A FARM will be hosting pumpkin picking and autumn fun days next month.

Dewflock Farm at Winterborne Monkton near Dorchester will be hosting the fun days across weekends in October, beginning on Saturday, October 7 and continuing until Sunday, October 29. 

In addition to the pumpkins, sweetie maize maze, animals and other fun things, a scarecrow competition has been added and is free to enter.

There are very few rules concerning the design and structure of the entry but there are two categories – scarecrow by an individual and scarecrow by a group with prizes for the best of both.

Voting will be cast by the visitors attending the farm’s Autumn Fun Days. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 31.

The most popular scarecrow designed by an individual can win a glamping stay for four guests at the farm next summer. A scarecrow entered by a group could win £150 worth of vouchers of their choice.

Entry forms are available from Verity at the farm and scarecrows can be delivered to the farm and set up from Monday, October 2 to be ready for the first Saturday.

Entry to the fun days includes the Sweetie Maize Maze, bouncy castle, face painting, strawplay, meeting the animals – pigs, goats, lambs, donkeys and new Alpacas and, if you carve your pumpkin, you can feed the pigs with the goop!

Pumpkin prices start from £1 and the biggest of pumpkins is £5.

Tickets for these days can be found on the website Eventbrite (search for Dewflock).