and her crew in the kitchen. The main menu includes local pasture-raised pulled pork tacos with kitchen-crafted krauts and sides, seasonal organic soups and salads. Our pumpkin brownies are just one of the delicious desserts we’ll be offering. Plan to taste everything!
Visit our raffle table! Your raffle donation will help provide local families with subsidized CSA shares through NOFA-VT’s Farm Share Program. We have great raffle prizes, so you won’t want to miss out!
Farmstand and Hello Café
The Hello Café and farmstand will be open during the festival for you to enjoy a latté and purchase some farm-fresh organic produce while enjoying the festival.
Festival Entry Fee: $10 per car
Be a Festival Volunteer!
We absolutely rely on the diverse talents of volunteers to help the festival run smoothly. Our volunteers get free admission, lunch and dessert, and a discount in the farmstand! If you’d like to volunteer, please fill out our Volunteer Registration Form. We’d love to have you!
Cider doughnuts, products sample, local musicians, and hot cider bring our farmstand to life in the chilly temperatures. Pick up your seasonal produce for the week while listening to acoustic music and eating something tasty.
Fridays, October–December, 3-6pm
Strawberry Festival Announcement
This year, instead of hosting our usual Strawberry Festival, we’ve decided to bring the focus back to pick-your-own, in hopes of better engaging our local community (you!) in a fun (and educational) way. This June, when you come to pick berries on a Saturday or Sunday, keep an eye out for other fun, on-farm activities. You may just catch a wagon ride, some live music, or a special treat from our kitchen!
Photos: Ben Fleishman