ASYR Pumpkin Patch


Join the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches for its 2nd Annual Pumpkin Patch presented by First Community Bank. The ASYR staff and children have been hard at work to transform the Ranch into a Pumpkin Patch for the second year! Last year, over 1,000 visitors came out and enjoyed the pumpkin patch in just six days, so this year, the Ranch is opening its pumpkin patch for the full month of October.
Admission is only $10 per person and includes one pumpkin per visitor and free access to up to 5 of these fun activities: Train Ride, Hay Ride, Bouncy Houses, Petting Zoo, Corn Pit, Corn Maze, Carnival Games and more! The Ranch’s beautiful 600 acre campus offers many opportunities for beautiful fall photos with the whole family, and there will be some fun photo spots set up for the kids! Admission is free for children ages 2 years of age or younger. Cash, check, credit and debit cards are all accepted.

And the best part? All net proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch benefit the mission of the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, which provides safe, healthy, and loving homes for Arkansas children. Learn more at

WHAT: 2nd Annual Youth Ranch Pumpkin Patch
WHERE: Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, 100 Saint Vincent Place, Batesville (just west of Batesville near the community of Bethesda)
WHEN: October 1-31 (Open to the public Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday 1pm-6pm. Monday through Friday by group reservation only at 870-793-6841 ext 300 or email
WHY: To benefit the mission of the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches.
PRESENTED BY: First Community Bank

The mission of the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches is to provide safe, healthy, and loving care for children who need a place to call home. But the Ranches offer much more than a warm bed and three meals a day. It’s a place where boys and girls get a second chance to be a kid and a place where a child can grow into a loving, caring, and responsible adult.

The ASYR was founded in 1976 by a group of concerned sheriffs as a shelter for boys. What began with one mobile home in Independence County has grown to a statewide organization that has provided home for more than 2,000 boys and girls from every corner of the state.

Children come to the Ranches because they need a place to call home. Some have been abandoned, abused, and neglected. Others may come from families who through difficult circumstances can no longer care for their child. We provide these boys and girls with what we believe is the birthright of every child—the right to health care, educational opportunities, and a loving, safe home environment with people who care—not only for them—but about them, as well.

The Ranch is more than 90% privately funded by donations and provides for all needs associated with raising a child including food, clothing, shelter, educational needs, healthcare, counseling services, and recreation and transportation costs. For more information on the Ranch, visit

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