Our family had the honor of joining the North Iowa Bloggers crew in visiting the Enchanted Acres Pumpkin Patch in Sheffield, IA.
My oldest daughter went last year with my brother and his family, but this was the first year for the rest of us.
I was pleasantly surprised by how close to home it was. It was about 40 miles away from us, which is nothing when you’re in small town Iowa. 40 miles usually equals 40 minutes, but it was even quicker because we were on the interstate for the majority of the trip.
The pumpkin patch is conveniently located just off of I35.
We used our GPS, but sure didn’t need to. If you get off at the Sheffield exit and take a left, the patch will be a couple miles ahead on the right side of the road. Look for the white fence, big red barn, or giant pumpkin (I heard this lights up at night)!
What I personally loved most as a momma is that I felt like I was hanging out at a friend’s house. This is not some big commercial pumpkin patch; it’s a comfortable home-sweet-home kind of place.
I mean it definitely had some of the perks like a big patch would, like the charming gift shop, unique playground, and goat feeding, but it was the perfect size for me to let the kids wander and play. I could still keep them within sight the whole time. It felt very safe.
Also, the admission price is SO REASONABLE for a family. From their website: “General admission is $5.00 per person, children age 2 and under are free. Each general admission ticket includes unlimited hayrides, regular attractions and entry into Books in the Barn for the day.”
Their Calendar of Events is packed full this season. You’ll have no problem finding something for everyone to enjoy.
Take a peek at this gorgeous display found in the gift shop.
And this one, oh my! You all know how much I love Willow Tree angels, don’t you?
Goat feeding was a fun experience for our whole family. Even my more reserved kiddo felt comfortable feeding the goats; something I’ve never seen him do without hesitation! My momma heart was very proud! Owner Shannon did a great job of explaining how to feed the goats.
Because our group visited after hours our hayride happened just as the sun was setting. It was magical!
We built our little pumpkin family on some bales of hay and took a few quick pictures. So fun!
We ended the evening gathered around this gorgeous firepit set up, cooking dinner over the fire. I told Mr. Awesome I’d have no problem with him building me one of these, you know, if he wanted to. He said he’d consider it! I love that man!
So there you have it! A little sneak peek of our first trip to Enchanted Acres in Sheffield, IA. I took dozens upon dozens of pictures, but there’s no way I could upload them all here, so I’ll create a Facebook album to share more.