There are so many options when it comes to pumpkins.
Stores, over a pumpkin patch, may actually be the more cost effective way to go but going out on a wagon ride and searching in a field for the perfect pumpkin are memory making moments etched on a child’s brain forever.
Pumpkin patches vary depending on the climate in which you live. Some pumpkin patches bring pumpkin in and put them out in a field for children to “pick”. These patches are typically in warmer climates or in areas that did not have a good pumpkin season and have had the pumpkins shipped in.
A farm that growns pumpkins and open their fields for children to go from vine to vine to pick the perfect pumpkin are realistic pumpkin patches.
Some pumpkin patches are small and have nothing more than a pumpkin patch while others offer a variety of things for children and families to do while there. Some charge for the pumpkins while others have an entrance fee as well as charging for the pumpkins.
We have been to several different pumpkin patches and our kids favorite in Kansas City is Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch.
They have pig races, a train for the kids to ride, a petting zoo, slides, trike races, hay mazes,a corn silo with corn to play in, saddles to practice rodeo roping… You take a hay ride out to the fields to pick your pumpkin from a vine. Next door is another farm with a huge corn maze.
We do not have pumpkin patches here in SW Florida and it is one of our yearly family traditions that our kids miss.
So where do you get your pumpkins?
Come back tomorrow for more pumpkin fun.