16th Annual Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival 2022
October 7-9 and 14-16, 2022
9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm each day
Autumn in the Upper Arkansas Valley is a wonderful time to celebrate the region and its abundant harvest. Come celebrate with us at Guidestone’s Annual Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival at the Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center. This beloved community event provides 6 days of family fun for hundreds of festival-goers from Chaffee County and surrounding communities with wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, a free pumpkin with each child’s ticket, a straw bale maze, crafts, drinks and snacks, farmyard friends, games, cider press, hand stenciling, and live music!
2021 Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival Thank You!
We would like to extend a wholehearted thank you to everyone in the community who participated in the the 15th Annual Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival, held October 8-10 and 15-17, at the Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center in Salida!
We were thrilled to add new event activities this year — Ranch House tours and coffee & burger vendors — as well as reintroducing some old favorites — the cider press, farm games, and hand painting. Approximately 1,700 festival-goers from Chaffee County and surrounding communities enjoyed this seasonal celebration that connects families to the land and spotlights the beauty and abundance of local agriculture. We are grateful to all the attendees, volunteers, sponsors, donors, vendors, musicians, and partners who helped to make this year’s Pumpkin Patch a success!
Special Thanks to 2021’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!
Special Thanks to 2021″s Volunteers!
Ethan NeJame Zeiset
2021 Event Details
October 8-10 and October 15-17
9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm each day
Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center
The beautiful historic Hutchinson Homestead is located at 8913 W. Highway 50, half way between Salida & Poncha Springs.
Tickets & Attendance
Children 2 & under are always free, and a free pumpkin comes with every child’s entrance ticket while supplies last.
Activities include wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, a free pumpkin with each child’s ticket, a straw bale maze, crafts, drinks and snacks, farmyard friends, games, cider press, hand stenciling, and live music!
Health & Safety
To keep everyone safe during Pumpkin Patch, we will adapt the event, as needed, to COVID guidelines from state and county public health agencies.
Want to get involved?
The success of the Pumpkin Patch is due in large part to our sponsors and volunteers!
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 our Farm to School, Farmhands Education, Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center, and Colorado Land Link programs.
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, please contact email@example.com or call 719-239-0955.