I love fall – the colors, the patterns, the textures, the smells, the apples (sorry, no pumpkin spice here!)…decorating moves back into the house (yes, I do decorate with pumpkins – just don’t like eating or drinking them) and I find myself saying “where did the year go?” (especially this year!)
There are so many cool things to do in the Buffalo area at this time of year, but I’ve never taken the time to actually do any of them. Well, call it a new perspective after the events of this summer, but I finally (FINALLY!) made it to The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence – for the first time in my 46 years (sometimes I’m slow…).
Now, I went on a Tuesday – no crazy pumpkin tosses or BBQ contests going on, no hayrides or carnival rides, and not lot of people – that last part was pretty nice. It’s also free admission during the week if you’re just looking for a place to go and see some fall. There are plenty of mums, pumpkins and gourds available for purchase, as well as a gift shop, bakery, and a bar and café that opens at noon during the week and 11 a.m. on the weekends.
The Great Pumpkin Farm, located at 11199 Main St., opens daily at 10 a.m. – find out more about the events on the rest of this year’s schedule – running through Oct. 31 – at the link above.
all photos: paulathompsonfreelance