Fall is finally here! Although it was still 90 degrees today in South Louisiana, the cooler weather is just around the corner – and with it: fall holidays!
Let’s get into the spirit by talking about pumpkins. Have you visited a local pumpkin patch? We go to Mrs. Heather’s every year. (You may know Mrs. Heather from her Strawberry Patch! Different Farm, but same Mrs. Heather!) Below are some options for you and your family. Comment on this post if you have one to add!
“Pumpkins With a Purpose” – Hammond and Ponchatoula
All Saints Episcopal Church in Ponchatoula and Grace Episcopal Church in Hammond have pumpkins for sale ($1 and up, depending on size). This is a community fund-raiser for the New Horizons Youth Service Bureau Positive Steps program. Both locations are beautiful and great for picture-taking!
The sale will begin the second week of October and last until Oct. 31.
Ponchatoula Location: All Saints Episcopal Church, 250 West Hickory Street, Ponchatoula, LA 70454
Hours: 3pm – 6pm Monday through Friday, 10am – 2pm Saturday and 10:45pm-2pm on Sunday.
Hammond Location: Grace Episcopal Church, 100 W. Church St., Hammond, LA 70401
Hours: 2:30pm – 5pm Monday through Friday, 10am – 4pm on Saturday and 12pm – 4 on Sunday.
Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch – Hammond
Location: 11215 Lees Lane, Hammond, LA 70401
Open: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays / 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends from September 26 – November 3, 2013
$7 per child, which includes a pumpkin and all activities, corn maze, zip line, jumping pillow, corn box, nature trail, face painting and more. No cost for adults.
We have also heard great things about Liuzza Land’s Fall Festival Corn Maze/Pumpkin Patch. Luizza Land is a working farm and a beautiful place.
Liuzza Land – Amite
Location: 56457 Holden Circle , Amite, LA 70422
Open to Public: Last two Saturdays in October: October 19 and October 26 from 10am – 5 pm. (Open for field trips during the week.) Please note: Closed on Sundays.
$10 per child (includes a pumpkin) and $8 per adult. Activities includes: Pony Rides, Farm Animals, Wagon Tour, Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Barnyard Animals, Face Painting, Seed Planting, and more!
From the event website: This fall’s corn maize will be bigger and better than ever! The maize if full of scarecrows, dead ends and bridges to excite you as you make your way through! Each scarecrow holds a hole puncher of a different shape which you will use to punch your card to help guide you in the right direction.
Phone: Call Elizabeth at 985-981-5788 with any questions.
Great Pumpkin Patch – Amite
Location: 19354 Rolling Pine Dr., Amite, LA 70422
Open: Tuesday-Saturday from 9am – 6pm and Sunday from 10am – 5pm. Closed Sunday.
Activities include a hayride through the pumpkin patch ($3) and a haunted maze ($7). Tickets for both are available for $8. Children under 2 are free. Pumpkins are available for purchase from $1 and up.
Phone: (985) 517-1690
Cajun Country Corn Maze – Amite
Location: 40833 Highway 16 Amite, Louisiana 70422
Open: September 28 – November 24, 2013. Operating Hours Vary – see website for list.
Ages 12 and up : $11, Ages 4-11: $9, Under 3: Free. Activities include: Cow train, corn launchers, duck and pig race, pumpkin blaster, jumping pillow, zombie paintball. Extra cost for some activities, including nighttime haunted trail. See website for packages. Field trips for school groups are available.
Info Hotline: 877-843-9421
Phone: 225-357-4924 / 225-939-8305
Websites: http://www.cajuncountrycorn.com/ and http://www.themaize.com/sites.php?ID=&username=labatonrouge
Steele’s Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and Petting Zoo – Washington Parish
Location:56459 Dollar Road in Angie, Louisiana, 70426.
Open to the Public: Weekends from September 28 to November 3. Saturdays: 10am – 6pm and Sundays 1pm – 6pm.
Cost: $8.50/person. Children under 2 are free.
Activities Include: Pumpkin Patch, Petting Zoo, Corn Maze, Tractor drawn hay ride thru the Christmas Trees to the Pumpkin Patch and the Corn Maze, Zip Line, The Moo Moo Choo Choo (Six wagons painted to look like cows), Corn Box – (Like a sand box, but filled with shelled corn), Pyramid Tire Stack for Climbing, and many more activities. I can;t wait to try this place next year. Looks like a great time!
Where do you love to take your family for pumpkin picking?