--Media Day at Area Farm Offers Close Up Look at Fall Farm Fun—
NASHVILLE - Guthrie Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze near Riceville in McMinn County will host a Pick Tennessee Products media day on Thursday, October 3 to showcase fall farm fun. Media will have the opportunity to interview the farmers and area officials, get footage or images of activities and visitors, take a tour of the farm, and receive a “goody bag” including digital images and information about local foods and farms for fall and the holidays.
This year’s cool, rainy summer may have been a mixed blessing for area farmers, helping some crops and hampering others. For agritourism farmers like the Guthrie family, however, their biggest crop is fun, and Guthrie’s Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze has fun in abundance. In addition to traditional and educational children’s activities including hayrides, a visit to the pumpkin patch, and petting farm animals, this farm goes all out to connect with every age group. That’s where “Redneck Zombie Paintball” comes in, and how the year’s maze got its “Game of Corn” theme. On weekends through October, the farm transforms from family friendly to, well, zombie friendly.