Listen up, kids — it’s time to pester Mom and Dad to take you to Pumpkin Funland.
It’s a fun little carnival-type event thingy out at Rasmussen Farms south of Hood River. It opens Oct. 1, Monday, just in time for you to plan your Hood River Valley getaway. It continues through Nov. 11.
The “funland” is unique world of characters crafted with creativity and humor from pumpkins, vegetables, squash, gourds and other items from the farm and greenhouse.
The display has earned a “must see” designation from Sunset Magazine, and has been listed on the nickjr.com website as one of the nation’s top Halloween attractions.
The theme this year is the “2012 Summer Olympics.” If that isn’t enough, check out the Corn Maze – its tall stalks and opportunity to get “lost” in it. Not to worry — the Girl Scouts will rescue you. The corn maze theme this year is “Scouting the Gorge: 100 Years of Girl Scouts.”
Admission to the farm, maze and funland is free. Find it all at 3020 Thomsen Road, six miles south of Hood River. Travel I-84 to Hood River exit 64, then south on Highway 35, following the blue state highway attraction signs, to Fir Mountain Road. Drive east through valley farmlands one mile to Rasmussen Farms (bright signs mark the way).
Call the Rasmussens at 541-386-4622 or 1-800-548-2243 for information, or check their webpage.