September 19, 2014
Tilly Foster to Host Family Friendly Pumpkin-Palooza
Area families will want to save this date, Saturday, Oct. 25, because Halloween fun starts a little early this year. Get the kids dressed in their costumes as Putnam County and its Tourism Department hold their first Pumpkin-Palooza, an afternoon of family friendly fun to be held on the grounds of Tilly Foster Farm, 100 Route 312 in Brewster from noon to 5 p.m.
What exactly is a pumpkin-palooza? Well, according to Tourism Director Libby Pataki, it is a way to celebrate the autumn season and bring more families out to see the farm and its animals.
“Pumpkin-Palooza is intended to be a free festival that we will hold at the farm each year,” said Pataki. “This year we will feature hayrides, family pumpkin painting, a costume contest, a pie tasting contest plus other fresh foods, cider and live entertainment.”
Families will also be able to visit with the farm’s flock of chickens and its two KuneKune piglets, Penelope and Ginger.
County Executive MaryEllen Odell noted there will be a welcome area where the immediate and long-term plans for the 199-acre farm can be viewed by the public.
“The vision for Tilly Foster Farm is to be a Putnam County owned property and facility that fosters financial, environmental, social and historical stewardship through a variety of program offerings by means of public-private partnerships,” she said.
To follow the latest news concerning Tilly Foster Farm, visit putnamtillyfoster.com. For a complete list of events, things to see and places to visit in Putnam, visit the Tourism Department website at: visitputnam.org.