Heart of the Harvest: Pomeroy Farm’s Pumpkin Lane

See the beauty of the season at your local pumpkin patches

YACOLT — October is almost over, and the Fall has officially ushered in the season of harvest and autumnal activities; chiefly among them is the pumpkin patch.

The view looking west at Pomeroy Farm during the 2019 season of Pumpkin Lane which is the farm’s annual pumpkin patch. Photo by Bailey Granneman
The view looking west at Pomeroy Farm during the 2019 season of Pumpkin Lane which is the farm’s annual pumpkin patch. Photo by Bailey Granneman

We are visiting patches all over the county to give you a taste of what these local farms have for you to enjoy. Fifth on our list is Pomeroy Farm’s Pumpkin Lane.

The still, family-owned farm is over 100 years old and features a stunning landscape of timber and fields nestled in the Lucia Valley along the east for of the Lewis River. 

River McPoil of Vancouver finds his favorite pumpkin at Pomeroy Farm’s Pumpkin Lane in 2018. Photo by Mike Schultz
River McPoil of Vancouver finds his favorite pumpkin at Pomeroy Farm’s Pumpkin Lane in 2018. Photo by Mike Schultz

The farm’s pumpkin patch is an annual event joined by many other groups and activities. Open every weekend in October, Pumpkin Lane, as it’s called, hosts different food carts, reenactments and performances each year.

Chiefly among the reenactments, is the Civil War camp that is there one weekend out of October. Soldiers dressed in accurate uniforms and occupying real canvas tents give demonstrations with rifles, old toys and crafts. 

Reenacters at the Civil War camp weekend at Pomeroy Farm’s Pumpkin Lane, teach visitors how to play period instruments including the banjo. Photo by Bailey Granneman
Reenacters at the Civil War camp weekend at Pomeroy Farm’s Pumpkin Lane, teach visitors how to play period instruments including the banjo. Photo by Bailey Granneman
Skyler Savala of Vancouver takes a stab at playing a Civil War-era banjo while visiting the Civil War camp reenactment at Pomeroy Farm’s Pumpkin Lane. Photo by Bailey Granneman
Skyler Savala of Vancouver takes a stab at playing a Civil War-era banjo while visiting the Civil War camp reenactment at Pomeroy Farm’s Pumpkin Lane. Photo by Bailey Granneman

There is a nearly mile-long hayride to and from the pumpkin patch itself, with many fun things to see along the way. Gorgeous views of the valley are numerous, as well as “Pumpkin People,” which can be spotted along the route.

Every year, all manner of comical scenes are constructed by the farm staff with figures sporting pumpkin heads. The little vignettes of humor contain some 100 Pumpkin People in total.  

Admission to Pumpkin Lane is $6 per adult and $4 for children 3 to 11-years-old.  

From all of us at Clark County Today, we hope you have an amazing time going pumpkin picking across the county. Go grab your pumpkins today! Happy Fall!   

The nearly mile-long hayride at Pomeroy Farm is how visitors get to the pumpkin patch as well as how they can see some 100 “Pumpkin People” dressed up in funny scenes across the farm. Photo by Mike Schultz
The nearly mile-long hayride at Pomeroy Farm is how visitors get to the pumpkin patch as well as how they can see some 100 “Pumpkin People” dressed up in funny scenes across the farm. Photo by Mike Schultz
Skyler Savala balances his chosen pumpkin atop his head at Pomeroy Farm’s Pumpkin Lane of 2019. Photo by Bailey Granneman
Skyler Savala balances his chosen pumpkin atop his head at Pomeroy Farm’s Pumpkin Lane of 2019. Photo by Bailey Granneman
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Jacob Granneman is a filmmaker and writer from Clark County. He is a recent graduate of Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College, where he studied media production. He has produced documentary stories all over the Pacific Northwest and in Argentina. His passions range from loving people, to cinematography, to going on adventures in the most beautiful place on earth, i.e. his backyard. He lives with his wife in Vancouver, WA.

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