Event Descriptions

Kid Hugging Returns!

Hug a Furry Baby on Sunday, May 15 between 11am -3pm at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm, 217 Hewett Rd in Somerville! 

We are excited to be re-opening our barn doors to the public for a chance to meet our new arrivals. April was a busy month on the farm, with 34 Mama goats giving birth to 1, 2, or 3 baby goats, better known as “kids,” (because they like to play of course!) Visitors can view a special new documentary on the baby’s birth, and then head into the kid pens for a snuggle. 

Whether this is your first visit, or an anticipated spring tradition, you don’t want to miss this warm and fuzzy experience! 

Bobolink Walk and Talk– providing habitat for grassland birds

Grab your binoculars and come take a walk through Pumpkin Vine Family Farm’s beautiful bobolink habitat.  Join the Pumpkin Vine family, Ag Allies grassland bird program, and Midcoast Conservancy for a free Grassland Walk on Sunday June 26th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Pumpkin Vine’s fields in Somerville.

The workshop will cover practices for improving and managing grasslands for bird habitat, forage production and even pollinators! 

To learn more about this special event or to register click the button below. 

Dairy Magic

Bring your sense of wonder for a special Dairy Magic event at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm on Sunday, July 3 from 11:30 am – 3:00 pm.

Will be celebrating all that dairy adds to our lives (imagine coffee without cream, for starters…)

Whether you’re 7 or 77, you’ll have fun learning how our goats make that magic happen (not everyone can turn grass into milk!).

Click the button below to see a schedule of events for the day.

two people playing violin and viola in a field.

Classical Music Concert

Join us Friday, July 15, from 7pm – 9 pm for an evening of classical music here at the farm in Somerville, ME with local musicians Katherine Liccardo playing violin and Matt Consul on viola/violin.

Bring your own chairs and blankets and listen to classical music from composers including Mozart, Martinu, Leclair, Bartok and more while watching the sun set over the beautiful hills and fields of Pumpkin Vine Family Farm in the company of our wonderful community. In order to keep this event accessible to all there is a suggested donation: $0-50.

Rain date: Saturday, July 16th at 7PM. Click the button below to learn more.

two goats by a barn lookin out through a fence

Open Farm Day 2022

Everyone knows farming is hard work, but it’s also LOTS of Fun!
Join us for a memorable day of learning & laughter, folk music & food July 24th from 11am – 3 pm as we celebrate Maine Open Farm Day 2022 here at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm!

Click the “Learn More” button to see a schedule of events for the day.

We hope you’ll join us!

Miky way and other stars on a dark night being observed by a young person in red looking through a telescope.

Star Party

Please Note: For clearer skies this event has been moved to Saturday, July 30th.

Join us from 9 – 11 pm here at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm for a Star Party!

Local astronomer Rebecca Spitz, of In Focus Astronomy, has offered up her expertise and her telescope for a guided tour of the universe! Using her state-of-the-art observational telescope on a dark sky night, you can experience the far corners of space in an new and intimate way.

Attandance is capped at 25. Please register for this event by clicking the link below. 

person looking into a high powered telescope at sunset.

Stargazing Extravaganza

Join us on a full moon night, Saturday, August 13, beginning at 7pm to experience the wonders of the universe in this extremely special offering.

Start the evening with music from the folk trio Stargazing beginning at 7pm. 

Then at 9pm take a guided tour through space with astronomer Rebecca Spitz and her state of the art observational telescope!

Please Note: While everyone is welcome for the folk music concert, the astronomy portion of the evening is capped at 30 and requires registration so everyone can have a chance to use the telescope.

Rain Date is August 20.

Open Creamery Day

We hope you’ll join us October 9th from 11 am – 3pm for Open Creamery Day! This is an annual event with the Maine Cheese Guild to share the magic of cheese making in Maine.

Today as we open our farm we’ll offer tours of our goat dairy and you’ll get to learn about everything from pasture management to cheese making! 

Click the button below to learn more about the event.

young boy in field holding pumpkins with a pumpkin leaf on his head like a hat.

Harvest Festival

Come celebrate the harvest with your local farmers in Somerville, Maine on Sunday, October 16 from 11-3 at our annual Harvest Festival!

The Farmers’ Market at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm is organizing a special event to share the flavors of fall, along with some seasonal activities for all ages to enjoy.

Find out what’s going on throughout this special day by clicking the button below. 

wooden arbor with pumpkin vines trailing up showing off orange flowers.

Community Appreciation Day 2022

November 20, 2022 is Community Appreciation Day here at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm. Come celebrate the community that makes our Pumpkin Vine grow!

From the vendors and volunteers to our employees and our customers, we couldn’t do it without you! Together we spread the farm fun even further!

See more about how we’d like to say “Thank You” by clicking the link below. 

wooden arbor with pumpkin vines trailing up showing off orange flowers.

Yule Goat Event

Celebrate the magic of the season at our special Yule Goat celebration here at the farm in Somerville on December 11, 2022!

In Scandinavian tradition, the Yule Goat brings presents to children at Christmas, accompanied by the Tomten, a farm gnome who looks after the well-being of the animals. Our very own Yule Goat and Tomten will be visiting with children in the barn between 11-2. 

See what they’ll be doing during this special event by clicking the button below.

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