Sinkland Farms hosts 25th Annual Pumpkin Festival!

Thanks to all of our customers for a great 25th Anniversary

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

> Read the full article

Open Every Weekend in October 2016

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.

  • 2 stages, 10 days, 20 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
  • Pumpkin Slingshots and Pony Rides
  • Kettle Corn, Ice Cream, and Great Food
  • HokieTRON and Face Painting
  • 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. 1 & 2 – Grand Opening Weekend – Punkin’ Chunkin’!

Punkin Chunkin

Oct. 1 & 2 Punkin’ Chunkin’ World Champion “Team Carbo of Raleigh, NC will be demonstrating their catapult, The Onager, and slinging pumpkins up to 2000 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, the preference of most catapult teams. These, along with all varieties, shapes, colors and sizes of pumpkins, squash and gourds are grown on the farm for sale during the autumn season.

Saturday, Oct. 1

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All Day – Punkin’ Chunkin’ with Team Carbo’ Onager!

All Day – Art in the Barn with Susan Oller

All DayEd’s Carved and Painted Pumpkins

All Day – Blacksmith and Corn Shelling Demonstrations

12 noon – Appalachian Aftershock Dancers

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

2:00-3:00 pm – Cyrus Pynn Sword Swallowing/Juggling

1:30-4:30 pm – Live Music – 2 Stages

Huckleberry Pie

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

Soupbone - one man jam band

Soupbone – Back Porch Stage – Roots, Blues, Funk, Indie

Whitebarrel Winery

Wine Tastings – Whitebarrel Winery

Sunday, Oct. 2

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
All Day – Punkin’ Chunkin’ with Team Carbo’ Onager!

All Day – Art in the Barn with Susan Oller

All DayEd’s Carved and Painted Pumpkins

All Day – Blacksmith and Corn Shelling Demonstrations

2:00-3:00 pm – Cyrus Pynn Sword Swallowing/Juggling

1:30-4:30 pm – Live Music – 2 Stages

Java Brothers

Java Brothers – Barn Stage – Bluegrass

David Austin

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

Whitebarrel Winery

Wine Tastings – Whitebarrel Winery

Saturday, Oct. 8

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All Day – Mini Cooper Cruisers

All Day – Art in the Barn with Janet Wimmer

All DayFlashy Glass Creations by Joanna Huff

All DayEd’s Carved and Painted Pumpkins

All Day – Blacksmith and Corn Shelling Demonstrations

12 noon – Appalachian Hoedowners

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

Old Man Kelly – Back Porch Stage – Roots Americana

Chateau Morrisette

Wine Tastings – Chateau Morrisette Winery

Sunday, Oct. 9

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
All DayEd’s Carved and Painted Pumpkins

All Day – Blacksmith and Corn Shelling Demonstrations

All Day – Art in the Barn with Janet Wimmer

All DayFlashy Glass Creations by Joanna Huff

2:00-3:00 pm – Cyrus Pynn Sword Swallowing/Juggling

1:30-4:30 pm – Live Music – 2 Stages

Lonesome Cowboy Drifters

Lonesome Cowboy Drifters – Barn Stage – Traditional Country

Indian Run Stringband

Indian Run Stringband – Back Porch Stage – Folk, Bluegrass

Chateau Morrisette

Wine Tastings – Chateau Morrisette Winery

Sat. Oct. 15

NRV Classic Cars and SWVA Wildlife Exhibition and P.Buckley Moss!

NRV Classic Cruisers and SWVA Wildlife

pat-buckley-moss

P. Buckley Moss

ARTIST APPEARANCE and Sinkland Farms/Feeding America print unveiling

The artist P. Buckley Moss was asked how long it takes for her to paint a picture. “My whole life,” she said. For Pat, it is this lifelong passion and belief that is expressed in her work, giving us a collection of art that is filled with a lifetime of experiences: from her Irish-Italian heritage to her urban art school education, the laughter of her children, and the simplicity of birds flying south for the winter.


Ride-A-Rescue Horse

Ride a Rescue HorseOctober 15th, 16th, and 22nd, 23rd – Bring a Canned Food and Ride the Trail for 1/2 price! (reg. $10)

Horse Trail Rides will be offered by Winterfrost Farm on two weekends! Their Ride-A-Rescue horseback riding program was started to help support their rescue horses, as part of their rehabilitation. Ride-A-Rescue trail rides use only healthy rescue horses eager and ready to work. This program was designed to be a fun community activity that is helpful for the horses as well. Not only do our customers get to enjoy their ride, but will also give a horse that once had no future, a job and a purpose. All proceeds go towards the horses’ care. How’s that for a win-win?

Anyone can ride. Winterfrost Farm specializes in beginners of all ages. Their horses are gentle and calm. Before every ride they have a five minute “lesson” to show you the ropes. ARRIVE EARLY and check for pricing.

