Magee Farms getting in Halloween spirit

Date Published: 
Oct. 27, 2017

Despite the fact that the pumpkin crop at Magee Farms’ Selbyville location succumbed to a rainy growing season, the century-old family farm will kick off the weekend with a tribute to TV audiences’ favorite pumpkin patch, followed the next day with more autumn fun at its annual Fall Festival.

The farm will host a showing of the Halloween classic “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27. Movie snacks will be available for sale; moviegoers should bring their own blankets or chairs.

On Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Magee Farms in Selbyville will hold its Fall Festival, featuring a bountiful harvest of activities for the family, including horseback rides, a barrel train, a corn pit, a mini-maze, bowling with pumpkins, “feed the pig” game, a hay slide, a petting zoo, pumpkin painting and bounce houses.

In addition, visitors will be able to check out some farm equipment and a firetruck, up close. Food will be available for purchase, and the farm stand will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday as well.

Magee’s events coordinator, Heather Hastings, said the farm has gone all out with activities this year — so much so that once the spots were mapped out for each one, there was no room left for vendors this year, as the farm has had at past festivals. There is a $5 fee for those who wish to take part in festival activities.

Magee Farms is located at 34857 Lighthouse Road, Selbyville. For more information, call the farm at (302) 524-8128.