Last week I posted about our family fall bucket list. I have some pretty high hopes for this fall and lots of things I want to check off. Well, we can check off the Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze.
One of my favorite fall activities is to go to the Smith Rock Ranch Pumpkin Patch. I shared a little bit about them last week but here is more about their farm. I love that Smith Rock Ranch is a real working farm, while they specialize in an amazing pumpkin patch, they actually work year round. They grow carrots, onions, bluegrass seed, wheat, hay, pumpkins, and squash and sell throughout Oregon. Of course, they specialize in the opening to the public for the month of October for a family-friendly way to celebrate the fall season.
Their website boasts that there will be fun for everyone. And I believe it to be true. They, of course, have the pumpkin patch but they also have, live music, a corn maze, petting zoo, mini golf, hay rides, train rides, pumpkin cannons, a play structure, a market, and so much more. But not to mention, that view…
We decided to go on a Sunday first thing in the morning. On the weekends the farm opens to the public at 10:00 am. The earlier you go the better because the lines for the cannons, hay rides, and train rides are super short and speedy. The earlier time is when a lot of families with younger kids come.
M was happy to look at the animals and see a new place. We took quite a few pictures and we even took the customary family picture in all the pumpkins.
Since M is only about 4 months we didn’t get to do too much at the farm. We walked around and saw all the animals, took a look around the corn maze, ate a caramel apple, and picked out a pumpkin.
I think next year when M is 1 the farm will be a little more interactive for us. But we still had a great time being together as a family. Plus, nothing beats this view…
If you have a local pumpkin patch you visit, what do you like about it? What age did the pumpkin patch really become fun for you as a family?