Pumpkins grow in the ground, not in the asphalt outside the local grocery store, so why not head to a metro patch to grab your orange orb? Oklahoma Gazette wants your autumn to be awesome, so we did the work for you and scooped out the most scenic spots to shop for the seasonal squash.
Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch
720 Henney, Arcadia
Visitors here not only have pumpkins to pick from a "homegrown" patch, but also a cornfield or a hay-bale maze to navigate.
Orr Family Farm
14400 S. Western
The Orr Family Farm in south Oklahoma City has a feast of fall fun geared especially to kids. Admission to the farm gets you:
" a bag of kettle corn,
" a train ride and
" a hayride to the pumpkin patch where you can grab a "Sugar Pie" pumpkin of your choosing.
Chester's Party Barn
5201 Cimarron, Piedmont
With a 3-acre hay maze, a petting zoo and a 10-ton sandbox, Chester's Party Barn in Piedmont has a lot of autumn to offer. Pay the admission and get:
" a pumpkin,
" a pony ride and
" a cup of feed for the petting zoo.
Southwest of Norman on Interstate 35, exit 106
Want to be a "farm kid for a day?" Visit TG Farms for:
" hay jumps,
" hay rides and
" a giant hay maze.
Hate hay? TG Farms also has a corn maze and farm animals to feed. You get all that with admission, plus your pickin' from its "sea" of pumpkins. If pondering pumpkins makes you pout, the farm also has gourds, straw bales, decorative corn and other fall produce. "Joe Wertz