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Harvest Farm 2011 Fall Festival kicks off September 10

Ella Marie Hayes
Saratoga, Wyo.

Noel V. Hayes, Jr.This little boy has picked his pumpkins at the Harvest Farm Fall Festival and is pulling them toward his car.

Farm Festivals provide a great opportunity for families to enjoy autumn days together outdoors and have a taste of farm life. The Harvest Farm near Wellington, Colo., – features one of Colorado’s great fall festivals. This year’s celebration kicks off on Saturday, September 10, 2011, with a 5K race which will make an even more special family event.

The 5K race registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and the Run/Walk starts at 8 a.m. The flat course travels through the Corn Maze at points and through the scenic rural countryside on the 200 plus acre working farm.

The 5K participants’ registration fees will go to help men in Harvest Farm’s program make positive and lasting life changes. Harvest Farm is a year-round outreach of the Denver Rescue Mission, providing a rehabilitation center for 72 men where they can get a fresh start in life as they work on the farm.

Race participants will receive an event T-shirt in addition to complimentary passes for themselves and three others for admission to the Fall Festival to be used directly after the Race. For the Fall Festival Grand Opening only on September 10th there will be a Special Ticket Price

of $5.00.

For the 5K Registration and regular Fall Festival Admission fees and other information go to the website at http://www.HarvestFarmMaze.com/Fall_Festival or call (970) 568-9803.

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Following the Grand Opening on Saturday, September 10, at 10 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. the Fall Festival will be open to the public on weekends through Sunday, October 30. On Fridays and Saturdays, the hours will begin at 10 a.m., but on Sundays the hours are 1-8 p.m.

Wednesdays and Thursdays will be open for groups of 15 or more for a reduced rate of $6 per person. Reservations are required to be admitted and to receive the discount.

A new feature for 2011 is a Kid’s Climbing Wall where youngsters can practice their mountaineering skills in the safety of the Kid’s Area. Parents can watch their kids as they climb the wall, enjoy the playground, explore the Mini Corn Maze, and use their imagination in the Corn Box Wagons. Kids can also race their friends around hay bales on John Deere trikes on the Tricycle Track, or take a ride on the Barrel Train following a twisting path through farm property.

Other favorites include Bunnington – a miniaturized town for 20 plus rabbits named after the town of Wellington, Colo.; Animal Main Street – an Old West replica that is home to several of Harvest Farm’s animals; Goat City – where goats entertain as they climb and play; and the Petting Zoo where kids can also meet friendly farm animals.

Activities for all ages include the Pig Races – a farm-style version of Dog Races; Pumpkin Blasters, and Corn Cannons where pumpkins or ears-of-corn can be launched at targets; roping life-like steers; Hay Bale Maze/Jumps for climbing and jumping; and the Pumpkin Smash – combining baseball skills and trying to hit a pumpkin with a baseball bat.

Families can have a free photo made on the 9-foot tall Rocking Chair; take a free tour of the 209-acre working farm in a large wagon pulled by a farm tractor; or join in an adventure together as they get lost in the 10-acre corn maze with a design featuring Denver Bronco Champ Bailey in recognition of his volunteer work with Denver youth.

The full service concession areas are available for snacks or even full meals. Honey produced by the farm’s honey bee hives is available. Fall Decorations including pumpkins, gourds, decorative corn, corn stalks, hay bales and more may also be purchased.

Harvest Farm not only provides fun and exposure to farm-life during the Fall Festival, but also sponsors educational programs for youth groups and individual volunteers and students at other periods during the year. A Youth Servant Project hosts 200-250 volunteers on a 5-acre summer youth camp; and an Alternate Spring Break offers students a chance to work on a variety of projects in the three primary volunteer areas: agriculture, maintenance, and kitchen.

For groups of local area children in Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming field trips to the Pizza Farm provides a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity. The Pizza Farm Group Tours teach children about the crops and animals needed to make a pizza, giving them a chance to actually participate and interact with the animals as they do “chores,” and have fun while learning about the source of the ingredients of a pizza. The adventure ends with a Wagon Ride around the Harvest Farm (pulled by a farm tractor) followed by a Pizza Lunch.

Denver Rescue Mission’s ministry at Harvest Farm provides two-way benefits. Area children and families enjoy opportunities to experience farm-life, while the men participating in the Harvest Farm program gain skills in working with the public in addition to providing food for residents, staff, and community guests and food programs for the needy.

