|Posing in front of the Great Pumpkin Patch.|
Because of this, we always make an effort to return every year. Through the years the displays have gotten more and more extravagant. Additional animals are wandering the grounds and more tasty treats can be found at various stands. Even though the Pumpkin Patch is continually changing one thing hasn't, visitors can still wander through the patch to find a special pumpkin. If you don't want to put that much effort into it, opt for the lazy route (which is what we usually do) and find a pumpkin in the rows set up for sale, already picked.
|Walking through one of the mazes.|
-Check out the variety of pumpkins, squash and gourdes -- there are some that look really cool -- and hopefully taste pretty good too. We bought our first spaghetti squash to try this year.
-Visit the animals in the barnyard. Pigs, llamas, sheep, chickens and bunnies are just a few of what you'll find.
-Go through one of the many mazes on site. There are a few designated just for kids and toddlers.
-Take a picture in one of the wooden cut-outs. My favorite is the Cinderella themed.
-Check out the old school house. It's pretty neat to see how schools ran 100 years ago.
-Don't miss out on the tasty treats. Pumpkin ice cream and apple cider slushies are great. Also, stop off at the Homestead Bakery for homemade Apple Butter, Banana Bread and Cinnamon rolls -- all are delicious!
-Of course, don't forget to get a pumpkin to take home to carve or bedazzle!
Happy Fall! I hope you enjoy the Great Pumpkin Patch in Arthur as much as we do!
|JC, me, my brother and future sister-in-law.|
|Finding the "great" pumpkin.|
|Pigs in the barnyard area.|
|Pumpkin and gourd displays.|