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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Fun & Pumpkins Galore at Didier Farms Pumpkinfest
Nothing says fall like seeing pumpkins out on people’s doorsteps. My daughter Reese, now three really understands Halloween and that pumpkins are a part of the celebration. She has been asking for a couple weeks now when she will get to pick out her pumpkins so we decided to take a ride to Didier Farm this weekend to not only pick out pumpkins, but also enjoy an afternoon of family fun.

Didier Farm is a cute place with a lot to do, located in Prairie View. They have several rides for the kids, a petting zoo, giant jump houses, a corn maze, a hayride, an arts and crafts area and much more!
The first spot we hit was the pig pen. There were 5 or 6 piglets under heat in the pen, they were so cute. We also went into the petting zoo where Reese was able to not only pet the animals (goats, pigs, etc.), she was also able to feed them out of her hand which she got a kick out of.
Next we checked out the rides. Reese went on a dragon “roller coaster”, a mini ferris wheel, the train and the scrambler (multiple times)! She also took a pony ride as well.
The area we spent the most time this year was the pumpkin area. Didier Farm has SO many pumpkins to choose from – lots of different sizes and even colors. Reese had a hard time deciding which ones to pick so she walked up and down each row checking them all out before finally making a decision on a few. I had a great time snapping pictures of her surrounded by the pumpkins.
We went into the store to pay for our pumpkins and ended up leaving with not only our pumpkins, but an apple pie, pumpkin bread mix (that we were able to sample), apple cider and two Halloween decorations. Their store has a ton of fun and homemade treats to choose from.
We had a great time at Didier Farms. It was a chilly day, however, it was fun to bundle up, get into the fall spirit and let Reese burn off some energy. Next up is carving those pumpkins we bought…can’t wait!

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