Category Archives: Pumpkins

The Top 28 Farms for Fall Fun in the US (2014)

Curtis Orchard

It’s the first weekend in October and, with rain in the local morning forecast, I set out to find the nation’s classic fall traditions. The farms that are packed with families willing to drive an hour because that’s where they’ve always gone. The cider mills that are cranking out the fresh apple cider and donuts […]

Pumpkinland in Iowa Opens September 1st until October 31st

Image of a hundred pumkins at a farm.

Farming has turned into the family entertainment business every fall across America.  One good example is Pumpkin Land located at 4123 Jackson Ave., Orange City, Iowa 51041.  Originally the 160 acre farm had been in the family since 1911.  Owners Dave and Helen Huitink have turned September and October into a thriving business. Pumpkin Land […]

Pumpkin Chunkin Festival

world record pumpkin size

Halloween Pumpkins | Fun Festivals, Carving, Recipes, Facts, and History World Championship Pumpkin Chunkin October 24-26, 2014 Have you ever seen a pumpkin shot from an air cannon?  Check out this video about the guys who take shooting a pumpkin seriously. The World Championships will be held this year at the Dover International Speedway.  This […]

Fall Things To Do As We Countdown To Halloween Day 213

Halloween Fun, Pumpkin Patch, Festivals, and Oktoberfest As promised here is some information about a wonderful pumpkin patch located in Atkins, Iowa.  It has 15 acres of pick-your-own pumpkins.  As we countdown to Halloween day 213 fall things to do I hope you plan your September and October fun.  Check out the Bloomsbury Farm video below. […]

You Don’t Have to Wait for Fall to Enjoy Yummy Pumpkin Pancakes!

Since I’ve been working on Funtober, I have been yearning for some of Sabrina’s pumpkin pancakes.  I see things from fall everywhere. This morning, my parents and I went to brunch at Sabrina’s Cafe in the Fairmount/Art Museum section of Philadelphia. One of the specials was Lil’ Wayne’s ‘Syzzurp Overload’ Special Pancakes. Can you guess […]

The Monster List of 125+ Pumpkin Recipes

There’s two weeks until Halloween party season kicks into high gear. So I spent yesterday building massive lists of links to recipes for pumpkin drinks and Halloween cocktails. But what good are drinks without delicious food? I happened upon a collection of pumpkin recipes. Started organizing them into different categories. My research obsession kicked in. […]

Goodbye Oktoberfest. Hello October Beer Festivals!

Sadly, the last litre of beer was served at Oktoberfest 2012 in Munich yesterday. Over the course of the celebration, 6.4 million people consumed 6.9 million litres of beer. But that doesn’t mean that the fun has to end. There are still a number of beer festivals to enjoy in October. Yesterday, I took advantage […]