Field Trips-Sign Ups Begin Aug 1

Fall is quickly approaching and the Pumpkins are growing rapidly, waiting for someone to give them a home! Our Pumpkin Patch Field Trips are more exciting and fun than ever this year with several enhancements including the expanded Farm Kids Activity Area featuring a fun squash tunnel, hay pyramid, games and other activities . Also new this year is the Tractor-Pulled Hay Ride, a fun farm tour traveling through one of our pumpkin growing fields and corn maze and the inclusion of fun and educational activities in the Children's Garden.

Field Trips may also include the huge Pumpkin Patch, Kid’s Patch, Petting Farm and the popular Corn Maze with hidden surprises and a fun game to play.

Please check back for registration and scheduling information available August 1, 2018.

E-Mail: pumpkinfestival@cpp.edu

Field Trip Questions - Veronica Grant: vrgrant@cpp.edu

Phone: (909) 869-6722

FAQ:

WHAT WILL WE BE ABLE TO DO?

Lots! 2018 is the 26th year for the Cal Poly Pumpkin Patch and field trips will be more entertaining and fun than ever. The Pumpkin Patch covers almost 5 acres with more than you can count. Field Trips include a visit to either the huge Patch where you can select your perfect Pumpkin of any size - if you can carry it, you got it! Popular with the younger kids is the Kid’s Patch with creative decorations and smaller Pumpkins. Everyone can also enjoy the expanded Farm Kids Ag Activity Area with a Squash Tunnel, Hay Pyramid, Games and other activities.

The Petting Farm is a great opportunity to interact with and learn about farm animals and includes additional activities. The Corn Maze features twisting paths designed to confuse, but rest assured - there is a way out! You can take a ride on our Tractor-Pulled Hay Wagon Farm Tour. We also have picnic areas with tables available for your use on a first come basis.

WHAT IS THE TOUR LENGTH?

A typical Pumpkin Patch Field Trip takes between 1 1/2 to 2 hours depending on the activities you choose and if you will take a snack or lunch break. Picnic tables are provided on a first-come basis. We request that you Arrive 15 minutes Before your start time to allow for check-in.

WHAT ABOUT PARKING?

Buses and cars will be provided with Free parking, directions and information will be provided in advance. Look for signs upon entering AGRIscapes on South Campus Drive.

DO YOU REQUIRE LIABILITY WAIVER FORMS?

Yes, all field trip participants including adults must fill out and return the Liability Waiver form that will be provided. Unfortunately we will not be able to allow those without the completed forms to participate. These may also be downloaded from the Field Trips page of our website - www.pumpkinfestival.cpp.edu

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

Payment can be made with Cash, Check (Payable to the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation) or Credit Card. Check or Credit Card refunds are not possible.

CAN WE PURCHASE ADDITIONAL PUMPKINS?

Absolutely! Very often parents and others accompanying field trips will purchase additional pumpkins from the field.

WHAT ELSE DO YOU OFFER IN OCTOBER?

October is PumpkinFest at Cal Poly Pomona. We kick things off with our Family Fun Pumpkin Festival - October 6th & 7th where the entire 20 acre AGRIscapes Center is filed with Music, Animals, Great Food, Contests, Exhibits, the Corn Maze and lots of Pumpkins! The Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze will continue from October 9th - 31st with the Petting Farm available on weekends. A Small Admission fee is charged only on Festival Weekend but parking is Free, group discount tickets are available.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

The Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Patch at the AGRIscapes Agriculture Outreach Center, located at the corner of Temple Avenue and S. Campus Drive in Pomona

Address - 4102 S. University Dr. Pomona, CA 91768

E-Mail: pumpkinfestival@cpp.edu

Reservations Required – Sign-Ups On-Line Beginning August 1st.