Annual Pumpkin Patch Trip

Kettle corn and hay rides and corn mazes, oh my! It’s that time of year again! Pumpkin season! You may have noticed that I went a little pumpkin crazy on the blog, but I just can’t help myself. Everything about them is awesome! You carve giant smiley faces on them, bake them into pies, and there are a plethora of farms that dedicate the entire season to them just for our amusement! Pumpkin patches are a good clean source of family entertainment, a wonderful place to take family portraits and an extremely valid excuse to get some fresh air!

Even though my husband and I do not have any children, we make sure to take a day each year to find our pumpkins for the season. Yup- an ENTIRE day! And it’s one of my absolute favorite days of the year. This year, we weren’t satisfied with just one pumpkin patch. We settled for no less than TWO different pumpkin patches. In ONE day! It’s pretty much the most festive thing I’ve done to date.

The two farms we decided on were Bauman Farms in Gervais, Oregon for it’s impressive collection of fall activities. And The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island because it just looked too beautiful to pass up!

Bauman Farms is the perfect place to take your children in the fall, not only to choose your pumpkins for the year, but also for the many autumn entertainment activities they plan each day in October. They have hayrides, apple canons, a barnyard with an impressive selection of animals to pet (make sure to wash your hands afterwards!) There’s also a corn maize, a dark maze, a playground for the little’uns and a barnyard food court! On the weekends enjoy apple cider tasting, gem mining, and an all new laser adventure!

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The Pumpkin Patch at Sauvie Island is a much quieter atmosphere, lending itself more to the adult crowd. Enjoy the beer garden, and the haunted corn maze is open until 10pm on Friday and Saturday nights (although when I heard the creepy music coming from an abandoned school bus, and multiple screams exuding from it, I decided against it- I’m a big ol’ weenie!) If I had to choose one word for this charming family run farm, it would be quaint. It’s the perfect place for a photoshoot! Isn’t it cute as a button?Looking for the perfect fall background for a family photo? The Pumpkin Patch at Sauvie Island just north of Portland is the place to go! Nopenopenope. The haunted corn maze at the Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island is sure to keep you awake at night!IMG_2212 Looking for the perfect fall background for a family photo? The Pumpkin Patch at Sauvie Island just north of Portland is the place to go! Pumpkin loveliness at Sauvie Island Pumpkin Patch. IMG_2278 Just the cutest darn Pumpkin Patch you ever did see! Suavie Island Pumpkin Patch 2015 A day of adventure always grants a spectacular sky! Sauvie Family Farms Pumpkin Patch 2015 Baby pigs lend to the harvest atmosphere at Sauvie Family Farms Pumpkin Patch!

I hope you enjoyed some of our photos from our annual pumpkin patch trip! I hope you get to get out to one this year with your own family! If you do, I’d love to hear all about it and see your photos!

Happy pumpkin season to all!

See what else we’ve been up to here. And to get some ideas on what to do with all of your pumpkins, see my article Five Things to do with Pumpkins This Fall.

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