We went HOG WILD at the pumpkin patch (recap) - 510 Families
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We went HOG WILD at the pumpkin patch (recap)

Thanks to Speer Family Farm for hosting our HOG WILD Pumpkin Patch Party & Playdate at Alameda Point. It was a lovely sunny day full of bouncing, farm animals, and lots of pumpkins. Visit Speer anytime through Halloween for your own family’s day of fun.

Hog Wild with Sandra Boynton dance party
Setting up for our Hog Wild dance party | Photo: Icarian

Every man, woman, chicken and child, come on over now ’cause we’re going HOG WILD! If you love Sandra Boynton, then you will love her newest release — HOG WILD. Sandra Boynton’s frenzy of dance music was the soundtrack to our big party at the pumpkin patch.

Hog Wild with Sandra Boynton dance party
All the adorable pictures you’d expect from a Sandra Boynton book | Photo: Icarian
Hog Wild with Sandra Boynton dance party
Hog Wild with Sandra Boynton dance party | Photo: Icarian

We bounced, pet piggies, got lost in the hay bales, and enjoyed the fabulous face-painting of Heather Ware while dancing along to Sandra Boynton’s newest tunes.

Melissa from Icarian Photography worked to capture our guests’ unique styles in her pumpkin portraits. I think you’ll agree she went above and beyond with these gorgeous images!

Young ones — and sometimes parents, too — hopped in front of the camera with hay bales and gourds to capture this unique waterfront urban patch experience. Whether your smile was freely offered or we had to do a little song and dance, Melissa was ready to get the shot!


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Piggie pumpkin patch party
This little devil likes the pumpkins | Photo: Icarian
Laughing together
Photo: Icarian

Children enjoyed the animal petting area, corn box, and small bouncers as part of our party. And lots of pumpkins! On future visits, they can tackle the huge bouncy slides. Older kids and adults can try the giant zorb balls, zipline, and pumpkin launchers. There is also a full concession area.

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Face painting by Look at You! | Photo: Icarian
Pig tired at Hog Wild party
This hog was not dancing | Photo: Icarian

Hog Wild. Sandra Boynton’s sixth book-and-CD collection features eleven funky, fresh dance tunes that will inspire kids to move to the beat (whether swing dancing or walking like a robot), paired with charming full-color illustrations. Performers include Samuel L. Jackson, Weird Al Yankovic, Kristen Bell and more.


We are so grateful to our sponsors and host for allowing us to create this fun community event.

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The full-color hardcover book, Hog Wild!: A Frenzy of Dance Music, includes glorious Boynton illustrations, all the lyrics, and a section of music notation for all eleven songs—like getting eleven board books in one!  icarian

Melissa at Icarian took these amazing children and family photos. Visit Icarian Photography’s website to schedule your family holiday portraits now >

Alameda Point Pumpkins by Speer Family Farms

Visit the Speer Family Farm’s Alameda Point Pumpkin Patch through Halloween >

Pictured above, this urban patch is open 10am to 10pm throughout October with pumpkins and a carnival-like atmosphere. In addition to the petting zoo and bounce experience of our party, adventurous guests can try their hands at zip-lines and zorb balls, too.

Alameda Point Pumpkins
2171 Monarch St
Alameda, CA

[Photo credit: by Icarian Photography; all rights reserved]

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