Celebrate at the Hickey Farms Fall Pumpkin Festival
By Abigail Thorpe
Photo Courtesy of Hickey Farms
Hickey Farms is getting ready for their eight annual Fall Pumpkin Festival, starting the first weekend in October! Head on out to the family favorite farm every weekend in October for live entertainment, a large pumpkin patch, kids’ activities, food vendors and more.
Set in a beautiful valley just Northeast of Sandpoint off Highway 200, Hickey Farms boasts beautiful views of Schweitzer Mountain and the changing colors of the season while visitors wander the pumpkin patch and corn maze. The family farm—now in its fourth generation—has been in the family since 1923.
Each year, the Pumpkin Festival offers a place for families to come together and celebrate the best of fall. The farm is open Fridays, 3 to 5:30pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5:30pm. Kids will enjoy the large slide, Wriggle Worm, hay rides and bouncy house while the family wanders the food vendors, large barn with local crafts, and more. Every Saturday and Sunday enjoy live entertainment from locals like Devon Wade, Brian Jacobs and Star the Magician.
“We try to be a safe place where kids can come and people can come and just meet their neighbor and disconnect from the fast life for a while and enjoy a nice fall day,” says Dean Holt, one of Hickey Farms’ family members. “We want it to be a fun place for kids and families to get to grow and have something they can look forward to each year... a place for you to see your neighbor and have a good conversation.”
For more information, current hours and contact info, visit HickeyFarmsIdaho.com.