Blackberry Farm focuses on festive fall

By on October 1, 2009

AURORA—Blackberry Farm will celebrate the fall season throughout the month of October with its Pumpkin Weekends beginning Saturday, Oct. 3.

For four weekends in October, Blackberry Farm will be festively decorated in the spirit of pumpkin season. A picnic area will feature an assortment of pumpkins for purchase, and a decorating station with painting supplies is provided.

Carousel rides, hay rides and tours on the “Pumpkin Train” are also part of each weekend’s festivities. Guests will enjoy discounted rates as well, with $3 admission for residents and $5 for non-residents.

“We used to do a Fall Festival in October each year, and it was so popular and well-received that we decided to expand it to every weekend,” said Sandy Smith, facility supervisor at Blackberry Farm. “In the last few years, Pumpkin Weekends have become a favorite event for young families.”

Each weekend will feature a different series of activities.

“This is such a fun time of year,” said Smith, “so we want to make the season last just a little longer.”