How to Enjoy a Fall Festival with an Infant


About a month ago, we went in with some friends and decided that we would buy a Groupon to go to a pumpkin patch.  I love fall, I love pumpkin patches and I couldn’t wait to take Aiden if for no other reason than to get some good fall pictures of him.  We decided that this past weekend was the one that we would go.  We decided that we were going to go early on Saturday to enjoy the crisp fall air and not mess up Aiden’s nap schedule too much.  We loaded the car, got our Starbucks and started the 45 minute drive to the pumpkin patch.

When we got there, it was unlike we had envisioned.  It was in an empty field and there were only about 100 pumpkins in the whole “patch”.  There were a few activities to do, but only for kids that were in their toddler to elementary school ages.  Now, I didn’t expect there to be a whole host of activities for a 7 month old, but I did think it would be a little more of a festival with lots of people, vendors, activities for all ages, and possibly some music.  David and I pulled up and decided we would check it out for 10 minutes and then get back in the car and drive home.  It was disappointing:(

On the way home, we were a little discouraged that our big outing had been a big fat fail, but we decided to check out a nursery that is near our home to see if they had some pumpkins for sale.  It turns out, they had a fall festival going on and it was indoors in a green house, so we didn’t even have to battle the wind outside.

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There were people, pumpkins, fall festivities and it was decorated like fall.  We picked out a few pumpkins to bring home, got some great pictures, drank apple cider and we called it a win!

Image 3 Someone was getting a little grumpy after being in the car for so long, but he perked up when he got to play with pumpkins!

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However, he thought he was supposed to eat them whole.   Image 11 We also ventured out to the dog park and Otis enjoyed some fall weather as well!

Image 9 When looking for a fall festival with an infant, make sure there is actually something going on besides 3 activities that are suitable for older kids!  It will make you much happier.

Other than that small debacle, we had a great family-filled weekend.  I’m a happy mama that we got some pumpkin pictures also!



3 Responses to How to Enjoy a Fall Festival with an Infant

  1. Oh gosh, what a great little smile Aiden has! Glad you found a festival – there’s not much cuter than babies with pumpkins!

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