This year we took Braydon to two different pumpkin patches that are quite popular in our area. I didn’t think he would enjoy it that much but oh my goodness he had a blast! He ran himself tired both times and got to pick out some great pumpkins!
The first patch we went to was E.Z. Orchards right here in Salem. We have been to the market there before and heard there would be a petting zoo so we decided to check it out. They had a live band playing, hay ride, large pumpkin patch, corn maze, “gold mining”/sifting, tons of cute picture spots, a petting zoo, face painting, food carts, tractor riding, and I’m sure there’s more! Braydon’s favorite activities here were riding the little tractors, picking out his pumpkins, and even though he threw a fit before it started – he really enjoyed the hay ride as well.
Pictures from our E.Z. Orchards visit:
The next patch we went to was Bauman’s Farm . My sister had invited us to go with the rest of the Family on a week day while Daniel was working. Braydon had such a blast here and got super muddy leading us through the corn maze! Bauman’s didn’t have too much going on during the weekday that we went but it was really nice because it was all little kids and we were able to let Braydon run around freely without a huge crowd. Also they had some delicious hot caramel apple cider, and apple cider slushies! Braydon’s favorite things here were definitely the mazes, the petting zoo, and the little playground they had set up.
Video of our hay ride at Bauman’s Farm:
Pictures from our Bauman’s Farm visit
Try not to skip out on taking your kids to the pumpkin patch this year. It’s so much fun, even if you don’t plan on purchasing pumpkins there, the activities and experience are worth it! Leave me a comment and tell me about your kiddos favorite activity at the pumpkin patch!