Spring Bay Mill has such a bumper crop of pumpkins we decided to celebrate with a family day for our fabulous mothers and caregivers for a special Mother’s Day Pumpkin Harvest Party!

Pumpkin competitions, gardening demos, no-dig gardening workshops, pumpkin carving, live music, local delicacies and of course, pumpkin soup. Learn how to get your pumpkins looking really great and grow in all types of conditions. Pick up one of our instant gardens. Bring along your homegrown pumpkins for a chance to win prizes.

FLINT Kitchen are serving delicious lunch options, including:

  • Slow-cooked lamb shoulder or beef shin, served with:
    • Mill harvested roasted pumpkin, feta, currant and walnut crumb
    • Garden bounty capsicum, chilli and tomato picante, or tomato and eggplant salsa
  • Mill harvested roasted pumpkin, baby carrots, crushed pink eye potatoes and rainbow chard with feta, currant and walnut crumb and thyme and tarragon vinaigrette (Vegetarian) (Vegan also available)

Enjoy Hot Gin Toddy’s by The Splendid Gin, our Spiced Pumpkin Spritz, Milton Laura sparkling and other delicious treats!

When you purchase your tickets you’ll automatically go in the running to WIN the Mother’s Day Hamper. The hamper includes goodies from Milton, Wild Hives, The Splendid Gin and more.

Come for the day or stay overnight in one our Beach Shacks or Glamping Tents.

*Please pre-purchase lunch as limited meals are available.

Click here to download the full program.

Pumpkin Harvest Music

Montz Matsumoto is a Japanese banjo player who lives in Tasmania. His diverse style will transport you from the Appalachian Mountains to Ireland, to a rice paddy of Japan. He joins Voicestrings, a Tasmania based alternative Bluegrass band.

Barefoot Nellie presents a range of traditional old time mountain music and Americana. Weaving the traditional sound with vocal harmonies and driving instruments, Barefoot Nellie create an atmosphere of excitement and warmth.

Pumpkin Harvest Demos

No-dig pumpkin patch will give you ideas to get your pumpkins looking really great and you’ll learn how to grow in all types of conditions. Our pumpkin patch is only around 25 metres in length, but it produces bountiful crops. We grow our pumpkins using only organic inputs, no artificial fertilisers, or additives. Our secret is the high organic matter, no dig pumpkin mounds, that we start to build in late winter and plant when the frosts have mostly finished. From there it’s just good watering and sunshine!

Portable garden start-up and maintenance.

Pickling and Preserving Demo with Chef Ned Heffernan.

Learn how to create beautiful Wax Wraps with the team from Orford Community Group.

Pumpkin Harvest Activities

Face painting fun with the fabulous Face Painting Lady.

Decorate and carve a pumpkin and much more.

Pumpkin Harvest Stalls

Spring Bay Mill Harvest Market Stall and Merchandise. Purchase an Instant Garden kit, various seed packs, liquid fertiliser and veggies from our organic garden.

Wild Hives Honey raw and natural honey sourced from the rich biodiversity of Freycinet Peninsular.Cake & Honey delicious selection cakes and honey.

The Splendid Gin’s Hot Gin Toddy.


Pumpkin Harvest Competitions

Funniest pumpkins (bring your funky, fun and fresh pumpkin along).

Mother’s Day Hamper includes goodies from Milton, Wild Hives, Spring Bay Distillery gin and more.

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