The fantastic weather of October is a perfect excuse to take in events like Pumpkinfest at Gammondale Farm. A short drive through the country brings visitors to a haven of pumpkins and fall activities. Get your scare on in the ‘BOO’ Barn or enjoy a tractor wagon ride to forest mazes. The corn maze, train rides, horse rides, hay bales for climbing, farm animals, and pumpkin decorating are a draw for the youngsters. My personal favourite was the pumpkin catapult, and by the crowd reaction to each pull, I don’t think I was alone.  Need a break from all the activities? Check out the pumpkin bakery in the log house for tasty fall fares.  Before you leave don’t forget to choose your pumpkins (buy one get one free!) and other fall decorations.  The perfect pumpkin is out there, what are you waiting for?

story and photos by Tara George

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