Huck loves groups! There’s nothing better than the chorus of giggles on the hayride or squeals of delight in the corn maze!
Do you have a larger group that’s interested in visiting the farm during Fall Festival? There’s a number of ways you can bring your group out to experience all that we have to offer:
Field Trips and Workplace Team Building – Available on Thursdays and Fridays by appointment beginning October 7 and ending October 28 for 15 or more..
Festival Visit at Group Rates – Available during our public hours on Saturdays and Sundays for 15 or more paying guests.
Birthday Parties – Looking for the best birthday party ever? Bring your celebration to our farm. Go here for more information.
Huckleberry Trail Farm will be open every Thursday and Friday in October for educational visits by appointment only between 9 am and 3:30 pm. Choose from a morning or afternoon visit. We offer a variety of fun learning activities as well as a chance for you and your students to get out into the fresh air and have some old fashioned fun.
Experience learning the Huckleberry way…
A walk through the corn maze- This is a good chance for everyone to see where their cornflakes and popcorn comes from. It’s also a great opportunity for them to test our their problem-solving and navigation skills!
Class in the Cornfield – Deep within the corn maze is an open space under a tree with picnic tables, perfect for engaging in some outdoor experiential learning. This unique learning environment can be reserved for 25 minute lessons.
A tractor-drawn hayride – Sit on bales of hay as you’re pulled by our orange farm tractor. Our hayride has a ramp, is low to the ground and has fencing on all sides to make it safe and accessibile for “kids” of all ages and abilities.
A real pumpkin patch, cotton patch – What do we mean by real? The pumpkins and cotton are growing right on our farm and are still attached to the vines! Walk through the pumpkin patch and see pumpkins of all sizes, colors, and shapes growing under the leaves. Get up close to cotton to see what it looks like before it becomes a QTip!
Fun in the farmyard- There are lots of old timey games with no batteries required!!! Learn about kinetic energy while you race ducks using the power of water from a hand pump, experience centrifugal force while hula hoopin’, test your critical thinking skills during a game of pumpkin checkers, or use your motor skills while playing giant slingshotz or aiming at targets with our water-based target gallery.
Huck’s Weather Station- Yup, we are on the Internet! Check us out here: Huck’s Weather Station. We are also on your smartphone with the “WunderMap” app. Once you have the app installed, search for “Siler City, NC”. We are the first weather station just to the east. This is a great way to build anticipation for your Huck visit – have your students check the weather every day for the week before your visit! And once you get to the farm, ask Uncle Bob to point out the weather station equipment.
Lots of places to sit as a group and talk- With over 20 picnic tables across the farm, we can reserve a block of tables just for your group.
Lunch under the trees – We have a beautiful space under the trees with picnic tables and trash receptacles for you to have an outdoor lunch before or after your Huck adventure begins (no charge but must be reserved in advance).
Field trips are available during the following blocks:
Morning – 9 am to 11 am (Lunch in the Trees avaiable from 11:15 to 12:00)
Early Afternoon – 11:15 am to 1:15 pm (Lunch in the Trees available from 10:15 to 11:00 or 1:30 to 2:15)
Late Afternoon – 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (Lunch in the Trees available from 12:30 to 1:15)
We ask that field trip groups arrive on time and manage their time on the farm to ensure that they depart by the end of their reservation. This allows all groups reserved on a given day to have equal access to the farm.
Field trips require 15 or more paid admissions. Admission is $9.00 per person and includes all farm activities as well as a small pumpkin. Due to the size of the farm and nature of the field trip activities, we do require a minumum of 2 chaperones for any groups that have children and youth under the age of 18. We provide one free chaperone admission (pumpkin included!) for every 10 paid admissions. Any additional adults or children over 2 joining the field trip will be required to pay the field trip admission price at the tent.
All group visits must be paid for at least 5 days in advance of the visit. Payment by cash, credit card or school check only. Payment is due on the day of your scheduled trip. Sorry – purchase orders or personal checks will not be accepted.
We have worked hard to make the farm accessible for individuals of varying physical and intellectual abilities. If you have any special needs in your group that you would like to discuss with us in advance, please feel fee to give us a call. You can also learn more by visiting our HAPpy (Huck Accessibility Project) page.
We really to want to make this the “best field trip ever; can we go back next year?” experience for you and your group. Please give us a call to discuss the possibilities.
We can be reached at (919) 432-4825. Don’t be concerned if we don’t answer right away. It usually means we are working in the fields to get the pumpkins and corn ready for your visit! Please leave us a message and we will call you as soon as we get back in the office. You can also email Uncle Bob at [email protected]
Field trip deposits and payments can be made here.
Come out the country for a break or retreat with your team. After an educational talk with our “Farmer in Charge”, you can do some playin’ (um…I mean team buildin’) in the corn maze, shootin’ the sling shotz at targets or just plain relaxin’ on the hayride. Afterwards your team can sit in the shade and get to work done, brain stormin’ big things. We can setup the picnic tables in any arrangement.
Team building opportunities are available every Thursday and Friday by reservation. Groups must be 20 or more people; at a cost of $15* per person and includes all farm activities including the corn maze, a hay ride to the Patch, and all farmyard fun. This includes use of the farm for 4 hours. More time can be reserved at an additional cost.
Call us to talk about all of the possibilities.
GROUP RATES DURING FALL FESTIVAL
Do you have a group that is looking for a unique and fun way to spend some time together? Why not bring everyone out to Huckleberry Trail Farm for a fall experience unlike any other! We welcome all sorts of groups at a special rate – scouts, churches, schools, homeschoolers, and companies, just to name a few.
Here’s what’s needed to get the group rate:
- Your visit date must be scheduled in advance.
- Groups must be 20 or more people and the entire group must attend at the same time.
- Rates are $8.00 per adult and $7.00 per child (ages 3-12) and includes all farm activities. Pumpkins, fall decorations, refreshments and merchandise are not included.
- One person must pay for the entire group at one time. Cash, credit card or corporate check accepted; sorry, no personal checks.
- Coupons or other discounts may not be combined with the group rate.
- Chaperones are required for groups with children under the age of 16 (one chaperone for every 10 children).
Here’s some details about the check in process:
You should set a time for people in your group to arrive. Let’s say you want everyone to meet at 3:00. Suggest that everyone meet at the farm at 2:45.
A good location for everyone to meet is the picnic area located between the parking and the front entrance. There is a gaga ball court and tether ball in this area to keep people busy.
Once you have a count of all who will be entering the festival, please send one person up to the check-in tent to pay for the entire group at one time (this is one of the reasons we are able to give such good group rates).
After payment is made, you will be given a festival admission bracelet for each member of your group. Please bring these bracelets to your group in the picnic area and have everyone put one on.
Once everyone has their bracelet on, bring everyone to the tent to be checked in.
To schedule your group visit, please call or or email us at [email protected]