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  • Friday, October 21, 2016
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Andelin Family Farm, 8100 Pyramid Way, Sparks
  • 146


  • Donors of $30+/family in the past 12 months get a small discount

Registration is closed


Date: Friday, October 21, 2016

Time: ENTER THE PUMPKIN PATCH at 12:30 p.m. (check in with Sharon H. by at least 12:15 p.m.)

Location: Andelin Family Farm, 8100 Pyramid Way, Sparks

Description: Visit a local family farm and enjoy the whole AUTUMN experience!

With our paid admission, Andelin offers everyone the free cow train, meeting the farm animals (pigs, chickens, alpacas), lassoing, a corn shed, a hay bale maze for kids under 3' tall, “cow milking”, sling shooting, bean bag toss, the cart track, hay jump, farm tracks game in the kids corn maze (for kids 4' and under), duck races and funny photo boards. Very popular with young children is our “Little Garden” to harvest play vegetables! We have an “Art Barn” with coloring, puzzles, activities and dress-up.

This field trip includes all of the above, plus a small pumpkin for each parent and child. Sharon negotiated our rate to include the LARGE CORN MAZE at this same price!! That's the big one for adults and kids alike, right outside the gate. (NOT the scary zombie maze at night.)

The activities are organized into 5 rotations and are supervised by a farm employee.  The field trip is approximately 1 1/2 hours.


Age recommendation: The Whole Family!

Cost: $11.50/person (parents and children) over 1 year old

$10.75/person for NNHS Donors at $30+/year

Includes small convenience fee

Maximum group size, including parents: 150

Payment deadline: Midnight October 18, 2016

Payment must be completed online within 48 hours of initial registration or risk cancellation so your spot can be offered to the next person on the waiting list.

Registration deadline: Midnight October 18, 2016

Refund deadline: Midnight October 17, 2016

Please change your RSVP when your plans change, even up to the day of the activity, so the entire group doesn't delay, waiting for someone to arrive who will never come. :-( Email to change or cancel your reservation


What to bring: Farm-ready shoes and clothes (dirt, hay, animals, grass), weather-appropriate clothing/layers, hat, sunglasses, hand sanitizer/baby wipes for cleaning up, a PICNIC LUNCH if yo, bottled water, stroller, backpack to carry your cool kid-sized pumpkin, cash to buy goat feed :-)

For more info on what to expect visit:

Check in where, when, with whom:

You MUST check in with Sharon H. at the entrance gate between 12:00-12:15 p.m. WE MUST ENTER AS A GROUP, AT THE SAME TIME. (It's been various ways in years past.)

When you check in, you'll receive your wristbands for admission and a ticket for the little pumpkins you can turn in at the end, when you've chosen it. Bring the pumpkin and ticket to the front gate when you leave.


LATE ARRIVALS make us sad :-( We enter promptly at 12:30, so, please don't be tardy. The whole group will have to wait outside the fence.

EARLY DEPARTURES allowed at your convenience. But you won't want to miss the fun. :-)

Directions: I-80 East to Pyramid Exit (by the Nugget), or McCarran Blvd to Pyramid Way. Take Pyramid highway almost to the SaveMart/Walgreens way at the back. Look for the signs in the dirt on the right. Drive slowly.

Parking: Free and abundant in a large dirt lot

GROUP PHOTO OP: Gather at the big red BARN at 2:00 p.m. if you'd like to be included in DIY photos and candids of the HOMESCHOOL GROUP

Photo policy: Please do not post photos/videos of other people's children (in which the child is recognizable or more than 50% of the child's face is visible) to social media without the permission of that child's parent. Never post and then tag the parent, without prior permission. This is a matter of courtesy, as well as a matter of safety, and possibly law, i.e. if the child is in foster care. Please be respectful of the privacy wishes of others in the group. Thank you.


Organized by: Sharon H.

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