pumpkin harvest days 2011 at butler’s orchard

our annual visit to butler’s orchard is always lots of fun.
butler’s has their annual pumpkin festival on the weekdays,
but for families and school groups that can make it during the week,
the pumpkin harvest days is the time to go.

i’ve heard the weekends of the pumpkin festival are packed not only with people,
but with opportunities for grownups to spend even more money
on face-painting, pony rides, food and etc.
during the week, however, not only are a lot less people around,
but the entry fee is less expensive
and i don’t have to go through the drama of saying “no” to all the extras
that just get in the way of pure country fun:
riding in bumpy hay rides pulled by loud tractors,
getting hay in every crevice as you jump in the hayloft,
feeding and petting the farm animals,
working through the corn, hay and burlap mazes,
having rubber duck water pump races,
and sliding down the steep slides.

front row seat on the hay ride to the pumpkin patch
picked out their pumpkins
hay maze

the final event: completing the corn maze. we take turns choosing the direction at each intersection: a 20 minute exercise in group dynamics.

good ole country fun.


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