By Sarah Hendrix | Staff Writer
Located against the Koʻolau mountain range, Waimānalo Country Farms has provided all the fall festivities and food found on the mainland right here on Oʻahu. From pumpkin patches to farm animals this family-run business has brought a seasonal taste to the island every year since 2009.
The pumpkin patch will be available until the last weekend in October and is open on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Parking and entry are both free to see the pumpkin patch and there are a variety of activities and food for people of all ages.
Some of the activities include: feeding farm animals, going on a hay ride, a life-size version of beer pong (without the alcohol), picking out pumpkins and a pumpkin target range. There is also a variety of local and festive treats to purchase. ʻNalo made lemonade, sweet tea, pumpkin pie, roasted corn, hamburgers and hot dogs are a few of the options to enjoy at the farm.
There are a variety of farm animals available to pet and feed at Waimānalo Country Farms. Some of the animals include: cows, pigs, goats, chickens, llamas and donkeys.
The activities cost $3 each or a wristband can be bought for $15 which covers all activities. There is feed for the farm animals that can be purchased separately for $1. Food and purchasing pumpkins are a separate cost and are not included under the cost of the wristband. The cost of purchasing a pumpkin goes by size starting at around $6.
Waimānalo Country Farms has brought fall festivities to Hawaiʻi every October for the past eight years. It provides a fun atmosphere for children and has activities for people of any age.
For more information visit their website at www.waimanalocountryfarms.com or call (808) 306-4381.