Exploring Sinkland Farms

Sinkland Farms

Christiansburg, Va., Oct. 31–Mailbox: Sinkland Farms is located on Riner Road in Christiansburg. Photo: Rachel Thompson

Sinkland Farms is a popular place to visit during autumn in the New River Valley. Every weekend in October, the farm was open to people of all ages for pumpkin picking, face painting, hay rides and more.

Susan Sink, the owner of Sinkland Farms, has spent 24 years carefully crafting the Pumpkin Festival experience into what it is today. Cursive script on the website describes it as “exquisite Southern style,” and the “Premier Event Venue in Southwest Virginia.”

Though the Pumpkin Festival is over, Sinkland Farms continues to cater for special events. In the past, weddings have been held there, as it presents a beautiful mountainous background. It has also been a venue for sorority and fraternity formals.

Testimonials on the Sinkland Farms’ website detail how much fun families had during their trip. “This venue is nothing short of amazing,” wrote a reviewer named Wendy. “The place and the people are great to work with,” wrote a reviewer named Benjamin.

Sinkland Farms has over 9,000 likes on its Facebook page. It has a 4.5 out of 5 stars rating from nearly 600 reviewers. Visitors post daily to the wall, constantly commending Sink and her team for their fabulous work.

According to the official tourism website of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Sinkland Farms was “named a ‘Best Farm to visit by Blue Ridge Country Magazine, which highlights ‘best places’ across seven southern states.”

Sink discusses how she and her husband first came up with the idea of a Pumpkin Festival in the audio slideshow below.

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