PAYSON- Families come from all over Utah to kick off the Halloween season the “traditional” way in Payson.
It all started when Amelia Dumas wanted to make a town Halloween celebration. With just a handful of ideas, she put her dream into works. Now six years later, the country farm festival has everything from tractor and horseback rides, to pumpkin-picking and a petting zoo. Dumas estimates it brings in around a thousand people a day, and some for the first time. The Jones family got the flier in the mail and decided to check it out.
Andrea Jones, of Salem, says she was impressed by the atmosphere, “It’s a great place. There are a lot of fun things to do and everyone has been super nice and it’s a great family place to visit.”
She surprised her kids with the festival. Her daughter Amanda Jones says she had a lot of fun and that the bouncy machine was her favorite. She said, “mine was the bungee jump too because I’m usually afraid of heights and it was really fun.”
Dumas says she enjoys doing the event every year but it takes it’s toll. She said, “Every year about this time I’m so burned out; I think I can’t do this anymore and then I do it anyways…so yes, we’ll probably do it for at least one more year.”
Dumas also said what brings her the most joy is the kids.
Dumas is planning a costume contest and a pumpkin weigh off for this weekend. The Country Farm is at 4058 W 9600 S in Payson. You can also go to visit their website at www.acountryfarm.com for more information.