Enjoy these unique features Every Pumpkin Festival weekend!
Creative Expressions Face Painting and Balloons!
Creative Expressions Face Painting and Balloons is excited to be at Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival for the entire month of October on Saturdays and Sundays. They are professional face painters using FDA approved face paint and glitter tattoos. They paint full face, half or cheek art. Prices range from $3 – $9.
Check out their website at creativeexpressionsfacepainting.com
Every festival weekend: Come have fun with our Air Launchers!
Whether you call them Corn Cannons, Spud Guns, Punkin’ Chunkers or Applesauce on the Fly; you’ll have a BLAST launching food at targets in the field with these swivel mounted, anti-aircraft-gun style, air-launchers. Parents, find out who is really the best the shot in the family. Kids, now is your chance to show the family who has “eagle eyes” and “nerves of steel”. Ping targets and find your own winner in these “Hunger Games.” Who was it that said “Don’t play with your food” ?!?!!
Every festival weekend there will be a local photographer onsite to capture images of your family enjoying the Pumpkin Festival. Digital photo sessions for individuals and groups of all ages and sizes will be at our decorated photo booth or at another location on the farm. Please email sinklandfarms@gmail for more information.
|Ed’s Carved and Painted Pumpkins featuring Virginia Tech Hokies
Ed has been carving and painting unique and detailed pumpkins around the New River Valley for over 20 years. His gets ideas from a variety of sources. He does movie characters , NASCAR favorites, entertainment figures, caricatures, company logos, spooky Halloween regulars, political figures, animals, and has a love for college sports team logos. His creations can range in time from 2 hours to over 10 hours. He has used one frozen jack-o-lantern for 5 years in his home display. Ed’s pumpkins are on are display every weekend.
World Champion Punkin’ Chunkin’ Team Carbo
October 1st and 2nd, 2016
Punkin’ Chunkin’ World Champion “Team Carbo“ of Raleigh, NC will be demonstrating their catapult and slinging pumpkins up to 2000 feet!!
Centrifusion and torsion are not what you generally think of when attending the annual Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival… but that’s what you’ll be hearing if you’re on the sidelines watching Team Carbo hurl pumpkins.
Their masterful machine, The Onager, travels from Raleigh, North Carolina, for the fourth year to visit Sinkland Farms. This year, Team Carbo is striving to beat its Sinkland hurl record of 2,797 feet in 2013. Sinkland hosts this pumpkin launching event each year. “Punkin chunkin” officially became a sport of challenge in 1986 in university competitions. The first world distance record was 126 feet. In 2012, the world record contender hurled pumpkins over 3,000 feet into the wind.
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. Sinkland Farms was voted Best Farm to Visit in seven southern states by the readers of Blue Ridge Country Magazine.
View clips of Team Carbo in action! – Video from their 2013 chunk in Europe
The official website of The Onager and Team USA
Sat. Oct. 15
NRV Classic Cars and SWVA Wildlife Exhibition and P. Buckley Moss!
All Day – New River Valley Classic Cruisers
1:00-3:00 pm – SWVA Wildlife Exhibition
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.
October 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.
Visit the Cottage Shoppe
In the Cottage Shoppe you will find a wonderful selection of crafts and snacks for sale such as Weeping Willows Farm Goat Milk Soap, handmade Hats, Spookley children’s books, and Hershey ice cream flavors. The Back Porch stage is also located behind the Cottage Shoppe.