Thursday, October 20, 2011

Visit to the Pumpkin Patch

Every year, the minnies and I visit a pumpkin patch. A visit to the pumpkin patch seems to signal the beginning of a string of fun holidays. You probably already know that I can’t get enough of decorating for the holidays. I have had my Lilly decorated pumpkins for weeks, but it’s nice to have a real pumpkin, too.

Although I have heard about a pumpkin shortage, the pumpkins at Summers Farm Adventure are gorgeous and plentiful. We found many pumpkin blossoms, too. 

On the hay ride to the pumpkin patch, we caught glimpses of the corn maze, but I have to confess that I have a secret fear of getting lost in one of those! Did you hear about the family who dialed 911 when they couldn’t find the way out of the corn maze? Luckily there are several easy mazes that are fun, but short enough that you can easily find your way. 

The view of the farm from the pumpkin patch.

We took our heavy pumpkin to be weighed after the hay ride.  It tipped the scale at about 20 pounds and was absolutely perfect, with a nice hooked stem.  So pretty!  There were also lots of gourds, squash, and heirloom pumpkins available, too.  

The Twincesses ran to the jumping pillow at lightning speed. This is what they enjoy the most at the Pumpkin Patch. Both girls are content to jump and jump and jump on the huge air-filled pillow forever. There were quite a few adults on the jumping pillow, too. 

Alexia's "Matrix" jump

The farm is large and offers so much to visitors. From the farm barnyard to the giant straw mountain, there is fun for every age. I love the corn silos that are just like a ball pit, except that they are filled with corn instead of plastic balls.  Rubber duck races using old fashioned water pumps bring out the competitive nature in everyone.  Special events are held throughout the year including fireworks and music.  You can also visit the farm at night to experience the corn maze in the dark. 

After a morning of playing hard, we enjoyed a delicious lunch at Summers Farm. The real apple cider and homemade donuts are two of my top recommendations. The food is so good that some local residents visit the farm just to get lunch.

Here's more information about Summers Farm Adventure.

What do you do at your local pumpkin patch? Have you already bought your pumpkin?


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  1. Oh, there is nothing like a visit to the pumpkin patch! We take my kiddies fairly often in the fall since the nearest patch is about 10 minutes away. My children love walking around, picking out their pumpkins and of course, all the little hay rides and amusement attractions that seem to find their way to the patches at this time of year.
    I never leave without a hay ride around the patch (my fav!) and as an added bonus, the patch that we visit also has the most delectable pies and jams for sale that I have ever come across!

  2. Looks like the girls had fun - going to the pumpkin patch was always so fun!

    xx Emily @

  3. I'm posting about my trip to get pumpkins soon. Looks like you had a fun day!

  4. I'm so sad we haven't gotten pumpkins this season. Too much travel and I actually have to work this weekend. Thanks for letting me live vicariously through your cute girls!



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