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Boofest at Hydro Harvest

Published on: October 31, 2019

Boofest a bash for parents and young kids

Hydro Harvest Farms was abuzz with activity this past weekend, when owners John and Terrie Lawson hosted its annual Boofest celebration.

The event included lots of fun activities for the kids, including pumpkin painting, seed planting, pumpkin bowling and chicken feeding, while parents picked out their favorite gourds to be turned into family jack-o-lanterns for Halloween.

If you’re still in need of one, the Hydro Harvest Farms Pumpkin Patch is at 1101 E. Shell Point Road, Ruskin.

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Exploring the Hydro Harvest Farms Pumpkin Patch was part of the fun at Boofest on Oct. 26. It will remain open to sell pumpkins through the first week of November.

Eighteen-month-old Iris Lin, of Riverview, sits on a pile of pumpkins at Hydro Harvest Farms in Ruskin, while her mom, Jing, tries to snap a picture.

Ymani Holman, 6, of Bradenton, enjoys feeding the chickens at Hydro Harvest Farms, while her younger sister explores the pumpkin patch.

The Lawsons’ granddaughter Jenna Sperber, 4, of Ellenton, plants a cilantro seed in a pot to take home and grow.

VPK student Evan Crouse, 4, of Riverview, paints his pumpkin with great intention during this year’s Boofest at Hydro Harvest Farms.

Hydro Harvest Farms gets a bit spooky during Boofest each year.