Fall fun can mean a lot of things and local patches are offering some unique festivities for families to enjoy. Here are five surprising things you'll find at pumpkin patches in the metro.
Meet Hedwig the Owl at the Wizarding World of Tiger Safari!
In addition to the park’s pumpkin patch, hayrides and interactive zoo, attendees can have some wizarding fun with themed photo stations. Guest are encouraged to come in costume. Admission is $15 per person and the event is open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., every day until Oct. 31.
Find all-inclusive fun at Chester’s Pumpkin Patch.
With multiple kids in tow, it’s important for families to know and prepare for the extras kids are surely going to ask for. At Chester’s Pumpkin Patch, admission is all-inclusive which means unlimited pony rides, repeat trips down the giant slide, multiple attempts to master the 3-arce maze and more. The only extras you need to plan for is food for the petting zoo. Everyone even gets a pumpkin, while supplies last. Admission is $10 for ages 1 – 10; $6 for ages 11 – 64 and free for seniors 65 & older and infants 11 mos & under. The farm is open Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. until Oct. 31.
Enjoy fall fun in the city at Wings Fall Harvest Pumpkin Patch.
You won’t have to journey far to enjoy the best of fall at Wings Fall Harvest Pumpkin Patch. The special needs community’s annual fundraiser brings pony rides, a pumpkin train, hayrides and a corn maze to Edmond. Families can also enjoy a Touch-a-Truck on Oct. 13 & 20. Admission is just $5 for anyone over 2 and the patch is open Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 – 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the programming for young adults with special needs at Wings.
Cheer on racers in a real match up of a tortoise and hare at The Patch at Silver Wind Farms!
The Patch at Silver Wind Farm turns the storybook tale of the tortoise and the hare into real-life action on select days during October at 3 p.m. Who do you think will win? After the racing ends, enjoy farm games, story time in the farmyard, pumpkin carving and painting contests and more. On weekends, visitor can also enjoy food trucks and pop-up shops. Bonus: adults get in free with the purchase of a child’s admission. The patch is open Friday from 4 – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday, 2 – 6 p.m. Admission for kids ages 3 & up is $10. Some activities are not included in general admission.
Take a spin on Mo’s Carousel.
Pumpkinville is a local favorite and attendees this year get to be one of the first to enjoy the garden’s new carousel. While it is not exactly new to Oklahoma City, the carousel that was once a centerpiece at Crossroads Mall for many years. Named in honor of its owner, Mo’s Carousel will now be a fun fixture for the urban park year-round. Pumpkinville is open daily from 10 a.m – 5 p.m. and admission is $8 for nonmembers ages 4 & up.
For even more fall fun ideas, check out our 2018 Fall Fun Round-up.
Born and raised in the Oklahoma City metro and a graduate of the Gaylord College of Journalism at the University of Oklahoma, Lindsay Cuomo has worked for MetroFamily since 2014 covering local stories, people and events. Lindsay is a mom to three school-aged boys and calls Moore, Oklahoma home.