It’s fall again, and time for the Rio Grande Community Farm’s 2013 Fall Festival & Mini-Maze! We’ve got all sorts of fun lined up, so be sure to attend each event and get in on all the action. From pumpkin games and activities to barnyard animals and getting dirty on the farm, you name it- we’ve got it!
Due to the drought of the past few years, we haven’t had water from the acequia to irrigate our corn, and the maze is going to be a little patchy and shorter than in years past. Nonetheless, during all Fall Festival events, visitors are welcome to explore and get lost in the maze as part of the fun.
On top of the Fall Festival, if you want to support us even further (with awesome “Thank You” prizes in return), go to our IndieGoGo fundraising campaign! Also, if you want to volunteer to help put on these events, fill out this form and we’ll be in touch with you to get you out on the farm!
Admission donations for our festival events are $5 a person, and the 5K registration costs are $25 until September 28th, after which the run is $30.
Below are snapshots of each event, with links to their full pages. Be sure to Like us on Facebook and share the fun with your friends and family!
Saturday, October 5th (from noon to 5 p.m.)
Sustainability Day & Drought Resistance on the Farm
Come out to learn about how farms like ours handle the drought, and enjoy a number of activities centered on sustainable living! Demonstrations and activities include backyard farming/gardening, renewable energy demonstrations, foraging and wilderness education, arts and crafts, and many more.
Saturday, October 12th (beginning at 8 a.m.)
First-ever Farm 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run!
See the Rio Grande Community Farm website for more info.
Saturday, October 26th (from noon to 5 p.m.)
Pumpkin-Palooza and Costume Contest
Our closeout event on the farm is just in time for Halloween: Pumpkin-Palooza will feature activities such as pumpkin cooking & carving competitions, Pumpkin Olympics and Pie Eating races, and a Costume Contest (with a dog category for all you canine lovers).