Although this heat wave persists, it is really October! And, it is that time of year again to visit pumpkin patches in search of your very own great pumpkin, get lost in corn mazes and search for the perfect apple at the orchard. We are lucky to have two great destinations in Pendleton to do just that!
Smith Family Farms
Many of you are familiar with Smith Family Farms, our local family farm that has been passed through seven generations…and has been in operation for more than 100 years. Smith Family Farms is located at 7055 West 675 South and is now open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The farm features a pumpkin patch, hay rides around the adjacent Smith family farm homesteads, a corn maze, pony rides and a petty zoo with donkeys, cows, rabbits and goats. The Party Barn even serves hamburgers, nachos, caramel apples and other treats for you to enjoy. It’s just $4 for admission, $1 for pony rides and the pumpkins range from $3 to $20. Visiting Smith Family Farms is a wonderful family tradition that we are excited to see return for another season. Click here for additional information.
If you’re in the mood for apples and apple cider, stop by the Apple Barn, located at 6256 West Fall Creek Drive. If the sign is out at Fall Creek Road and State Road 38, it’s likely that the apples are plenty and the cider is chilled and ready for you to enjoy. The Apple Barn is just that…a barn that houses apples that have been picked at the orchard on site for you to enjoy. If you want to confirm availability before you stop by, you can call 778-2869.
Have fun with the traditions of this season and shop local!