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Pumpkinville Opens Next Weekend

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New Pedal Car Track, Redesigned Corn Maize

By Alicia Dziak

September is here, which means endless fall fun in the Enchanted Mountains!

To many, it’s just not fall until you visit Pumpkinville, a 200-acre farm in Great Valley that equates to hours and hours of family-friendly things to do! If you’re one of the thousands of people who have made Pumpkinville an annual tradition, opening day is Saturday, Sept. 13, and you have from then until Halloween to enjoy the entertainment-laden property.

As Pumpkinville’s regulars know, every year brings new things to see and do, and this year is no exception.

The all-new pedal car track was built in front of the Corn Maize entrance. The attraction features tractor-themed vehicles that resemble dune buggies that offer fun for all ages.

The Corn Maize, a popular attraction for years, is also new and improved. It was professionally designed by a Utah-based company and promises to be more challenging than in past years. The maze is sponsored by WYRK, whose logo is “carved” into the maze, and can be viewed from above, perhaps while enjoying Pumpkinville’s weekend helicopter rides (offered on weekends in October, weather permitting).

The Jumpin’ Pillows, introduced last season are also yours for the taking. The huge, air-filled, trampoline-like “pillows” are built right into the ground for safe and insanely fun jumping action!

Of course, anyone who knows Pumpkinville knows that photo ops are abundant, and the numerous wooden cutouts are always a fun and must-see part of a visit. This year, Pumpkinville has added a new giant pumpkin that kids can go into and pose next to.

Other popular farm’s staples that are sure to keep you busy include hayrides, the Corn Cannon, the Cow Train, Gem Mining, Storyland and the Henhouse Five Review, a group of silly, animatronic chickens that sing and tell jokes.

You can’t mention Pumpkinville without mentioning food, and the latest and greatest in Pumpkinville’s food arena is a large, new food service building near the parking lot. The building houses the barbecue pit and ice cream factory and will streamline food service in this area of the farm.

Hungry for more? Apples, maple products, donuts, kettle corn, sweets, treats and almost anything you can imagine can all be yours. The biggest decision? What to eat before your belly fills up!

Wash it all down with some fresh apple cider, watch apple cider pressings and see a 125-year old cider mill in use.

Need some retail therapy? The shops offer a variety of baked goods, décor, souvenirs and unique items.

Last but definitely not least? The pumpkins, of course! Thousands of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes offer visitors a selection second to none.

Pumpkinville, located at 4844 Sugartown Rd. in Great Valley, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 13 through Oct. 31. Don’t miss out on this short window of opportunity to enjoy one of the area’s must-see fall attractions and start making memories.

For more information, visit www.pumpkinville.com.

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