Creative Expressions Face Painting!
Creative Expressions Face Painting 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
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.
Blacksmith and Corn Shelling Demonstrations will be here every weekend.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ART IN THE BARN!
Oct. 7th & 8th – Donna Jones
Donna Jones is a native from VA. She started painting when she was 11 years old. Taking private art from Mrs. Marie Utt Hoal who was an artist and art teacher from the school that Donna attended. As time went by, Donna went on to get married, have 5 children and became a nurse. Painting went by the wayside for over 30 years. Last year, Donna picked up the paint brush again, and since then she has sold some of her paintings, gave some to different causes to be auctioned and tried to encourage those who have lost loved ones to Alzheimer’s Disease by giving them a painting in memory of their loved one. She enjoys painting, and hopes to one day be a recognized artist.
Sunday, Oct. 29, 1-4pm – P. Buckley Moss – ARTIST APPEARANCE with New Prints of Sinkland Farms!
She will have prints of a new painting of Sinkland Farms for purchase and to be signed. The proceeds will go to Feeding America of Southwest Virginia. 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.
Special Weekend Events at the Pumpkin Festival
Oct. 7th – Mini Cooper Cruisers
Oct. 7. 15. 21. 22 – Marya Katz, Kid’s Entertainer 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.
Oct. 21 – 2:30 pm – VA Techniques – VA Techniques’ competitive team competes Junior Olympic levels 3 through 10 and XCel. More than 100 athletes currently compete for VA Techniques and they have garnered numerous state, regional, and national awards.
Oct. 21, Saturday – NRV Classic Cruisers – New River Valley Classic Cruisers