*UPDATE, 9/30/22: Due to inclement weather from Tropical Storm Ian expected through the weekend, Island Farm has cancelled the first day of this event, orignially set for October 1. The first day will now take place on October 8th, with a new subsequent date added on the 29th.
Bring your friends and family to celebrate the arrival of fall at Island Farm!
On the first four Saturdays in October, Island Farm will host its 11th annual Pumpkin Patch event. There will be no shortage of fun memories to be made, with a diverse array of fall games and activities offered. This event will take place on October 8, 15, 22, and 29th from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Admission for visitors ages four and older is $10. Children ages 0-3 years old are admitted for free. This event is funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and Southern Bank.
This year’s Pumpkin Patch will feature plenty of pumpkins – grown locally in Chowan County by a descendant of Island Farm. During the event, visitors will enjoy historic games and demonstrations, doll crafting, candle making, free blacksmith shop giveaways from the Manteo Blacksmith, and plenty of fall activities. The very best open-fire cooked popcorn, hearth-cooked corn cakes and apple cider will appease the taste-buds while visitors take in the sounds and sites of fall.
Take a trip through the straw bale maze, or participate in “Pumpkin’ Chunkin” and test your pumpkin-launching abilities, straight across the Farm’s pasture with a traditional trebuchet! In addition to the farm’s activities, there will be a variety of local art vendors on site.
Island Farm is a living history site located on the north-end of Roanoke Island. It offers a trip back in time to the Outer Banks in the mid-1800s through hands-on activities, historic building tours, demonstrations, livestock interactions, and more. Open Tuesday through Friday, Island Farm offers live interpretation, daily mini-programs and special weekend events. The living history site is located at 1140 N US Highway 64, north of Manteo, on Roanoke Island.
For more information, visit www.obcinc.org.