Pumpkin Picking Adventure

Along with County Line Orchard, another fun fall tradition for my family is going to Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm. We L-O-V-E love Bengtson’s! It’s not your ordinary pumpkin farm… it’s full of fun activities and adorable scenery along with sound effects that adults and kids alike can enjoy! Here a few of the things you will see at Bengtson’s…

An old smoking pick up truck going clunkity clunk (well, that’s not the exact sound, but you get the point. :P). We stopped to help the boney driver, but he sent us on our way as he was already being taken care of by a mechanic that was all bones too! Bare bones seemed to be a trend in this part of town! ;)

So on our way we went to enjoy more scenery and have some fun on our pumpkin picking adventure! Along the way, we ran into quite a few of those boney folk along with some pumpkin folk chilling on benches here and there. Now these folk are so kind that they are more than happy to take some pictures with you… just plop right next to them and they won’t say a word! On the other hand, there is one flying witch that may not be so happy and she may just laugh at you if you tried…hehe!

When on our adventure, we always start off with the kiddy rides where everyone can enjoy unlimited rides. My fave is the train, but the little ones couldn’t get enough of the spinning honey pots.

While it was fun and games for some, others decided to help milk the cows. Farmer Gabriel took the lead, but soon after some of the others followed along.

From there, we decided to take a stroll to check out some of the live entertainment…

The See Through Band is a must see… and how sweet is that couple dancing as the band played. Really, the band was singing and playing… and that couple twirling away! We thought of joining the couple, but we didn’t want miss out on the singing chickens performance as they sang Take Me Out to the Barnyard!

Afterwards, we decided to rest and enjoy some hot dogs, nachos, and hot caramel apple treatsThe hot caramel apple treat… that’s some good stuff! It’s sliced apples, drizzled with hot caramel, nuts, whipped cream, and with a cherry on top….mmm!

Next up, pony rides and petting zoo…

There’s so much to enjoy at the farm… hayrides, punkin chucker, corn maze, Jimmy Crack Corn Bin, big fun slide, Kids Village, haunted barn, fun barn, pig races, and of course pumpkin picking!

We didn’t get to check out the pig races this year, but one year Suraya’s pig won! Ha!

We didn’t want to go home, but had to call it a day.. so we finished off our day with picking out pumpkins to take home with us.

Once our pumpkins were loaded into our wheelbarrow, we were ready to roll. ;)

Suraya and I grabbed some gourds with us too… she found a gourd that looked like a snake’s head (and that stem looked like the tongue!) but I decided to leave that snake head gourd behind.. it kinda creeped me out..ha!

Oh.. and of course we couldn’t leave without buying a bag of kettle corn which we couldn’t stop eating the whole car ride home!

As soon as we got home, the gourds went straight into my favorite wooden bowl.

I did decorate one of the pumpkins we brought home, but you’ll just have to wait for the next post to see how…. and Suraya has a plan for her’s too which she thought of all on her own! I’ll be sure to share once it’s complete. :D

I hope you enjoyed our pumpkin picking adventure! Did you go pumpkin picking yet?

10 Comments

  1. October 15, 2012  11:25 am by ColleenB. Reply

    Oh WOW, what a great place. Looks like a whole lot of fun for the kiddo's as well as the adults;making me wish I was a kid again and lived closer.
    By the way, that gourd that Suraya is holding is often called a swan gourd. They just left on the stem. You should had gotten it as they are Gorgeous when actually painted like a swan.
    Nice size gourds are fun to dry and then paint or make into birdhouses

  2. October 15, 2012  11:51 am by Maha Reply

    Looks like it was a wonderful adventure!!

  3. October 15, 2012  12:54 pm by Rana Reply

    You guys look like you had a lot of fun. We haven't gone to Bengston's yet but I'm hoping we can make out there this weekend.

  4. October 15, 2012  3:41 pm by Alia Reply

    We go to Bengtson's every year, too! Love that place! This year we were able to go during the week so all the rides were included w/admission. My son had a blast. He's finally old enough to actually want to go on something other than the train. It was nice that I was able to get on the rides w/him...especially the fun slide! :) Oh, and that gourd your daughter picked out...totally looks like a snake coming out of one of those bottles. You know, like where someone plays a flute and the snake dances out?

  5. October 15, 2012  4:09 pm by Muna Reply

    So much fun....that snake looking thingee is awesome! I love the pix

  6. October 15, 2012  4:44 pm by Amy of while wearing heels Reply

    What a great post. Bengston's sounds like a great pumpkin place to visit. The pictures were great but I am sure the memories you made that day were even better.

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  8. October 18, 2012  7:18 pm by Karen @ Folk Haven Reply

    What a great family outing! Fall is the very best season in my book. :-)

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