Apparently Linus believes that Pumpkinville truly has one of the most “sincere pumpkin patches” in America. That’s why the iconic cartoon is partnering with Pumpkinville this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the animated film, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”.
Pumpkinville is one of 100 locations across the nation to receive the distinction. In honor of the selection, Cattaraugus County’s largest fall tourist attraction has designed their six-acre corn maze with a distinct Peanuts theme. It features Snoopy and the logo of WYRK-FM Country 106.5, the maze sponsor.
“Pumpkinville has meant Fall Family Fun for decades,” said Dan Pawlowski, who owns the nationally recognized, agri-tourism attraction with his wife Diane and their children. “Adding the Peanuts gang to our 200-acre pumpkin farm and attractions will make it extra special for kids and adults alike. After all, we grew up with the Peanuts gang.”
Pumpkinville will open for the season on Saturday, Sept. 17 and run through Oct. 31 from 9am-7pm daily, rain or shine. The oldest, continuously working pumpkin farm in New York State draws 100,000 people during its six-week season. Enjoy many free activities, such as the punchin’ pumpkin race, singing chicken show, Perky the Talking Pumpkin, farm animals, corn teepee, storyland, kiddie spookum barn, train play area and more! Purchase an activity wristband for the full experience which allows all-day use of the pumpkin jumpin’ pillows, corn maze, farm pedal carts, country hayrides and cow train. Activities connected with the “50 Years of The Great Pumpkin” will be prominent throughout Pumpkinville. Great Pumpkin Bingo will now be a part of the 6-acre corn maze. Search for signs in the maze that tell you what squares to scratch off.
“If you complete the bingo game correctly, you’ll be eligible to win a grand prize trip for four to see the Peanuts Gang at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California,” said Diane Pawlowski.
On select weekends, the Peanuts characters will be walking around Pumpkinville meeting kids of all ages. There will be photo ops with a Peanuts characters background as well as Peanuts decorations throughout Pumpkinville, which includes painted pumpkins and hay bale art.
A wide variety of Peanut's 50th Anniversary of the “It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” merchandise ranging from t-shirts and mugs to books and toys will also be available.
“We’re really excited about this partnership,” Dan Pawlowski said. “And just like Linus, we hope The Great Pumpkin will visit Pumpkinville this Halloween.”
Of course, families will also enjoy the pick-your-own pumpkin patch and the opportunity to watch the farm’s antique cider press in action. And when hunger strikes, the Pumpkinville Grill will be burning hot with all your favorite grilled foods, or scoot over to the Snack Shack for a tasty treat. Visitors can also purchase and take home freshly made fudge, caramel and candy apples, homemade pies, kettle corn, pumpkin donuts and other baked goods, as well as fresh apple cider by the gallon.
A former winner of New York State’s Agri-Tourism Business of the Year, Pumpkinville is just minutes from downtown Ellicottville, at 4844 Sugartown Road in Great Valley, NY. Look them up on Facebook and on the web at pumpkinville.com, or call 716-699-2205 for additional details.