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Pumpkin Picking in Wisconsin
Posted on: 10/13/2011
Tall and skinny or plump and misshapen, few things say fall like the unmistakable orange of Wisconsin-grown pumpkins. Whether you’re craving a warm pumpkin pie, crispy pumpkin seeds, or just looking forward to carving a jack-o-lantern, there’s a Wisconsin pumpkin patch waiting for you.
In Northwestern Wisconsin, Mommsen’s Produce Patch takes pumpkins to a whole new level, literally! Each year they create a 30-foot pumpkin pyramid, so be sure to bring your camera. You’ll also want to check out their pumpkin-firing catapult, corn maze, petting farm and hayrides. Finish off the day with a stop at Norske Nook Restaurant and Bakery. Be sure to try their blue ribbon, pumpkin cream cheese.
If you’re looking for a family outing in Southeastern Wisconsin, Swan’s Pumpkin Farm in Franksville is the place to be. Admission is free daily from 9AM to 7PM. Older kids can enjoy a trip through Wanda’s Spook House or the Witch Hallow Maze, while younger kids can hop on the barrel train ride or puppet show. Whatever your age, enjoy an only-in-Wisconsin laugh with on a tour of Corn City, featuring uncanny likenesses of celebrities.
Last but not least, Treinen Farms in Central Wisconsin is a must-see stop. Hop on a wagon and let Belgian draft horses pull you to the patches where you can select from over 15 varieties. After you’re done browsing, check out their corn maze – it’s the largest in Wisconsin. If you dare, stop back on Saturday, October 29 for their Zombie night. This event is spooky so be sure to leave the little ones at home.
For even more Wisconsin pumpkin patches, pumpkin inspired events and yes, delicious pumpkin pit stops, be sure to visit TravelWisconsin.com.This entry was posted in Things to Do