News and Notes from the Winona Lake branch of the Kerr Family
Sunday, October 29, 2006
On Thursady evening, we rounded up everyone we could find (including a few MKs from the local Mu Kappa chapter; you get a discount with groups of 10 or more) and took a fun sidetrip to Fashion Farms' Pumpkin Fantasyland. No, I'm not making up the name. There are some things just too strange to make up.
The story of this place is that the founder, one day, picked up two butternut squash, held them together, and said, "Hey, that looks like Snoopy..." Our tour guide demonstrated:
The theme that year was Cute Commercial Characters. So there were things like the Pillsbury Doughboy...
...or the AFLAC Duck:
As well as a few things that are there every year, like portraits of all the U.S. presidents on pumpkins:
A lot of which were very well done. I asked our guide posed beside her own portrait:
There were other activities, as well, such as several mazes. Aiden trundled along with us in the wagon for most of these, and had a great time. This was in the large corn maze.
The best maze, in my opinion, was the crawling maze—it was in a barn, made of hay bales, and it was pitch black inside. You had to work at it, not just guess. Paul and May followed the left edge, and Deborah and I followed the right, which ensured that we hit every dead end possible, but also got out OK.