Weather policy: The Pumpkin Festival is a weather dependent event. If there is any doubt about the weather, please check our website, Facebook, or Twitter for updates on the morning of your visit. You can also call 301-428-0444. If Butler’s Orchard closes the Pumpkin Festival for the day due to weather, we are happy to help you reschedule or we will refund your Campfire Party Site reservation fee. Pre-purchased tickets for entry may be used for any Pumpkin Festival date or may be returned by the party host only for a refund through our office.
Host your small group event at one of our Campfire Party Sites! It’s the ideal location. Bring your birthday party, employee event, children’s play group, family get-together, Scout troop, Church group, you name it! Campfire Party Sites are located near the Farm Park and close to all the Pumpkin Festival activities and provide privacy and a reserved space to gather with family and friends. All sites are reserved and paid for in advance.
Each party reservation accommodates a maximum of 30 people. For safety and comfort we must strictly adhere to the 30 person maximum per reservation. IMPORTANT: If your party is larger than 30 people, you may make an additional reservation. Only two reservations may be made for any party, for a total of up to 60 people. If you are interested in hosting a party larger than 60 people, please contact our office at 301-428-0444 to discuss a Private Event.
$125 – CAMPFIRE PARTY SITE RESERVATION
$500 – CAMPFIRE PARTY SITE PACKAGE RESERVATION
Includes Site and 30 pre-paid tickets for Festival Admission mailed to you for distribution to your guests
$50 – NEW THIS YEAR! Will Call Wristband Service ($50/campsite/30 tickets)
No need for you to distribute tickets ahead of time! We will tally your guests at the Entrance and charge your credit card accordingly. This is not a guest list, your guests will simply need to tell the Gate Staff that they are here for your Campsite and we will count your guests.
Campfire Party site reservations are from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. All sites must be cleared at 4:00 pm. You are welcome to stay and enjoy the Festival until it closes at 5:00 pm but you must vacate the Campfire Party Site by 4:00 pm. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Your reservation includes:
– 1 Picnic Table and 2 Benches
– A campfire for s’mores or hot dogs! Food Packages and S’mores Kits are available to order online when you make your reservation.
– Does not include Festival admission ($12/person) if Campfire Party Site Only reservation is made.
Everyone in your party (age 2 and older), including hosts/hostesses and guests of honor is required to wear a Butler’s Orchard wristband for admission to the Festival.
3 Ways to get a Wristband:
Pay $12/person admission at the gate (cash only), or
Use a pre-purchased ticket, or
Use the Will Call service pre-arranged by the site host for admission
Please note: there are no drop-offs allowed for parties. Everyone coming to the Pumpkin Festival must drive through and pay at the Welcome Gate.
Pumpkin Festival Dates for 2019: September 28-29, October 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 26, 27 and Last Call for Fall November 2-3.
Reservations are required. A credit card is required and will be charged when you make a reservation.
Food Packages, S’mores Kits and other additional items can be ordered online when making your reservation.
- Hot Dog Package: 32 uncooked hot dogs, 32 buns, 10 roasting sticks to share, condiments, and napkins. Package Price is $82.00.
- Hot Dog, Chips, and Drink Package: 32 uncooked hot dogs, 32 buns, 10 roasting sticks to share, 30 snack size Snyder chips, 2 gallons of Apple Juice or Cider, condiments, cups, and napkins. Package Price is $150.00
- New! SMORPAKS $14.99 each
Ingredients to make 9 smores including:
– 9 graham crackers (why not 10? Nabisco Honey Maid Grahams come in a pkg of 9 crackers only!)
– 10 premium milk chocolate SMORBARS
– 1 bag of marshmallows (10 count bag)
– 1 pak of 100% natural hardwood SMORSTIX (4)
- Apple Cider: $7.00/gallon. A gallon contains 16 eight ounce servings.
- Kettle Corn: $7.00/ 14 ounce bag.
- Apple Cider Donuts: $10.00/dozen
You may bring your own food and beverages (no alcohol). Grills are not permitted.
Electricity is not available at our Campfire Sites.
Trash cans and recycling bins are provided.
It is the group host’s responsibility to ensure that your event site is cleaned and returned to its original condition. Groups will be charged an additional flat fee of $250 if Butler’s Orchard has to clean after an event.
For Groups Arriving by Bus (please share this information with your driver):
Busses should approach Butler’s Orchard via Route 27 directly to Davis Mill Road. Avoid Brink Road and Wildcat Road due to dangerous curves. Map and directions are on our website.
Full refund 30 days or more before your event
50% refund 14-29 days before event
We are happy to help you reschedule.
The Pumpkin Festival is a weather dependent event. If there is any doubt about the weather, please check our website, Facebook, or Twitter for updates on the morning of your visit. If Butler’s Orchard closes the Pumpkin Festival for the day due to weather, we are happy to help you reschedule or we will refund your Campfire Party Site reservation fee. Pumpkin Festival tickets may be used for any Pumpkin Festival date or may be returned by the party host only for a refund through our office.
There are portable restrooms available in the Festival area.
Please call us at 301-428-0444 if you have any questions.
Service animals only. No pets please.