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Trunnel’s grown-up Fall Festival to return

October 12, 2018 | 3:20 am

Updated October 12, 2018 | 12:15 am

Photo courtesy of Trunnel's Farm Market

These days, it seems like “fall” is the shotgun start to the holiday season.

There are so many activities to check off the list: fall fests, apple picking, pumpkin picking, pumpkin carving, Halloween costume shopping, Trunk or Treats, Halloween parties, and finally, the official Halloween.

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Parents often end up spending the most enjoyable parts of the season shuttling and supervising. The best they can hope for as a taste of fall is a festive beverage grabbed from a drive-thru between events, or after the kids pass out from overactivity or a sugar high. Until now.

On Friday, Oct. 19, Trunnel’s Farm Market will host an Adults Only Fall Festival Night.

Owner Kevin Trunnel says that, in the fall of 2016, customers who brought their children to enjoy the fall activities began requesting that there be a time when they could come enjoy the attractions sans children.  

“We tried it in 2017 and it went over well, so we said, ‘We’ll definitely do it again,’” Trunnell said.

For $15.95 a person (online, in advance, $17.95 at the gate) adults can enjoy a variety of activities. There will be a large public bonfire, as well as the option to rent a private bonfire site for $75 (must be purchased online in advance), and coolers are welcome.

A smoked BBQ dinner is available for purchase (online only) for $18 a person. The meat will be prepared by The Woodshed out of Hopkinsville and served from 6-7 p.m.

“We chose The Woodshed because it’s still local, but the meat is totally different (than what you get locally),” says Trunnel.

The Farm Grille & Grainery, onsite concessions, will sell s’mores provisions and a la carte items.

Trunnel’s also offers a Couples’ Bundle for $59.95, which includes two admission tickets, two smoked BBQ dinners and two S’mores for roasting.

At 7 p.m., the first of two movies will begin. “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” a classic romantic comedy, airs on a mega screen. Following a fireworks intermission, the mood will change to old-school creepy with a showing of the classic horror flick, “Halloween.”

According to the Trunnel’s Farm Market Facebook page, “you do not have to watch the movie, all adults can explore the moonlit corn maze, take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, or have fun on the 30+ attractions.”

Local photographer Adam Paris and his wife, Emily, enjoyed the event last year and plan to return this year. Emily Paris said the couple enjoyed the food and thought the evening was a great date night with their friends.  

“We basically got to go act like big kids for the night, racing the pedal tractors around the track, sliding down the corn slider and getting lost in the corn maze,” Emily Paris said.

General Admission tickets may be purchased at the gate. Dinner tickets and the Couples Bundle must be purchased online in advance.

Tickets are available here.

October 12, 2018 | 3:20 am

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