As if visiting Center Grove Orchard wasn’t already fun enough, we have many special events planned for the season. Click the events below to learn more about each of them. We hope they make your trip to CGO even more fun!
Our special events listed below are included with your Farmyard admission. Dates below are for our 2016 season. Event details will be updated later this summer.
Run – Walk – Slide…..your way to fun!
Come on out to Center Grove Orchard and join us for our 4th annual Pumpkin Relay on Saturday, October 22! Whether you are a runner, walker, or kiddo, all ages and abilities are welcome and encouraged to participate in a fun, family-friendly, and non-competitive event. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Scott & Joy Andrews family from Huxley. They are the proud parents of four children. In 2015, their son Josh, then 5 years old, was diagnosed with leukemia. Since that time, he’s had extensive treatment that involves time in the hospital. Joy is a past employee of Center Grove Orchard and oldest son Joe is a current employee. Through all of this, they remain steadfast in their faith and are grateful for the support of their family, friends, community and school. All proceeds from the event will go to the family.
Pumpkin Relay – 2-person teams ($50): Each person runs 1.5 mile while holding a pumpkin, then passes it to their teammate to run another lap for a total of a 3-mile race.
Pumpkin Relay – Individual ($30): Run 3 miles while holding a pumpkin.
Pumpkin Walk ($30): For the non-runners, enjoy a one lap stroll along the relay route.
Kids Pumkpin Run [ages 12 and younger] ($20): Kids can enjoy the fun of the Pumpkin Relay on a smaller scale around the Farmyard.
Donation: If you are unable to participate in the Pumpkin Relay, but would like to support the family, we welcome your donation. 100% of direct donations will be given to the family.
- Cross-country style course over grass, dirt, rocks as well as obstacles including the super slide and hay bales
- Registration required. Fee includes: Pumpkin, Pumpkin Relay t-shirt (if registered by Thursday, October 13), Farmyard pass for that day, exercise and fun!
- Sign-in begins at 8 AM. Relay Race begins at 9 AM.
- Even though this is designed as a relay, one person teams, walkers, and kids are welcome!