Sometimes it’s difficult to come up with seasonal activities that are both kid and adult friendly. It’s even more difficult to do so when you are on a budget and don’t have that much money to spend. Thrifty Halloween crafts and cheap Halloween recipes are two excellent way to save money this autumn. If you are looking for more great ways to celebrate fall, consider going taking an affordable, practical, and fun trip to your local pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkins.
When you visit your local pumpkin farm or patch, you can pick your own pumpkins and have a great time doing it. Most people, especially those with families, purchase at least one pumpkin around Halloween. Imagine how much more special and exciting it would be if you and your family could actually pick a pumpkin in a natural setting rather than fish one out of a bin at the grocery store! Visiting your local pumpkin patch allows you to do something fun without spending more money than you would have anyway.
If the prospect of a hand-picked pumpkin isn’t enough to entice you, then consider visiting a pumpkin patch to see the many other things they have to offer. It is likely that there is a vast array of produce that is grown alongside the pumpkins. Instead of taking a trip to the grocery store, consider getting your produce at the pumpkin patch. It is likely that the produce will be just as affordable, if not cheaper, at the patch. You will be supporting a local business and eating locally as well. Your food will taste all the better because you will know it is fresh and you can clearly see where it comes from.
Many pumpkin farms feature a gift shop or market in which you can purchase any number of items. Baked goods, baking mixes, jams, and jellies might all be available. If you are someone who loves food, the shop at the patch is likely to have certain specialty items that may seem a little pricier but that are worth the indulgence. These items will be a better quality than what you would buy in the grocery store, and it will help you commemorate your outing. You might also find a food item that is seasonal or a specialty that cannot be purchased at the regular grocery store.
A visit to your local pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkins is fun for the whole family and it’s also painless for your wallet! Once you see what the pumpkin patch has to offer, you might just visit every year.
Recently, the Cheap Eats and Thrifty Crafts editors and contributors visited our local pumpkin farm. Read about our outing and find out more about how to make the most of your own experience!
What is your favorite affordable fall activity?