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Educational Field Trips & Pumpkin Patch Pre-K Days

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School Groups Have Two Options!

Please email orrsinfo@gmail.com for assistance with scheduling a group.

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Educational Field Trip

Wednesdays & Fridays
by Appointment Only
9:30am – 1pm

$9.00 per Participant

$7.00 per Parent/Chaperone
*No Pumpkin or Apple Picking*

1 Teacher & 1 Aide Free per Class

Thank you for your interest in our Fall Educational Field Trip. You can reserve your spot for Wednesday or Friday now through the end of October. Our Educational Field Trips run from 9:30 to 1:00pm. The cost is $9.00 per student and $7.00 per parent/ chaperone. One teacher and one class aide are included free of charge. Our curriculum is developed and run by several former educators. We take care in putting together a quality program that is both fun and educational. The following is a breakdown of the stations students will attend during the field trip. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch and eat on the grounds before returning to school.

*Teachers Receive 1 Large Class Pumpkin and 1 Gallon of Cider Per Class* 

  • Station 1: Apple School
    Students will pick an apple from the orchard, taste apple cider, and learn about how apples grow.  Students will also learn about and taste some of the many varieties of apples as well as nutritional facts about apples and apple cider.
  • Station 2: Pumpkin School
    Students will learn about the different types of pumpkins, the many uses of pumpkins, identify the parts of a pumpkin and  talk about how pumpkins grow. They will then get to pick a small pumpkin from the patch to take home.
  • Station 3: Bee School
    Students will learn about the importance of bees and pollination for crops.  They will also learn about the life cycle of bees and the different jobs a bee can have within the colony.  Students will also learn how honey bees produce honey.
  • Station 4: Barnyard Animal Meet & Greet
    Students will meet the animals at the Barnyard and learn about their habits and care.
  • Station 5: Farmer Fun Playground
    Students enjoy some free play time on the playground.
  • Station 6: Pick a Pumpkin
    Students will pick a small pie pumpkin from our green patch and have a storybook trail of “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” through the corn maze.
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Pumpkin Patch Pre-K Days

Tuesdays & Thursdays
by Appointment Only
9am – 3:30pm

Blue Bracelet $6.00 Per Participant

Green Bracelet $9.00 Per Participant

Orange Bracelet $12.50 Per Participant

2 & Under Receive Green Bracelet for Free

Thank you for your interest in our Pumpkin Patch Pre K Days. You can reserve your spot for Tuesdays or Thursdays now through the first week of November. Our Pumpkin Patch Pre K Days run from 9:00 to 3:30pm. The cost is a group rate for pre-booking school groups.  This event is ideal for younger children who are not able to participate in a longer field trip. It’s also ideal for groups who want to do activities at their own relaxed pace, and enjoy a more independent approach. This is not a staff led activity so you’ll be welcomed and taken to the pumpkin patch, but will be in charge of your own group from there. We have a tent with picnic tables for lunch here if you’d like to pack a lunch!

*This is a scheduled group visit to the Patch. There is no free class pumpkin or free cider with this option.*

  • Arrival:
    Meet your group at the green truck by the farm market and check in. Students, staff and chaperones will be given their bracelets and pay for their trip. (If money is all pre-collected and in one person’s hand with a headcount) that will help us get you checked in quickly and start right away.
  • Tractor Ride:
    Our tractor ride is 15 minutes each way and takes you through the scenic orchards.
  • The Barnyard: 
    Activities, animals, corn maze, and pumpkin picking are part of the fun!
  • Tractor Ride Back:
    Our tractor ride is 15 minutes each way and takes you through the scenic orchards.
  • Visit the Farm Market: 
    We know parents love to swing through the farm market for the most delicious apple cider, snacks, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Stop in for the experience!
  • Restrooms: 
    We have restrooms by the farm market and also have portable toilets and hand sinks in the Pumpkin Patch & Barnyard area.
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seasonal-add-ons
  • Apple Cider Doughnut Single $1.19
  • Apple Cider Doughnut Half Dozen $6.29
  • Apple Cider Doughnut Dozen $10.99
  • 12oz Slushy $3.99
  • Cup of Animal Feed $3.99
  • Spookley The Square Pumpkin Paperback Book $5.99
  • Spookley The Square Pumpkin DVD $9.99
  • Spookley The Square Pumpkin Plush Toy Small $7.99
  • Spookley The Square Pumpkin Plush Toy Medium $11.99

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Spookley the Square Pumpkin

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Orr’s Farm Market is partnering with Spookley the Square Pumpkin, the Official Spokes-Pumpkin for National Bullying Prevention Month, to raise awareness for bullying prevention. We will be featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin in farm-based events starting September 9 and continuing throughout October to help our younger visitors understand the importance of being tolerant and kind.

Spookley was first introduced to millions of children in the book The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin, in which he is shunned by all of the round pumpkins until a mighty storm threatens to destroy the entire pumpkin patch and only Spookley, with his unique shape, can save the day. This fall Spookley is returning as the Official Spokes-Pumpkin for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which sponsors National Bullying Prevention Month activities at PACER.org/Bullying. “The culture of bullying won’t end until people across the country take action and show children and teens that they care,” says Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which is a division of PACER Center, a national organization. “We love the way Spookley touches the heart and the mind with his message of tolerance and acceptance.”

Orr’s Farm Market is one of many family farms across North America that will be embracing Spookley and his story with visitors throughout the fall and will feature Spookley in farm-based events including Spookley-Themed Pumpkin Patch, storytime readings and a Spookley kiddie maze.

About Spookley the Square Pumpkin:
Spookley the Square Pumpkin is a beloved children’s character created by author and lyricist Joe Troiano. For more information about Spookley and his friends from Holiday Hill Farm, please visit www.holidayhillfarm.com.

About PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center:
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center offers educators, students, families, and individuals the tools they need to address bullying in schools, recreational programs or community organizations. For more information, visit www.PACER.org/Bullying or call 952-838-9000.