Many things are synonymous with fall in WNY—falling leaves, crisp air, crunchy apples, and of course, Pumpkinville. A must on anyone’s authumn to-do list, Pumpkinville is the oldest pumpkin farm in the state. It’s owned by Dan and Diane Pawlowski, and with the help of their children, Lisa and Jim, and many dedicated employees, Pumpkinville is a guaranteed fun-filled, family-friendly time for all who visit.
Pumpkinville regulars know that with each new season at the farm comes changes and additions, and this year is no exception.
Peanuts fans will love that Pumpkinville has been named an official Peanuts Worldwide partner and one of the top 10 corn mazes in the United States. The designation as “one of the most sincere pumpkin patches in America,” is part of a national celebration of the 50th anniversary of the beloved animated film, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. As an official partner, this year’s corn maze has a Peanuts theme, along with the WYRK-FM Country 106.5 logo, which sponsors the maze.
While navigating the maze, guests will be invited to play Peanuts Bingo. Each participant will get a Bingo card, and throughout the maze, there will be five stations with an icon to be scratched off the card. At the end of the maze, those who got Bingo can enter their card for a chance to win a trip for four to Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA.
Want even more Peanuts? Peanuts characters will be visiting Pumpkinville throughout the season, but the official corporate Snoopy character will be at the farm on Saturday, Sept. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 1. There will be backgrounds set up so you can have your photos taken with the characters, and visitors will have the opportunity to purchase tons of Peanuts branded merchandise celebrating the anniversary.
A new attraction premieres this year as well. Welcome the Pumpkinville Express, a seven-minute train ride that will take riders around a portion of the farm. A track and a loading dock were built to accommodate the train. The loading dock has a drop off area for strollers and picnic tables.
Looking for your old favorites to do as well? The Pumpkin Jumpin’ Pillows, Farm Pedal Carts, Country Hayride, Cow Train, Punchin’ Pumpkin Race, Singing Chicken Show, Farm Animals, Kiddie Spookum Barn and so much more are still there to continue your family traditions!
At Pumpkinville, you can’t forget about the food! With increased donut-making capacity this year (85 dozen per hour last year, 150 dozen per hour this year!), customers will no longer be limited to only two dozen of the famous donuts.
In addition to the return of the delicious donuts, Pumpkinville is adding a pumpkin-flavored funnel cake topped with cream cheese and homemade caramel sauce.
Visitors will also enjoy the various other treats available—chicken BBQ, kettle corn, ice cream, fudge, pies, cider, apples and much more.
And don’t forget to pick out your pumpkins before you leave! With thousands to choose from—all grown by the Pawlowskis—there’s no reason you can’t find the perfect one.
Pumpkinville brings out the kid in everyone. Take time out of your busy schedule and make some meaningful fall memories!
For more info, visit pumpkinville.com.