Tuesday, October 21, 2008

KEYE story

CLICK HERE for a link to the KEYE story from today about pumpkins and the farm.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Look for us on TV

KEYE is scheduled to come out to the farm on Tuesday morning for live shots during their morning show. They are going to talk about pumpkins growing in Texas and there should even be a representative from the Texas Department of Agriculture out here to talk to them.

So Tuesday morning while you're getting ready for work, eating breakfast or getting the kids ready for the day - turn on the TV and learn about pumpkins.

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Fire Truck

We had a great first Pumpkin Hunt weekend out on the farm. The new addition to the farm - our fire truck - was a huge hit. The kids love seeing the truck, hearing the siren and then getting to actually ride on it.

It runs about every 30 minutes, so there's plenty of opportunities for you to ride the fire truck when you come out. Hope to see you this weekend - it should be great weather to be out in the fresh air!

Halfway through the ride we stop and show how the fire hose works. The trees love the extra watering!

All the kids that ride the truck get a fire hat to take home.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pumpkin Hunt begins!

Now that the weather is cooling off, it's the perfect time to get the family outside. This weekend we open the farm up so families can experience a working Christmas tree farm, run around in the fresh air of the country, pick pumpkins out of the field, play pumpkin games, ride on a real fire truck and more.

Here are some details:

8th Annual Great Pumpkin Hunt
What is it? The Great Pumpkin Hunt is a family-friendly event where children of all ages can enjoy fall activities, like picking out a pumpkin from the field. All activities are ongoing throughout the day, allowing families to customize their experience at the farm. Pumpkins of all sizes are available for purchase.

The premier event, the Pumpkin Hunt, includes a wagon ride into the Christmas tree fields where mini pumpkins are hidden in the trees. Then come back to the pavilion, where tables are set up for free pumpkin painting.

New this year is the debut of the Evergreen Farms Fire Truck. The authentic pumper fire truck is available for rides around the farm ($4/person). Depending on conditions, fire fighting demonstrations are shown on the ride.

What is the cost?
Admission is free.

Certain activities cost $2-4 per ticket.

What activities are there?
These activities are free: Wagon ride around the farm, toddler play area, pumpkin recipes, pumpkin decorating after purchase of pumpkin, bean bag toss, petting zoo, pictures with the pumpkins and shopping in the Christmas Shoppe.

These activities are $2 per ticket: Pumpkin Hunt, Swing It and Ring It Game, Pumpkin Launcher, Pumpkin Maze, Pumpkin Slide, Pumpkin Train Ride, Pumpkin Golf and the new Pumpkin Pond.

This activity is $4 per person: The Evergreen Farms Fire Truck includes ride around the farm, siren and fire fighting demonstrations.

When are we open?
Last three weekends in October (October 11-12, 18-19, 25-26)
Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sundays from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Where are we located?
242 Monkey Road
Elgin, TX 78621
Click here for directions.