There is something magical that happens when the seasons change. A crispness in the air and the colors of the leaves changing. The pumpkins and mums adorning doorsteps and front porches. The smell of backyard firepits and the scent of freshly baked pumpkin or apple pie. This is the time of year for fun outdoor activities and family traditions. One popular tradition is visiting your favorite pumpkin patch and orchards.
Schweizer Orchards in St. Joseph, MO, offers an experience for the whole family. You can pick apples, take a hayride to the pumpkin patch to select the perfect pumpkin, shoot apple cannons, find your way through the corn maze, take a ride on the train or play on the playground. There is also a shop full of produce, jelly, local honey and other delicious goodies to choose from. There is something for everyone at Schweizer Orchards.
Crockett Family Farms
Crockett Family Farms in Rushville, MO, is a family farm that offers the perfect fall atmosphere. With decorative displays of colorful pumpkins, astounding flower arrangements and wagons full of mums, Crockett Family Farms is a fall decorator’s dream. Children can enjoy riding tiny tricycles and visiting miniature sheep, goats and pigs on the farm. Adults can enjoy wine tastings by Weston Wine Company in the most adorable silo bar. It is so fun to see how a family farm can become an environment to be enjoyed by so many individuals.
Weston Red Barn Farm
Weston Red Barn Farm in Weston, MO, has a party every weekend with their Fall Festival Weekends. Families can enjoy picking pumpkins and gourds, hayrides and pony rides, gooey caramel apples, and delicious BBQ and apple cider. It is also popular to stop in the barnyard to visit the animals and the country store, where you can find an assortment of jams, old fashioned candy, soaps, candles, teas and so much more. The Weston Red Barn Farm is the place to be on a fall weekend.
Vala’s Pumpkin Patch
Vala’s Pumpkin Patch in Gretna, NE, offers the ultimate fall family experience. Spanning over 400 acres with 55 acres of pumpkins, 30 acres of apples to be picked, 25 food locations, four live shows and 50+ attractions, Vala’s Pumpkin Patch is one of the largest fall festivals in the country. With old-fashioned hay rack rides, pig races, multiple mazes, giant outdoor games, themed play areas, slides, Pumpkin Creek Train, apple blasters, paintball, pony rides and much more, there is never a dull moment at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch. Delicious hand-dipped caramel apples and savory-sweet kettle corn are just an appetizer for the amazing fall food offerings that can be found. It is worth the drive to spend the weekend in the fall festival mecca of the Midwest.
These are just a few of our favorite places to experience fall fun. At SJC Marketing, we care about what makes your experience magical for your clients. Let us be your fairy-godmother and we will show you what we can do with a pumpkin and some creative magic.