pp-family2018 Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival

Friday, October 12th – Sunday, October 14th
10am-4pm each day
Hutchinson Ranch, Salida

Autumn in the Upper Arkansas Valley is a wonderful time to celebrate the region and its abundant harvest. One great event for children and families is Guidestone’s Annual Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival at the Hutchinson Ranch in Salida, Colorado. This beloved community event provides 3 days of family fun for hundreds of festival-goers from Chaffee County and surrounding communities with horse-drawn wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, pony rides, field games, crafts, face painting, food, music and more!

The event is Guidestone’s largest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch support the delivery of education programs, continued preservation efforts, and general operations of the Hutchinson Homestead and Learning Center, Guidestone’s home base of operations.

Pumpkin Patch is a rain, snow or shine event.  In the event of inclement weather, the Hutchinson Ranch provides plenty of indoor space for foods, games, crafts and music.  No refunds provided.  And since this is a working ranch, please keep dogs at home.  Thanks!

Event Activities:
Event activities provide fun for all ages and include:
Horse-drawn wagon rides to a pumpkin patch
Tractor-drawn wagon rides
Straw Bale Maze
Pony Rides
Cider Press
Face Painting
Farm Games
Farm Yard Area
Crafts
Live Music

Musician Line Up:
Friday:
10am-12pm – Kurt Snyder – Bluegrass
12pm-2pm – Bonnie Culpepper – Folk/ Originals
2pm-4pm – Bob Campbell – Classic Rock Standards

Saturday:
10am-12pm – Stuck in the Briar – Traditional Irish
12pm-2pm – Stephen Smalzel – Americana & Old Time
2pm-4pm – Tom Plant & Dale Anderson – Bluegrass

Sunday:
10am-12pm – Seth Roberts & Christopher Leydon – Traditional Swedish
12pm-1pm – Chris Nasca – Classic Covers & Originals
1pm-2pm – Alan Mueller
2pm-4pm -Bonnie Culpepper & Madison Guy – Traditional Folk & Originals

New this Year! Family Photos by Phreckles Photography!
What better time of year than to get a family photo during the harvest season! Cailey McDermott of Phreckles Photography will be offering $5 professional photos for families, 11am-1pm each day, and all proceeds will be donated back to Guidestone.  Thank you Cailey!  To learn more about Cailey and her photography, visit: phrecklesphoto.com

Food:
Food this year is being provided by Amicas, and includes a family-friendly variety of lunch items, pizza, and baked goods.  Popcorn and other snacks will also be available, as well as coffee, tea, water and a root beer garden with root beer provided by Moonlight Pizza and Amicas. All food sales proceeds go to support Guidestone’s education programs.

Location & Address:
The beautiful Hutchinson Ranch is located along the banks of the South Arkansas River, half way between Salida & Poncha Springs. The event address is 8912 W. Hwy 50, Salida CO

Tickets:
General Entrance Tickets include participation in all event activities, including the tractor and hay wagon rides, straw bale maze, farm games, face painting, crafts, apple cider press, live music and other games and activities.  Food, beverages and pony rides are additional. Children 2 & under are always free, and a free pumpkin comes with every child’s entrance ticket while supplies last.

Advance tickets sales are now closed.

-At the Gate:
Individual Tickets: $10
Family Tickets (up to four people – children 2 and under are free): $35
Individual Weekend Pass: $20/ person
Family Weekend Pass: $60/ Family

Accessibility:
Parking is just past the entrance to the ranch, and guests have a short walk from the parking lot to the entrance gate.  From there, a tractor-drawn wagon take participants up the hill to the event barn, where the food, live music, face painting, apple cider press, farm games and crafts are all located. From the event barn, guests can walk down to the pasture to find the ponies, straw bale maze, farm animals and the horse-drawn wagon rides out to the pumpkin patch. Most child strollers can navigate the dirt road and terrain without concern.  Anyone needing wheelchair accessibility can drive directly up to the event barn.

Want to get more involved?
The success of the Pumpkin Patch is due in large part to our sponsors and volunteers!

Become a Volunteer!
Please join us in making this event a success by being a volunteer! We need volunteers to assist in many aspects of the event – sign up to help with craft activities, face painting, food sales, parking lot, farm games and more.  Help make this year the most festive yet!

To Become a Volunteer, Click HERE!

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Please join us in making this event a success by becoming a sponsor. Sponsors can provide funds and/or donate goods and services. Proceeds from the pumpkin patch cover event costs and support Guidestone’s mission of growing a vibrant agricultural future through Education, Community Building and Partnerships. Thank you for your support!

Sponsorship Levels

Pumpkin Patch Sponsors are listed on the Guidestone website, in the monthly E-newsletter, on social media, through pres

s releases, and on event signage.   In addition, sponsors will receive the following:

$1,000+: 4 Weekend Family Passes (for 4) + 12 tickets and a booth space
$500: 2 Weekend Family Passes (for 4) + 8 tickets and a booth space
$250: 1 Weekend Family Pass (for 4) + 4 tickets and a booth space
$150: 8 Tickets and a booth space
$75: 4 Tickets and a booth space

The event is Guidestone’s largest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch support the delivery of education programs, continued preservation efforts, and general operations of the Hutchinson Homestead and Learning Center, Guidestone’s home base of operations.

To Become a Sponsor, Click HERE!