Some like tiny pumpkins and others want “The Great Pumpkin” on their doorstep.
Several children interviewed this week said they liked pumpkins “so big I can barely carry it,” while one or two said they liked pumpkins they can hold and play with all month. Moms love the decorative gourds and white pumpkins at local pumpkin patches. One mom said she had some Fall Pintrest decorating ideas and she needed a few pumpkins to “make Fall happen” at her house.
One thing is sure, Fall is in the air, and what a great time to take the family to a pumpkin patch to find the perfect decorations and future Jack-O-lanterns.
Two great local places designed for Fall family fun are Bull Bottom Farms in Duck Hill and May’s Corn Maze in Stewart.
In Stewart, families can take a trip to the pumpkin patch without touring the corn maze. Admission is $8 for the pumpkin patch and they have a large variety of pumpkins available ranging from $3 and up. Brenda May said there are small, medium, or large orange and white pumpkins available, as well as gourds and corn stalks for decorating.
May’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is open Fridays and Saturdays in October at 5:30 p.m. They will be open through Nov. 12, 2016. Friday hours will be 5:30-9 p.m. and Saturday hours will be 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Weekday reservations are available for groups.
Bull Bottom Farms in Duck Hill is now open, giving families the opportunity to pick a pumpkin and have a little “fun on the farm.”
This is the seventh Fall Bull Bottom Farms has had farm activities for the family. The Farm has a seven acre corn maze and a six acre pumpkin patch. Katie Robinson said they have pumpkins picked and available for families to select. That way, families will not be in the field, but in a grassy spot on the farm. They are opened Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 6, 2016, from 10 a.m until 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays.
“We have 25 different varieties of pumpkins, along with tons of other activities to keep families busy for the whole day,” Robinson said.
Admission to Bull Bottom Farms is $10 per person and children two-years-old and under are free. To make weekday reservations for a group to come to Bull Bottom Farms, call (662) 614-5746.
To make reservations for the May’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, call (662) 262-4802 or (662) 258-2613.
See this story in the September 29, 2016 edition of The Winona Times at http://winonatimes.com/winona-slideshow-carrollton-slideshow-news/happy-fall-yall#sthash.JbFD0dcw.dpbs