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Fall fun reaches new heights at Wytheville family farm

Make a day out of pumpkin picking at Fall on the Farm at Richdale Farm

We have some tips on how to find the best pumpkin when you're out at the pumpkin patch
We have some tips on how to find the best pumpkin when you're out at the pumpkin patch

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Richdale Farm in Wytheville knows how to put the fun in agritourism. During the family farm’s festival, Fall on the Farm, you have a variety of activities to choose from.

During your visit you can shoot apples at a target with an apple launcher or play pumpkin checkers while the little ones get lost in a straw bale maze and corn pit, the farm even has human-size rat wheels you can race friends and family in.

While picking pumpkins may be the initial reason families stop by, the hillside slide is the farm’s most popular activity.

The festival has slides, hay rides and more
The festival has slides, hay rides and more

Owner Eric Crowgey said they named it the hillside slide, but people who attend Fall on the Farm call it the mountain slide because of how high up it sits and how fast you zoom down the slide. Hayrides on the farm take you to the slide.

The farm has been in Crowgey’s family since 1876 but this is just their third year of hosting Fall on the Farm.

“We’ve spaced everything out, we’ve got this fixed up so people can bring strollers in and actually wheelchairs and people can get out of town, get out of their houses and come enjoy the country, come enjoy Wythe County,” said Crowgey.

There will be sanitizing stations spread throughout the farm.

Richdale Farm does more than just produce fun, they grow about half a million pounds of pumpkins a year. The farm also has dairy, beef, sheep and produces it’s own hemp products.

Fall on the Farm is Saturdays and Sundays with November 1st being the last day. For more information click here.

About the Author:

Megan Woods is thrilled to be back home and reporting at Local 4. She joined the team in September 2021. Before returning to Michigan, Megan reported at stations across the country including Northern Michigan, Southwest Louisiana and a sister station in Southwest Virginia.