This weekend we visited the Central Oregon Pumpkin Company (again), the one over in Terrebonne. We didn’t spend the amount of time as we did last year, but it was still a nice trip. This is the place that also has the corn maze ("Corn Maize" they call it)—this year, the theme is pirates. Check out the maze:
Pirate ship, with Jolly Roger, and desert isle. The maze costs $5.50 for kids 6-12 (under 5 are free), and $7.50 for adults 12 and over.
They have some great pumpkins, too. You can go out into the field to pick your own pumpkin, or select from the variety they’ve already harvested; what’s surprising to me is that variety, presumably grown there. There are large and mini pumpkins of course, but also white pumpkins, pie pumpkins, butternut squashes, Boers, Cinderella pumpkins, festivals, Jarrahdales, Long Island cheese pumpkins, gourds and others. Probably turban squashes too. It’s mind-boggling.
One of these days we’ll bite the bullet and do the corn maze. That’s more of a commitment than just picking pumpkins, though.