Flaming Acres Farm Spring Field Trips Flower Cutting Days Fall HARVESt Days: pumpkin patch corn maze fall field Trips
20046 Lower Pleasant Ridge Rd
Caldwell, Idaho (208) 630-4049
Flaming Acres Year Two 2023...
Spring 2023, Flaming Acres opened to homeschoolers and schools for spring field trips. 1,100 students visited the farm during the month of May. The students and their parents/chaperones rotated through fun farm activities. They played farm games, rode the cow train, raced around the sand track in a pedal carts, swung along on a zip line, climbed giant tires in the tractor tire playground. They also had the opportunity to visit a dairy station and make butter; spin wool, mix soil types and plant sunflower seeds to take home for starting a garden. Students got a tour of the farm animal petting zoo. Groups enjoyed a picnic lunch and received a complimentary ice cream treat.
All summer long we have been enjoying hosting visitors on Saturdays & Sundays 8 am- 2 pm for sunflower/flower cutting. We have our very own Cock A Doodle Brew which offers specialty drinks, desserts and a pulled pork coleslaw lunch menu. The animal corrals are open to the public too with our Alpaca Pearl, and Dwarf Pigmy Goats & their babies providing fun entertainment for everyone to enjoy.
The Labor Day Event September 4th is the time we showcase the fun activities planned for the fall season. We also hosted a Farmers Market Car/Tractor Show which was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who participated in the car & tractor show and to all the vendors & guests!
Our Fall Harvest Festival Days are Saturdays & Sundays 10 am- 6 pm September 16th- October 29th! The whole farm will be in full swing with corn mazes, a pumpkin patch and a whole slew of farming fun activities.
On Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays during the month of October Flaming Acres will be open for field trips & Wednesday Nights Youth Group Night. Please visit the registration pages to learn more.
Debbie & Dion Flaming Owners/Farmers....
Daughter Ashley & GrandDaughter
the 2023 Season
Fall: Fall Harvest Festival Days September 16th-October 29th
The hours for the Fall Harvest Festival Days are Saturdays & Sundays 10 am-6 pm.
Get ready for hayrides around corn fields & pumpkin patch.
We have a new 7 trailer hay train with a cute red tractor to pull it.
We have planted two corn mazes a mini and large corn maze with more twists & turns.
Our Flaming Acres Grill will have an expanded menu. The Cock a Doodle Doo will be open with hot & cold specialty drinks & yummy desserts.
A huge sunflower maze
New activities include zip lines, a tractor tire playground, pedal carts and a giant jumping pillow
The Petting Zoo has been expanded to include alpacas, yaks & more
Field trips for homeschoolers & schools in October and youth group nights on Wednesdays 6-8 pm
We look forward to another exciting adventure at Flaming Acres Farm in 2023! Be sure to come a visit us this year!
The Flaming Acres Story
20046 Lower Pleasant Ridge Rd
The Flaming Acres story is not your traditional farm family yarn. It has a history of good times and bad. This is how it all began...Once upon a time, Lyle and Mary Ann Flaming (Dion's parents), moved to Caldwell from Dallas Oregon. In 1969 they purchased the farm on Lower Pleasant Ridge Road and operated a dairy there for many years. Because of the many financial and personal challenges endured by the family, the farm was sold off piece by piece until what remained was a small acreage owned by Dion Flaming, Lyle and Mary Ann's youngest son.
When the farm went up for sale in 2018, the potential buyers had plans to convert the remaining 37 acres of farmland into an industrial park. In order to save the property from this fate, Dion made a bold move and offered to buy back the farm for what the businessmen were offering the seller. Much to everyones surprise the businessmen backed out of the sale and the farm was once again back in the hands of a Flaming.
In celebration of this wonderful blessing, we decided to pursue an agri-tourism conditional use permit from the county which was unanimously approved on June 2nd, 2022. Our vision is to provide a beautiful farm experience for the people in our community. In 2022 we grew 43 varieties of sunflowers and 28 varieties of pumpkins. We created a 13 acre corn maze and a smaller mini-maze. We had two parklike settings for farm related activities for the whole family to enjoy and a place for vendors to sell their homegrown and homemade items so folks are encouraged to support local business. We will be making some changes in 2023 and some big improvements. Hopefully Flaming Acres Farm will become a regular place you and your family will visit both in the summer for u-pick flower season and in the fall for the Fall Harvest Festival Days. We are looking forward to visiting with you when you come!
Dion & Debbie Flaming
Promotions & Social Media Director
I thought to myself maybe it is time to introduce myself, the face behind Flaming Acres! My name is Ashley and I am the daughter of Debbie and Dion Flaming, the owners and farmers of Flaming Acres.
My parents came to me with this idea for this farm last summer and I fell in love with the idea. I wanted to be able to help and I knew I was stepping away from teaching to be a stay-at-home mom. I wanted to be able to tell others about the farm so I offered to run the social media accounts. Little did I know how much the farm I grew up at would transform into what it has become today!
I am proud to see my parents dream come full circle. The love and devotion they have put into their farm stems from the desire to serve and be an outreach for their community! They constantly are looking for ways to bring people together and create a way to help families make memories together, the way we did growing up on a farm.
I am so thankful God gave me the opportunity to support my parents and spread the word about their farm. I hope the farm brings you all as much joy and fun as it has brought my family! We look forward to seeing you all July 8th!
Sincerely, Ashley Boggan