Children’s Festival for UNICEF and the Valley Goes Pink

This weekend, Oct. 28 & 29, Jones Family Farms will celebrate its Children’s Festival for UNICEF, and an initiative for Breast Cancer awareness as part of the Valley Goes Pink program.

Terry Jones estimates that with this year’s funds, the 32-year total of the festival has resulted in over $120,000 in donations for UNICEF. 2017 funds will be shared with both UNICEF and the Valley Goes Pink program.

Jean Jones, who initiated the UNICEF Festival 32 years ago, said “We are passionate about helping the children of the world, and particularly this year’s projects to give access to safe and sustainable water services and the impact this can have on improving sanitation and hygiene in their lives”.

Families are encouraged to come in costume and enjoy children’s arts, crafts and activities with an “America the Beautiful” theme. Participate in one or all of the farm’s five activities for a donation to UNICEF. Entertainment will take place on the “Harvest Stage” including performances by Shelton’s Center Stage Theater on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Today, Monday, Oct. 23 Jones Family Farms begins its traditional All-You- Can-Carry special. Guests load up their arms with pumpkins, walk a short distance with them, and then take home all they have carried for only $35.

The Pumpkinseed Hill Farm at 120 Beardsley Road in Shelton, is open from 10 a.m. -5:30 p.m. for pumpkin picking, hayrides and the corn-maze. Admission to the farm is free. Children’s Festival activities take place Saturday Oct. 28 and Sunday Oct. 29 between 11 a.m. -4 p.m. For more information regarding hours of operation, picking locations, picking tips, and other information, visitors can call the Farmer Jones crop info line at (203) 929-8425, visit the Jones website at