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Monday, October 8, 2012

The Pumpkin Patch

The pumpkin patch….for the past five years I’ve been taking the girls that I nanny for to this annual event, and for the past five years they wait with anticipation and excitement for this particular fall activity.  We usually go on the first Saturday in October, and this year was no exception.  Our pumpkin patch of choice is Stony Creek Farms, located in Noblesville, IN.  It’s very well organized and filled with all sorts of fall fun and festivities.  Be aware that it can get pricy, but overall it isn’t any different than taking your kids to the zoo or the museum for the day.


If you’re a local, and Stony Creek interest you, here’s what you need to know.   Parking is $5.  Each game and activity cost tickets, and tickets are $1 each.  I find that 25 tickets allow the girls to do just about everything once, and it gets all four of us on the hayride to the pumpkin patch.  In addition, certain activities are cash only, like the pony rides, rub-on tattoos and face painting.  We usually only encourage the pony rides, which are $5 each.  Oh, and they have a zip line that is an additional cost as well, but since you have to be ten years old to ride it, the girls have yet to experience this.  Like amusement parks, where you will spend the money is on food.  I don’t think the food is that great, so don’t waste too much money there.  And of course who can go to the pumpkin patch without buying pumpkins? Pumpkins are priced by the size.  In the past, we have always told the girls that they had to pick a pumpkin that they could carry all by themselves.  This has always kept the cost down, but this year all of the pumpkins were behemoth in size.  Seriously, there wasn’t one small pumpkin in the entire patch, and my poor hubby was forced to carry both of the ginormous pumpkins for them!  Even worse was that the two pumpkins totaled $20 which I thought was ridiculous, but whatever…it’s the all about the experience, right;)  Overall, it was another successful trip to the pumpkin patch where memories were made.


Here are a few pics of our day……





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