Carving the perfect jack-o-lantern or baking your favorite pumpkin-themed recipe requires the perfect pumpkin. You could just go to the store to purchase one, but where’s the fun in that? Exploring a pumpkin patch is a great experience.
You can pick your own personal pumpkin right from the vine. A lot of pumpkin patches offer activities for you and your loved ones to do during your visit. If you’re thinking about picking your own pumpkin this season, check out these 7 awesome farms.
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1. Bunnell Farm – Litchfield
The Karabin Farm in Southington is the perfect place to p.y.o. pumpkin this season with your family. It’s open from mid-September through late October. They’re open on Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. They even offer field trips for the kids during the week. If your son or daughter is looking for a cool class field trip, I would try pitching this place to their teacher. You’ll definitely want to volunteer as a chaperone if they do. The cost of admission includes a wagon ride through the orchards, an apple snack during the trip, and a chance to visit the livestock on the farm. Make sure to grab a bag of apples from their apple orchard to take home with you.
2. Angevine Farm – Warren
The Angevine Farm is located in Warren and opens from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday’s and Sunday’s. They offer a diverse selection of pumpkins to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a traditional pumpkin to carve your jack-o-lantern or more exotic ones to try new recipes, the Angevine Farm has got you covered. You can pick your pumpkin right from their patches or select pumpkins from their Harvest Barn. Make sure to check out their events calendar before your visit; they have awesome fall activities throughout the season.
3. Fair Weather Acres Farm Market – Rockyhill
The Fair Weather Acres Farm Market hosts their Fall Festival from mid-September to late October. They’re open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. The festival offers tons of activities for you and the family. For the cost of admission, you will have access to their pumpkin patch along with their pedal go-karts, farm animals, tractor barrel train, and so much more.
4. Paproski’s Pumpkin Patch – Newton
Paproski’s Pumpkin Patch has over four acres of land to satisfy all your pumpkin needs. It’s located in Newton and open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Your dog can even tag along for the visit. Their only request is that they’re kept on a leash and you clean up after them. If you’re looking to pick some fall crops, they offer gourds, squash, and of course, pumpkins.
5. Harris Hill Farm – New Milford
This family-owned farm is located in New Milford and is open on the weekends during the month of October. They specialize in large pumpkins, but they offer other crops like squash, gourds, and specialty pumpkins. You could go home with a white or pink pumpkin to carve your jack-o-lantern with. The trick-or-treaters will definitely be impressed if they see a pink pumpkin on your doorstep.
6. Jones Family Farm – Shelton
This farm is located in Shelton. You’ll find a variety of pumpkins to choose from if you visit. They offer daily hayrides where you can enjoy the scenic view of the farm. During the weekend, you can also get lost in their kid-friendly corn maze. If you need a little inspiration after you’ve found the perfect pumpkin, you can stop by their Harvest Kitchen and find new recipes to try.
The Pumpkinseed Hill Farm also hosts the UNICEF Children’s Festival. It’s held during the last weekend before Halloween. Families are encouraged to wear their costumes and participate in the festivities. They have games, pumpkin decorating, wagon rides, and other awesome activities. They’ve hosted this event since 1985 and have raised over 120,000 dollars for the UNICEF. I would mark this event down in your calendar for the family. It’s a lot of fun and your money is going to a good cause.
7. Karabin Farm – Southington
The Karabin Farm in Southington is a cool place to p.y.o. pumpkin this season with your family. It’s open from mid-September through late October. They’re open on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. They even offer field trips for the kids during the week. If your son or daughter is looking for a cool class field trip, I would try pitching this place to their teacher. You’ll definitely want to volunteer as a chaperone if they do. The cost of admission includes a wagon ride through the orchards, an apple snack during the trip, and a chance to visit the livestock on the farm. Make sure to grab a bag of apples from their apple orchard to take home with you.
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