By Darla Shelden
The Orr Family Farm, Oklahoma’s premier “agri-tainment” destination, has begun its fall festivities. Now through November 3, children and adults can enjoy activities such as a hayride, a walk through the giant corn maze and even pick their own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.
“Our fall festivities offer an affordable outing for all ages to enjoy,” said Dr. Glenn Orr, managing member of the Orr Family Farm. “You can take a hayride, visit the pumpkin patch and adventure through our giant maze. We have many varieties of specialty pumpkins for purchase and children can enjoy a free sugar pie pumpkin with admission.”
Located in the Oklahoma City metro area at 14400 S. Western, the Farm offers a variety of rides, educational opportunities, venues for birthday parties, weddings and corporate events with a selection of food and treats.
“In addition to our corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayride, train rides and zip line, we have several special events in the fall as well,” said Shanain Kemp, event director of the Orr Family Farm. “We have appreciation days for members of the military and scouts on September 29 and October 27 and our Trick-Orr-Treating & Costume Contest is October 27. We will be selling pink pumpkins for the cure October 17-27.”
Opened in 2004, Dr. Glenn Orr wanted to provide a safe, friendly and educational environment for school children and fun for people of all ages. With a history of success in business and agricultural, such as the Orr owned Celestial Acres Horse Farms, he thought opening an agri-tourism based business was not a stretch.
The particularly popular corn maze is a fun challenge for young and old alike. Guests will enjoy the Orr Farm’s friendly country atmosphere while exploring the multi-turn corn maze. They can find their way as they discover games and clues. The “Maize-o-Vision” secret decoders help navigate the multi-acre puzzle.
While visiting the Orr Family Pumpkin Patch, guests can pick one free sugar pie pumpkin per child. The decorative and larger pumpkins are also available for purchase. Proceeds from pink pumpkins purchased from October 17-27 will be donated to the Susan G. Komen fund to support breast cancer awareness.
Visitors will encounter the replica of the historic Jupiter train when they enter. They can also enjoy the restored vintage 1974 carousel that is available for all ages to ride. Other activities for guests include panning for jewels in the mining slue, learning about barnyard animals and taking a real pony ride.
Hot dogs, barbecue and catering options as well as homemade kettle corn, fudge and cupcakes are available. In the fall, guests can reserve a fire pit to roast marshmallows and hot dogs.
Fall field trips are available Tuesdays through Fridays for groups of 25 or more. Morning session arrival time is 9:30 a.m. and afternoon session arrival time is 11:30 a.m. Field trips cost $8 per student and $8 per adult, with one teacher admitted free with every 20 students. Fees are payable on the day of your trip. Registration is required.
Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. for the fall season. Contact the Orr Family Farm at 405-799-3276 to make your field trip arrangements or visit www.orrfamilyfarm.com .