JMB Fall Family Day at Congaree and Penn

fall family day

Jacksonville Moms Blog is excited to host a Fall Family Day at Congaree and Penn sponsored by Carespot! JMB readers and their families are invited to join us Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Congaree and Penn to enjoy the perfect family day out.

Families can explore the farm by foot, by bike or hay ride. Pick your favorite pumpkin, take an educational farm tour and enjoy the property. Admission is $10 per car and can be purchased at the farm the day of the event by cash or credit card. Vendors include Tin Can Photo Lounge, sampling by Wicked Barley Brewing Company, crafts and activities (while supplies last) with Creative Grain StudioBumble and Bee BabysittingFront Porch Pickings, Bluebird Growers, The Jacksonville Humane Society, Renaissance Youth Soccer Shots and Engineering for Kids, Art Farm Collectibles, Busy Momma Bath ProductsJax Play Day, music hour at 10 AM and a mini play zone for the little ones sponsored by Bay & Bee, a scavenger hunt and story time with Usborne Books and more local and family-friendly merchants.

Congaree and Penn products will be available for purchase, as well as gluten-free chicken, shrimp or vegetarian rice bowls (made with Congaree and Penn rice), beverages and kid-friendly snacks. Native Sun Natural Foods Market will also have gluten-free Ginger Molasses cookies and fresh pressed juice for purchase. Good Dough will also be joining us with mini doughnuts in several flavors for $2 each. In addition, one of Jacksonville’s newest pop shops, Hit Pops, will be on site with their delicious, handmade ice pops! Made from simple, fresh ingredients with no preservatives or additives, their pops come in a variety of flavors from fruity to spicy to suit all taste buds. Each pop’s name is a unique play on a popular music artist or song. Beech-Nut Food for babies  will also be onsite with samples and Josie’s Latin Fusion will also be on-hand with their food truck with unique latin inspired menu items like empanadas, Miami Cuban, specialty hot dog and more.

Pumpkins will also be available to purchase. Furry friends are welcome but must stay on leash at all times. Both cash and credit cards are accepted at Congaree and Penn, some vendors may vary. Please mind the detour; there is a bridge closed near the farm and the detour is a switchback to the farm, a simple path, click here for directions. We’re excited to share the farm with the Jacksonville Moms Blog community! Event photography sponsored by Corinna Hoffman Photography.

About Congaree and Penn

In 2014, Congaree and Penn began as a tiny rice farm and has grown from four acres of rice paddies into a thriving farm of orchards and animals. Congaree and Penn boasts the largest (and youngest) Mayhaw orchard in the world, after planting over 2,000 trees throughout the past few years. In 2016, Congaree and Penn began juicing seasonal fruit from local farms to produce shrubs, their nod to a Colonial era pastime. As they expand the orchard, pressing and milling operations, Congaree and Penn continues to innovate and introduce new produce and products. The farm is also a stunning destination for weddings, farm dinners, tours and workshops.

About Carespot

Remember the days of having to wait a week for an appointment? Traveling from one facility to another – first for X-rays, then for blood work, then once more for prescriptions? Some might take comfort in the familiar, but most patients are left wondering, why is the healthcare industry stuck in the past? Does receiving care have to be such an inconvenience? Not anymore. CareSpot is improving how people experience healthcare, existing to offer you convenient healthcare and a great patient experience with nine convenient locations in the greater Jacksonville area.

Cover Photo Credit: Kristen Penoyer

DISCLAIMER: Unfortunately, we cannot control the weather for these outdoor events. Congaree & Penn events are rain or shine. In the case of severe weather, please make sure you RSVP to the event page so you receive updates and check our Facebook page in case the event ends early. Photos will be taken at the event and of attendees for use on the blog and on social media by the Jacksonville Moms Blog and sponsors.

Lindy is a Nashville, Tennessee, native, soaking in the beach life with her husband and two adorable kids since 2013. “Always hustlin,” Lindy has spent time in marketing and communications for almost two decades, connecting with local businesses and creatives. In her free time, Lindy enjoys a relaxing ride on her beach cruiser and eating anything sweet. She’s also known for being sneaky good at shooting 3-pointers (cue the high school glory days), bowling, putt-putt, and ping-pong.


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