Arnprior Pumpkins

Situated just outside Kippen is Arnprior Farm, the location of Arnprior Pumpkins, which last year broke all records when they held their annual pick-your-own event.  On the day we arrived, it was dry but the field with the pumpkins was full of mud – mud like we’d never seen before!   Interestingly, the field was also full of happy children literally wallowing in said mud!  There was a great atmosphere, but you could tell that Duncan and Rebecca McEwen were surprised by the volume of visitors they had attracted.

We managed to grab them for a brief chat and they explained that this was their third year and the event just keeps growing and growing.  We spoke to several folks who had driven for miles to visit including one family who had come from Rothesay and another from Oban!

Of course, the success of the social media campaign had a down side.  The volume of traffic almost overwhelmed the village, but we are told that plans are already afoot for more traffic control and parking this year.

It’s great to be able to report on a story like this and we wish them continued success including their Arnprior Lambing which, we hear, is their next venture.

Alison Bradley