Ever since I was a child, one of my favorite Halloween activities was visiting one of the many Louisville pumpkin patches and taking a hay ride out to pick the best pumpkin for that year's jack-o-lantern. Whether you're continuing a childhood tradition or starting a new one with your own family, you'll be able to find the perfect pumpkin this year at one of these Louisville pumpkin patches.
Probably the most popular local destination for pumpkin picking, a visit to Huber's Farm in the fall is a family tradition for many Louisvillians. Fall activities at Huber's Farm include hay rides, pumpkin picking, finding your way through a corn maze, visiting and feeding animals at the petting zoo, and more. Add apple cider, pumpkin pie, caramel apples, and home-cooked food from Joe Huber's Restaurant
, and you'll soon feel like you're in heaven.
If you want to experience the fun of Huber's Farm but don't want to drive to Indiana, try Sunny Acres Farm in J-town this year instead. Pumpkins, corn stalks, straw, gourds, and yummy baked goods are available at Sunny Acres Farm during the week from 4-6 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Sunny Acres Farm will also host a pumpkin festival on October 16, featuring a kids' corn maze, farm animals, a play area, and pumpkins galore.
Located in Lanesville, Indiana, Deere Farms features all of the traditional fall festival favorites: a 10-acre pumpkin patch, a 14-acre corn maze, hayrides, carriage rides, and even a haunted maze. In 2010, Deere Farms will be open from September 11 through October 31 on Fridays from 3 p.m. to dark, Saturdays from 11 a.m. to dark, and Sundays from noon to dark.