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Sinkland Farms 25th Annual Pumpkin Festival Calendar of Activities

OPEN EVERY WEEKEND in October

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

*Dogs welcome on a leash.


All You can Carry Pumpkins for $25! – Final Weekend Oct. 29th & 30th

To Celebrate our 25th Anniversary

Take home all of the pumpkins that you can hold unassisted in your arms for only $25.

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Punkin’ Chunkin’ World Champion “Team Carbo“ – Oct. 1st & 2nd

Ed’s Carved and Painted Pumpkins will be here every weekend.

Blacksmith and Corn Shelling Demonstrations will be here every weekend.

Cyrus Pynn Sword Swallowing & Juggling will be here 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. every weekend (except Oct. 8) .

ART IN THE BARN

Susan Oller art

Oct. 1st & 2nd – Susan Oller

Janet Wimmer art

Oct. 8th & 9th – Janet Wimmer

Joanna Huff glass art

Oct. 8th & 9th – Joanna Huff of  Flashy Glass Creations

Joanna Huff is a native of Virginia. She was born and raised in the small town community of Floyd County, where art and crafts are pretty much the culture. She was encouraged very early to express herself with her artistic eye. Growing up with many craftspeople in her family, she was always experimenting and crafting throughout her younger years. She works mostly with the copper foil method making anything from large pieces to small sun catchers, sometimes intertwining her interest in jewelry as well. Joanna loves her abilities as a glass artist and hopes to continue to share Stained Glass with her community for years to come.

Oct. 22nd & 23rd – Anne and Ben Armistead

River rock oil lanterns by Ben, fine silver and semi-precious stones by Anne, hydrangea wreaths, pottery and more!

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Oct. 22nd & 23rd – David Ferrell Art & Photography

Day to day life on the farm capturing the emotion, love, and respect for the animals and land through photography.

Cobb Hill Alpaca Products

Oct. 29th & 30th – Cobb Hill Alpacas handmade products

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Oct. 29th & 30th – Aileen Fletcher Photography


Mini Cooper Cruisers on Sat. Oct. 8

SWVA Wildlife Exhibition on Sat. Oct. 15, 11 am – 2 pm (rain date October 22)

NRV Classic Cruisers on Sat. Oct. 15

P. Buckley Moss – ARTIST APPEARANCE and

Sinkland Farms/Feeding America print unveiling on Sat. Oct. 15

Ride-A-Rescue horseback riding on Sat. Oct. 15, 16, 22, 23

Marya Katz, Kid’s Entertainer on Oct. 1, 8, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 from 1:30-3:30 pm

Marya Katz is our Music Lady, bringing her basket of instruments for children to play and sing along with her during the pumpkin festival.  She is a retired music teacher from Montgomery County Schools, having enjoyed 33 years of singing with elementary school children.  She is also National Board Certified in Early Childhood Music, directs the choir at her church, and performs with the local folk group “Simple Gifts of the Blue Ridge.”  In addition, she teaches hammered dulcimer lessons both privately and for festival workshops, and is available to perform for many different functions.  More information can be found at her website, www.dulcimations.com.


DANCERS AND A CAPPELLA GROUPS – SATURDAYS AT 12 NOON

Appalachian Aftershock Dancers on Sat. Oct. 1

Appalachian Hoedowners on Sat. Oct. 8

Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers on Sat. Oct. 22

TechNotes A Cappella on Sat. Oct. 22

Back Porch Cloggers on Sat. Oct. 29

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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

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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.

Eds Carved PumpkinsEd’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

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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!!

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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!

NRV Classic Cruisers and SWVA Wildlife

All DayNew River Valley Classic Cruisers

1:00-3:00 pmSWVA Wildlife Exhibition

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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.


Visit the Cottage Shoppe

The Cottage Shoppe Spooley childrens Books

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.