Hey Tulsa Moms and Families!!!!
It’s fall in Oklahoma although it doesn’t always feel like it. And I am here to give you the down and dirty on all the Pumpkin Patches around town! It’s so overwhelming to figure out where and when you need to go, and most importantly what to expect. If your kids love pumpkin patches as much as mine do, you will be hitting them all up so read here to see where to spend your time, your money, and plan your visits. Cause lets be honest Mommin’ ain’t easy.
I want to get this post going so I am going to start with Tulsa’s two biggest pumpkin patches and I will hopefully add to this as the month goes on and I have more time to venture out.
Carmichael’s Pumpkin Patch
Here is their Facebook Page. We took a quick Saturday morning trip to Carmichael’s and it does not disappoint. It is everything you are looking for in a pumpkin patch. They have a wonderful variety of great quality pumpkins and amazing farm animals! I think this is the perfect size for smaller children and so far the best quality of pumpkins. Carmichael’s location is great for a quick or long trip. So whether you are just trying to kill some time before nap or older siblings’ pick up, or if you want to spend the whole afternoon here you will not be disappointed. Most importantly, admission is FREE, so even if you just want to let your kids just run around this is the place for you!
Here is a small sample of their amazing pumpkin collection. There are many more varieties to choose from and they all seemed to be great quality. My kids loved the green ones that looked like ducks.
Here are a couple examples of their photo prop areas. If you are looking to get a great family photo and coordinate outfits with the background beforehand, I think their cutest set up is below…
Look how cute my mini-blogger is. And who knows whats going on with my face in the bottom picture. InstaDad was working so Grandma subbed in so we will work on her skillz ,i.e. the ability to snap more than one photo at a time.
Here are some pictures of their amazing farm animals. You can buy carrots for $1 and if you are too scared to feed the animals you can make your Grandma do it. They have pigs (teeny baby ones), goats, cows, llamas and/or alpacas (not really sure), sheep, cows, ponies, parakeets, and I’m sure more!
Here is a list of their prices for activities.
- Animal Feed $1 a bag
- Wagon Ride $2 for kids (Adults Free)
- Pony Ride $5
- Cane Maze $2
- Camel Ride $5
- Parakeet Encounter $2
Here is a picture of us on the hay ride and the pony ride.
They do have an outdoor area for seating. This is apparently also available for renting as there was a birthday party set up outside while we were there.
Don’t forget to head inside to check out their great concessions, and plenty of treats to take home including jams, mixes, pretzels, candy, fudge and more.
Their concession prices are very reasonable, They have coffee and bottled water for $1
Here is a list of food available:
I mean how cute are these two little nuggets on their pumpkins?
And this adorable little set up with a wagon??
Carmichael’s is open Monday-Saturday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Alright next up………
Pumpkin Town Farms
Pumpkin Town is amazing. Different, but amazing. This is not a drop in and go place. You are in for the long haul. There are SO MANY activities and things to do this takes a half day atleast and then you need a nap. And your kids will probably fall asleep in the car on the way home. I would not necessarily recommend this place to pick out pumpkins. Their selection is limited compared to some of the other local produce-oriented patches, and there is admission(see below). Though the pumpkins are at the entry so you may be able to buy without paying for entry.
Cutest big rocking chair for all the pictures.
$8.99 Weekday and $10.99 Weekend. Kids 2 and under are free.
Fun Pass Admission includes
- Corn Maze
- Petting Zoo
- Thunder Mountain Sliides
- Grain Train
- Jumping Pillow
- Face Painting
- Cow Train
- Pumpkin Jump Pad
- Goat Walk
- Chicken Show
- Life Size Fooseball
- Fire Truck Slides
- And Many More
You can buy a higher level pass to include those activities that do not come with the admission including pony rides, camel rides, pumpkin blaster, corn cannon, critter paintball, and horse drawn hay rides (weekends only) or pay for each additional activity that fits your style.
The Cow Train is so fun. Picks you up right at the beginning and gives you a good quick tour around the whole location so you can scope out the must-dos for your family. They have a pretty good petting zoo with donkeys, pigs, goats, ponies, and ducks. Pigs were eating some pumpkins which is just adorable. The Chicken show… is ummm interesting. Creepy. Think old school Chuck-E-Cheese animated puppets with a slightly eerie vibe.
