Sinkland Farms: Everything You Need to Know
Oooooh, rural Virginia, how I have a love-hate relationship with thee. I grew up in Southwest Virginia, but, like lots of teenagers, I made haste to leave as soon as I had a diploma in hand. While I love visiting the stunning scenery, I’m pretty claustrophobic by day four. This is more likely related to my parents living in a dense suburban-style neighborhood and my general distaste for seeing / hearing / smelling the neighbors. But you know what densely populated neighborhoods are awesome for? Trick or treating.
And that’s how I found myself back in Southwest Virginia in October. While country living in New England is beautiful, it isn’t a great place to trick or treat. And because it’s such a long drive for my crew to get to this particular neck of the woods, we have to make the trip worth it. This means we hunker down for seven or eight days and need to find something to fill our time. Besides walking the neighborhood, that is.
Last year, we ventured to Randolph Park in Dublin for their trick-or-treat trail. It was lots of fun and I remembered what I loved about small towns – the community. This is also what I hate about small towns, but I digress. For the blog’s sake, I decided we’d try something different this year. After some research, I decided to give Sinkland Farms’ pumpkin festival a try.
SINKLAND FARM FAST FACTS
|Address||3060 Riner Rd, Christiansburg, VA 24073|
|Hours of Operation||Varies by season|
|Admission: Kids/ Adults/ Seniors||$15*/ $15/ $15|
|Stroller Friendly||Off-road capable strollers only|
|Parking||Free / Hilly Field / Some gravel areas|
|Clean Bathrooms / Changing Areas||Porta-Potties / Changing Tent|
|Water Bottle Filler||No|
|Apparel Recommendation||Seasonal gear minus a layer|
|Gear Recommendation||Baby-wearing apparatus like ErgoBaby|
|Sunscreen / Bug Spray?||Yes / No|
|Best Season to Visit||Fall|
|Breastfeeding Friendliness||Not so much.|