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The Original Pumpkin Patch FieldTrip

  • Calendar iconOctober 19, 2015
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When:  Tuesday, October 20

Time:  10:00 arrival time
10:15- group picture in front of the BIG RED BARN
10:15-11:00- Self-guided tour to the animal barn, hay stack, produce store and gift shop.
11:15- Hayride to the pumpkin field
12:00- Picnic lunch

Where:  The Original Pumpkin Patch
16511 NW Gillihan Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97231

Cost:  Each student’s cost is covered.  Parents and chaperones are FREE and siblings (2+ age) is $5.00.  Please pay Ms. Keli before the tour begins.

Self-Guided Tour From 10:15-11:00, you may tour the animal barn, go to the haystack, and see the produce store and the gift shop.  I suggest you group up with other families in your child’s class.   The teachers will have a scavenger hunt sheet made up if you would like to grab one from us when you arrive.

Hayride:  This is our only scheduled tour.  We need to meet in front of the tent near the BIG RED BARN promptly at 11:10.  Our wagon ride leaves at 11:15.  The wagon will take us on a brief tour and out to the pumpkin patch, where students and paying siblings can pick a pumpkin.  This is about a 25 minute tour.

Lunch:  The shared-lunch space is on a first come-first serve basis.  Their main shared lunch area is a covered building with straw bales for seating.  There are no tables.  There is also a picnic area on the lawn by the farm entrance.  If you are planning to stay for lunch, we will have to see which area is available when we get there.  Pack a lunch if you would like to join us for a picnic lunch.  The plan is to eat around 12:00, after the hayride.

Dress:  We should have nice weather, but have your child wear boots and appropriate pumpkin patch attire.  It is still muddy!  WEAR YOUR HOMESTEAD SHIRTS!!

The Giant Corn Maize:  The corn maize is also an activity you can do, but you must pay for it.  Adults are $7.00 and kids (5 and under) are FREE.  I would plan to do this after lunch if you want to.  They give group/field trip discounts, so be sure to mention you are with The Homestead.

Directions From Portland, take Hwy 30 West to Sauvie Island Bridge.  Cross over the bridge then TURN LEFT ANDN LOOP BACK UNDER THE BRIDGE.  Go approximately 2 miles and look for The Pumpkin Patch sign with their logo and the BIG RED ANIMAL BARN.  They are located just past Bella Organic Farm.

Please keep this information and take it with you on your drive, so you can remember the times!


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