Prairie Village Pumpkin Train

by Katlyn Richter on September 19, 2011 · 1 comment

 Last year I shared some of the great places to find apple orchards and pick pumpkins. This year, I wanted to let you in on a little local secret. 

Earlier this summer I was at the Historic Prairie Village, just a few miles west of Madison, South Dakota. We heard all about the great turnout they had at their first pumpkin train event last fall. They were telling stories of sending workers all across the county picking up every pumpkin in sight to fill the needs of all the visitors they had on the pumpkin train. What dedication! 

Prairie Village Pumpkin Train - Photo Courtesy Prairie Village

This year, their event is planned to be bigger and better. It’s Hobo Marlin’s Pumpkin Train! Children and adults can jump aboard the train and ride it out to the pumpkin patch, pick out their pumpkins, and ride the train back. Of course, you’ll have to take some time to explore the Village. 

In addition to the train ride, the family will be able to enjoy donuts, cider and games at the Village. It’s a great family event, and what a unique way to go and find your pumpkin – on a train! I love it!

Event details:

WHAT: Hobo Marlin’s Pumpkin Train
WHEN: Saturday, October 8 from11 a.m.-4 p.m.
WHERE: HistoricPrairie Village (2 miles west ofMadison on Highway 34)HOW MUCH: Donation of $5 is suggested for children 12 and under. Teens and adults are free. Proceeds from the event will go to restoring the Emmanuel Chapel Car.

Inside of Emmanuel Chapel Car

Emmanuel Chapel Car



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