Safe and Socially Distanced This Year!
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND THOROUGHLY. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about reservations. IF YOU ARE A TEACHER BRINGING A GROUP PLEASE ALSO FILL OUT THE FIELD TRIP SUBMISSION FORM THAT CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE AND THE TICKET PAGE BEFORE BUYING YOUR TICKETS. Field trip tickets can be purchased under the "Buy Tickets" tab and then select the "Field Trips and Mums and Pumpkins" ticket. Sessions begin at 9 a.m. The cost is $10 per visitor. If you are a parent or chaperone attending with a child you must purchase an entry ticket as well. If you are trying to purchase more than one ticket then please select the "Add to Cart" button to select the quantity, the "Buy Now" button will only allow you to purchase one ticket at a time.
Field trips this year will include most of the activities that were included in previous years field trips, such as petting zoo, pig races, bounce pillow, and pumpkin patch. HOWEVER trips this year will be self guided, meaning your group can walk from station to station freely on your own time. Purchase of a Field Trip ticket gives you access from the farm from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the day that you purchase it. We will be staffed as we normally are for field trips. We CANNOT offer the playground due to coronavirus restrictions or the hay ride due to the "self serve" nature of rotating stations on your own time.
Plan on staying at least 2 hours—or longer if you want to have a picnic lunch at the farm. Our Fall Harvest field trip comes with a hay ride to the pumpkin patch and up to a 10 pound pumpkin. The field trip consists of pig races, jumping giant air pillow, corn cannons, and enjoying the animals on the farm.
Students can enjoy a scenic ride on our Hawes Farms Express Railroad. For an extra $4.00 per student, parent, or chaperone, you can ride on our 24 gauge train around our pumpkin patch and through our Walnut orchard. Our train was the 46th of 49 trains ever built by the Allan Herschell Company back in New York. The Hawes Express is a replica of the “Jupiter” which was the train that went from California to Promissory Point in Utah when the transcontinental railroad was completed in 1863. This date is also special to us, since 1863 is the year William Hawes moved to Anderson and began purchasing our farm land.
Please remember that the children work up a thirst running around and you might want to send extra water or have their parents add a water bottle to their lunch.