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Wagon Rides
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Starting the weekend after Labor Day, the farm (like the rest of the country) shifts from summer to fall (tho' the weather doesn't always join us). This year we again offer FREE wagon rides on SUNDAY afternoons at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 pm.

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Make-Your-Own Scarecrow:
Saturdays & Sundays after Labor Day we offer our Make-Your-Own Scarecrow activity. Rummage through the bins to find the most interesting combination of shirt & pants for your scarecrow.  Draw & color your scarecrow's face, stuff the clothes with straw, and add the straw hat to make it official.  Give your life-size scarecrow a name, and he or she will be ready to go home and join the family.  All this fun for only $15.95.  

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Our Annual Gourd Hunt: 
The Gourd Hunt -- an Easy Pickin's tradition since 1995 -- is back for 2014 !  
The third Sunday in October (10/19 this year) is our traditional date for this event. 
What's a Gourd ?
A gourd is a member of the squash family.  They grow on vines, and produce a multi-colored, multi-shaped, hard-shelled fruit.  Gourds are used for fall decorations -- not for eating !

So what's a Gourd Hunt ?
Picture an Easter Egg Hunt held in the fall, with colorful gourds instead of Easter Eggs.  We hide these gourds out in our peach & plum orchard for the kids to find.  We have separate areas for kids age 5 years & under, and for ages 6 to 12.  Everyone finds a gourd, and everyone wins a prize from a choice of prize tables.  We hide 2 specially marked gourds in each section - these special gourds are winners of more valuable prizes.

The Gourd Hunt is free for kids 12 & under.  We also host free games for the kids.  There's music, and we have refreshments available.  The activities take place between 1pm & 3pm.  The Hunt itself takes place at 2pm.  Plan on a fun Sunday afternoon October 19th at Easy Pickin's Annual Gourd Hunt !

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Easy Pickin's Orchard * 46 Bailey Road * Enfield, CT * 06082
(860) 763-FARM (-3276) * farmerb@easypickinsorchard.com