Alpaca Acres Spreading Kindness
in Celebration of Spookley the Square Pumpkin’s 20th Anniversary
Alpaca Acres Farm and Fiber to feature children’s character Spookley the Square Pumpkin in farm-based events throughout National Bullying Prevention Month in October
October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Alpaca Acres Farm and Fiber is partnering with Spookley the Square Pumpkin, the Official Spokes-Pumpkin for National Bullying Prevention Month, to celebrate Spookley’s 20th anniversary and raise awareness for bullying prevention. Alpaca Acres, an agritourism destination in Oakland, Maryland, will be featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin in farm-based events from mid September through October to help its visitors understand the importance of being tolerant and kind.

Spookley was first introduced to millions of children 20 years ago in the book The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin, in which he is shunned by all of the round pumpkins until a mighty storm threatens to destroy the entire pumpkin patch and only Spookley, with his unique shape, can save the day. Spookley has gone on to star in movies that air on Disney and Netflix and serves annually as the Official Spokes-Pumpkin for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which sponsors National Bullying Prevention Month. “The culture of bullying won’t end until people across the country take action and show children and teens that they care,” says Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which is a division of PACER Center, a national organization. “We love the way Spookley touches the heart and the mind with his message of tolerance and acceptance.”

Alpaca Acres Farm and Fiber is one of many family farms across North America that will be embracing Spookley and sharing his story with visitors throughout the fall. “Spookley is an adorable character with a wonderful message. We are delighted to help raise awareness for such an important cause while our guests are out having fun on the farm.” Alpaca Acres is opened to the public daily by appointment through October 31st and will feature Spookley’s Storybook Trail and other family-friendly farm fun.

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About Spookley the Square Pumpkin:
Spookley the Square Pumpkin is a beloved children’s character created by author and lyricist Joe Troiano. For more information about Spookley and how you can join in the celebration for Spookley’s 20th anniversary, please visit

About PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center:
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center offers educators, students, families, and individuals the tools they need to address bullying in schools, recreational programs or community organizations. For more information, visit or call 952-838-9000.