Pumpkin Festival

Sinkland Farms hosts 26th Annual Pumpkin Festival!

Sinkland Farms Rated #4 in the state of Virginia for Best Pumpkin Patch in 2016
by the The Best of Virginia website.

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Open Every Weekend September 30 through October 29, 2017

Saturdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

$10 adult admission | $5 admission ages 2-16 years | FREE under 2 years
The Pumpkin Festival is known as “a family tradition” and offers many family-friendly attractions for the young and young at heart, including hayrides to the pumpkin fields to pick your own “great pumpkin,” a brain-twisting corn maze, farmyard animals and fantastic live music on two great stages every weekend in October.

NEW THIS YEAR! A third music location has been added by the Pillars at the Pond on Saturdays from 1:30-4:30pm. Look for visits on the farm by HokieTron and the Scarecrow! Creative Expressions Face Painting and Balloons will be there every weekend along with Ed’s Carved and Painted Pumpkins and Blacksmith and Corn Shelling Demonstrations.

 

  • 3 stages, 10 days, 23 shows from 1:30 to 4:30 every Sat. and Sun. – Music Schedule
  • Hay Rides to the Pumpkin Patch
  • Corn Maze and Farm Animals
  • Wine Tastings from a different winery each weekend
  • Pony Rides and Face Painting
  • Kettle Corn, Ice Cream, and Great Food
  • HokieTRON and Scarecrow
  • Apple Butter Making and Blacksmith
  • Ed’s Carved Pumpkin Demo
  • Marya Katz and Children’s Activities
  • Roving Local Musicans, Cheerleaders and Dance Squads
  • Pumpkins, Gourds & Fall Décor
  • Arts, Crafts, Artist in Residence and MORE
  • *Dogs welcome on a leash

Oct. 7 & 8, 2017 – Punkin’ Chunkin’!

TEAM CARBO and the ONAGER, from Raleigh NC

Saturday Oct. 7 & sunday Oct. 8 Punkin’ Chunkin’ World Champion “Team Carbo of Raleigh, NC will be demonstrating their catapult, The Onager, and slinging pumpkins up to half mile! Team Carbo took second place at World Championships in Delaware in 2016 with a throw of 2,786 feet. Some say it’s the team, others say it’s the machine, but Susan Sink, Owner of Sinkland Farms, says it’s the pumpkins that have “gone the distance.” White pumpkins are grown at Sinkland Farms, the preference of most catapult teams. All varieties, shapes, colors and sizes of pumpkins, squash and gourds are grown on the farm for sale during the autumn season.

2017 Schedule of Events for Sat. Sept. 30 – Sun. Oct. 29!

Saturday, Sept. 30

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

All Day – Art in the Barn with TBD

All DayCreative Expressions Face Painting and Balloons

All DayEd’s Carved and Painted Pumpkins

All Day – Blacksmith and Corn Shelling Demonstrations

12 noon-1:00 pm – Appalachian Aftershock Dancers

1:30-3:30 pmMarya Katz, Kid’s Entertainer

1:30-4:30 pm – Live Music – 2 Stages

Nostalgic But Cool

Nostalgic But Cool – Barn stage – NBC plays rock & roll, country, and instrumentals of the past you’ll recognize and love to hear again.

Old Man Kelly

Old Man Kelly – Back Porch Stage – NEW CD! Roots Americana

New River Vineyard & Winery

Wine Tastings – New River Vineyard & Winery (brand new winery in Fairlawn, VA)

Sunday, Oct. 1

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

All Day – Art in the Barn with TBD

All DayCreative Expressions Face Painting and Balloons

All DayEd’s Carved and Painted Pumpkins

All Day – Blacksmith and Corn Shelling Demonstrations

12 noon-1:00 pm – Cloggers TBD

1:30-4:30 pm – Live Music – 2 Stages

Huckleberry Pie

Huckleberry Pie – Barn stage – Americana, Folk, Roots, Blues

Ginger and the Indian Run Stringband

Ginger and the Indian Run Stringband – Back Porch Stage – Folk, Bluegrass

New River Vineyard & Winery

Wine Tastings – New River Vineyard & Winery (brand new winery in Fairlawn, VA)

Saturday, Oct. 7

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Special Entertainment All Day – Punkin’ Chunkin’ with TEAM CARBO and the ONAGER, from Raleigh NC!