Picture opportunities are endless…. see below.
And plenty more of fun activities!!!
Jumping pillow, little better for older kids. Do not get on this if you are recently post-partum, or haven’t been keeping up on your kegals. Almost peed my pants. Okay actually I did, but just a little. The Pumpkin Jump Patch is a little bit better for little kids, basically a bounce house with out a top. They also have pumpkin bowling, duck races, hop a long race track and a rat roller.
Plenty of tractor photo ops if you have a little one who loves tractors as much as mine
Another area that’s super cute is a place called Tiny Town. If you have a little tot this area has a bunch of activities for your wee ones, including mini tractors, play houses, water table fun, and see saw.
Other activities include the Hay Jump, Chicken Coop, Goat walk, Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe, Fire trucks, and Life Size Foosball.
The Grain Train is a super fun tractor ride that easily fits your family of 2-6 depending on size into an adorable wooden cart and takes you on a loop around the corn field for those of you (raising hand) that are not corn maze people.
Here’s even more pictures of what they got going on but obviously you realize at this time you need to go check it out for yourself.
Barnyard Basketball, Barnyard Football, Pumpkin Blaster, Paintball, Horse Drawn Hay Rides, and Thunder Mountain Slides (Which are sooooo much fun!)
I love Sadie’s and my laugh, and then the pan over to Daddy and John is priceless.
Pumpkin town does have campfire sites available for rent for $40 which could make for a fun evening if you have older kids that can run around by themselves. And plenty of picnic sites set up as well.
Concessions are a little bit higher at Pumpkin Town with a Hotdog/Corndog for $4, Mac-n-Cheese bites $6.50, Brisket Sandwich Basket $9.00, Sno Cones $3.00, Soda $3.00, Kettle Corn $6. This is just a small sampling of what they have but it gives you an idea on prices.
Here are some photos from inside their barn upon entry including pre-carved pumpkins for the lazy folk.
Their pumpkin prices were equivalent to Carmichael’s.
Pumpkin Town Farms, You were amazing. We will definitely be back. We were exhausted but only in the best way!
We have completed our Pumpkin Patch tour for 2018!
Pleasant Valley Farms
Sorry for the delay but I wanted to get this updated with our FAVORITE pumpkin patch, Pleasant Valley Farms. Pleasant Valley is located between Sand Springs and Sapulpa and is a great pumpkin patch for pictures.
Pleasant Valley has free admission and the following activities are free.
- Pumpkin Bowling
- Duck Races
- Cowbell Toss
- Beanbag Toss
- Punkin Chalkin
- Calf Roping
- Kid Trail
- Bounce Corral
- Roundbale Run
- BarnYard Animals
- Find the Farmer Maze
Here are some pics below of some of these activities….
Look at the cutest, REAL life farm animals, that more momma pig….just takes you back to breastfeeding but in a real bad way….
- 1 Mile Round Trip Hayride
- 20 Acre Cornmaze (with Hayride)
- Mini Golf
- Punkin Chunkin
- Grist Mill
Here are some pictures of their pumpkins.
And lastly, the best part about Pleasant Valley Farms…. the photo ops. OOOOOHH the photo ops. Every 10 steps they have something else set up. This is truly the cutest place to snap photos of your littles or plan a wonderful family photo session. See below and enjoy!!!
They have several outdoor seating areas, so go ahead and pack a picnic and enjoy your day!
Sooooo in conclusion….
Best Pumpkins: Carmichaels
Best Activities: Pumpkin Town
Best Photos: Pleasant Valley
Best Overall Pumpkin Patch: Drum roll please…….. Pleasant Valley Farms really took the cake for overall best experience!
Also, if you want to make a day of it, or get an even more farm like experience, go check out the amazing Sam, and her pumpkin patch blog post from last year that is making me wish that October wasn’t coming to an end and we had more time to check these places out, next year!
Thank you all for reading, and following along! Lets see where the next road takes us in Tulsa!