PULLMAN, Wash., – A free, public harvest party at the Washington State University Organic Farm will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.
The harvest party will have a U-pick pumpkin patch with traditional jack-o-lanterns, baby pumpkins and a few novelty varieties. Pumpkins will be sold by weight.
The orchard will also be open for U-pick and pre-picked fruit sales. Additional activities will include hay wagon rides around the farm, a corn maze, face painting and fresh pumped apple cider.
“The star of the party will be a giant pumpkin on display,” said Brad Jaeckel, farm manager and instructor. “Party-goers are invited to take a guess at the pumpkin’s weight. The closest guess wins the giant or a more reasonable sized jack-o-lantern of the winner’s choice.”
The WSU Organic Farm is located inside Tukey Horticulture Orchard on the corner of Airport Road and Terre View.