Event Descriptions

Kid Hugging Returns!

Hug a Furry Baby on Sunday, April 28, 2024 between 11am -2pm 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! 

Small turtle sunning itself on a few deck boards.

Bringing Turtles Out Of Their Shells

Join us June 2nd, 2024 from 12-1:30pm For Bringing Turtles Out of Their Shells – A Turtle Talk with Pam Meier!

Pam Meier is the founder and director of The Turtle’s Back, Inc. She’ll be here at the farm in Somerville, ME to give everyone a chance to get to know Maine’s incredible native turtle species—face-to-face during this special talk. Learn more at the link below!

 

Dairy Magic

Bring your sense of wonder for a special Dairy Magic event at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm on Sunday, June 16, 2024 from 11:30 am – 2:00 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.

Birds and Bees & The Plants They Need

Grab your binoculars and come take a walk through Pumpkin Vine Family Farm’s beautiful bobolink and pollinator habitat.  Join the Pumpkin Vine family, Ag Allies grassland bird program, and Midcoast Conservancy for a free Field Walk on Sunday June 30, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Pumpkin Vine’s fields in Somerville. And, a polinator walk from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

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

two goats by a barn lookin out through a fence

Open Farm Day 2024

Everyone knows farming is hard work, but it’s also LOTS of Fun!
Join us for a memorable day of learning & laughter, fun & food Sunday July 28, 2024 from 11am – 2 pm as we celebrate Maine Open Farm Day 2024 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!

Goat dressed up as the Dairy Queen with a flower garland and ribbons.

Goat Pageant and the Crowning of the Dairy Queen

Join us on August 11th between 11am & 2pm for a fresh take on an old tradition: the crowning of the Dairy Queen!

We are excited to crown our Second Pumpkin Vine Dairy Queen from among our hard-working, high-spirited, and undeniably beautiful herd of dairy goats. 

We’ve been hard at work making glamorous outfits and trimming their hooves so they shine on their big day! 

As part of our festive farmers market, we’ll have soft fresh Bavarian pretzels, focaccia, smoothies and other treats for an al fresco lunch!

Open Creamery Day

We hope you’ll join us Sunday October 13, 2024 from 11 am – 2pm 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 27, 2024 from 11-2 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. 

yule goat with horns and black and red flannel cover plus wearing a bell.

Yule Goat Festival

Celebrate the magic of the season at our special Yule Goat celebration here at the farm in Somerville on December 8, 2024!  Rain Date will be December 22nd.

The magic starts with a traditional Scandinavian story, followed by handcrafts and hot chocolate by the fireside. And our seasonal Farmers Market will be in full effect so you can be sure to find some unique, Maine Made gifts for all the lucky folks on your list.

Find out what’s going on to celebrate The Season by clicking the “Learn More” button below. 

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