Buckhorn Berry Farm – Pumpkinfest School Tours
Activities during the school visits include: straw bale maze, two corn mazes, obstacle course and play areas, farm animals, pumpkin cannon, graveyard, wagon ride to the pumpkin patch, pumpkin talk and pumpkin picking. Each child will be able to pick their own pie pumpkin. Each class will receive one large pumpkin. Every school visiting will be given times for a pumpkin talk and wagon ride as well as when the pumpkin cannon blasts off, but otherwise are free to explore activities, have snacks and enjoy the farm on their own in small groups.
In planning your school tour, it is recommended that you have at least 1 supervisor per 5 students. Please note that we do not build the price of parent volunteer into the cost and you must also pay admission for those who are attending as volunteers – whether you build it into your student cost or charge each volunteer individually is up to the discretion of each school. There is no cost for teachers EA’s or other support staff. You must pay upon arrival to the farm for all students and volunteers. If you are booking for more than one class, please bear in mind that a maximum of 60 can be accommodated on the hayride at one time. For greater than 60, you may wish to determine how the numbers are to be split. Each group will be assigned a shelter where students can leave their bags and lunches and come and go for snacks or lunch as they wish. In case of rain or bad weather you will be contacted by the farm so please make sure to include a number that we can reach you at either late at night or early in the morning. In case of rain or bad weather we will do our best to reschedule your tour for a day that works best for you but we do not book rain dates before a rain day happens.
While we ask for your student, volunteer and teacher numbers on this form, we understand that they may fluctuate slightly based on volunteers and absences and can work with slight variations and confirm your exact numbers closer to the date of your tour – we ask for you best approximation in order to help us plan your trip to the farm.
Please note: Haunted forest, jr barn and bouncy castle are not open during the week or available for school tours.
Tours for 2018 start the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, October 9th.
Some dates are now fully booked and others are booking quickly and may have limited spaces available – we recommend booking as soon as possible if you’d like to bring your class to the farm. (Updated: October 2/2018)
Dates fully booked:
We do recommend booking earlier in the month if possible as the weather is typically better and if for some reason it isn’t then you do have more opportunities to rebook. Earlier in the month is also typically less busy with school groups.