On Saturday, October 4, 2014 the Schopfs and staff at the Dairy View Country Store joined with friends and neighbors at the 2nd Annual Pink Pumpkins for Cancer Festival and Corn Maze Walk!
It was a full day of family fun with pony rides, face-painting, tractor rides and a chance to win cash by guessing the weight of the Great Pumpkin in a 50/50 raffle. Here’s an opportunity to help in the fight against cancer and take home one of Door County’s only crop of natural, pink-colored pumpkins.
The day started off with a Corn Maze Walk for Cancer Research. Adults registered to walk for $25, youth walkers $15 with all walkers getting a souvenir T-shirt and an awesome goodie bag! All of the proceeds will go straight to Door Cancer. Maze walkers huddled up at 9 am on Saturday and departed at 9:15. Late comers could register on the day of the event beginning at 8:30 am.
You can also donate $20 to the fight and place a memorial card on the Walk of Honor! We all know someone who is “in the fight,” a “survivor,” or wish to make a donation “In memory of…” Now, you can honor them with a commemorative sign.
Door County’s hometown heroes, the Modern Day Drifters were playing classic country tunes from 11 am -3 pm and there were lots of delicious food and drink available all day.
“This spring we planted hundreds of special pink pumpkin seeds along with our traditional varieties of orange pumpkins and gourds in the Dairy View patch to sell on this special day as a fundraiser for cancer research,” says Roxanne Schopf. “Help the cause by taking home something meaningful and unusual, a real pink pumpkin!”
The petting zoo and 30-acre Corn Maze with 3 games spanning more than 10 miles of trails were also open as usual from 10 am to 6 pm. Spend as much time and effort as you like, from just the beginner’s level to solving all 4 maze challenges – a regular fall feature at the Schopf Family Farm and Country Store, located on County Road I, just east of Carlsville.