Harvest off and running at Covert Farms

With the harvest season in full flight, Covert Farms in Oliver is offering a number of family orientated events.

Catching some October sun

Catching some October sun

With the harvest season in full flight, Covert Farms in Oliver is offering a number of family orientated events.

On Sunday, Covert Farms is hosting the Tripower 5.5 kilometre Harvest Run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The scenic off-road run has a course unlike any other.

All abilities are invited to come out and celebrate Thanksgiving weekend. A post-race BBQ will take place with food for sale.

Registration is $15 for adults and $10 for kids. Contact Melissa Berrisford at TriPower Triathlon Club at bmelissa@telus.net or at 250-462-4338.

To celebrate Halloween, Covert Farms is opening up their haunted corn maze on Oct. 26 from 3 to 8 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and include access to the maze, an outdoor movie, fire pits to cook smores, hotdogs and smokies available and other activities. Participants are encouraged to come dressed in costume and take part in trick or treating.

The market will be open with healthy snacks and beverages for purchase and the Halloween maze will be open for young children from 3 to 5 p.m.

Children under two are free and everyone should bring a flashlight and chair or blanket to sit on.

Partial proceeds from this event will go to the South Okanagan Children’s Charity.

Covert Farms kids area is also open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during the Halloween event.

The kids play area includes the giant jumping pillow, bouncy ball derby, duck races and the spiderweb.

For more information on these events or about the farm visit www.covertfarms.com or call 250-498-2824. Tickets can be purchased on their website.