Start your fall mornings at Bates Nut Farm this weekend with the Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast from 7-10 a.m. each day. Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee and orange juice for just $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids. Proceeds benefit local charities.
Saturday October 18th is the 9th annual Costume Contest! You and your family have worked hard on your Halloween costumes…here’s your opportunity to show them off! While you’re at it, document your efforts with some photos in the Pumpkin Patch at Bates Nut Farm. Participants in the Bates Costume Contest will get a certificate of participation, Halloween treats and a tractor hayride ticket. Not wearing a costume? Come anyway to enjoy the costume parade and cheer for your favorite costumes. Prizes will be awarded in four age categories, so everybody has a chance to win. Registration begins at 9:00, and costume parade and judging begin at 11:00. Click here for the Entry Form.
On Saturday and Sunday will be mobile foods truck specializing in American comfort food. The menu changes weekly but they always have a special burger, outrageous hot dogs and kicked-up corn dogs. Each week will feature a few regional specials like New England Lobster Rolls, Brooklyn Burger or Seattle Salmon Burgers. They also have Whoopie Pies that are flown from a small town in Maine. There’s always a great selection of unique and retro sodas and chips to match the menus. The ingredients are all fresh, never frozen and hormone free. There will also be live music and variety-dance music from Calico Ridge on the Bates Stage from 12-3 on Saturday and Bayou Brothers on Sunday.
Don’t forget to visit the PUMPKIN PATCH: Over 50 years of fall traditions and memories have been created at the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch. Family and friends enjoy the tractor hayrides, straw maze, petting corral and pony rides. Grab a wheelbarrow and pick from variety of pumpkins: Big Macs, Ghost, Cinderella, Jack O’ Lantern, minis, squash, gourds and other fall décor. In addition, weekends at Bates include live entertainment from 12:00 -3:00, BBQ, kettle corn, food trucks, rock climb, bounce, slide and other family friendly events. Admission and parking are free, for more information click here.