If you’re like me, you look forward to the pumpkin patch all year long! I have always loved Autumn and all of the wonderful things this season brings. There is something truly magical about the sound of crunching leaves beneath your feet, vibrant bursts of colors, fair food, cozy sweaters, and Hocus Pocus on tv! It wasn’t until Easton and Asher were both big enough to attend the pumpkin patch this year that I realized the deeper meaning of this season. Creating family traditions.
Growing up, I was blessed with parents that kept traditions alive for us. I look forward to some of the same memories with my sons and also establishing new ones to enjoy over the years. This weekend, we took a trip to Penton Farms. This was our second trip here and we were so impressed with the whole experience!
Penton Farms is located in Verbena, Al – a tiny farming community known for growing some of the South’s finest produce. Peaches, strawberries, nectarines, you name it! The pumpkin patch sits just on the edge of a winding road and if you aren’t careful..you just might miss it! The entrance is a portal to an exciting adventure filled with pumpkin bowling, tic-tac-toe, a petting zoo, and a corn maze for the brave!
The kids had a great time zipping down the slides including the biggest kiddo of all time..my husband! We enjoyed lunch from the concession stand and they even have a hand washing station set up for little boys that had sticky fingers from too much funnel cake!
And if you can’t already tell from the photos..pumpkins galore!! Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are sprinkled throughout the property in pops of oranges, yellows, and white! They come in all textures..bumpy, smooth, round, and square! It truly is a pumpkin paradise!
For only $10 a person, we got to enjoy all the fun and everyone got to take home a pumpkin they had picked themselves. Much more meaningful than buying one from a store! And memories that we’ll cherish for a lifetime. The pumpkin patch is a Fall bucket list must! If you don’t live in Alabama, try to find a pumpkin patch in your area to explore. But more importantly make it a point to create traditions that your children will happily reflect on when they reminisce of their childhood.