A Trip to Roba Family Farms

By: Jamie Bowman

October calls for a trip to the pumpkin patch. Is there anything quite as satisfying as wandering through the pumpkin patch, searching for that perfect pumpkin? But the pumpkin patch isn’t just for pumpkins anymore. Roba Family Farms has pumpkins, ripe for the picking, and so much more.

Just off of I-81 in North Abington Township, Roba Family Farms is a short drive away for a day of fall fun. Bring the family for hayrides, corn mazes, and pig races. Don’t miss the Pumpkin Jumpin’ Pillow – a Roba’s favorite. Visit with a variety of farm animals or try the pumpkin cannons. Check out the talents of Damian the Magician on October 9th and 10th and Rob the Juggler on October 23rd and 29th. There are tons of activities to occupy your little ones plus a variety of tasty treats that will satisfy any appetite. Be sure to try the fresh cider donuts; they’re delicious!

There are also plenty of special events happening every weekend in October. The Marvelous Mutts are back once again to wow you with their tricks every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Don’t miss Roba’s Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 22nd, where kids are invited to dress in their costumes and participate in a Halloween parade at 2:15PM. The parade winds down with s’mores at the Sundown Corral. Trick-or-treat around the farm on Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th from 12-4PM. Trick-or-treaters will search the farm for giant balloons which signal each candy stop. Love dressing up for Halloween? Wear your best costume and take part in a Halloween costume contest, open to all ages. This year, dress up like your favorite Peanuts character to be entered into a special category.

Roba Family Farms is open daily through October 31st. Tickets are available at a discounted rate Monday-Thursday and every Wednesday is Grandparents’ Day. With the purchase of a general admission ticket, grandparents get in free! Roba’s is also a great place for groups, field trips, and parties. Contact the farm at 570.563.2904 for details.

For a complete schedule of activities and events plus information on hours and admission, visit

www.robafamilyfarms.com. Be sure to LIKE Roba Family Farms on Facebook for giveaways and the latest information on activities and events. Happy Fall y’all!