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Pumpkin Patches Galore!

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Pumpkin Patch Family Adventure

    The rural fields have erupted in a rash of orange... for acres... it’s a pumpkin patch family adventure! And
the fun has ju
st begun--pick out a pumpkin or two, win a prize for the scariest pumpkin face, then check out the largest pumpkiSouthbrook Pumpkin Patch provides lots of family fun.n contest... (one weighed in at 1,061 pounds!); get lost in a hay maze; pet a goat; feed a chicken and ride a pony; romp through rows of late blooming dahlias and other fall flowers--some great for drying; watch an apple press at work then drink the rewards; rumble through the pumpkin patch on a miniature train; don’t forget the squirrels, find dried sweet corn for them; purchase Indian corn for the Thanksgiving centerpiece. Along with haunted houses and craft fairs your family can have hours of fun at a Pumpkin Patch near you!    

Here's a sampling of pumpkin festivals celebrated across the U.S. and Canada.

The Eastern and Southern United States

Shady Brook Farm Pumpkinfest, Yardly, PA

Gross Farms Pumpkin Patch, Sanford, NC

Stoneycreek Farm Pumpkin Festival, Noblesville, IN

Great Pumpkin Farm, Clarence, NY

Fall Foliage Festival, Bedford, PA  

Allardt Great Pumpkin Festival & World Confederation Weigh-off, Allardt, TN  

Return of the Pumpkin People, Jackson, NH

West Virginia Pumpkin Festival, Milton, WV

Monster Pumpkin Madness, Doylestown, PA

Pumpkin Festival, Keene, NH

Pumkin Chunkin Contest, Nassau, DE  

The Midwest and Rockies

Richardson Adventure Farm, Spring Grove, IL

Schaake's Pumpkin Patch, Lawrence, KS

Anderson Farms, Erie, CO

Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch, Hampshire, IL

Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm, Homer Glen, IL

Anamosa Pumpkinfest, Anamosa, IA

South Lyon Pumpkinfest, South Lyon, MI

Nekoosa Giant Pumpkin Fest, Nekoosa, WI

Pony Express Pumpkinfest, St. Joseph, MO

Aurora Punkin Chunkin, Aurora, CO

Circleville Pumpkin Show, Circleville, OH

The Western United States

Snohomish Festival of Pumpkins, Snohomish, WA

The Pumpkin Patch of Sauvie Island, Portland, OR

The Pumpkin Patch, Pomeroy Living History Farm, Yacolt, WA

 Great Pumpkin Weigh-off and Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, Half Moon Bay, CA

Calabasas Days Pumpkin Festival, Calabasas, CA

Kohala Mountain Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze, Kohala, HI


Port Elgin's Pumpkinfest, Port Elgin, Ontario

Waterford Pumpkin Festival, Waterford, Ontario

Always call to confirm dates. Also check your local media for additional Pumpkin Festivals in your area.


~ Deb Cornick


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