Pumpkin Patch Farms – October 2022 Newsletter

Sep 21, 2022

Visit Elkin’s Pumpkin Patch Farms

“Let’s give them pumpkin to talk about!”

Advice from A Pumpkin

pumpkin patch farmsBe well-rounded
Get plenty of sunshine
Give thanks for life’s bounty
Have thick skin
Keep growing
Be outstanding in your “field”
Think Big

Fun Facts:

  • National Pumpkin Day October 26th
  • A Pumpkin is a fruit
  • Pumpkin is from the Greek word “pepon” which means “big melon”
  • The first Jack-o-lantern was actually made from a turnip
  • Pumpkins contain about 500 seeds
  • The world’s heaviest pumpkin weighed 2,624lbs
  • Every part of a pumpkin is edible including its stem, but the same kinds we carve are different then the ones we eat, there are about 45 different types of pumpkins.
  • The most popular pumpkin foods are pumpkin: bread, pies, cookies, latte and pancakes
  • Best pumpkin craft is pumpkin carving. Once you’ve picked the perfect pumpkin of your choice, cut the top off & scoop out all the seeds, you can use stencils, drilling tools, paint, glitter there’s no wrong way to create your pumpkin, make it scary or happy as long as you are having fun!

Pumpkin Patch Farms in the area:

Alpha & Omega Corn Maze
The Farm Dobson
Miss Angels Farm
Howard Family Farm
Dock Southern Farms

Upcoming Activities/Events

  • October 1st Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice Treats
  • October 1st Brushy Mountain Apple Festival {Area Event}
  • October 15th Autumn Leaves Festival {Area Event}
  • October 29th Trick or Treating & Halloween Movie Night
  • October 31st Halloween
  • November 11th Veteran’s Day
  • November 12th “2nd Annual Veteran’s Day Chili Cookoff” 4:30-6:30pm

Cooking at Camp

Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake
Pumpkin Pie Dump CakeYou need the following:

  • yellow cake mix
  • lemon-lime soda
  • pumpkin puree
  • evaporated milk
  • eggs
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • optional: pecans


  1. prepare the pumpkin pie filling and pour it into a lined Dutch oven
  2. layer with the cake mix
  3. slowly pour the soda over the cake mix
  4. top with pecans
  5. bake
  6. serve


Byrd’s Branch Campground is located in the Foothills of Elkin, North Carolina. With 14 RV sites and 4 tent sites it offers a relaxing getaway the whole family can enjoy!

Office: 336-526-1146
Dwaine Carrier: 336-366-0603
Larena Carrier: 336-366-9955