It was around 90 degrees yesterday and thus felt like the typical Florida pumpkin festival. Hot. We went to Hunsader’s a couple of years ago and I remember it being hot then as well.
Upon arriving at Hunsader’s Farm, you are directed to park in a pasture about a half a mile from the actual festival. There is an ocean of cars.
Then you walk, trying to avoid cow patties and ant hills.
Lots of things at the festival cost extra money, but kids 12 and under get in free.
They have a free circus which we went to last time, but this time we skipped it.
We first headed to the corn maze ($2 each).
Then we walked and walked.
The corn was not too high so you could see people everywhere throughout the field walking around, looking down, shuffling like zombies.
In case we got lost in the knee-high corn, they had some people out there to watch over us zombies.
When we were going over the foot bridge we noticed a crowd gathering at the monster truck exhibit.
We realized we would have a great vantage point from inside the corn maze, so we headed that way.
We also got to see the pumpkin canon discharged from the corn maze.
We did get stuck at dead ends several times in the maze, but finally managed to make our way out. It took a while. It was exercise.
They had a crate maze (free)…
and a hay bale maze for the littles (also free).
We ran the fried food gauntlet.
We passed the butterfliers.
They had live music at several venues on the farm.
Then we hit the vendor area. They had pretty much everything you’ve ever seen sold at any festival anywhere. Some things I liked:
(Cal got one of these.)
(I bought some pickled okra and some dill pickles. I should have bought three jars of the okra. It’s amazing. I bought stuff from this lady last time too.)
(Mack got one of these.)
All the boys got snow cones.
I got candy corn glass earrings.
The boys got in line for this:
Chad and I stood in the shade while they bungeed.
They did have pretty good prices on produce (but not all of it was actually local…much of it was, though).
I bought a bunch of beets and a spaghetti squash for around $4 total.
Then the boys did this ($5 each):
It was a good day.