Thursday, October 7, 2010
Pumpkin & Farm Events
On a garden writer tour in Oklahoma, we visited a residential garden where the owners had piled a variety of pumpkins and squash at the base of a tree. It was very decorative and something I've thought about doing. Unfortunately, I didn't remember that until I arrived home with not nearly enough gourds to accomplish the task. Next year...
Treat yourself and the kids to a great day on the farm and find the perfect pumpkins for carving and decorating by visiting these retail nurseries. Have fun!
French Prairie Gardens (St. Paul) – Harvest Festival through October 31. Admission fee. Activities include themed weekends for military appreciation, grandparents, high school spirit and cruise-in (classic cars), and pumpkin patch, hay and corn mazes, obstacle course, hay slides and more. They also offer fresh produce and baked goods. www.frenchprairiegardens.com
Smith Berry Barn (Hillsboro) – Apple Festival, October 16 & 17, 12-4pm. Activities include heirloom apple tasting, tasty apple treats, press your own cider, live music, wine tasting, u-pick apples (this weekend only), visiting alpacas and more. www.smithberrybarn.com
Wooden Shoe Bulb Company (Woodburn) – Pumpkin Fest through October 31. Admission fee. Activities include corn and hay mazes, pumpkin cannon, paintball gallery, calf roping, hay rides and slides, wheat grinding, Halloween Hauntings (on select days), and more. www.woodenshoe.com
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