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Get ready for Halloween at a free Pumpkin Day at Riverford’s organic farm at Sacrewell, Peterborough, on Saturday October 26 between 11am and 4pm.

The event is open to all, and as well as picking your pumpkin from the fields you’ll be able to carve it ready for Halloween.

There will also be tractor rides and the opportunity for a stroll around the farm for some wildlife spotting. Plus, plenty of indoor activities in one of Riverford’s barns including cooking demonstrations, live music, face painting, apple pressing, spooky science and storytelling.

Snacks and light-bites made using fresh, seasonal ingredients from the fields will be available.

Jon Day helps to run Riverford’s farm at Sacrewell, he said – “We look forward to Pumpkin Day each year; it’s a great opportunity to welcome everyone to the farm and enjoy picking and carving pumpkins. We’ll also be unveiling our new Christmas food and giving people a sneaky first taste. This years’ crop of pumpkins is fantastic and we’ve got plenty of indoor and outdoor activities taking place so whatever the weather it’ll be a fun day.”

There is no need to book in advance for Riverford’s Pumpkin Day just turn up on the day.

Entry is free and free parking is provided. All the details can be found at or by calling 01780 789700.

To get to the Riverford farm, head to: Sacrewell Lodge Farm, Thornhaugh, Peterborough, PE8 6HJ. For sat-navs the best postcode to use may be for the garage opposite the entrance: PE8 6LB. The entrance is the same one you would use to visit Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre. Once on the driveway follow the signs for Riverford.

Unusual pumpkin recipes include spiced pumpkin and coconut soup served in a pumpkin bowl, pumpkin marmalade, pumpkin pancakes, and pumpkin and pecan loaf. All the recipes are available at 


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