With the weather finally getting a little bit cooler, it’s time to embrace the fall season! Visiting a pumpkin patch, which is one of my personal favorite fall activities, is a great way to unwind and celebrate the season. Whether you plan to buy, decorate, or just take pictures of pumpkins here are some great places that will add spice to your fall festivities.
According to Tiffany Thomas, a senior at SNU, one of her favorite pumpkin patches to visit is Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch. Thomas loves it there because she says, “they have a turtle pond and a corn maze.” On the question of why she likes going to pumpkin patches Thomas says, “I love the homey fall feeling of the pumpkin patch. I just love how it gives me a happy feeling just like Christmas does for everyone.”
Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch is located in Arcadia with general admission costing $11 dollars per person. Their large assortment of pumpkins will definitely bring back that nostalgic feeling you have been missing! Admission allows access to the pumpkin patch, hay rides, a hay maze, a petting zoo, and more.
On the subject of which pumpkin patch she prefers going to, Abbigail Jarantowski, a junior at SNU, says, “I prefer to go to different pumpkin patches every year! I really like to see differences between them so that I’m not always getting the same pumpkins, however, Katiebugs downtown always has a beautiful assortment of pumpkins!”
For a smaller and homier feel, Katiebug’s Sips and Sweets have different assortments of pumpkins that are definitely Instagram-worthy. Another bonus about this place is that this business serves delicious coffee and savory sweets that will make your fall special!
Other pumpkin patches around the area include Chester’s Party Barn & Farm, Orr Family Farms, the Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Stand, and the Patch. The majority of these patches end their seasons on November 1st, so be sure to check them out before the season ends.
Now that you are more familiar with these amazing locations, pick your favorite, grab some friends, take home some memories, and maybe even some pumpkins!