About 15 minutes up Wire road from Auburn’s campus lies Farmer in the Dell, a quaint pumpkin patch that has quickly become the go-to location for students to visit with friends to ride the hayride, walk the corn maze and pick a pumpkin each fall.
The farm is family friendly with all activities being enjoyed by both young and old visitors. The farm offers a short hayride which takes people to and from the main pumpkin patch area. For others wanting to walk and take in the scenery, the pumpkins aren’t a far stroll from the main entrance.
There is also access to farm animals including goats, pigs, puppies and a white and brown spotted baby cow.
“I loved seeing the cow and goat roam free; it felt like I had come to a real farm, not just a place to pick a pumpkin,” said Anna Musulman, junior in microbiology at Auburn.
Immediately upon entering the farm there is an old white truck set up with a display of cotton, a plaid blanket, several pumpkins and a hand painted sign to welcome visitors. This area also makes for an ideal picture spot.
The entrance fee is only $2 per person, making it extremely affordable for college students and large groups.
The price of pumpkins varies depending on weight, but an average-sized pumpkin will cost about $12, and sunflowers are a dollar a piece. They accept all major credit cards, cash and check for payments.
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“I loved the sunflower field,” said Brandy Baugh, sophomore in elementary education.
The sunflower field spans the farm with sunflowers sprinkled from the outskirts of the corn maze to the main pumpkin patch.
A giant corn maze separates most of the main entrance area from the pumpkin patch, and anyone over the age of 6 is free to wander the maze unaccompanied. When in season, customers are able to pick the corn right off of the stalk, and it is available for purchase at checkout.
There is also a small market at checkout with extra-festive items for sale such as baby pumpkins, fresh honey and hot chocolate.
The pumpkin patch itself holds a wide variety of pumpkins from small to tall, wide to skinny and rough to smooth. Visitors are free to explore the patch and pick whichever pumpkin they like.
The 2018 pumpkin season ended on November 1 this year but will reopen fall of 2019.
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