Bring your friends and family to celebrate the arrival of fall at Island Farm! On the first four Saturdays in October, Island Farm will host its 12th Annual Pumpkin Patch event. There will be no shortage of fun memories to be made, with a large pumpkin patch and a diverse array of fall games and activities offered. This event will take place on October 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission for visitors aged four and older is $10. Children 0-3 years old are admitted for free.
This year’s Pumpkin Patch event will feature plenty of pumpkins – grown locally in Chowan County by a descendant of Island Farm. During the event, visitors will enjoy historic games, doll crafting, candle making, free mini sword crafting with the Manteo Blacksmith, and a fresh lineup of fall activities. The Farm will offer familiar favorites including popcorn cooked on an open fire, hearth-cooked corn cakes, and apple cider. In addition to the farm’s activities, there will be a variety of local art vendors and locally-grown produce for purchase on site. For more information, visit https://obcinc.org/island-farm/, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-473-6500.
A living history farmstead, Island Farm is a tangible glimpse into coastal history, and the realities of life on Roanoke Island in the mid-1800’s. For the 2023 season, Island Farm is open through December 2nd, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., where programming and activities will vary throughout the season. Admission to the site is $10, and children 3 and under are admitted for free. The site is located at 1140 N US Highway 64, north of Manteo on Roanoke Island.
Island Farm is owned and operated by Outer Banks Conservationists, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1980 to protect natural, cultural, and historic resources along North Carolina’s Outer Banks through education and conservation.