October signals the celebration of harvest season and all things orange, yellow, and red. If you were one of the brave souls to plant pumpkin seeds in late June or early July and summer rains didn’t wash them away, you should have a lovely yield. If not, visit some of the sites below–we won’t judge!
Knights of Columbus Council 12906 12th Annual Pumpkin Patch
Pick your own from 1,500 pumpkins of various shapes, colors and sizes, ranging from baseball size up to 40 pounds. Fun for all ages with a photo op area on site. Open daily October 11–October 31 from 9 a.m. until dusk. Face painting available on weekends. Wagons and loading help available upon request. Proceeds benefit seminarians working within the community. Located at St. Peter Catholic Church, 125 E. 19th Avenue in Covington,985-892-2422. For more details, visit: Kofc12906covington.org/pumpkin
“Harvest Some Happiness” at Corn Maze Saturdays
Enjoy family oriented activities such as pumpkin picking, hay rides, sunflower fields and more. Food vendors available in the picnic areas. Dates are October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2020 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Advance tickets required, purchase online at bontempstix.com/organizations/956/information. Located at LSU AgCenter Botanical Gardens, Burden Museum & Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane, (I-10 at Essen Lane) in Baton Rouge, 225-763-3990. For more details, visit: lsu.edu/botanic-gardens.
Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Strawberry Patch
Spend the day picking your own pumpkins and enjoying face painting and other activities for the family. Dates are September 23–November 10. Located at 11215 Lee’s Lane in Hammond, 225-567-3493. For more details, visit: thfarms.com/pumpkinpatch.
Also find more pumpkins, gourds, crotons, hay and more at your favorite local feed and nurseries:
O’Keefe Feed & Seed 900 N. Columbia Street in Covington, 985-892-4101
Garden Spot of Slidell 770 Robert Boulevard in Slidell, 985-641-3600
Garden Spot of Mandeville. 2110 9th Street in Mandeville, 985-674-0252
Shop quick for best selections to create a festive porch or table display. Enjoy time with the family or a group of friends in these open air venues. Confirm dates, times and observance of COVID-19 and state mandates. Happy Growing!