Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival
Sinkland Farms 29th Annual Pumpkin Festival offers entertainment for all ages! Visiting the farm’s picture-perfect, rolling fields is an annual family tradition for many Virginia families.
Pony rides, awe-inspiring farm animals, appearances by a live scarecrow and the 12-foot-tall HOKIEtron are among Sinkland Farms’ offerings which are popular with children — or they are, at least, for young’ins who can be dragged away from the Kidz Zone which has many great features. The favorite, of course, is taking the wagon ride to the patch to pick your GREAT pumpkin. Other attractions include a 5 acre corn maze, large farm animal viewing barn, horseback trail rides, and our Giant Slide enticing all ages. You’ll also find a zip line for kids, the Bad Axe throwing station, and pig races for all to enjoy every Saturday and Sunday. This festival is outdoors on the 125 acre farm. All this plus the extra attention that is being put on cleaning and sanitation against Covid-19, you should begin plans for your fall family tradition now.
Setting itself apart from other pumpkin patches, Sinkland Farms makes sure to gear farm fun to adults of all ages. Tastings of Virginia wines and craft beer are available each day, along with a packed schedule of live music, all included with admission to the festival. Chainsaw carving, a blacksmith, and lasso exhibitions attract many. Visitors can also enjoy the multitude of arts and crafts vendors.
All this along with so many opportunities for family photographs on the picturesque farm. As for fall decorations, you will see many magazine style ideas displayed on the farm and on the grounds. All sizes, shapes, and colors of pumpkins, gourds and squash in many varieties are available for purchase. You’ll also find hay bales, corn shocks and colorful mums. Food Trucks will offer many types of food from pizza to burgers and sandwiches as well as a donut truck. Sinkland will have a coffee bar and hand-dipped ice cream. So you better come hungry!!
Today, a mainstay of the area, Sinkland Farms’ Pumpkin Festival has been voted a “Best Fall Festival” and ranked the “Best Pumpkin Patch” in Virginia. Other accolades include “Top 10 EPIC wedding venue” in the Commonwealth. In addition, Brian Robinson exclaims “I have attended many fall festivals and Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival is the granddaddy of them all. My family never misses it!”
Every Thursday and Friday starting on October 1 through November 1, Sinkland Farms will be open from 4 pm to 8 pm with limited attractions. The Pumpkin Festival runs from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturdays and from noon to 5 pm on Sundays through six weekends till November 1. Admission is $10 per person.
Seniors and members of the U.S. Armed Forces receive a discount and children under the age of two are free. Admission includes the hay ride, corn maze, pig races, Kidz Zone, animal barn, all music and entertainment performances and parking. Horse trail rides, pony rides and a few other attractions are an extra charge.
Visit the website for more information: www.sinklandfarms.com.