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Saturday, 23 October 2021

7th Generation Farm Pumpkin Patch

Halloween is just over a week away so we've been busy ticking all the Fall must dos off our list. This week's activity was visiting a pumpkin patch. We decided to stay local with a visit to 7th Generation Farm right here in Louisville after school one day.

7th Generation Farm was our pumpkin patch choice last year too, however last year we visited on a weekend and it was pretty busy. We wanted to avoid the crowds so going on a weekday after school was perfect. There were still other people there, but it was pretty quiet over all. We had the tractor ride, the pumpkin patch and the corn maze all to ourselves. Actually, we had pretty much everything to ourselves which was perfect!

Let's take a look...


Our first stop at the pumpkin patch was the corn maze. We took a tractor ride to the corn maze and set off on our way. The corn wasn't especially tall so we figured we'd get through it pretty quickly, but there were enough twists and turns that it still took about half an hour to make our way through. Other corn mazes we've been through have been green but this one was yellow and dry giving it more of a Fall feel. Depending on which way we were facing and the height of the corn we either had views of the mountains that felt like we were in the countryside, or views of the nearby supermarket and apartment buildings which felt much less country! Every now and then birds would fly out of the corn en masse and it was pretty cool to see them flying together. Lola, of course, did her best creepy "Children of the Corn" impersonation. I think it's even creepier in the dried out corn because her blonde hair blends in more! You can see her in green corn in Kansas here to compare.


After we popped out of the corn maze we headed to the pumpkin patch to choose our pumpkins. The girls, as usual, chose the biggest pumpkins they could find and they weren't able to carry them themselves. Good thing there were plenty of wheelbarrows on hand. 


I lugged the pumpkins back to the car and then we checked out the rest of the attractions on site. The farm is home to goats, chickens, pigs and horses which the girls checked out while I was hauling pumpkins. There are also lots of fun photo opportunities with old farm machinery (one of which Mathilde thought was a catapult!), old vehicles and hay bale animals. 


The kids had fun climbing up mountains of hay bales, running through a hay bale maze, doing a sack race and playing in corn. Mathilde may have filled her top up with dried corn kernels that later spilled all through the car. 


If you're in the Boulder area and looking for a pumpkin patch to visit I definitely recommend checking out 7th Generation Farm. It's small enough that you won't need to spend half a day there but there's still plenty to see and do. Plus it's more affordable than some of the bigger pumpkin patches and the pumpkins are well priced too (ours were pretty much on par with the pumpkin prices I've seen in the supermarket). 

7th Generation Farm is located at 1536 Courtesy Road, Louisville, just on the corner of South Boulder Road.

The pumpkin patch is open through Halloween with the hours as follows: Tuesdays through Thursdays 12pm - 6:30pm, and Fridays through Sundays 9am - 6:30pm. Closed on Mondays.

Entry to the pumpkin patch is $6 per person ($5 per person for groups of 4 or more) and includes all of the attractions. 

Pumpkins are available to purchase either from the pumpkin patch or the onsite market store (entry fee not required if you're just going to the market store).

For more information visit http://www.7thgenerationfarm.com/pumpkin-patch

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