Readers are encouraged to visit Harvest Farm for a fun-filled autumn day and a glimpse of a worthwhile enterprise. For admission charges, driving directions, and additional information about the Harvest Farm’s Fall Festival or their other year round programs go online to http://www.HarvestFarm.net.

Farm Festivals provide a great opportunity for families to enjoy autumn days together outdoors and have a taste of farm life. The Harvest Farm near Wellington, Colo., – features one of Colorado’s great fall festivals. This year’s celebration kicks off on Saturday, September 10, 2011, with a 5K race which will make an even more special family event.

The 5K race registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and the Run/Walk starts at 8 a.m. The flat course travels through the Corn Maze at points and through the scenic rural countryside on the 200 plus acre working farm.

The 5K participants’ registration fees will go to help men in Harvest Farm’s program make positive and lasting life changes. Harvest Farm is a year-round outreach of the Denver Rescue Mission, providing a rehabilitation center for 72 men where they can get a fresh start in life as they work on the farm.

Race participants will receive an event T-shirt in addition to complimentary passes for themselves and three others for admission to the Fall Festival to be used directly after the Race. For the Fall Festival Grand Opening only on September 10th there will be a Special Ticket Price

of $5.00.

For the 5K Registration and regular Fall Festival Admission fees and other information go to the website at http://www.HarvestFarmMaze.com/Fall_Festival or call (970) 568-9803.

Following the Grand Opening on Saturday, September 10, at 10 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. the Fall Festival will be open to the public on weekends through Sunday, October 30. On Fridays and Saturdays, the hours will begin at 10 a.m., but on Sundays the hours are 1-8 p.m.

Wednesdays and Thursdays will be open for groups of 15 or more for a reduced rate of $6 per person. Reservations are required to be admitted and to receive the discount.

A new feature for 2011 is a Kid’s Climbing Wall where youngsters can practice their mountaineering skills in the safety of the Kid’s Area. Parents can watch their kids as they climb the wall, enjoy the playground, explore the Mini Corn Maze, and use their imagination in the Corn Box Wagons. Kids can also race their friends around hay bales on John Deere trikes on the Tricycle Track, or take a ride on the Barrel Train following a twisting path through farm property.

Other favorites include Bunnington – a miniaturized town for 20 plus rabbits named after the town of Wellington, Colo.; Animal Main Street – an Old West replica that is home to several of Harvest Farm’s animals; Goat City – where goats entertain as they climb and play; and the Petting Zoo where kids can also meet friendly farm animals.

Activities for all ages include the Pig Races – a farm-style version of Dog Races; Pumpkin Blasters, and Corn Cannons where pumpkins or ears-of-corn can be launched at targets; roping life-like steers; Hay Bale Maze/Jumps for climbing and jumping; and the Pumpkin Smash – combining baseball skills and trying to hit a pumpkin with a baseball bat.

Families can have a free photo made on the 9-foot tall Rocking Chair; take a free tour of the 209-acre working farm in a large wagon pulled by a farm tractor; or join in an adventure together as they get lost in the 10-acre corn maze with a design featuring Denver Bronco Champ Bailey in recognition of his volunteer work with Denver youth.

The full service concession areas are available for snacks or even full meals. Honey produced by the farm’s honey bee hives is available. Fall Decorations including pumpkins, gourds, decorative corn, corn stalks, hay bales and more may also be purchased.

Harvest Farm not only provides fun and exposure to farm-life during the Fall Festival, but also sponsors educational programs for youth groups and individual volunteers and students at other periods during the year. A Youth Servant Project hosts 200-250 volunteers on a 5-acre summer youth camp; and an Alternate Spring Break offers students a chance to work on a variety of projects in the three primary volunteer areas: agriculture, maintenance, and kitchen.

For groups of local area children in Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming field trips to the Pizza Farm provides a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity. The Pizza Farm Group Tours teach children about the crops and animals needed to make a pizza, giving them a chance to actually participate and interact with the animals as they do “chores,” and have fun while learning about the source of the ingredients of a pizza. The adventure ends with a Wagon Ride around the Harvest Farm (pulled by a farm tractor) followed by a Pizza Lunch.

Denver Rescue Mission’s ministry at Harvest Farm provides two-way benefits. Area children and families enjoy opportunities to experience farm-life, while the men participating in the Harvest Farm program gain skills in working with the public in addition to providing food for residents, staff, and community guests and food programs for the needy.

