Fall Festival Weekend

Our weekend was full of fall festival fun! For the third year in a row we attended Schnepf Farm’s Pumpkin & Chili Festival.  We feasted on cinnamon rolls the size of paper plates and brownies that melt in your mouth- definitely better than what we typically have for breakfast.

Breakfast of champions people.

The festival opens at 10AM and we timed it perfectly and walked through the gates right at opening.  As most parents know, mornings are the best for activities and coupled with temperatures hitting in the low 90s we planned accordingly.

The General Store offered up comfortable seating and scrumptious desert-for breakfast! Last year we attended the festival at night and delved into their famous chili, cornbread, and chicken. YUM. A special treat for those that attend at night is being able to roast marshmallows at one of the bonfires.  The toddler proudly roasted his first marshmallow last year.

Little Miss Independent loved exploring on her own.  

What I love even more is how she runs over for random hugs!

The Spooky train ride is “not so spooky” at night and PERFECT for toddlers. The highlight was the tunnel and waving at everyone.  Priceless watching them delight in waving at people proudly. Shout-out to all the parents and young people alike that choose to wave back to kids.  

It makes their day!

The Strut

We easily spent an hour picking out perfect pumpkins.  Both toddlers took their time choosing and the only parameters they were given were that it could not be rotting.  Em found her’s at the top of a mound.  The Toddler wandered down through both patches and found his at the very back of the farm. Priceless.


Schnepf Farms 2014

Our family will always attend this Fall Festival. Family memories made.  Now the filthy clothes are in the wash, pumpkins are ready for carving, and I have two happy kids chatting about our adventures.

What were you up to this weekend?

Have you carved your pumpkins yet?

8 Responses to Fall Festival Weekend

  1. So cute! We went to the pumpkin patch for a field trip but really need to go as a family. The weekends here are so out of control at pumpkin patches but maybe I’ll try to get The Hubby to take Friday off and go with us :-)

    • Thanks Giselle! We were lucky we went right when it opened- the weather heated up and everyone else started rolling in around 1PM when we left. Why on earth is it still in the 90s??? Hopefully it has started cooling off where you are too!

  2. That looks like so much fun! I’ve heard so many good things about that place. One of the years I’ll have to check it out. P.S. Your kids are pretty cute… but you probably know that already. 😉

    • Awe, you are too kind! Vertuccio Farms & Schnepf Farms are our go-to places for Fall. Vertuccio is definitely kinder on the wallet and for littler ones- your little man is adorable!

  3. Looks like you had so much fun! We usually go to a local farm here in Tucson (aren’t you alum?)

    • Thanks Meg!

      Beardown Wildcats! Yes I am an Alum! We used to love to go to the Orchard way out east.

  4. So fun! Schnepf Farms is pretty awesome and I loved your fun pictures. ~Marily