The annual tradition for Okanagan families continues this weekend with the Family Pumpkin Festival at Davison Orchards in Vernon.
Rides out to the pumpkin patch on the apple train is a favourite activity that runs today, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“We expanded the rides to include Friday this year to accommodate families and provide some farm fun for the Pro D Day‚“ says Tamra Davison.
Thimble Ranch will be at the farm offering pony rides for kids Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.
The Corn Maze, Crazy Cow Kids Corral‚ and farm animals will also be open providing hours of fall fun for kids of all ages. Check out the wheel barrel full of pumpkins, guess the weight correctly, you could win them all!
New this year will be a craft area set up for kids to use their imaginations to create some treasures to bring home. In the craft area there will also be a free draw to win a week at summer camp.
The weekend is also a great chance to take some family photos and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., professional photographer Shaleah Priebe of Flying Mango Photography will be set up in the pumpkin patch taking photos for families.
“And what is a festival without food? The pumpkin festival promises pumpkin everything to eat including pumpkin fudge, pumpkin steamers, pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup and the popular Pumpkin Pack for kids, served in a pumpkin bucket filled with a pumpkin full of pure apple juice, a hot dog and a chocolate pumpkin pop,” says Davison.
Most activities run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.Davison Orchards is located at 3111 Davison Rd., just off Bella Vista Road in Vernon. For more details, see the web site at www.davisonorchards.ca