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Penton Farms hosts country music singing

By Elisabeth Altamirano-Smith/ Community columnist

Leaves are rustling in the streets while the smell of pumpkin pie aroma fills the air across the south. Autumn is here, and people are ever-ready for bonfires and beautiful scarves. For individuals that are looking for a fall-filled family outing, Penton Farms is hosting a county music singing Oct. 10. Guest artist Jason Hill will begin singing at 11 a.m.

Hill, originally from Vida-Haynes community in Autauga County, is has made annual guest appearances at Penton Farms for the last three years. He has also given performances on the lake at Wind Creek and Blue Creek Marina during summer months.

“My wife, Renee, and I are planning to take our daughter to have some family fun,” said Hill. “Family and music go together and means a lot to me. It does something to you. This is a good family environment that is safe and fun for everyone.”

Hill said his favorite feature that Penton Farms offers is the corn pit.

“It is like the ball pit at Chucky Cheese’s, except instead of balls, it is corn,” said Hill.

Wagon rides will be available to transport people to and from the pumpkin patch when selecting a pumpkin. Visitors may also enjoy a cow-milking station, live-animal barn, sunflower fields, hay and tire mountain, a corn maze and many other activities. Cost is $10 for ages 2 and up and includes a pumpkin to take home and all of the activities (except the cow train).

Penton Farms has also made several new additions and is pleased to offer a corn pit that has doubled in size, new in-ground plumbing restrooms and a new concession area.

“We have 60 acres here for everyone to spread out,” said Rachel Penton, co-owner of Penton Farms. “We grow our own pumpkins and have 50 different varieties to look through. There is something for everyone here.”

Penton Farms is open until Oct. 31. Weekday hours are 12-6 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Closed on Sundays.  Penton Farms is located at  3595 County Road 59, Verbena, Alabama.