October 2, 2007

The Great Pumpkin Has Arrived

photo by Rob Kerr/copyright Redmond Spokesman

Orange and yellow leaves contrasting with clear blue sky; rain, wind, new snow on the mountains.
It all means fall in Central Oregon.
And east Terrebonne is the place for fall fun during the month of October.
Central Oregon Pumpkin Company and DD Ranch both kicked off their month of activities last weekend – the pumpkin company with the debut of this year’s corn maze, Pirates of Terrebonne, and DD Ranch with a fun run to benefit the Opportunity Foundation of Central Oregon.
Both farms will be open all month long to supply the Halloween and fall décor needs of residents and visitors, as well as providing activities for children and adults.

Central Oregon Pumpkin Co.
www.pumpkinco.org , 504-1414
Open daily through Oct. 31

Pumpkin picking, Monday through Friday noon6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The harvest market features winter squash, gourds, mini pumpkins, Indian corn, as well as local apples, honey, jams, apple cider and more.

Weekends noon to 4 p.m. – entertainment by local musicians, food vendors offering sandwiches, burgers, pizza, Kettle Corn, funnel cakes, coffees

Other weekend fun includes hay rides, horse-drawn covered wagon rides, a pumpkin cannon, zoo train rides, pony rides for kids and a petting zoo, featuring 4-H members and their animals

Pirates of Terrebonne corn maze

Open 3 to 8 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.

Admission: Children 5 and under – free; children 6-11 -- $5.50; adults 12 and over -- $7.50

Group discounts available, call for details

Haunted barn

Matinee – “not haunted” for small children

Noon-5 p.m., Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 and 31.

Admission for 11 and under: $5

Evening – haunted. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult

6-10 p.m., Oct. 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 and 26-31.

Admission for 12 and over, $10

DD Ranch
www.ddranch.net 548-1432
Open everyday in October, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

U-pick pumpkins, gourds, potatoes, sunflowers, corn and more

Décor items, including dried flowers.

Activities for children of all ages: petting zoo, hay rides, hay maze, pumpkin hunting and kids corral

Trail for walking or jogging and wildlife and bird watching

DD Ranch’s café barbecue grill serves hamburgers and pork dogs made from beef and pork raised naturally on the ranch.

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