One of the first things that comes to mind when I think of October is pumpkins! I'm sure your family has a tradition of picking out pumpkins and carving them as a family. I see the pictures all over social media this time of year. In our six years of marriage, we've never decorated pumpkins together and only one or two years have we gotten pumpkins to add to the fall decor on our porch. How sad is that? I'm determined to change that this year.
When I envision a pumpkin patch date night, I remember just how much I love the fall season, even if I'm not too excited about Halloween and scary things. Stop by one of the pumpkin patches in Davis County (listed below) and support our local farmers. After you've picked your pumpkins, head home and have fun carving unique designs or funny faces. Then sit down together on the porch to drink hot chocolate while you watch your jack-o-lanterns glow.
Davis County Pumpkin Patches
We visited Cross E Ranch for the first time last year and I'm already eager to go back. I'm hoping for a date night to enjoy some food from their concession stand, wander through the corn maze and maybe pick out a pumpkin or two. Click here for pictures and details about the pumpkins that are available for purchase at Cross E Ranch. And seriously, plan a visit today, you won't regret it!
I took my toddler on a mommy and me date to walk through the hay maze, wander through the pumpkins and pick some of our own a couple of years ago. We had a lot of fun and they had some great pumpkins to pick from. Their little carts are fun and perfect for filling with pumpkins. We’re planning a family night to pick out pumpkins and play at the farm this year and we can’t wait!
Sleepy Hollow Farms
I heard about this patch from The Salt Project and The Real Moms of Insta. Everything that I've heard about it is great, but I have yet to experience it for myself. It sounds like their patch is relatively new and not well known, so it may be a great patch to visit if you're looking for something quiet and not picked over.
This pumpkin patch has been newly opened to the public and sounds like it’s lots of fun! For $5, you can can take a hayride through the pumpkin patch and pick out a pumpkin of your choice. Day Farms is located right next to Cherry Hill.
Click here to visit Pumpkin Patches and More for even more information about local pumpkin patches and farms.
Our kids are old enough to enjoy squishing their hands through the scooped out pumpkin, but not to enjoy the actual carving so I think this year we will decorate our pumpkins with fun kits like these (affiliate).