Brace yourself, folks, Linvilla’s Pumpkinland is an explosion of FALL FUN,
I took my family there on a Sunday. Pulling into the parking lot, it felt like all of Delaware County took their families there on Sunday, ha. BUT, we were easily able to do everything we wanted to, without an overwhelming line or wait, despite what I had worried there would be. We first went into the Farmers Market where I got my crew some Apple Cider Donuts. It was the perfect 10am snack and they were FRESH and WARM! I couldn’t resist, so got us a gallon of cider to take home too. Mmmmmm.
While in the market, I bought a bag of greens labeled “animal feed” for only $1 and then we walked behind the market toward the animals. My children loved looking at all of the different types of chickens that Linvilla has! They also had a great time feeding the emu, sheep, goats, peacocks, and HUGE pig.
This area also houses live music and many many many stands of food. Not going to lie, regret that we didn’t purchase the spiral cheesy potato chip plate. Whatever it is really called, it has left a craving I’m not sure I can satisfy now! You can definitely plan on eating your next meal, or two, while at Linvilla. Sadly, we had to meet up with family later that afternoon so didn’t want to spoil our appetite too much. 🙁
We checked out the playground (only $1 per child) and the train ride, though we didn’t stay and play, we enjoyed looking it over for next time! We also were impressed with the corn maze, always a fun fall activity to do!
We then walked toward Pumpkinland. We passed the indoor store area where we all had fond memories of playing miniature golf last spring. Once at Pumpkinland, we oooh’ed and aaaah’ed at the bins and bins of pumpkins. Every size, shape, and color imaginable! I loved the bumpy kind, my husband got a kick out of the extra large ones, my girls liked medium pumpkins with long stems, whereas the baby liked the tiny pumpkins, that he coined “baby punkin”. We then stood in line to get on the hayride. The trailers hold dozens of people, so the line moves at a good pace. This was a good time for me to give my crew a snack and drink of water.
Once loaded into the tractor we got comfy in our bed of hay and enjoyed the ride! We loved how the tractor driver talks on a speaker teaching us about the trees/plants we pass in orchard. We also enjyed watching people do pick-your-own apples and other fruits. Linvilla is ENORMOUS! It’s impressive, really!
When the ride was over, we picked out one pumpkin as a family. We found the perfect one! It is irregular in shape, super long stem, shaped like a pear, and perfectly orange. So much fun!
Check out your calendar and reserve a day this fall to visit Linvilla. Their Pumpkinland Harvest Festival runs through November 6th and a full schedule of events can be found online or their Facebook page.
Disclaimer: My family received complimentary passes to Linvilla’s Pumpkinland Harvest Festival in order to conduct this review. All opinions are my own.