Celebrities like to visit pumpkin patches at this time of year. Googling “celebrity” and “pumpkin patch” will yield dozens upon dozens of photos of celeb parents nimbly stepping through straw-filled fields of pumpkins with their adorable tykes. Now you can too.
The celebrity trend may have started with Kate Gosselin of Jon & Kate plus 8 fame. In Season One, Jon and Kate spend countless hours preparing their twins and sextuplets for a day at the pumpkin patch. The tykes are wearing adorable coordinating fuzzy hoodies (a modern take on the fall sweater so necessary for the experience). (In LA, due to climate, the celeb pumpkin-pickers generally wear T-shirts rather than sweaters). See Hollywood’s Cutest Pumpkin-Pickers for style tips.)
Brooks Farms (in Mount Albert) has everything you would want for the “full celeb pumpkin patch experience” —they do it up right. The Fall Fun Festival opened September 7 and runs weekends and Thanksgiving Monday until November 3, 2013. A special Halloween weekend for kids to participate in a “costume parade” is planned as well as other festivities. Pick your own pumpkins is available, complete with wagon ride. Pumpkin cannons, apple picking, pig races, sing-a-longs, and some zombie fun for older kids add a fall accent to the usual roster of fun (giant pillow, singing chickens, zip lining)…
Visitors should be aware that they are participating in full-on People Magazine-level “trend-setting” activity as they go about their business picking pumpkins and firing off their cob blaster at Brooks Farms! Move over Jessica Alba or Matthew McConaughey! However, more importantly, visitors will find that in the glow of the sunshine and in the beauty of creating a new tradition, they are simply having a really, really good time.
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