Daily Farm Updates Monday, September 25, 2017

Special Events

We like being a hive of activity, that’s why we offer events for all ages from September through December. Find out what’s going on at CGO.

Upcoming Events

Country Celebration Saturday/Sunday, September 30 - October 1

A weekend dedicated to the fun and excitement that goes on in the country! There’s a variety of activities for all ages. Come enjoy the music, hayrides, face paintings, and our Pumpkin Princess will be strolling around visiting with children!

Saturday

10:00 AM-4:00 PM: Becca the Balloon Lady, located in Storybook Land
11:00 AM: Moogician, Corn Pool area
1:00-4:00 PM: Alice in Wonderland Meet & Greet, located in Storybook Land
1:00-4:00 PM: Crossroads Band, located at Potty Barn Stage
2:00 PM: Moogician, Corn Pool area
2:00-5:00 PM: Joyful Colorz Face Painting, located in Storybook Land
5:00 PM: Moogician, Corn Pool area

Sunday

11:00 AM: Moogician, Corn Pool area
11:00 AM-4:00 PM: Becca the Balloon Lady, located in Storybook Land
1:00-3:00 PM: Dixie Slicks Band, located at Potty Barn Stage
1:00-4:00 PM: Alice in Wonderland Meet & Greet, located in Storybook Land
1:00-4:00 PM: Pirates & Princess Face Painting, located in Storybook Land
2:00 PM: Moogician, Corn Pool area
2:00-5:00 PM: Joyful Colorz Face Painting, located in Storybook Land
2:00-5:00 PM: Pirates & Princess Face Painting, located in Storybook Land
5:00 PM: Moogician, Corn Pool area

Healthiest State Walk Wednesday, October 4

With the popularity of Fitbits, Garmins and other fitness trackers, we want to know how many steps do you take while visiting CGO! After purchasing your Farmyard pass, start tracking your steps. When you pass the Admission Bins on your way out, post on our Facebook page how many steps you took for a chance to win prizes!

Columbus Weekend Saturday/Sunday, October 7 - 8

Agriculture wouldn’t be where it is today with out the amazing advancements in science and technology. But did you know science can be fun!? The Amazing Chemistry Show will show our visitors just how fun science and chemistry can be with their interactive performances at our Corn Pool stage. Check out this video to see just how fun their performances are!

Saturday & Sunday
10:00 AM – The Amazing Chemistry Show, Corn Pool area
11:30 AM – The Amazing Chemistry Show, Corn Pool area
1:00 PM – The Amazing Chemistry Show, Corn Pool area
2:30 PM – The Amazing Chemistry Show, Corn Pool area
4:00 PM – The Amazing Chemistry Show, Corn Pool area

Pumpkin Fest Saturday/Sunday, October 14 - 15

An entire weekend dedicated to all things pumpkin! Come indulge in sweet and savory items from the Country Store, pick the perfect pumpkin in our Pumpkin Patch, and see our Pumpkin Princess!

Saturday

10:00 AM-4:00 PM: Becca the Balloon Lady, located in Storybook Land
11:00 AM-4:00 PM: Joyful Colorz Face Painting, located in Storybook Land
1:00-3:00 PM: Four Mile Creek Bank, located at Potty Barn Stage
1:00-4:00 PM: Beauty Meet & Greet, located in Storybook Land
2:00 PM: Johnathan May Family Comedian & Magician, located at Red Rock Arena
*Also strolling the Farmyard from 12:45-1:45 PM

Sunday

11:00 AM-4:00 PM: Becca the Balloon Lady, located in Storybook Land
11:00 AM-4:00 PM: Joyful Colorz Face Painting, located in Storybook Land
12:00-5:00 PM: Pirates & Princess Face Painting, located in Storybook Land
1:00-3:00 PM: Four Mile Creek Band, located at Potty Barn Stage
1:00-4:00 PM: Beauty Meet & Greet, located in Storybook Land
2:00 PM: Johnathan May Family Comedian & Magician, located at Red Rock Arena
*Also strolling the Farmyard from 12:45-1:45 PM

Grandparents Weekend Saturday/Sunday, October 21 - 22

A weekend to celebrate grandparents! We know many memories are made at CGO with grandparents. To honor their important role in families, grandparents will receive $4 off their admission pass. In addition, we will have fun “old fashioned” games set up in the Farmyard to play among children and grandparents. Join the fun!

Costume Weekend Saturday/Sunday, October 28 - 29

Put on your costumes and come to the Farmyard! What better place to go Trick or Treating than at Center Grove Orchard! Our staff will be dressed in their festive costumes, handing out candy at many different Trick or Treat locations.

Saturday

1:00-4:00 PM: Iowa League of Heroes – The Dark Knight, located in Storybook Land
1:00-4:00 PM: Elsa Meet & Greet, located in Storybook Land

Sunday

1:00-4:00 PM: Iowa League of Heroes – The Dark Knight, located in Storybook Land
1:00-4:00 PM: Elsa Meet & Greet, located in Storybook Land

Pumpkin Destruction Saturday, November 4

Come watch and participate in different ways to destroy a pumpkin! From smashing them and bashing them to dropping them from a crane! It’s definitely a crowd favorite so don’t miss out! (Rain date: Sunday, November 5)

Saturday

10:00 AM-2:00 PM – Pumpkin Musical Chairs
10:00 AM-2:00 PM – Pumpkin Croquet
10:00 AM-4:00 PM – Pumpkin Brew Find
12:00 – Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, located at Red Rock Arena
(Register by 11:45 AM at Admission Bins; First-come for 10 individuals in each age group)
– 12:00 PM – Heat 1 (ages 12 and younger)
– 12:15 PM – Heat 2 (ages 12 and younger)
– 12:30 PM – Heat 3 (ages 13 and older)
– 12:30 PM – Heat 4 (ages 13 and older)
12:00-2:00 PM – Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Walk
12:00 PM – Pumpkin Princess Storytelling, located in Storybook Land
2:00 PM – Bash ‘Em, Smash ‘Em
2:00 PM – Pumpkin Princess Storytelling, located in Storybook Land
3:00 PM – Pumpkin Crane Drop
4:00 PM – Big Tractor Smash
4:00 PM – Pumpkin Princess Storytelling, located in Storybook Land

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