Guidestone’s Annual Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival Oct. 7-9th, 2016

Autumn in the Upper Arkansas Valley is a wonderful time to celebrate the region and its abundant harvest. One great event for children and families is Guidestone’s Annual Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival at the Hutchinson Ranch in Salida, Colorado. This beloved community event provides 3 days of family fun for hundreds of festival-goers from Chaffee County and surrounding communities with horse-drawn wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, pony rides, field games, crafts, face painting, food, music and more! Hours for the event are Friday and Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-4pm. General Admission is $8/ person in advance online and at local businesses or $10/person at the gate. Children 2 and under free. Admission for children includes a pumpkin while supplies last.

Do you have a school or youth organization that would like to attend the Pumpkin Patch as a group? On Friday only, we have a discounted rate of $5/child, chaperones free, for organizational groups of 10 or more children. To schedule, contact [email protected] or call (719)239-0955. To learn more about the event and reserve your tickets, visit

Pumpkin Patch is a Rain, Snow or Shine Event! In the event of inclement weather, the Hutchinson Ranch barn provides plenty of indoor space for food, games and music. No refunds provided. And since this is a working ranch, please keep dogs at home. Thanks!

The success of this event is due in large part to the volunteers, artists, musicians, vendors and sponsors who make this event an attraction for all ages! Please consider providing your time, talent and/or funds to support this year’s festival. There is always a wide array of volunteer opportunities, so whether you enjoy being in the middle of the action, working with kids, or staying behind the scenes, there is a place for you! Musicians and artists make the whole event more festive with their tunes and talents, and financial sponsors help to cover event costs. Want to join in the fun? Please visit, email [email protected], or call 719-239-0955 for more information regarding sponsorships and volunteer opportunities.

Guidestone Colorado is growing a vibrant agricultural future through education, community building and partnerships. Guidestone serves the Upper Arkansas River Valley and surrounding communities by providing Farmhands Education Programs, supporting Farm to School initiatives, and helping farmers find access to land and resources through the Colorado Land Link program. Proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch support the delivery of education programs, continued preservation efforts, and general operations of the Hutchinson Homestead and Learning Center, Guidestone’s homebase of operations.

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