Peter Piper Picks the Perfect Pumpkin

Sixty Seconds with Judi

Sixty Seconds with Judi

Okay, I know Peter Piper picked a peck of peppers. However, if Peter Piper were here in the fall he would be picking out the perfect pumpkin! With so many varieties to choose from, I imagine Peter would have a difficult time choosing only one!

First, poor Peter would need to decide what he was using the pumpkin for.  For instance, if he were looking for a home for his wife like his cousin Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, he would choose a giant pumpkin such as Dills Atlantic Giant or Big Max. These are specifically grown for their world record size.  If Peter were looking for the perfect Jack O’ Lantern, he would choose one of many varieties like Big Tom or Happy Jack. Choosing any pumpkin that is anywhere from 8 to 25 lbs that can be easily carved and comes in the perfect shade of orange would do. Unless, of course, Peter prefers a white Jack O’ Lantern – we have a variety of beautiful white pumpkins as well. But if Peter were looking for the perfect pumpkin for eating, I would persuade him pick a Sugar Pumpkin. There are many other choices that are equally as good in a soup, stew or pie.  Perhaps something lumpy and bumpy like a Peanut Pumpkin. Or, you can step out of the box and choose a blue Hubbard, a Cheese pumpkin, or a Fairy Tale! Whatever Peter prefers to pick he can’t go wrong.

So like Peter, if you want to pick the perfect pumpkin come visit us in Pumpkinland.  We have what you’re looking for!

Pumpkinland is open every day

8AM to 8PM

Larger than life figures & scarecrows illustrate the legends and lore of the harvest season, local history & some of the many stories of pumpkins & apples.  Over 100 tons of pumpkins on display!

Hayrides to the Friendly Witches House

5:30PM to 8:30PM

Take a hayride to visit the friendly witches house!  She will tell you a story, tell jokes and give all of the kids a treat!  The hayride ends at a campfire where you can roast some marshmallows and enjoy a sample of our cider.


Autumn Moon Hayrides

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday  6PM to 8PM

Enjoy a crisp, fall evening star gazing while on a hayride through our orchards.  This hayride ends with a bonfire where you can roast some marshmallows and enjoy a sample of our cider.