I was fortunate enough to spend the first day of fall at The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence. I haven’t been to the farm since I was a kid, but it’s always fun to revisit childhood hot-spots with the love of your life. The main reason I wanted to go was to eat some freshly made pumpkin spice and apple cider doughnuts, and to show my sweet heart the fun side of the cooler weather. As soon as we got there though, I realized I was really young the last time I was there. Almost everything is tailored towards very young kids, with animals, little amusement rides, face painting, pony rides and so on.
That being said, we were there for hours. First of all, there is just so much to take in when you first arrive. There is a massive section of gourdgeous pumpkins displayed, then all the rides and games, little restaurants, an area to buy Halloween and fall decorations, and two animal sections. Most of our time was spent playing with the animals. There were just so many! There were goats, sheep, cows, yacks, alpacas, parrots and a camel! In the first section of mainly goats it cost 25 cents to feed them some dry corn bits, everyone was friendly for the most part, a few greedy goats here and there, but everyone was very gentle. In the other section of animals, food was a dollar and came in a little cup. There were a lot more animals in this area and the majority of them were little baby goats. These guys were a lot more friendly and paid attention to me even when I didn’t have food in my hand.
After we finished playing with the animals we wandered around and looked at all the rides they had set up, and then we saw the corn maze. The maze looked immense, and it was in a cool pattern. The maze was set up to look like the zombie version of the classic painting of the wife and husband with a pitchfork. We were going to wander through the maze but there was a warning that ‘zombies’ were roaming around so I encouraged my sweetie pie that we eat doughnuts instead.
The doughnuts were absolutely amazing, everything from their aroma, texture and crunch to their flavor was on point. After our doughnuts we checked out a barn with all of the fall and Halloween decorations, and it was beautiful. There is something for everyone in there, whether you are looking for silly/cute Halloween decorations to sophisticated and elegant fall décor, and everything was at a reasonable price.
We ended our experience with picking out some pretty gourds, some of which I took to my internship here are Red Door Real Estate. Whether you want to bring your family, spouse or sweet heart, this is a fall destination. You’ve goat to check it out! Painful puns aside, it really is fantastic and all ages fun.
If you are looking for a home in the Buffalo area and want an experience tailored to your needs, contact any one of our fabulous agents here at Red Door Real Estate at 716-768-1177.