Down on the farm, Drumlin Farm, in October
This morning my husband and I took the two kids to Drumlin Farm with two other families to enjoy their October Harvest Weekends. During the first four weekends in October, Drumlin Farm will be bustling with special activities, games, and pick-your-own opportunities. This past weekend was all about pumpkins – pumpkin picking, pumpkin painting, pumpkin kites, gourds, you name it.
The kids, ages ranging from 1-5 years, had a ball. The parents did as well, which is always a bonus. We arrived right after 10:00 and the parking and crowds were quite manageable. No long lines to see the animals or paint a pumpkin, or even to buy the yummy cider doughnuts and cider sold by, wouldn’t you know it, Shelburne Farm (see yesterday’s blog post).
The longest time we waited for an activity was approximately 10 minutes for a hayride which was well worth it. The hay rides today took us around the fields as opposed to the dirt road around the farm itself which is how we have historically toured the farm on a normal “business day” at Drumlin. So today we were able to see the impressive expanse of crops and some families opted to jump off at the halfway point to pick-their-own pumpkins in Drumlin’s pumpkin patch.
So as I said, each weekend at Drumlin Farm in October has a special harvest theme and this one was all about pumpkins. Next weekend: Farmer’s Surprise! The last October Harvest Weekend will be Oct 23-24: potatoes!
Finally, the month of October at Drumlin Farm ends with a big Halloween celebration, “Tales of the Night” on October 28-29 (Thursday and Friday night). It will be a frightfully fun evening for the whole family! Prowl the farm with curious creatures of the night on candlelit paths. Visit the ghoulish graveyard for witch’s brew and spooky snacks. Enjoy a haunted hayride (starting at 7:00pm) and visit the creepy critter mansion. Dress in costume (if you wish) and bring a flashlight to light your way!
So come on folks, let’s get going!
Who? All ages.
Where? Drumlin Farm, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln
When? Harvest Weekends through October 24; Tales of the Night on Thursday and Friday, October 28-29.
How much? October Harvest Weekend admission for family of four: $20, and for a mere $29 additional fee you can become members. GREAT deal. Hay rides are only $1/child and $2/adult. Tales of the Night: $10/person, children under 2 years are free.