Great Pumpkin

Written by on September 30, 2012 in Charlotte, NC - 5 Comments

I love fall. It’s the best season of the year for reasons like football, tailgating, beautiful weather and all things pumpkin.

I’m a pumpkin junkie. I’ll put it in anything. Coffee, chili, Cool Whip. It’s all good.

Some of my favorite places in and around Charlotte are their busiest this time of year because of those glorious pumpkins. Their seasonal pals, the apples, get an honorable mention for also making my pie hole happy.

Sky Top Orchard is one of our favorite places to visit in the fall. The main reason being their pumpkin doughnuts. *salivates. wipes mouth. salivates more.* I do not say this lightly. They are the bomb diggity dot com.

Homer Simpson would lose his dang mind.

Another one of our favorite places to visit this time of year is The Hunter Farm. The hayride, petting zoo and picking out a pumpkin to take home is something we look forward to every year.

There’s always one Wee Frat Boy who doesn’t want to cooperate for the picture.

On our list to visit this year is Windy Hill Orchard in York, South Carolina. Word on the street is they also have impressive doughnuts of the apple cider variety.

For a comprehensive state by state listing of pumpkin and apple farms and corn mazes, visit Pumpkin Patches and More.

What’s your favorite place to visit during autumn? 


5 Comments on "Great Pumpkin"

  1. Christine October 1, 2012 at 2:22 pm · Reply

    We love Carrigan Farms in Mooresville- they have hay rides to take you out to the pumpkin patch, an area where you can pet farm animals and then you actually pick your pumpkins off of the vine (not just out of pile of them, like a lot of farms), and when you are done, they give you fresh, homemade apple cider. They also tend their own bees and you can buy the honey. It’s our favorite fall tradition!

    • Tricia October 1, 2012 at 3:41 pm · Reply

      Oh! That sounds really fun!

  2. Lisa October 2, 2012 at 4:10 pm · Reply

    We went to Windy Hill over the weekend and enjoyed lots of delicious cider doughnuts and hard cider! Oh, and for $5 the kids can feed a baby pig a bottle. Too cute. :)

    • Tricia October 2, 2012 at 4:15 pm · Reply

      How much fun is that? Hopefully we’ll plan our next trip better and won’t go in the middle of nap time like we did last year.

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