Harvest Festival at Strong Family Farm

Vernon - posted Sep, 25 2013

VERNON - Strong Family Farm is having a pumpkin carving contest. Bring your carved pumpkin to the Strong Family Farm’s Harvest Festival on Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and have it displayed for all to see. Strong Family Farm is located at 274 West St., Vernon. There will be judging in several categories; there will be ribbons to the winners. The pumpkin judging will take place at 1 p.m. While you are there take advantage all of the other activities including: pumpkin sales; pumpkin painting; hourly tours of the farm; announcement of results of the farm’s second annual scarecrow contest; apple sales; animals; vendors; music; activities for children; and a farewell to the farm’s chickens from its successful summer adopt-a-chicken program. The chickens will become laying hens at another local farm. Food will be offered for sale, including snacks, homemade donuts and apple cider. Ellington High School OKP drama students will be roaming in animal costumes and there will be a hay bale maze. Admission is free. Crafts and activity pass for children is $5 each; free for Strong Family Farm members. There will be limited parking in the farm field next to the barn on Peterson Road, along Peterson Road and at the two nearby schools. The Strong Family Farm is in the process of becoming a nonprofit, historic and, educational, agricultural center. Information on membership and volunteer opportunities will be available at the festival and at www.strongfarm.org.

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