-submitted by Shepherd’s Cross
Shepherd’s Cross has been hosting a fall event for three decades and once again returns with fun for the whole family. The pumpkin festival will run from September 20 – November 5. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 9a – 6:30p. They’ll also be open on October 31.
Shepherd’s Cross Pumpkin Festival is a harvest celebration held at an authentic working farm, just north of Claremore on scenic Route 66. Come to the farm and enjoy the peace of a few hours spent in the country. Enjoy wholesome fun for the entire family including over 50 activities, a hay maze, festive outdoor & indoor games, farm animal petting barn, farm demonstrations and fall story time. The farm’s focus is educational, mingled with fall festive fun. We will supply truckloads of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes for purchase, as well as straw bales & cornstalks for your fall decorating. There is a wide range of pumpkin prices, starting at $1.50 each.
Come see our walk-through Pumpkin Patch, Game Area, and Hay Maze. Pumpkins are sanitized daily, and games are sanitized throughout the day. Suggested donation is $5 per person (suggested – not required).
Pumpkin Patch Packages are available for $9, $12 & $15. They include a pumpkin, wagon ride and take-home fall craft. Size of pumpkin varies with package price and are available while supplies last.
Wagon rides in the hay meadow are $6.50 per person; children two and under are free. They “load up and head out” approximately every 30 minutes. Wagon ride is sanitized throughout the day.
Farm Museum & Educational Farm Silo is open – free admission. The Bible Garden is available for self-guided tours where you can see pumpkins growing on the vines, and take a picture with the flowers. Shepherd’s Shop, a quaint country gift shop, features a host of festive fall, handmade wool and farm related gifts and wares from many gifted artisans. The shop is open year-round and carries snacks & beverages. Also offered are healthy food choices as well as grass-fed, grass-finished meats. There are modern indoor restrooms.
This event is made possible by Heart of the Shepherd Inc., a public, non-profit Christian organization (501-C3) that teaches Biblical references to the harvest, the animals, farming, and gardening. Because of their generosity, the admission is free and operates by donations.
Shepherd’s Cross is an accredited Agritourism facility, a Made in Oklahoma Company, and a Grass Fed Grass Finished, Animal Welfare Certified Farm.