Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pumpkin Festival Field Trip

All homeschoolers are welcome to join us for fun at The Pumpkin Festival. Admission is $2 per person. Our group will meet outside the back (only) gate at 9:00am on Thursday, October 7th. Give yourself plenty of travel time! It will take longer than you think to get through the parking lot. We will not wait for latecomers but you will be able to enter and get the $2 student/group rate if you tell them you are with ACCHE.

We will try to grab a spot on the hill to the left after entering the gate, the same place we claimed last year. You can leave your blankets/coolers there for the day (at your own risk but we’ve never had a problem). Preschoolers and elementary students can work on decorating their pumpkins at this spot (rules below). Please RSVP ( or sign up at ACCHE on Tuesday! I have to call in a number so they will have enough pumpkins for our little ones.

They will have many of the activities that they’ve had in the past such as:

The Mountain Men Encampment
Story Telling
Many Old Time Crafts
Lions Club will sponsor an eye clinic - parent must be present or send a signed permission slip
Pumpkin Decorating for ages preschool thru 5th grade

Remember the rules:
No commercial decorations, only those that the children
think up.
Be sure to bring all materials and adhesive for
Bring something to sit on; the ground will be
damp from dew.
Pumpkins must be finished by 11:00am for judging.
Label the back of your pumpkin with your name, grade, and group (ACCHE)
Only decorated pumpkins can be taken off the grounds

Food Vendors
Craft Booths
Public Service
Birds of Prey
Entertainment building with age appropriate
entertainment for students
Agriculture Tent with a cow to be milked and a
chicken laying eggs plus more
Arts and Crafts Tent for spinning, weaving, and
canning displays

You can pack a lunch - coolers are allowed! - or plan to eat from the vendors. We usually leave our coolers on our blankets and meet back for lunch around 12:30.

The Pumpkin Festival is at the Cabell County Fairgrounds/Pumpkin Park in Milton.
From I-64, take the Milton exit #28
Turn towards town (right if from Hgtn; left from Chrlstn)
Turn right onto Rt 60 at the 2nd light
Turn left onto Fairgrounds Rd at the next traffic light
Follow the road around the curve.
You’ll see the entrance to Pumpkin Park on your left
Follow the road around the fairgrounds and park in the back. Traffic is slow here and will add an additional 15-20 minutes to your trip. Plan accordingly.

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