By Natalie Simms
Inspired to share their love of farming and help local families make memories, the Dyer Family of Cave Spring is opening up their new Rocky Hollow Pumpkin Patch at Angel Farm on Monday with a festive line-up of activities for all ages.
Angel Farm is at 336 Rocky Hallow Road, just off Hwy. 411, about 6 miles north of Downtown Cave Spring. With over 90 acres of farmland, Kent and Kaye Dyer, along with their grown children and grandchildren, have been busy growing pumpkins, corn and sunflowers.
“We have cut over 900 pumpkins in all sizes…not any huge giant ones, but some fairly large all the way down to the small hand-held size,” says Kaye Dyer. “We will also have Indian corn and stalks for sale. We will have our own corn maze, hay rides around the fields and a corn pit.”
Other fun activities will include a bounce pillow, extreme pipeline slide, pedal car track, steer roping and animal barn. The pumpkin patch will be open daily Oct. 1 through Nov. 10 with hours 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and 1-6:30 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $10 plus tax, children 24 months and under are free. Discounts available for active duty and military veterans and seniors over 60.
“We also have a large pavilion with restrooms that is great for birthday parties. We will also be open for field trips for local students. I am a retired teacher, so I will be teaching a STEM lesson and activity for field trip programs,” she says.
Aside from the pumpkin patch, the Dyers have also opened up the Angel Farm Venue for weddings. Their first wedding was Oct. 22 and they have events scheduled into November.
“We have been building our facilities for the last year and half. We have a timber-frame structure, a 72 ft. by 72 ft building, that is perfect for outdoor weddings. We also have a separate bridal suite and groom’s suite, plus a catering kitchen. We have a large main building for receptions or weddings, plus a covered porch area with fire pit that’s great for dancing,” says Dyer.
Since retiring a couple of years ago, the Dyers have been working on Angel Farm. It’s been their inspiration to have something for their children, grandchildren and now the public to enjoy.
“We were both raised on a farm. I always saw how my dad invited kids over to the farm to ride the tractor and have fun. I was intrigued to share the farm with families and children…to have a place to make family memories,” says Dyer. “This is truly a family adventure with our two children, their spouses and our grandchildren all investing in this family business.”
For more information, check out their website or call 256-475-3030.