Tag Archives: pumpkin fest

Pumpkin Fest!

It’s fall and you know what that means: Pumpkin Fest!

FREE and open to the public!

Grab your friends and family and join us at Long Lane Farm’s annual Pumpkin Fest, Saturday, October 13, 2018, from noon to 4 pm! Featuring live student bands, farm tours, crafts, baked goods for sale, a pie-eating contest, vendors & student groups, FREE veggie burgers and cider, and much more!

Visit wesleyan.edu/coe for more info. Sponsored by Long Lane Farm, the College of the Environment and Bon Appetit.

Rain date: Sunday, October 14, noon to 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, October 13
Time: 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Place: Long Lane Farm
Facebook Event

Pumpkin Fest needs Bands and Activities!

long lane farm forum kids frolickingFrom Selene Canter ’19:

Do you or your friends want to be a part of Long Lane Farm’s annual Pumpkin Fest, a celebration of autumn with music, arts & crafts, and food? We’re looking for student groups to table and bands to play! The date is Saturday October 8th from 12:00-4:00 If your band wants to play or if your student group would like a table, email scanter[at]wesleyan[dot]edu to secure a spot! It’s going to be a blast and a half, folks. Really very fun.

Date: Saturday, October 8
Time: 12-4 PM
Place: Long Lane Farm

Pumpkin Fest

12141094_844997428955164_9052789025407685146_oFrom Josephine Jenks ’18

Come down to Long Lane Farm for our annual Fall Pumpkin Festival!
There will be music, free veggie burgers and cider, vendors (veggies,
baked goods, spices, shirts), crafts, farm tours, and pumpkins for

Performances by Windsound, Enobong, Harry & Delilah, Broken Typewriter Boys, Matt Chilton, and Chris Sailor.

Cohosted by Wesleyan College of the Environment and Bon Appetit.

Rain date is October 18th, same time, same place.

Find us on Facebook to keep updated on a full schedule of events!

Date: Saturday, October 17
Time: 12 PM – 4 PM
Place: Long Lane Farm (corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth)

Pumpkin Fest Wants Student Groups & Bands!!

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 2.35.09 PMFrom Kate Gilbert ’18:

Want to be a part of Long Lane Farm’s annual Pumpkin Fest, a celebration of autumn with music, arts & crafts, and food? We’re looking for student groups to table and bands to play! The date is set for Saturday October 17.

If your student group would like a table, email kngilbert[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

If any bands are interested in playing, we still have a few spots! Contact afineman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Respond soon to guarantee a spot!

Date: Saturday, October 17
Time: 12PM-4PM
Place: Long Lane Farm

Pumpkin Fest ’12: Cow and Gourds


Cancelled last year by a minor Snowpocalypse, Pumpkin Fest returned last Saturday more gourdtacular than ever! Long Lane Farm hosted the idyllic autumn event. The weather was beautiful, music was great, and there were lots of young children running around with their faces painted. Long Lane and the College of the Environment hosted the event and the very cool COE bike generators powered much of it. There was a cow, a yoga circle courtesy of WesBAM!, a tire swing, delicious smoothies from Raw Youniverse, vegetarian food, and tables set up by various environmental student groups.

I got to Long Lane on my new bike (!!) when Friendship Marathon (Gabe Greenberg ’14, Noah Rush ’14, and Jackie Soro ’14) was halfway through their spirited, multi-instrumental set. Next up was Northpaw (Boy-Prince Zack Kantor ’15, Nate Repasz ’14, Eriq Robinson ’15, Sam Sontag ’14, Gabe Beaudoin ’15, Dan Light ’14, and Sean Winnik ’14), who played a crowd-pleasing set including “Let’s Get it On” (Zack singing sultrily on his birthday is the best) and the Hey Arnold theme song.

Unfortunately I missed the other bands (Surprise GuestIsaac Silk and Derek FrankBrushfireFeatherwood Bee, and Goodbye Goodbye Penis Penis Penis), but I’m sure they were great too. Anyone know what the deal with GGPPP is?

Other highlights of Pumpkin Fest include the tasty chocolate-almond-banana and mango-pineapple smoothies I had, eating freshly picked Long Lane herbs, Becca Wilton ’15 accosting me to take awkward pics of her and the cow, having my bike ridden by people for the bike generator, having my bike in general (rode it gleefully around campus five times that day), and seeing Kate Gibbel ’15‘s fleshy and disturbing face paint. Pumpkin Fest was probably the closest I got to apple picking this Fall/I should do that soon.

Lots of pictures and video of Northpaw after the jump:

Pumpkin Fest @ Long Lane

Facebook Event


  • Surprise Guest 12:00
  • Isaac Silk and Derek Frank 12:35
  • Friendship Marathon 1:10
  • Northpaw 1:45
  • Brushfire 2:20
  • Featherwood Bee 2:55
  • Goodbye Goodbye Penis Penis Penis 3:30

Date: Saturday, October 6
Time: 12 – 3:30 pm
Place: Long Lane
Cost: Free

Workday and potluck at Long Lane Farm!


Okay, so it was the f***ing snowpocalypse, and we had to cancel Pumpkin Fest. But there’s still an opportunity to hang out at Long Lane Farm before the winter!

Come on down to the farm on Saturday at 10 AM and bring a dish to share, an instrument to play, and hands to work with. Our fields will be freshly plowed so we’ll have lots of beds to turn and mulch to spread. We’ll also have music, face-painting, and a toasty fire.

Join us, and bring all of your friends! Let’s meet at Weshop at 10 AM on Saturday morning and we’ll walk to the farm together – or come later on your own! If you haven’t been to Long Lane before, you walk down Church St, past the athletic center, past the athletic fields, and the farm will be on your right.

(If you’re super interested in getting your farm on, a farmer will be was had to have been plowing at noon on Friday, so we’ll also be working been had was working from noon til three on the 11th, and then potlucking afterwards. Yum!)

Date: Nov. 12
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Place: Meet at Weshop to walk to Long Lane Farm
Take Me Home: Country Roads

Pumpkin Fest @ Long Lane

Ally freakin’ Bernstein ’13 hopes Saturday’s weather doesn’t look like this:

Come celebrate autumn, the harvest, and all things Halloween-y at Long Lane Farm, Wesleyan’s student-run organic vegetable farm! Feature the sweet sounds of Mattabesset Pickers Collective, the Apple Daughters, Jackie and Avery, and Tennessee Mowrey ’14 and his band! Bring money for the Farmers Market! Bring a canned good to be entered into a raffle to win an ION or Javapalooza gift certificate! Bring your bike so LEGIT bike co-op can fix it! Bring your face so we can paint it!

There will be free veggie burgers and crafts, farm tours and good vibes. Don’t miss it!

Note: if it rains (or snows) on Saturday, Pumpkin Fest will take place on Sunday, the 30th, at the same time. Check the Facebook page to see if it is postponed!

Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: noon – 4:00 PM
Place: Long Lane
Cost: no.
Facebook: yes.