2020 Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival Thank Yous
We would like to extend a wholehearted thank you to everyone in the community who participated in the 14th Annual Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival, the weekends of October 9-11 and 16-18, at the historic Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center. We had two fantastic sold-out weekends full of local food and beverages, creative crafts, festive tunes, Colorado-grown pumpkins, tractor hay rides, farmyard and balloon animals, and most importantly, time to connect with friends and family safely while celebrating local food and the harvest season. We are grateful to all the attendees, volunteers, sponsors, and partners who helped to make the COVID-adapted Pumpkin Patch a success!
Special Thanks to this year’s Sponsors & Donors!
Thanks, too, to the following team of hard-working and positive volunteers, and the musicians who created such a festive atmosphere – thank you for sharing your time and talents, and for being an invaluable part of the weekend’s success!
Dylan Hood Foster
2020 Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival Details
October 9-11 and October 16-18
9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm (each day)
Registration for each day closes at 8 pm the prior day.
The event will look a bit different this year; here’s what you can expect:
The event will be held over two weekends:
October 9-11 and October 16-18
from 9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm each day
NEW! Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center
The beautiful historic Hutchinson Homestead is located at 8913 US Highway 50, half way between Salida & Poncha Springs. Since this is a working ranch, please keep dogs at home. Thank you!
Tickets & Attendance
Pumpkin Patch tickets will go on sale October 1st and will be advance purchase only. To accommodate smaller group sizes, tickets will be by advance purchase only, with a maximum of 100 people attending during each 3-hour time period. Children 2 & under are always free, and a free pumpkin comes with every child’s entrance ticket while supplies last. Registration will ask how many children 2 years old and under are attending with you; you do not need to purchase tickets for them.
This is a rain, snow, or shine event, and we regret that weather-related refunds will not be available.
We will be able to provide many of the anticipated activities, allowing for social distancing, including wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, a free pumpkin with each child’s ticket, a straw bale maze, crafts, drinks/snacks, farmyard friends, and music!
Health & Safety
Pumpkin Patch COVID-19 Health Policy
Pumpkin Patch COVID-19 Impact FAQ
To keep everyone safe during Pumpkin Patch, we have COVID health policies in place, which have been approved by Chaffee County Public Health, including protocols for health screenings (temperature and verbal symptoms check), social distancing, contact tracing, hand washing, cleaning and sanitizing surfaces and supplies, food and beverages, and protective equipment. Masks are required for everyone 7 years of age and up.
Want to get involved?
The success of the Pumpkin Patch is due in large part to our sponsors and volunteers! To learn more about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-239-0955.
Volunteer at Pumpkin Patch
Help make this year festive! We need volunteers to assist in many aspects of the event – craft activities, food sales, pumpkin stocking, and more.
We appreciate your support! 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.
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; weather-related refunds will not be available. And as this is working ranch, please leave your dogs at home. Thank you!
To learn more about this event, please contact email@example.com or call 719-239-0955.
We hope you’ll join us!