Pumpkin Patch fundraiser for schoolhouse museum continues on October weekends

KNOXVILLE — The third-annual “Pumpkin Patch” fundraiser for the Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum continues during the remaining three Saturdays and Sundays of October at Black Iron Farms on state Route 152, Knoxville, next to the Knoxville Volunteer Fire Department.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

The family-oriented, small-town farm event enables patrons to enjoy a wagon ride to the field where the pumpkins grow, according to Connie Crawford, event spokesperson. They can pick from an assortment of pumpkins, specialty pumpkins and gourds; spend the day playing games and decorate pumpkins in the historic barn.

A $10 ticket includes a wagon ride to the patch for one pumpkin of choice, decorating supplies and unlimited game play.

A $6 ticket provides one pumpkin of choice to pick and take home.

A $5 ticket provides a bag in which patrons can fill with gourds and miniature pumpkins they pick.

Admission is $2 for all adults who can enjoy the tractor-pulled wagon ride and join in on the games with the children, according to Crawford.

Light refreshments will be available as well as homemade jellies and breads.

A movie night featuring “Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin” is planned for Oct. 21.

For information on the Pumpkin Patch, contact Crawford at (740) 544-5666.

The school house museum is located at 3125 state Route 213, Steubenville.