Fall is almost here which means it is time to start thinking about pumpkin patches! Pumpkin patches are a magical way to enjoy the harvest season. Whether it is to get cute pictures, find the perfect jack-o-lantern, or decorate with a festive pumpkin, the Birmingham Mom Collective has a guide to the best pumpkin patches in the area. These three pumpkin patches and fall-related spaces will give you options on how to start celebrating fall!
Miss Sims Garden
Located in the Edgewood Neighborhood in Homewood, this garden offers a variety for every pumpkin patch goer. Whether it is small and unique-looking pumpkins and gourds, a traditional big pumpkin for carving, or chrysanthemums, you will be delighted to give Miss Sims Garden a stop this season to get pumpkins from five to 50 pounds. Plus, nothing can beat the feeling of a traditional pumpkin patch in the fall.
Hoover Hayrides and Family Night
Every season the City of Hoover offers free hayrides and a family night. Get your face painted, see a balloon artist, enjoy a hayride, and maybe win something in a giveaway. Family night is held at Veterans Park on Valleydale Road. The family night might not be pumpkin patch related, but it involves the whole family and has more activities than a traditional pumpkin patch. Plus, who can beat the great price of free?
Grace House Pumpkin Festival
Held in Homewood Central Park, the Grace House Pumpkin Festival is a fun fall activity. Adults get in free and each child’s admission is $10 with a pumpkin included. Go and enjoy a 24-foot rock wall, carnival-style games, a lot of activities, and candy giveaways! The Grace House Pumpkin Festival will be sure to delight the whole family.
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What to Do With The Pumpkins You Get at The Pumpkin Patch?
Carving a pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern is classic and a fun activity during October. If you have younger kids or your kids are not into the mess cutting open and removing seeds from a pumpkin requires, try pumpkin painting. Painting a pumpkin is less mess and less work on the parent, while also allowing kids of all ages to join in the fun.
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