Pumpkin Picking

By: Robin Ruerhwein

Pumpkin Picking is one of my favorite fall activities. My family and I made our annual trek over over to CN Smith Farm in East Bridgewater last week. We like it there because there, you can take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin. It’s all part of the experience. I’ve done it every single year since my oldest son was born and will continue to go there for many, many more years.

As soon as the hayride pulled up to the pumpkin patch, my boys were off to find the perfect pumpkin.

This year the hayride cost $3.50 per person.  Then the pumpkin costs per pound on top of it (we got a nice big 20 pounder), but the experience was well worth it as far as I’m concerned.  With the exception of some minor crankies from my four-year-old, we all had a really nice time.

Hayrides run on the weekends, but the farm stand in which you can purchase pumpkins, cider, apples and a whole bunch of other goodies is open seven days a week.

Do you go pumpkin picking? If so, where do you go?

2 thoughts on “Pumpkin Picking

  1. For late pumpkin buyers, I just got an email with this info in it and wanted to share: Look Out farm in south Natick


    FREE pumpkin for everyone with paid admission on Saturday and Sunday.

    Reduced weekend admission – just $10 per person!

    Kids who wear a Halloween costume this weekend will get in FREE*
    On Saturday and Sunday, 50% off U-Pick fruit – just $1.25 per pound!

    Lookout Farm is open through Sunday, October 30th from 10:00 – 5:00.

    Jonagold, Golden Delicious and Fugi Apples are ready for picking.
    We still have apples left on the trees so there’s still time to pick your own fresh fruit.

    Come and meet all of our many farm animals. How about a FREE hayride? Rides run every half hour from 11:00 to 4:00 on Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting).
    Join us through Friday for train rides through our orchards, farm-themed Children’s Play Area, caterpillar rides, hay pyramid, moon bounce, burlap maze and so much more fun.

    Catch a magic act his weekend under the big tent at the Children’s Play Area. Magic shows are at 12:00, 1:00 + 2:00 on Saturday and Sunday. Kids can have their face painted between 12:00 – 4:00 and take a ride on our crazy caterpillar ride around the Children’s Play Area.

    The Farm Market and Garden Center are open through Sunday from 10:00 – 5:00. All of our fresh, farm-grown fruit is available in the market

    Our BBQ snack bar offers burgers, barbecued chicken and juicy hotdogs.

    Please note that fruit availability depends on the weather and the number of people who come to pick, so please check our website or call our U-Pick hotline at 508-653-0653.

    * Free admisison for kids in costume does not apply to birthday parties and corporate events.

    Come spend the day with us and you’ll see just why Belkin Family Lookout Farm is #1 in Outdoor Family Fun!


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