Readers are encouraged to visit Harvest Farm for a fun-filled autumn day and a glimpse of a worthwhile enterprise. For admission charges, driving directions, and additional information about the Harvest Farm’s Fall Festival or their other year round programs go online to http://www.HarvestFarm.net.

Farm Festivals provide a great opportunity for families to enjoy autumn days together outdoors and have a taste of farm life. The Harvest Farm near Wellington, Colo., – features one of Colorado’s great fall festivals. This year’s celebration kicks off on Saturday, September 10, 2011, with a 5K race which will make an even more special family event.

The 5K race registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and the Run/Walk starts at 8 a.m. The flat course travels through the Corn Maze at points and through the scenic rural countryside on the 200 plus acre working farm.

The 5K participants’ registration fees will go to help men in Harvest Farm’s program make positive and lasting life changes. Harvest Farm is a year-round outreach of the Denver Rescue Mission, providing a rehabilitation center for 72 men where they can get a fresh start in life as they work on the farm.

Race participants will receive an event T-shirt in addition to complimentary passes for themselves and three others for admission to the Fall Festival to be used directly after the Race. For the Fall Festival Grand Opening only on September 10th there will be a Special Ticket Price

of $5.00.

For the 5K Registration and regular Fall Festival Admission fees and other information go to the website at http://www.HarvestFarmMaze.com/Fall_Festival or call (970) 568-9803.

Following the Grand Opening on Saturday, September 10, at 10 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. the Fall Festival will be open to the public on weekends through Sunday, October 30. On Fridays and Saturdays, the hours will begin at 10 a.m., but on Sundays the hours are 1-8 p.m.

Wednesdays and Thursdays will be open for groups of 15 or more for a reduced rate of $6 per person. Reservations are required to be admitted and to receive the discount.

A new feature for 2011 is a Kid’s Climbing Wall where youngsters can practice their mountaineering skills in the safety of the Kid’s Area. Parents can watch their kids as they climb the wall, enjoy the playground, explore the Mini Corn Maze, and use their imagination in the Corn Box Wagons. Kids can also race their friends around hay bales on John Deere trikes on the Tricycle Track, or take a ride on the Barrel Train following a twisting path through farm property.

Other favorites include Bunnington – a miniaturized town for 20 plus rabbits named after the town of Wellington, Colo.; Animal Main Street – an Old West replica that is home to several of Harvest Farm’s animals; Goat City – where goats entertain as they climb and play; and the Petting Zoo where kids can also meet friendly farm animals.

Activities for all ages include the Pig Races – a farm-style version of Dog Races; Pumpkin Blasters, and Corn Cannons where pumpkins or ears-of-corn can be launched at targets; roping life-like steers; Hay Bale Maze/Jumps for climbing and jumping; and the Pumpkin Smash – combining baseball skills and trying to hit a pumpkin with a baseball bat.

Families can have a free photo made on the 9-foot tall Rocking Chair; take a free tour of the 209-acre working farm in a large wagon pulled by a farm tractor; or join in an adventure together as they get lost in the 10-acre corn maze with a design featuring Denver Bronco Champ Bailey in recognition of his volunteer work with Denver youth.

The full service concession areas are available for snacks or even full meals. Honey produced by the farm’s honey bee hives is available. Fall Decorations including pumpkins, gourds, decorative corn, corn stalks, hay bales and more may also be purchased.

Harvest Farm not only provides fun and exposure to farm-life during the Fall Festival, but also sponsors educational programs for youth groups and individual volunteers and students at other periods during the year. A Youth Servant Project hosts 200-250 volunteers on a 5-acre summer youth camp; and an Alternate Spring Break offers students a chance to work on a variety of projects in the three primary volunteer areas: agriculture, maintenance, and kitchen.

For groups of local area children in Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming field trips to the Pizza Farm provides a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity. The Pizza Farm Group Tours teach children about the crops and animals needed to make a pizza, giving them a chance to actually participate and interact with the animals as they do “chores,” and have fun while learning about the source of the ingredients of a pizza. The adventure ends with a Wagon Ride around the Harvest Farm (pulled by a farm tractor) followed by a Pizza Lunch.

Denver Rescue Mission’s ministry at Harvest Farm provides two-way benefits. Area children and families enjoy opportunities to experience farm-life, while the men participating in the Harvest Farm program gain skills in working with the public in addition to providing food for residents, staff, and community guests and food programs for the needy.

Readers are encouraged to visit Harvest Farm for a fun-filled autumn day and a glimpse of a worthwhile enterprise. For admission charges, driving directions, and additional information about the Harvest Farm’s Fall Festival or their other year round programs go online to http://www.HarvestFarm.net.

