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Image Magazine's 2016 Pumpkin & Fall Guide

Oct 04, 2016 02:13PM ● By Erin Frisch
Fall is in the air which means pumpkin spice everything including pumpkin picking galore! Get into the spirit and check out local farms, corn mazes, pumpkin festivals and so much more with our 2016 Pumpkin everything guide!

Pick your own great pumpkin, Charlie Brown! With Cedar Circle’s own farm stand on site, you can select from many of the produce that’s in season, including apples and cider, beets, dried beans, parsnips, onions, sweet potatoes, turnips, rutabaga, and so much more. Don’t wait too long to choose your pumpkins for the best jack-o’-lanterns ever! Right now, you can visit anytime from Monday through Saturday, 10am–6pm and on Sun 10am–5pm. For more information, click here


Harpoon Brewery

Enjoy the fun and foliage at Harpoon Brewery Octoberfest, and hoist a pint at the brewery in Windsor, Vermont during Harpoon’s biggest festival of the year! Saturday, October 8, from 11am–6pm and Sunday, October 9, from 12pm–6pm (doors close at 4:30pm each day). Entrance to the festival is $15 and includes your first beer/soda ticket. Tickets are not sold in advance; the festival takes place rain or shine (hopefully shine!). Attendees must be 21 years old and up for beer. Children under 12 get in free with an adult. For all the details, click here.

 

Laconia Pumpkin Festival

In late October, downtown Laconia is a dazzling sight. Festival goers come from all over the Lakes Region and beyond to add their carved pumpkin masterpieces to the 35-foot pyramid, which numbered nearly 1,000 glittering pumpkins in 2015! The New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival is a one-day, community-hosted, family-friendly celebration of fall and all that is unique about the Granite State. It’s a celebration of artistry and creativity—and all things pumpkin! Don’t miss out on the fun from 10am to 8:30pm!

 


Riverview Farm in Plainfield

Riverview Farm offers apple picking and a pumpkin patch, as well as a family-friendly corn maze. Each year Riverview creates a one-of-a-kind maze for kids of all ages to navigate, with a different theme of riddles and puzzles to help you find your way out. Gary Hamel is a local artist whose works have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the country, and Riverview Farm is lucky to have his skills at their disposal for this fun and unique activity. Plan to visit the farm and enjoy all that it offers now to October 30. Then, for older kids and adults, plan to return for the Haunted Corn Maze beginning October 30 and 31 from 7 to 9 pm! Admission is $7 and you should bring your own flashlight, but leave your costume at home. “Chainsaw Man” is waiting for those who dare!

 

32nd Annual Harvest Weekend at Billings Farm & Museum

The Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage, will host the 32nd Annual Harvest Weekend on October 8 and 9 from 10am to 5pm. The weekend features a husking bee and barn dance, plus a variety of 19th century harvest activities and programs for the entire family. Each day a traditional husking bee will begin at noon, followed by a barn dance from 1 to 4pm. Lend a hand pressing cider, preserving apples, threshing grain, and making butter and ice cream. Harvesting the heirloom vegetable garden will be nearing completion, and children can help dig potatoes and other root crops, and learn how crops are “put up” for the winter. Other activities include shelling beans, fence building, apples-on-a-string, and 19th century games. Hot-spiced cider and homemade doughnuts will be on hand for all! Admission includes all programs and activities: adults, $14; age 62 and over, $13; children 5–15, $8; ages 3 and 4, $4; and those under 3, free. For more information, call (802) 457-2355 or visit www.billingsfarm.org.

 

Pumpkin Festival

Charmingfare Farm on Route 27 in Candia, New Hampshire, hosts its pumpkin festival on Saturday, October 1, and Sunday, October 2, and on Saturday, October 8, through Monday, October 10 from 11am to 3pm. Spend a day at the farm as we celebrate the mighty pumpkin. Bring the whole family and join in all the festivities. The kids will love the Funny Farm bounce house plus new Pumpkin Festival games including sack races, pumpkin spoon races, and a pumpkin-rolling contest. Enjoy live music, face painting, pumpkin art (decorate your pumpkin), tractor train rides, horse-drawn hayrides, and more. Admission is $19 and includes all activities and unlimited rides; children 23 months and younger get in free. For more information, visit the website.

 

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