Pumpkinville’s Sunflower Festival to raise money for charity

The inaugural Sunflower Festival will be held at Pumpkinville this weekend, Sept. 22-23.
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Giving back to the community has always been a part of Pumpkinville’s 50-year history. This year is no different. 

The inaugural Sunflower Festival will be held at Pumpkinville this weekend, Sept. 22-23. They will be selling a bunch of six sunflowers for $5 with all proceeds benefitting The Pink Pumpkin Project in Olean. 

The Pink Pumpkin Project provides financial and emotional support for women and men currently undergoing breast cancer treatments who live within a 45-mile radius of Olean. 

“So many people in our community are either suffering from, or know someone with, breast cancer,” said Dan Pawlowski, co-owner of Pumpkinville. “We wanted to help.” 

Pumpkinville is celebrating its Golden Anniversary this season hosting an estimated 100,000 attendees with Fall Family Fun during its six-week season. Pumpkinville, the oldest, continuously working pumpkin farm in New York State, is open through Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, rain or shine. 

Topping the list of new attractions is a three-acre Pumpkin Patch Playground featuring Yee Haw Hill, three 60-foot slides and Barnyard Ballzone. Many of Pumpkinville’s favorite attractions are still there. Di’s Pies & Bake Shoppe provides fresh-out-of-the-oven baked goods including their famous pumpkin donuts. 

Of course Pumpkinville will have a variety of exotic and traditional pumpkins in assorted sizes, colors and shapes. 

A former winner of New York State’s Agri-Tourism Business of the Year, Pumpkinville is just minutes from Ellicottville at 4844 Sugartown Road in Great Valley. 

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