All Day – Art in the Barn with David Ferrell Art & Photography and Notecards

All DayCreative Expressions Face Painting and Balloons

All DayEd’s Carved and Painted Pumpkins

All Day – Blacksmith and Corn Shelling Demonstrations

12 noon-1:00 pm – Cloggers TBD

12 noon-4:00 pmScarecrow

1:30-3:30 pmMarya Katz, Kid’s Entertainer

1:30-4:30 pm – Live Music – 3 Stages

Hoppie Vaughan & The Ministers of Soul

Hoppie Vaughan & The Ministers of Soul – Barn Stage – Blues

Old Man Kelly

Old Man Kelly – Back Porch Stage – NEW CD! Roots Americana

Panjammers

Panjammers – Pillars at the Pond Stage – Steel drum orchestra performs calypso, reggae, jazz, Latin, and funk, on hand-crafted instruments from Trinidad.

Stanburn Winery

Wine Tastings – Stanburn Winery

Sunday, Oct. 8

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Special Entertainment All Day – Punkin’ Chunkin’ with TEAM CARBO and the ONAGER, from Raleigh NC!

All Day – Art in the Barn with David Ferrell Art & Photography and Notecards

All DayCreative Expressions Face Painting and Balloons

All DayEd’s Carved and Painted Pumpkins

All Day – Blacksmith and Corn Shelling Demonstrations

1:00-5:00 pmScarecrow

1:30-4:30 pm – Live Music – 2 Stages

You Knew Me When

You Knew Me When – Barn Stage – Combining fragile folksy melodies with an elegant, edgier sound.

Bill Adams and Company

Bill Adams and Company – Back Porch Stage – Folk, Bluegrass

Stanburn Winery

Wine Tastings – Stanburn Winery

Saturday, Oct. 14

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

All Day – Art in the Barn with TBD

All DayCreative Expressions Face Painting and Balloons

All DayEd’s Carved and Painted Pumpkins

All Day – Blacksmith and Corn Shelling Demonstrations

All Day – Chainsaw Exhibit

12 noon-1:00 pm – Cloggers TBD

12 noon-4:00 pmScarecrow

1:30-4:30 pm – Live Music – 3 Stages

Dr. Elvis

Dr. Elvis – Barn stage – Impersonator from Blacksurg,
PLUS an Elvis impersonator contest with $100 prize for winner judged by Dr. Elvis.

David Austin

David Austin – Back Porch Stage – Folk, Bluegrass, Traditional Country

Kat Mills

Kat Mills – Pillars at the Pond – Folk, Soul

Chateau Morrisette

Wine Tastings – Chateau Morrisette Winery

Sunday, Oct. 15

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

All Day – Art in the Barn with TBD

All DayCreative Expressions Face Painting and Balloons

All DayEd’s Carved and Painted Pumpkins

All Day – Blacksmith and Corn Shelling Demonstrations

All Day – Chainsaw Exhibit

1:00-5:00 pmScarecrow and HokieTron

1:30-3:30 pmMarya Katz, Kid’s Entertainer

1:30-4:30 pm – Live Music – 2 Stages

3 Minute Lovin

3 Minute Lovin’ – Barn stage – Rockabilly, Rock, Country

David Austin

David Austin – Back Porch Stage – Folk, Bluegrass, Traditional Country

Chateau Morrisette

Wine Tastings – Chateau Morrisette Winery

Saturday, Oct. 21

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

All Day – Art in the Barn with TBD

All DayCreative Expressions Face Painting and Balloons

All DayEd’s Carved and Painted Pumpkins

All Day – Blacksmith and Corn Shelling Demonstrations

All Day – Chainsaw Exhibit

12 noon-1:00 pm – Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers from Christiansburg

