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Saturday, you can celebrate the season and pick a passel of pumpkins at Indigo Farms—as many as you wish to buy to get your home in colorful shape for fall.
The renowned farms' annual Pumpkin Day, always scheduled the third weekend in October, will unfold with hay and horse rides, farm games and activities such as stilt races, a hay maze, NASPIG races, food and music. There also will be plenty of activities celebrating the festival's renowned orange vine-fruit, including pumpkin painting and pick-your-own-pumpkins.
The annual event at the historic farm straddling the state line near Hickmans Crossroads is set for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 18. Admission is free.
October also is the month for fall school and agri-tours, nighttime hayrides (reservations required), apple cider, fall produce and fall flowers including mums at Indigo Farms.
Indigo Farms is a direct farm market. In addition to its fresh produce market, it has a bakery and ice cream shop, garden center and florist and barnyard with most farm animals and fowl, including some rare breeds. It is open year-round and has many specialty items including figs, persimmons, chestnuts, honey and jams, holiday and off-season strawberries, in addition to some certified organic produce production.
To get to Indigo Farms, from Shallotte, take U.S. 17 south toward the North Carolina/South Carolina line. You will see a highway sign for Indigo Farms about 12-13 miles from Shallotte or three miles from the South Carolina line headed north.
For more information, call Indigo Farms at 287-6794.