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Hay Rides

The year 2017 will mark the thirtieth year that "Fall Family Fun" has been offered at Nottawa Fruit Farm, which means that more than a quarter of a million people have visited St. Joe County's most unique farm in October. Mark your calendars for a visit because the popular "Fall Family Fun" will happen on Six Fall Weekends (Saturdays & Sundays) beginning on the September 23 and continuing through October 29.

Pumpkin Patch

Saturday & Sunday Hours: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Arrive anytime; all activities are continuous
The Hayride, leaving every 20-30 minutes, begins your package of Activities
Note: *Weekdays (8:30 am - 3:00 pm) are for School Tours with reservations.

Hay Rides

Weekend "Hayride Package"

The traditional Weekend "Hayride Package" includes your child picking a large Pumpkin from the field, taking a Hayride through the farm, walking through the Sorghum Path, riding the John Deere Pedal Tractors, catching a balloon in the Strawberry Typhoon, crawling through the ever-popular Straw Tunnels, digging for a Dinosaur Egg, playing Musical Characters, fishing in the 'Ole' Fishing Hole, painting a Mini-Pumpkin and visiting the Farm Animal Family. The cost which includes all nine activities and large pumpkin is $10.95+tax per child. Accompanying adults are FREE; we do reserve the right to limit the number of free adults *on the hayride only during busy times!

Continuing in 2017
You may make a reservation for your large group on weekends!

Pumpkin Patch

AGAIN this year, Nottawa Fruit Farm will allow you to make a reservation for a large group of your family and/or friends on Saturdays and Sundays. This means no waiting in line, and you will have your own individual wagon to yourselves. Your group will be allowed to have *10 children and up to twenty adults for a base price of $99+tax. More children will be charged at the individual rate (10.95+tax); *fewer numbers of children will not affect the base price.


Thursday & Friday Hours: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Hayride begins your package of Activities
Scheduled Hayrides leave at 3:40, 4:20 & 5:00
Note: *Weekdays (8:30 am - 3:00 pm) are for School Tours with reservations.

Weekday "Hayride Package"

The Weekday 'Hayride Package' is offered as an alternative for busy families whose weekend time is limited. The activities will be offered on Thursdays and Fridays in October, 2015. This package includes crawling through the popular straw tunnels, taking the hayride, walking through the sorghum path, choosing a large pumpkin from the field, playing musical characters and painting a mini-pumpkin. And, of course, the Farm Animals are always here awaiting your visit. The cost which includes all five activities and a large pumpkin is $6.95+tax per child. Accompanying adults are FREE; we do reserve the right to limit the number of free adults *on the hayride only during busy times.

"FALL FAMILY FUN" is the event that becomes a treasured memory!

Pumpkin Patch

Visit us SOON! Our 'farm family' is looking forward to meeting your family.

Pumpkin Patch

Our "Farm Family" of employees is firmly committed to assuring that those children who visit here have a fun-filled time. We, also, believe that "family" outings are very important in these hectic, modern times; consequently, to encourage family togetherness there is no additional charge to parents or grandparents who accompany their child to the farm's festivities.

Spotlight on Nottawa Fruit Farm Employees

It takes wonderful employees to make Nottawa Fruit Farm run successfully. The year 2016 was no exception as one could find great people in all facets of the business. Inside you might have been greeted by several different smiling faces. Rosa, who is the primary baker, was always ready to lend a helping hand. Visitors were greeted by Ricardo and Sarah who both were absolutely wonderful help. Again, our daughter Jean was missed terribly at the farm and, of course, in our lives.

"Fall Family Fun" takes many additional staff members in October. The 2016 Fall's part-time employees were great! Laurie and Kris came from Kalamazoo to drive the hayrides; Mary and Kelli who have helped out for twenty consecutive years fulfilled any responsibility that was asked of them. Veteran driver Ricardo and his brother Jesus were wonderful. The Fall Family Fun activity leaders included veteran Jody, Cathy and newcomer Bonnie who were all such good help. Don and Eleanor doff their hats to those people who enriched our lives in 2016 and look forward to sharing time with them again.

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