On Columbus Day weekend, families can enjoy three full days of fun on the farm during a special extended Fall Family Festival Weekend for the holiday. In October, thoughts turn to choosing the best pumpkins for your holiday displays and recipes.
Acclaimed local pumpkin carver, Tom Cook will be here demonstrate his whimsical pumpkin carving style on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Cook is a Ewing resident and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. On Columbus Day, we will hold a pumpkin carving contest for children and adults. A free small pumpkin will be given to the first 50 pumpkin carvers in the contest on Columbus Day. All pumpkins carved at the farm will be judged. A prize will be awarded for the most creative in children’s and adult categories.
Ranging from giant to small, Terhune Orchards has the pumpkin just right for your needs. Search our pick your own pumpkin patch for the perfect jack o’ lantern pumpkin or choose one from the display in our farmyard. After choosing their pumpkin, children will enjoy visiting the paint your own pumpkin decorating area to decorate it. Parents appreciate leaving the messy paints here and bringing home the colorful masterpiece painted by their children when it is dry. At this time of year, the farm yard is a picture perfect setting piled high with hay bales, pots of colorful mums, pumpkins, gourds and corn stalks to take home to decorate for fall.
More fun on the farm during Fall Family Weekends includes our corn maze, barnyard animals to visit, pony rides, scavenger hunts, a rubber duck race and many more children’s activities. A walk on the farm trail or a ride on a tractor drawn wagon lets the family explore 200 acres of preserved farmlands during our favorite time of year at the farm. Each festival day features a new local musical guest that plays toe tapping, good old fashioned country music.
Being out in the crisp fall air can work up an appetite. Freshly baked pumpkin and apple treats are available at Pam’s Food Tent. . Enjoy your choice of our famous apple cider donuts, pies, muffins and freshly pressed apple cider. Pulled pork sandwiches, barbecue chicken, vegetarian chili, and hearty soups make staying for a farm fresh lunch an excellent choice. The winery tasting room is also open for adults to sample Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery’s award winning red, white and fruit based wines.
Admission to all festival days is $8, ages 3 and up. Parking and access to the farm store, winery and pick your own orchard on Van Kirk Road is free. Family Fall Fun Weekends continue every week through Oct 30th.
Terhune Orchards is located at 330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton, NJ. Due to bridge construction, Carter Road is closed. Use Cold Soil Road to visit our home farm and turn on Van Kirk Road to visit our pick your own apple orchard.
The farm store is open daily, 9 a.m. –6 p.m.
The winery is open Friday- Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Wine bottles available in farm store daily.
Van Kirk Road pick your own orchard is open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m
Local bands will perform during Fall Festival Weekends from 12-4 p.m.
10/8 Mountain Heritage
10/9 Tom & Jerry Band
10/10 Jay Smar
10/15 Jimmy Lee Ramblers
10/16 Ocean Country Band
10/22 Magnolia St. String Band
10/23 Heavy Traffic Blue Grass Band
10/29 Jersey Corn Pickers
10/30 Growing Old Disgracefully