Welcome to the fall celebration at Holly Fork Pumpkin Patch in Barhamsville, VA! We're thrilled at the prospect of hosting your group for a memorable autumn experience.
Holly Fork Pumpkin Patch opens its doors on the third Saturday in September at 10:00 a.m., extending a warm welcome to everyone. Whether you're a school group, youth group, homeschool group, senior group, daycare, special needs group, or any organization, we have something for EVERYONE!
For a fee of $12.00 per child/group member and $5.00 for chaperones, each participant receives an array of exciting activities. This includes a small pumpkin to take home (picked from the patch), a delightful hayride, access to a tire straw-fun maze, play/game area, corn boxes, and an engaging educational lesson.
You have the option to choose between two educational lessons. The first focuses on animal life/care, introducing our chickens, pigs, horses, donkeys, sheep, and rabbits. Alternatively, opt for a lesson on the life cycle of a pumpkin.
Our family-friendly patch ensures a joyful experience with hay rides/trolley rides, game areas, tire-fun maze areas, pumpkins, homemade jams, sweet potatoes, mums, a spacious covered picnic area, and, of course, lots of FUN! Schedule your visit by calling or emailing us today, as our calendar fills up quickly.
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Please note that field trip groups must consist of 20 or more participants, and payments can be made by business check or cash. Credit card payments incur a 5.00% fee.
Your group will enjoy a well-organized rotation through various stations during the visit, with each station lasting approximately 15 minutes. We're ready to accommodate you and your group from mid-September through early November.
Wishing you a Happy Fall, Your Farmers, Stephanie & Michael Ripchick
Lesson information and choices while on a field trip to Holly Fork Farm, your group will experience either an educational lesson on the life cycle of a pumpkin or a detailed animal adaptations lesson.
Alongside picking pumpkins, enjoying hayrides, and exploring the tire fun zone, your group will delve into the wonders of fall. Our patch features a large, clean picnic area, handicap accessible portable restroom units, and helpful employees on-site. We are fully insured, and a certificate of insurance can be provided upon request.
Educational Lesson Options:
Life Cycle of a Pumpkin: Explore pumpkins, gourds, pumpkin vines, and more to understand the stages of seed, sprout, plant, flower, green pumpkin, and orange pumpkin. This station lasts approximately 15–20 minutes, with time for questions at the end.
Animal Adaptations lesson: Learn about the specific traits that help chickens, ducks, rabbits, and pot-bellied pigs survive and thrive in their environment, including discussions on their feet, legs, beaks, and digestive system. This station lasts 15–18 minutes and includes visits to these animals where they live as we discuss them!
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We look forward to hosting you at Holly Fork Pumpkin Patch!
At Holly Fork Farm, we understand that financial difficulties should not be a barrier to enriching educational experiences. We firmly believe that all youth should have the opportunity to visit a farm and engage in meaningful, hands-on learning. If your group is experiencing financial challenges and finding it difficult to cover the field trip costs, we encourage you to reach out to us.
We are committed to fostering inclusivity and ensuring that no child misses out on the valuable experiences our farm has to offer. We welcome open conversations about possible cost assistance options tailored to your group's needs. Our aim is to work collaboratively to find solutions that make it feasible for every child to enjoy the wonders of Holly Fork Farm.
Please don't hesitate to contact us to initiate a conversation about cost assistance. Your interest in providing this educational opportunity for your group aligns with our core values, and we look forward to exploring ways to make your visit a reality.
For inquiries or to discuss cost assistance, feel free to reach out via email: email@example.com