Farm Festivals provide a great opportunity for families to enjoy autumn days together outdoors and have a taste of farm life. The Harvest Farm near Wellington, Colo., – features one of Colorado’s great fall festivals. This year’s celebration kicks off on Saturday, September 10, 2011, with a 5K race which will make an even more special family event.

The 5K race registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and the Run/Walk starts at 8 a.m. The flat course travels through the Corn Maze at points and through the scenic rural countryside on the 200 plus acre working farm.

The 5K participants’ registration fees will go to help men in Harvest Farm’s program make positive and lasting life changes. Harvest Farm is a year-round outreach of the Denver Rescue Mission, providing a rehabilitation center for 72 men where they can get a fresh start in life as they work on the farm.

Race participants will receive an event T-shirt in addition to complimentary passes for themselves and three others for admission to the Fall Festival to be used directly after the Race. For the Fall Festival Grand Opening only on September 10th there will be a Special Ticket Price

of $5.00.

For the 5K Registration and regular Fall Festival Admission fees and other information go to the website at http://www.HarvestFarmMaze.com/Fall_Festival or call (970) 568-9803.

Following the Grand Opening on Saturday, September 10, at 10 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. the Fall Festival will be open to the public on weekends through Sunday, October 30. On Fridays and Saturdays, the hours will begin at 10 a.m., but on Sundays the hours are 1-8 p.m.

Wednesdays and Thursdays will be open for groups of 15 or more for a reduced rate of $6 per person. Reservations are required to be admitted and to receive the discount.

A new feature for 2011 is a Kid’s Climbing Wall where youngsters can practice their mountaineering skills in the safety of the Kid’s Area. Parents can watch their kids as they climb the wall, enjoy the playground, explore the Mini Corn Maze, and use their imagination in the Corn Box Wagons. Kids can also race their friends around hay bales on John Deere trikes on the Tricycle Track, or take a ride on the Barrel Train following a twisting path through farm property.

Other favorites include Bunnington – a miniaturized town for 20 plus rabbits named after the town of Wellington, Colo.; Animal Main Street – an Old West replica that is home to several of Harvest Farm’s animals; Goat City – where goats entertain as they climb and play; and the Petting Zoo where kids can also meet friendly farm animals.

Activities for all ages include the Pig Races – a farm-style version of Dog Races; Pumpkin Blasters, and Corn Cannons where pumpkins or ears-of-corn can be launched at targets; roping life-like steers; Hay Bale Maze/Jumps for climbing and jumping; and the Pumpkin Smash – combining baseball skills and trying to hit a pumpkin with a baseball bat.

Families can have a free photo made on the 9-foot tall Rocking Chair; take a free tour of the 209-acre working farm in a large wagon pulled by a farm tractor; or join in an adventure together as they get lost in the 10-acre corn maze with a design featuring Denver Bronco Champ Bailey in recognition of his volunteer work with Denver youth.

The full service concession areas are available for snacks or even full meals. Honey produced by the farm’s honey bee hives is available. Fall Decorations including pumpkins, gourds, decorative corn, corn stalks, hay bales and more may also be purchased.

Harvest Farm not only provides fun and exposure to farm-life during the Fall Festival, but also sponsors educational programs for youth groups and individual volunteers and students at other periods during the year. A Youth Servant Project hosts 200-250 volunteers on a 5-acre summer youth camp; and an Alternate Spring Break offers students a chance to work on a variety of projects in the three primary volunteer areas: agriculture, maintenance, and kitchen.

For groups of local area children in Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming field trips to the Pizza Farm provides a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity. The Pizza Farm Group Tours teach children about the crops and animals needed to make a pizza, giving them a chance to actually participate and interact with the animals as they do “chores,” and have fun while learning about the source of the ingredients of a pizza. The adventure ends with a Wagon Ride around the Harvest Farm (pulled by a farm tractor) followed by a Pizza Lunch.

Denver Rescue Mission’s ministry at Harvest Farm provides two-way benefits. Area children and families enjoy opportunities to experience farm-life, while the men participating in the Harvest Farm program gain skills in working with the public in addition to providing food for residents, staff, and community guests and food programs for the needy.

Readers are encouraged to visit Harvest Farm for a fun-filled autumn day and a glimpse of a worthwhile enterprise. For admission charges, driving directions, and additional information about the Harvest Farm’s Fall Festival or their other year round programs go online to http://www.HarvestFarm.net.