Pumpkin Days

September 29th – October 31st

Fall is filled with crisp, cool mornings, changing leaves and a shift in work tasks for the farmer. Harvest season slows and we begin to think about winding down for winter. What better way to experience fall than to get outside and enjoy it before winter sets in? Wheeler Historic Farm has a variety of awesome family-friendly activities planned to help you and the little ones enjoy the cooling temperatures. Wander through the not-so-scary hay maze or pumpkin patch, take a ride on the cow train, or hop in a wagon. Get back to your rural roots by experiencing a fall farm festival in the middle of the city.

Cost: $10

pumpkins sitting on hay bales

Dog Dayze in the Maze

October 23rd (6-8 PM)

Dogs wearing costumes — need we say more? We all know “those” people who refer to their dogs as kids, heck we might even be “those” people! Wheeler Farm has the perfect event for all of us with dog “kids” – the Dog Dayze in the Maze event! Come and celebrate Halloween with your pooch in a place where people won’t even roll their eyes when they see a dog in costume trick-or-treating down vendor alley. Enjoy testing your dog’s directional skills by navigating through the straw bale maze, then pick out the perfect pumpkin and enjoy a wagon ride. Forget about dog days of summer, it’s all about the Dog Dayze in the Maze.

This year will not include a costume contest, but the finest Halloween attire is encouraged!

Cost: $8-10 (dog included)

Dog in star wars costume

Festival of Scarecrows

October 2nd – October 31st

Do you love a little friendly competition? Well join the “Build a Scarecrow” contest at Wheeler Historic Farm. All entries will be displayed during the Festival of Scarecrows – a fun, month-long event highlighting handmade scarecrows built by local families, businesses, and schools. All scarecrows are judged and awards are given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Scarecrows remain on display throughout October. USU Extension is even joining in the fun! A few very talented Master Gardeners have built scarecrows that we have used to decorate the Demonstration Teaching Garden (see below). As if you needed another great excuse to visit Wheeler Historic Farm!

Cost: $10 to enter (FREE to view)

Scarecrow displayed in USU Demo garden

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Hulk scarecrow by the berry patch

scarecrow in the demo garden handmade