This post is sponsored by Pinehaven Farm
Experience the Ultimate Fall Family Adventure at Pinehaven Farm’s Pumpkin Festival
As the air turns crisp and leaves adopt shades of orange and gold, Minnesotans know it’s time to immerse themselves in the quintessential fall festival experience. Imagine an idyllic day spent surrounded by the vibrant hues of autumn, the laughter of your children, and the smell of sweet treats filling the air. Your dream of a perfect fall day in the countryside, complete with cherished family memories, comes to life at Pinehaven Farm’s Pumpkin Festival in Wyoming, Minnesota, just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Minneapolis.
A Farm Steeped in Family Tradition
Originally founded as a Christmas tree farm in the 1950s by John and Barb Hastings, Pinehaven Farm has been a beloved destination for almost seven decades. Now operated by their son, John, his wife Sue, and their five children, the farm has pivoted its focus toward agritainment – using the farm for recreational and educational purposes – since 1996. What was once a winter wonderland is now an autumnal paradise, complete with educational tours, festive events, and even farm weddings. Come fall, Pinehaven becomes the embodiment of autumnal exuberance.
What Sets Us Apart: The Best Fall Festival in Minnesota
The festival is not merely an event; it’s an experience—voted the best pumpkin festival in Minnesota by WCCO. Picture yourself launching pumpkins out of a cannon or aiming at targets with apple blasters. The kids can dive into a colossal corn pit containing 4,000 barrels of kernels for a sensory adventure they won’t forget. Conquer Straw Bale Mountain, choose your perfect pumpkin, or zip down the thrilling zipline. There are Superslides, even friendly dinosaurs throughout the farm. With over 30 activities, the only problem will be deciding what to do first! Most activities are included with the General Admission ticket. See the website for details at https://www.pinehavenfarm.com/price-hours.
Delicious Treats to Fill the Autumn Appetite
Between the fun and games, take a breather and indulge in our scrumptious selection of sweet and savory treats. Enjoy a cup of warm coffee or opt for chilled lemonade or root beer to quench your thirst. It’s the ultimate sensory experience that combines the sights, sounds, and tastes of fall. You can also make s’mores with your family at a private bonfire. Click to read more and make a reservation. https://www.pinehavenfarm.com/bonfire-pit-rentals. It’s a great way to spend a birthday!
Special Weekends: Make It a Family Tradition
Pinehaven Farm’s event calendar is punctuated by unique thematic weekends, making each visit a new experience. Whether you come for Flower Fest, bring your pup during Pups in the Patch Weekend, or celebrate our brave first responders, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss the Craft Show weekend, Fall Celebration, October Fest complete with local musicians, and Halloween Party including Trick or Treating —they’re the cherries on top of our pumpkin pie! Pick your weekend here: https://www.pinehavenfarm.com/special-events.
Group Events and School Field Trips
Pinehaven is great for groups – even school field trips. It’s not too far out of town and there is always plenty of parking. Take the kids on a pumpkin patch trip, an animal ed-venture where they can meet the farm animals, or a gem mining adventure. There are specific times available for field trips, including for homeschool and co-op groups, so be sure to reach out before you come to plan your visit. Lots of information to be found here… https://www.pinehavenfarm.com/school-field-trips.
Where and When to Join the Fun
We invite you to join us at 28186 Kettle River Blvd, Wyoming, Minnesota 55092. The festival runs from 10 AM to 7 PM on Saturdays and Sundays, starting September 16. We extend our days of operation in October to include Fridays and a special stretch from Thursday, October 18 through Sunday, October 22.
Why Pinehaven? Creating Memories That Last a Lifetime
We’ve had the privilege of operating our family farm since 1950. We’re located just a short 30-minute drive north of the Twin Cities, offering an easy escape for families in search of the ultimate fall experience. We take immense pride in creating a wholesome, entertaining, and educational environment for everyone, from the young to the young at heart. Be sure to take family photos at dozens of photo stops throughout the farm. Check out the activities page for all the details: https://www.pinehavenfarm.com/attractions-farm-map.
When you ponder your family’s fall traditions this year, whether they include pumpkin picking, hayrides, or simply soaking up the autumn ambiance, make Pinehaven your go-to fall festival. We hope you’ll bring your family to meet ours and continue to create special memories that will last a lifetime.
See you at Pinehaven Farm!
~ The Hastings Family