Pumpkinville

Chatterbugs Autumn 2014 Blog Hop

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About 1 1/2 hours south of where we live, there is a wonderful Autumn attraction called Pumpkinville. It had been a long time since I was last there (8 years I believe!), so it was really nice to go back, see what’s new and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The leaves are pretty close to their peak, so the drive down was amazing. Michael actually turned around and came back to this spot so we could take a photo. So pretty!

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The Weekend Housewife - Pumpkinville Great Valley, NY - Autumn Chatterbug Blog Hop

There is so much to do at Pumpkinville and they have a lot of wonderful free attractions and the bigger ones require tickets. I love these cutout characters and Shawn is always so willing to pose with them. (It took a long time because at first he refused to go anywhere near them. lol)

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Don’t I look trilled to be the ghost driving the pumpkin car? LOL I think we are going to be making up some of these for our next Halloween party. I think everyone will love them.

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This was really neat. It is a Corn Teepee and you can go inside of it. The kids were running in and out of it constantly. We went on a hayride too but it was extremely packed, so I could barely move to get any photos, so you’ll just have to take my word for it. 🙂 It would have been nice to be able to move around and see everything without feeling like we were sitting on everyone’s laps.

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We found out that Shawn is about 3’6″, which is too big for me. I am only 4’9″ so he is gaining on me. It won’t be long before he’s towering over me.

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My favorite attraction was the 6-acre Corn Maze. We had never been through one before and I was excited to give it a try. We were each given a blank pumpkin printed on a piece of paper. We had to find 3 stations (eyes, nose and mouth) and create a pumpkin and then when we finally found our way out, we got a sticker saying we made it. We made it but not until finding the same station 3 times. 🙂

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Here is Shawn leading the way through the maze. I don’t want to blame him for us getting lost many times but when you have a 5 year old navigating, it’s going to happen. That’s ok though. We had a blast in there!

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Here he is telling us which way we need to go next. We had a very difficult time finding the station with the nose. We were going on circles and it wasn’t too far from the beginning of the maze. Go figure!

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Daddy did take over the navigating when Shawn got us very lost. Everyone else in the maze was really nice and we were all giving each other hints on how to get around in there. It was funny when we would meet up in the same spot, because we all went in a big circle. We made it through the entire thing and got our We Did It! stickers.

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Of course we got pumpkins while we were there. For the past few years we had been buying pumpkins from roadside stands, so I forgot how expensive they are! But how could we go to Pumpkinville and not get pumpkins, right?

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After picking out our many large soon-to-be Jack-o-Lanterns, smaller decoration pumpkins and various gourds (and $70 later!), we were good to go. They also have many shops that sell crafts, baked goods, cider, etc.

There are many other things that we just didn’t do. Shawn doesn’t handle the heat very well, so it makes him a little cranky (I don’t blame him because I am the same way). The weather was beautiful but at 75+ degrees just beating down on you, makes for a hot day.

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Here are all of the pumpkins and other gourds that we purchased (the sign I bought a couple weeks ago from Michaels). The large pumpkin in the front is mine, the white pumpkin is Michael’s and the large one at the top of the steps is Shawn’s.

We had a lot of fun and even though we have a large pumpkin farm closer that is similar to this one, it is highly overpriced and they charge you to do a lot of the attractions (and depending on when you go, they charge you to get in!). I would rather drive down to Pumpkinville to have fun any day.

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This post is part of the Chatterbugs 2014 Fall Blog Hop! Please hop along to the next site and see what they’ve got posted today. Happy Fall Y’all!

11 thoughts on “Pumpkinville

  1. Judy

    Happy Blog Hop Day Jules! I so enjoyed going to Pumpkinville with you! Love the name! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cuter scarecrow! I love those cutouts. I get what you mean about the heat – when we took the kids to our pumpkin patch last time, it was almost in the 90’s! So not like fall! Thank you for the wonderful fall post. I loved the photos! I’m heading to Michael’s tomorrow & hoping to find that sign that you have. I LOVE it! So hopefully, you bought it this year. Hugs Jules!

  2. Jeanne

    Hi Jules! Pumpkinville looks like a lot of fun!! I love corn mazes. Your fall colors by the water just makes me want to be there. 🙂

  3. annie

    Wonderful photos! I love the name Pumpkinville. It is just so cute.
    Here in NJ we have farms that offer similar activities in fall and hayrides,etc.

  4. Danna

    Hi Jules, Happy Blog Hop Day! It turned out very well. I love the pumpkin patch place you went to. Your pictures are always great. Have a great day! I am now hopping on…

  5. Lori

    Happy Blog Hop day Jules!!! Pumpkinville looks like so much fun!!! Oh how I wish I could go there. There are places like that here too, but Pumpkinville looks like a blast.
    I love your pumpkins and sign!!! Have a great day. ((BIG HUGS))!!

  6. Susan

    Hi Jules, Shawn is so cute as the little scarecrow man. We are planning another family outing to the Pumpkin Patch. Love the fall colors at Pumpkinville! Happy Fall!

  7. Darylynn

    Hi Jules! I always love your blog design! Pumpkinville looks wonderful. I don’t think that cute scarecrow is going to scare anyone away tho! 😉 All your photos are gorgeous! Jeff and I are going to Rise of the Jack o Lanterns next week. It’s always been in NY and it’s the 1st year they are having one in LA. Looking forward to that but wish I could take jack-o-lantern photos in the dark. Maybe you could do a photo tip on that! Enjoy your glorious fall! (((Hugz)))

  8. Kim

    Happy blog hop day, October and Wednesday, Jules! Pumpkinville sounds like my kind of place. I love orchards and places like that. lol, I enjoyed your photos and the story of the corn maze. Shoot, I bet you Shawn did a much better job than I would have done. lol I couldn’t find my way out of a paper bag. lol You’re right though, those places are so expensive! It’s a shame really, because there is really no need for it. I find it cheaper to buy pumpkins at the grocery store cheaper than at the orchard. Crazy, huh? Yet, guess where I buy our pumpkins? The orchard. lol I LOVE the sign you bought at Michaels. Very cute! Have a beautiful day and thank you for your kind words about our home. Lots of hugs!

  9. Kathy

    Happy Blog Hop Jules! This is so much fun! What a wonderful day spent with your family at Pumpkinville! Great pictures and wonderful memories! The colors are amazing! Thanks for sharing your special family day with us!

  10. Toni

    Happy Blog Hop Jules! What a perfect Autumn day spent with your family. How I wish we had one like that close by. We have to go closer upstate to find one. Your photos and post are wonderful. I love the maze and the cut out characters. Happy Fall my friend. 🙂

  11. Marge

    Good morning and happy blog hop day! I love pumpkinville. What a great place to visit. Loved all the pictures. I practically felt like I was there! Thanks for sharing and the blog hop idea. Hugz!

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