12 noon-4:00 pmScarecrow and HokieTron

1:30-3:30 pmMarya Katz, Kid’s Entertainer

1:30-4:30 pm – Live Music – 3 Stages

Java Brothers

Java Brothers – Barn Stage – Bluegrass

Old Man Kelly

Old Man Kelly – Back Porch Stage – NEW CD! Roots Americana

Crossties

Crossties – Pillars at the Pond – Bluegrass

Giles Mountain Vineyard and Winery

Wine Tastings – Giles Mountain Vineyard and Winery

Sunday, Oct. 22

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

All Day – Art in the Barn with TBD

All DayCreative Expressions Face Painting and Balloons

All DayEd’s Carved and Painted Pumpkins

All Day – Blacksmith and Corn Shelling Demonstrations

All Day – Chainsaw Exhibit

1:00-5:00 pmScarecrow and HokieTron

1:30-3:30 pmMarya Katz, Kid’s Entertainer

1:30-4:30 pm – Live Music – 2 Stages

Java Brothers

Java Brothers – Barn Stage – Bluegrass

Ginger and the Indian Run Stringband

Ginger and the Indian Run Stringband – Back Porch Stage – Folk, Bluegrass

Giles Mountain Vineyard and Winery

Wine Tastings – Giles Mountain Vineyard and Winery

Saturday, Oct. 28

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

All Day – Art in the Barn with TBD

All DayCreative Expressions Face Painting and Balloons

All DayEd’s Carved and Painted Pumpkins

All Day – Blacksmith and Corn Shelling Demonstrations

All Day – Chainsaw Exhibit

12 noon – 1:00 pm – Cloggers TBD

1:30-3:30 pmMarya Katz, Kid’s Entertainer

1:30-4:30 pm – Live Music – 2 Stages

3 Minute Lovin

3 Minute Lovin’ – Barn stage – Rockabilly, Rock, Country

Mitchell Clark

Mitchell Clark – Back Porch Stage – Bluesy, soul-filled, pop/r&b

Beliveau Estate Winery

Wine Tastings – Iron Heart Winery

Sunday, Oct. 29

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

All Day – Art in the Barn with TBD

All DayCreative Expressions Face Painting and Balloons

All DayEd’s Carved and Painted Pumpkins

All Day – Blacksmith and Corn Shelling Demonstrations

All Day – Chainsaw Exhibit

1:30-3:30 pmMarya Katz, Kid’s Entertainer

1:30-4:30 pm – Live Music – 2 Stages

Huckleberry Pie

Huckleberry Pie – Barn stage – Americana, Folk, Roots, Blues

Bill Adams and Company

Bill Adams and Company – Back Porch Stage – Folk, Bluegrass

Beliveau Estate Winery

Wine Tastings – Iron Heart Winery

Pumpkin Festival

Other attractions include local arts and crafts on display and sale, performances by local dance troupes, the annual exhibition of Team Carbo and the Onager (a world champion trebouchet for pumpkin hurling) and surprise visits by the incredible, 12-foot-tall iron HokieTRON.

There will be even more special features and attractions every weekend, all included with admission, such as performances by the Virginia Tech and Radford University Dance Clubs, roving musicians and A Capella singing groups. The Southwest Virginia Birds of Prey will provide a special presentation. Kids run wild (literally) in the Kidz Zone (with supervision, of course). The New River Valley Cruisers will be cruising in during the season. Also, for an additional fee, there are pony carts, pony rides, and horseback trail rides.

Sinkland’s home style Kettle Korn is not to be missed and you can also sample delicious home baked goods or cool down with traditional, scrumptious hand-dipped ice cream.

You will find “best in class” quality pumpkins and squash in many varieties, shapes, sizes and colors grown in our fields, ready for picking for fall decorating and Halloween lanterns. The autumn season brings special prices for all our pumpkins. Plus, we will have some extraordinary sizes and varieties picked for sale. Hay and straw bales, corn shocks and large colorful mums are also available to create your spectacular seasonal display.

The Pumpkin Festival is open every weekend, Saturdays and Sundays in October, Saturdays are from 10am to 5 pm, Sundays from 1 pm to 5 pm. The Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival is a family tradition! Bring YOUR family this fall!

Thank You to our 2016 Festival Sponsors!

Meade Tractors
Tractor Supply Co
Southern States
Boone Tractor
First Bank & Trust
Affordable Portables

ELMS

Al Smith’s Farm

Wades

Jordan Oil

Radford, VA

Whitetail Outfitters