Patch Work - A Guide to OK’s Best Pumpkin Patches
A Guide to OK’s Best Pumpkin Patches
With sweater weather right around the corner, the opportunities for outdoor activities start to dwindle. But worry not, because the crisp, fall weather is actually the perfect time to experience some of life’s greatest and simplest pleasures. So, throw on your cheesiest, fall themed appliqué sweater, toss the kids in the car and get ready to go a-pickin’!
Livesay Orchards – Porter, OK
Livesay Orchards is best known as Oklahoma’s largest peach orchard but this family-run business is also home to the incredible Pumpkin Playland. Each fall Livesay lights up the dreary autumn days with pumpkin bowling, hay mazes, apple picking and much, much more! Plus, the cost of admission (just $3 per person!) gets you access to the whole orchard, as well as a hay ride through Livesay’s majestic pumpkin patch.
Be sure not to miss their farmer’s market for a fantastic assortment of seasonal, local fruits and vegetables. After all, fall is prime time to sample some of Livesay’s renowned peaches as well as their tomatoes, apples and pumpkins!
For more information, visit www.livesayorchards.com.
Orr Family Farm – Oklahoma City, OK
Saddle up for a pony ride or drop a line in the fishing pond because at the Orr Family Farm fun is around every corner! The vintage carousel, nostalgic train rides, gemstone mine and old timey photo booth will transport you and your family back to a simpler time.
Once the clocks fall back, Orr moves it forward. With complimentary surprises including a free sugar pumpkin and free pumpkin butter with cost of admission, you’ll be living in the lap of pumpkin-y luxury.
Do you have young kids? Or perhaps are just looking for a new way to spend this Halloween? Well, Orr’s Non-Scary Halloween Festival is the way to go! Pumpkin carving and costume contests set the theme for the night which features hay rides, live animals and free gifts for your little goblins and ghouls!
For complete details, go to www.orrfamilyfarm.com.
If pumpkins and peaches don’t do it for you, be sure to check out www.pickyourown.org. Click on Oklahoma and there you will find a complete breakdown of farms and orchards by county. From oranges to oregano, blackberries to broccoli, you’ll find the perfect place to pick your own pickled peppers - and so much more!