We finally made it to the pumpkin patch this weekend. While the weather wasn’t ideal (overcast and windy), the temperature was warm enough and the rain held out until the drive home.
We went to Suter’s Farm in Pandora, OH, and it was just chaos. We went here last year, and thought the same thing, but thought this was only because we had a three week old with us. Everything requires tickets, and there’s only one ticket booth–towards the back of the public area. All of the lines for the corn maze, pumpkin cannon, and hayrides are pretty much in the same space, which is also where the snack booth, corn pit/wagon, and other small activities are. So everyone is standing around in groups and it’s very difficult to determine where/what you’re supposed to do. However, there was a good selection of things to do.
Like the corn pit.
I wonder how deep I have to bury Mommy’s keys to stay here all day?
And a hayride. You have to pay to go on the hayride to the pumpkin patch (and also pay for a pumpkin). The hayride was $2.50/person (kids under 2 free). This just seems really expensive for a family of 4 or more. They do make it a bit more than just a ride to the pumpkin patch. All of the trees are labeled, and many kids and parents were pointing out the different types of trees. They also stop half way and do a little animal demonstration using puppets. This was not expected, so Eric and I were having a hard time from laughing when the guy pulls a fake raccoon out of a tub in the woods, but it was actually really neat and the kids enjoyed it.
This clown knows fish are supposed to stay in the water, right?
The prices for pumpkins were really good, yet subjective. Big pumpkins were $2 and small pumpkins were $1. Gourds were 4/$1.
Oooh, this one comes with squishy stuff!
Just stepping in and out of the ruts left by the wagon. Great fun!
Is the table too little or am I too big? One of life’s greatest mysteries…
The skies were getting darker at this point, so we headed out without cider or apples, but it’s not a big deal. We got those a few weeks ago at the Apple Festival!
And just for comparison’s sake, here’s our pumpkin patch trip from last year–Matty was only 3 weeks old (and about 17 lbs lighter). Crazy.