Ready your pumpkin-carving hands for the 5th Annual Pumpkins and Pints on Our Pasture! This family-friendly Standing Stone event is Sunday, October 20th from Noon-5pm. Bring your carving ideas, loved-ones and appetites for some old-fashioned, outdoor seasonal fun!
This autumn-time party is in its fifth year, and we think it gets better and better every occasion. From its humble beginning at the brewpub with about 40 people in attendance, the event has grown to over 300 people the last two years, and we love that our community enjoys coming together over food, beer and fall festivities!
Weather permitting, we’ll host the event on our Standing Stone One Mile Farm on Eagle Mill Road in Ashland. This 265 acre parcel is home to the cows, chickens, lambs and bees that provide us with a local food source for our brewpub menu, and we love when they can be part of the celebration.
We’ll join our farm friends outdoors for fresh air, pumpkin carving, beer-on-tap, seasonal food from the grill, and live music with local talent, Turner Moore Band (1-4pm). We’ll supply the pumpkins and carving tools for making jack-o-lanterns, or you’re welcome to bring your own if you have a special squash in mind. Standing Stone beer, lemonade, burgers, bratwursts, hot dogs and more will be available for when you work up a thirst and appetite from all your carving.
We’ll also have farm staff on hand to answer any questions you have about our 3 year-old Farm Project. We source all our eggs, beef and poultry for the brewpub from the animals on our pasture, keeping the food loop as close to home as we can. We also compost the all restaurant’s food waste, and harvest blackberries in season for special desserts and sauces. If you plan on walking around our pasture a bit, we suggest wearing rubber boots to keep your feet warm and dry.
To get to our farm, follow Oak Street from Standing Stone to the very bottom, where it converges with Eagle Mill Road. Take a right and go under the overpass. The entrance to our farm is immediately after the bridge on the left side of the road. Limited parking is available on the roadside, and we suggest biking to the event to take advantage of front-row, two-wheeled parking inside our gates. After all, isn’t getting fresh autumn air part of what this event is all about?
We hope to see you there, making scary, smiley, senseless or strange jack-o-lanterns for Halloween! In case the weather is rainier than we hope, we’ll still hold the event at the brewery in downtown Ashland. We’ll be sure to keep everyone updated via our News on Tap blog, Facebook page, Twitter and website calendar. You can also call the brewpub on the day of Pumpkins and Pints to double-check on the location of the festivities: (541) 482-2448.