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The Grand Opening weekend of September 28-29 will feature the return of the national punkin chunkin champion. Team Carbo returns to Sinkland Farms to attempt to beat their previous record, flinging pumpkins sky high! The New River Rocketry Association also returns for their annual rocket launching exhibition. The 5K Pumpkin Run to benefit Auburn High School Volleyball will begin at 10:30am. Celebrate this opening weekend with these festivities as well as all Sinkland Farms normally offers visitors during fall weekends.
Take a hayride to the patch and select from Virginia’s finest pumpkins (our best crop ever). There is something for everyone: children’s activities, pony and cart rides, horseback trail rides, corn maze, a barn full of farmyard animals, local arts and crafts vendors, and pumpkin cannons. We have colorful face painting for the little ones, local arts and crafts vendors, plenty of tasty, food, the BEST Kettle Korn in the country and ice cream.
Local, live music will begin at 1 pm EVERY WEEKEND AFTERNOON and will feature a variety of sound from some of the area’s best musicians. You can enjoy flash mob experiences which could occur at any time during the five weekends, AND guest appearances of the 18 foot tall Hokietron.
The Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival is the regions’s longest running pumpkin festival and is an annual fall tradition that the entire family can enjoy. The pumpkin selection is huge with all sizes, shapes and colors for outstanding fall décor. Be sure to check out www.sinklandfarms.com for the complete 2013 schedule of activities and features.
Sinkland Farms is located at 3020 Riner Road, just outside of Christiansburg. Take I-81 to Exit 114, travel south on Route 8 towards Riner/Floyd for 2.2 miles. The farm is on the left. Be sure to visit our website at www.sinklandfarms.com for more information or call us at (540) 230-8976.