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Feeling the Fall Festivities

The season of Fall is upon us and with the weather changes, the students returning to campus, and the pumpkin flavored treats, there is truly a festive feeling in the air. With the 125th Celebration of Central Washington University underway, one cannot truly forget the surrounding fall festivities taking place in Ellensburg.

One such fall tradition in the town of Ellensburg is making a trip to Huffman Farms, just minutes from downtown Ellensburg. With a family-friendly atmosphere, you can enjoy hayrides, pumpkin chucking, the petting zoo, and more; not to mention the spooky haunted forest and corn maze.

Open every Saturday and Sunday in October, admission, hayrides, the petting zoo and duck races are always free of charge. Additional charges will be required for some of their additional activities.

What better way to celebrate the blustery weather than with a fun trip to Huffman Farms “U-Pick Family Weekend” taking place every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Grab your family and friends and come prepared to enjoy a full day on the farm. There will also be “Costume Days” specials on Saturday October, 29th and Sunday October, 30th where each customer in costume will receive a special treat.

Speaking of special treats, this year we are thrilled to announce that, in conjunction with our 2016 Homecoming celebration, Huffman Farms has generously donated Halloween festive spirit bags and passes to their Haunted Forest and Corn Maze for the winners of our 2016 Homecoming Decoration Contest. This is a fun Wildcat Pride school spirit competition between CWU departments, residence halls, and Ellensburg businesses to see who has the most CWU school spirit. Judging will b based on creativity, uniqueness, and Central pride with the overall theme circling around the celebration of our 125th anniversary. Details for entry can be found here.

Huffman Farms is a first-generation 36-acre family farm that specializes in making your fall experience an exhilarating time to spend with family and friends while indulging in some traditional Fall festivities.

We hope you enjoy the beginning of a glorious fall season and we look forward to seeing all of your carved pumpkins, Halloween costumes, and warm smiles as we prepare for an amazing year celebrating Wildcat Pride.


Story by: Mia Patterson, UA Communications Graduate Assistant

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