Sinkland Farms holds annual pumpkin festival


Sophomore Paige Doyle picks a pumpkin from the patch at Sinkland Farms

Laura Ratliff

According to family owned Sinkland Farms, this year mark the 18th annual Pumpkin Festival. The festival has been going on, this year, since late September and runs through every weekend in October.

This past weekend, Sinkland farms was packed with people, young and old. With all the special activities Sinkland Farms offers, there is sure to be an activity for everyone to enjoy. The farm offers hayrides to the pumpkin patch, horse trails, pony rides, a petting zoo, and of course a corn maze.

Sinkland farms not only gets the whole family involved in the activities they offer, but also provide a plethora of different treats. The smell of kettle corn fills the air around the festival, and so many people were in line to get some fresh ice cream.

“The farm is great for families, and it had a lot of activities. There were people and pumpkins everywhere,” said Sophomore Paige Doyle.

Besides the Haunted tours at St. Albans every weekend, Radford University students might enjoy the “Corn Maze after dark”. All that is needed is a flashlight and $6! This former dairy farm could be this weekend’s destination.

“[The Festival] reminded me of my childhood.” said Doyle. “I used to go to a pumpkin patch with my family when I was little.”

Whether you are feeling nostalgic, or just looking for something to do before halloween, Sinkland Farms is somewhere to be this October for anyone who loves fall festivities. All it takes is a short trip on I-81 to exit 114.