Happy girls hold pumpkins

Guidestone’s Annual Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival will be on Friday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Hutchinson Ranch on Highway 50 between Salida and Poncha Springs. Activities include horse-drawn wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, pony rides, a straw bale maze, farm games, a cider press, crafts, face painting, food, live music and more.

Advance tickets are available both online and at local businesses in Salida and Buena Vista. Local business ticket outlets include Amica’s, Cafe Dawn, Fun Street Family Arcade, Kaleidoscope Toys and Sacred Grounds in Salida, and Lettucehead Foods in Buena Vista. Ticket options include:

Individual tickets are $8 per person and family tickets are $30 for 4 people. Tickets will also be available at the gate at an increased rate throughout the event. Children 2 and under are free.

Admission for children includes a pumpkin while supplies last.

For schools or youth organizations that want to attend as a group of 10 or more children, on Friday only, there is a discounted rate of $5/child, chaperones free. Pre-registration is required.

The success of Pumpkin Patch is due in large part to the volunteers, artists, musicians, vendors and sponsors who make this event an attraction for all ages. Consider providing your time, talent and/or funds to support this year’s festival and join in the fun.

For general information or to become a volunteer, purchase advance tickets or register a youth group, visit www.GuidestoneColorado.org, email Andrea@GuidestoneColorado.org, or call 719-239-0955.

Pumpkin Patch is a rain, snow or shine event. In the event of inclement weather, the Hutchinson Ranch barn provides plenty of indoor space for food, games and music. No refunds are provided.

Since this is a working ranch, please keep dogs at home.

The Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival is a fundraiser for Guidestone’s programs.

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