Saturday, Oct. 15

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All DayNew River Valley Classic Cruisers

All DayRide-A-Rescue horseback riding – ARRIVE EARLY!

All DayEd’s Carved and Painted Pumpkins

All Day – Blacksmith and Corn Shelling Demonstrations

All Day – Chainsaw Exhibit

All DayP. Buckley Moss – ARTIST APPEARANCE and
Sinkland Farms/Feeding America print unveiling

1:00-3:00 pmSWVA Wildlife Exhibition

2:00-3:00 pm – Cyrus Pynn Sword Swallowing/Juggling

1:30-4:30 pm – Live Music – 2 Stages

3 Minute Lovin

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

Indian Run Stringband

Indian Run Stringband – Back Porch Stage – Folk, Bluegrass

Virginia Mountain Vineyard

Wine Tastings – Virginia Mountain Vineyards

Sunday, Oct. 16

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
All DayRide-A-Rescue horseback riding – ARRIVE EARLY!

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

2:00-3:00 pm – Cyrus Pynn Sword Swallowing/Juggling

1:30-4:30 pm – Live Music – 2 Stages

The Floorboards

The Floorboards – Barn Stage – Appalachian Roots Rock

Old Man Kelly

Old Man Kelly – Back Porch Stage – Roots Americana

Virginia Mountain Vineyard

Wine Tastings – Virginia Mountain Vineyards

Saturday, Oct. 22

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All DayRide-A-Rescue horseback ridingBring a Canned Food and Ride the Trail for 1/2 price! (reg. $10)!
Ride a Rescue Horse

All DayEd’s Carved and Painted Pumpkins

All Day – Blacksmith and Corn Shelling Demonstrations

All Day – Chainsaw Exhibit

All Day – Art in the Barn with Anne and Ben Armistead – River rock oil lanterns by Ben, fine silver and semi-precious stones by Anne Armistead, hydrangea wreaths, pottery and more!

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

12 noon – Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers

12 noon – TechNotes A Cappella

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

2:00-3:00 pm – Cyrus Pynn Sword Swallowing/Juggling

1:30-4:30 pm – Live Music – 2 Stages

3 Minute Lovin

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

Old Man Kelly

Old Man Kelly – Back Porch Stage – Roots Americana

Stanburn Winery

Wine Tastings – Stanburn Winery

Sunday, Oct. 23

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
All DayRide-A-Rescue horseback ridingBring a Canned Food and Ride the Trail for 1/2 price! (reg. $10)!
Ride a Rescue Horse

All DayEd’s Carved and Painted Pumpkins

All Day – Blacksmith and Corn Shelling Demonstrations

All Day – Chainsaw Exhibit

All Day – Art in the Barn with Anne and Ben Armistead – River rock oil lanterns by Ben, fine silver and semi-precious stones by Anne Armistead, hydrangea wreaths, pottery and more!

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

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

2:00-3:00 pm – Cyrus Pynn Sword Swallowing/Juggling

1:30-4:30 pm – Live Music – 2 Stages

Dirt Road Breakdown

Dirt Road Breakdown – Barn Stage – Americana, Country, Rockabilly, Rock

Indian Run Stringband

Indian Run Stringband – Back Porch Stage – Folk, Bluegrass

Stanburn Winery

Wine Tastings – Stanburn Winery

Saturday, Oct. 29

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
allyoucancarrypumpkins25
All You Can Carry Pumpkins for $25! Take home all of the pumpkins that you can hold unassisted in your arms for only $25.

All DayEd’s Carved and Painted Pumpkins

All Day – Blacksmith and Corn Shelling Demonstrations

All Day – Chainsaw Exhibit

All DayCobb Hill Alpacas handmade products

All DayAileen Fletcher Photography

12 noon – Back Porch Cloggers

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

2:00-3:00 pm – Cyrus Pynn Sword Swallowing/Juggling

1:30-4:30 pm – Live Music – 2 Stages

Huckleberry Pie

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

Carrington Kay

Carrington Kay – Back Porch Stage – Acoustic, Piano, Indie

Beliveau Estate Winery

Wine Tastings – Beliveau Estate Winery

Sunday, Oct. 30

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
allyoucancarrypumpkins25
All You Can Carry Pumpkins for $25! Take home all of the pumpkins that you can hold unassisted in your arms for only $25.

All DayEd’s Carved and Painted Pumpkins

All Day – Blacksmith and Corn Shelling Demonstrations

All Day – Chainsaw Exhibit

All DayCobb Hill Alpacas handmade products

All DayAileen Fletcher Photography

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

2:00-3:00 pm – Cyrus Pynn Sword Swallowing/Juggling

1:30-4:30 pm – Live Music – 2 Stages

Lonesome Cowboy Drifters

Lonesome Cowboy Drifters – Barn Stage – Traditional Country

David Austin

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

Beliveau Estate Winery

Wine Tastings – Beliveau Estate 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