Birthdays are such a fun time and we thoroughly enjoy being a part of the celebration here at Creek House Farm. Birthdays are much like other group visits to the farm....with a bit of a different twist.
If you would like to celebrate a birthday...or another special event...here at the Pumpkin Patch, you have a couple of different options. Your event can either occur during "Open Farm" which means you share the farm with the public; Saturdays 10-6 and Sundays 12-6, during the month of October (until the pumpkins run out). (You can also take advantage of open farm in the evening, by scheduling your event on a weekday evening 5-7, during the first two weeks of October. This is not an option after October 11.) Or, you can schedule a private time - which is basically the same option as a field trip, only for the purpose of a birthday/special event. We recommend you read through both of those options before selecting which will best meet your needs.
"Open Farm" Birthday Party/Special Event
If you choose to have a birthday party/special event during open farm, you have the opportunity to participate in all of the activities available during "Open Farm" along with other farm guests.
We do offer you the option of having a special place set-aside for your group, with our large picnic table and benches, as a place for your group to celebrate your birthday or special event. You will need to supply/bring along your own decorations and paper products for your party, as well as cleaning up the area and disposing of your own trash, when you are finished. As we are a family farm, which attracts many young children, we ask that you do not include anything frightening or scary in your decorations. Typical children themes are acceptable, along with happy pumpkins, or autumn/harvest/farm themes. (No ghosts, witches, or scary things).
There is no venue fee for having a special event or birthday at our farm. However, we do ask that you purchase a "Pumpkin Pack" for each of the guests in your group. A "Pumpkin Pack" includes (1) a token for a farm ride, (2) a bag of animal feed, (3) a little craft, and (4) $5 in "Farm Funny Money" which can be used at the farmstand towards the purchase of snacks, crafts, novelty toys, or pumpkins! Pumpkin Packs are $7.50 each. Members of your group are welcome to put their "Farm Funny Money" together towards larger purchases (a family may choose to pool their money to purchase a larger family pumpkin....), but NO change/cash will be returned or exchanged for "Farm Funny Money".
We do recommend contacting the farm ahead of time and scheduling your party - even during an "Open Farm" time, to insure that no other party is occuring at that time, and thereby reserving our picnic table/special area for your group. We will have your "Pumpkin Packs" ready and available for you when you arrive, and you can purchase them at the farmstand at that time.
PLEASE NOTE: Parking is the BIGGEST STRAIN on our small farm. We ask that you please do your best to reduce the number of vehicles your group brings to the farm. We thank you VERY MUCH for this consideration.
"Scheduled" Birthday Party/Special Event
If you choose to schedule a private time please refer to the field trip page, as our policies for your special event/birthday will be just like a field trip - with a twist (we will adjust the field trip to allow time and space for your group to celebrate your birthday/special event). Keep in mind if the number of guests in your group is less than 30, we may schedule another small group for a field trip at the same time...(see the note on the field trip page.)
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US (firstname.lastname@example.org) IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING A SPECIAL EVENT OR A BIRTHDAY PARTY.