Family Fun on Johnson's Giant Pumpkin Farm

warty pumpkinsIt’s almost Halloween! Are you prepared???

I am. But I’m not. There isn’t much preparation for me. We don’t get trick-or-treaters. Hubs has to work Friday and Saturday so we won’t be attending any parties. Kiddo has 2 older siblings and a younger sibling so they usually spend Halloween together. I haven’t been feeling up to par lately, so I didn’t even bother dragging out the few decorations I had. Despite that, we DID take a family day and try out a new corn maze. We love corn mazes and make it a point to try a new one every year. It’s been a lot of fun to see kiddos maze skills increase every year. This year she led us through with minimal help.  Last year we were also hanging out at my cousins house, carving pumpkins and roasting seeds. Sadly, this year his crop was ruined in the same rain storms that ruined my trash to treasure garden

johnsons family pumpkin farm dayIn the past our corn maze events were local farms who opened their land up to the public. This land contains nothing more than a corn maze. Last year we went to a maze on a dairy farm and it was a lot of fun. They had some activities and even a small petting zoo complete with baby pigs. So cute. This year we had planned heading back to the dairy farm since their maze is different every year, but I heard a commercial on the radio for Johnson’s Giant Pumpkin Patch.

johnsons family pumpkin farm day matt

Putting ‘giant’ in the title is no joke. Not only is this pumpkin patch one giant farm it also has a patch of nothing but giant pumpkins. I’m talking pumpkins over 100s of pounds. We were able to see a few of these pumpkins get tossed across the farm by a giant trebuchet. They were tossing one across the way when we were pulling in to park.

johnsons 450 pumpkin farm

We watched another as we were heading out to leave and it was mentioned that the largest pumpkin they have had was over 450 pounds. As much as I love pumpkin, I for the life of me can’t imagine that much pumpkin!

johnsons corn maze family day


I loved looking at all the different types of guords, pumpkins and squashes they had. My favorites were the ones with the warts on them.

goats on the farm

I also loved checking out the animals. My favorites were the goats. We fed them way too many times. I’ve been obsessed with goats since I was a kid. Maybe one of these days I’ll have a few. I’m also in love with the goat house (its the green one with the porch. It’s exactly what I want for my writers retreat.

This was a gre)at little family trip. It’s very affordable, the corn maze was one of the cheapest we’ve been too. Makes perfect sense though since they get money from other farm activities. You can pay for pumpkins, they have a snack bar, they have a few vendors set up for crafts and other snacks, you pay for the corn maze and you pay for pony rides. It’s free to do the other activities and see the other animals. We did splurge and buy a 3 glazed donuts and 3 spiced donuts and some cider. All homemade here in Michigan. It was a nice treat.

down on the farm


Did you walk a corn maze, pick a pumpkin, carve pumpkins, eat donuts, have cider or any other fall family events?

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  1. Yes to all of the above. Not all at one time, though. We did a corn maze & pumpkin picking at the same place, but I was at a farm stand last week for my hot apple cider and apple cider donuts. NOM.

  2. We went to a little tiny pumpkin patch this year because we were all sick. They had a “walking Dead-esque” ghost town, but we didn’t go through it because Hail was dead certain he was gonna get eaten by a zombie.

  3. It looks like you guys had a lot of fun! I always take my family to a few local pumpkin patches. But none of them have a giant trebuchet!!!! *jealous* 😉

  4. Looks like you all had a great time. We headed out to our local corn maze event, it was fun but I missed the larger festival back home with all the amazing food.

  5. It has been a really long time since I have been to a Pumpkin Farm.. and even longer since I have been to a corn maze. Looks to me like you had fun.

  6. Oh what an awesome day out – we don’t really have pumpkin patches over here – feels like we are missng out big time! x

  7. What a fun day! Fun and food makes a great day. We use to do all of these things when our kids were young and we have great pictures to jog our memories a bit when we want to look back.

  8. Oh it;s apple cider and tea time here sister! I am drinking warm stuff like it’s going out of style. I like pumpkins and I need to get to a corn maze soon. They are a lot of fun!

  9. When my kids were younger we used to go to a corn maze every year. It was always a great day spent together making wonderful memories.

  10. It looks like you had a ton of fun! We went to a local corn maze this year and had a blast. They had lots of other kids activities too and even a really good band.

  11. That does look fun – I love the goat :O So adorable! I didn’t get to go pumpkin picking this year, unfortunately! Next year I want my apartment balcony full of punkins 😀

  12. We went to our pumpkin patch and corn maze last weekend and had a lot of fun. We actually lost my 9 year old in the corn maze but once he got out it was a lot of fun afterwards. 🙂

  13. I would love to go to a corn maze, but we normally go to a pumpkin patch. This year, we haven’t gone to either :(. Which reminds me that I have to take my daughter to the pumpkin patch up the street!

  14. We were sick all last week, so we didn’t carve or paint pumpkins this year. We did at least go to the pumpkin patch and go trick or treating though.

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