Kelsay Farms: Fall Fun & Pumpkin Picking in Indiana + Giveaway

by Beth Montgomery on October 1, 2011 · 56 comments

in Contests, Freebies & Samples, Frugal Living, Giveaways, Holidays

October is here, which means it’s time to scour the fields with your family for the perfect pumpkin to carve into the spooky Jack ‘O Lantern that will light your porch on Halloween.  Each year, my family and I head out to the farm to take a hayride out to the pumpkin patches where we pick our pumpkins to carve!

For us, the entire thing is an experience and we enjoy every minute.  From lugging huge pumpkins back to our car, to enjoying the farm animals.   Then later, we spread out on the kitchen floor prepared to get messy and carve away.  And finally, the best part… baked pumpkin seeds!

Family Farm Fun &  Pumpkin Picking in Indiana
This year, head to Kelsay Farms to find the perfect pumpkins for your family!  Kelsay Farms opens today and is filled with fun activities:

  • 5-Acre Corn Maze
  • Baby Barnyard
  • Bale Mountain
  • Rope Maze
  • Corn Crib Play Area
  • Hayrides
  • Cornhole game
  • Straw Play Area
  • Moo Choo Express Kiddie Train Ride

Admission is only $8 per person and includes all activities, plus kids 1 and under are FREE!  Plus, for an additional fee, you can pick pumpkins and enjoy fresh farm food and dairy snacks!

Kelsay Farms
6848 North County Road 250 East
Whiteland, Indiana
Dates: October 1 – 30, 2011
Visit Kelsay Farms online for hours of admission!

Special Events
So much is going on this year at Kelsay Farms to add to the experience!

Dairyoke
Friday, October 14 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Magic Show
Saturday, October 15 & Sunday, October 16 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

Out & About Magic
Saturday, October 15 & Sunday, October 16 2:30 PM

Face Painting with Elaine
Saturday, October 15 & Sunday October 16 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Live Music – Scott Greeson
Saturday October 15 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Live Music – TJ Vculek
Sunday, October 16 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Stop & Shop on the Farm
Saturday, October 15 & Sunday, October 16

Giveaway

One (1) lucky In Good Cents reader will win a (2) FREE Kelsay Farms Admission Tickets ($16 value).

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1. What is your pumpkin picking criteria? Do you search for short fat pumpkins? Small pie pumpkins? Tall skinny? Leave a comment and share!

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1 Jennifer F October 1, 2011 at 4:39 PM

My pumpkin picking criteria is whatever my three year old son chooses!
:) Jen

2 stephanie m October 1, 2011 at 9:45 PM

what a GREAT giveaway!

3 brandy October 1, 2011 at 10:30 PM

I have always gotten the one I think nobody else will pick! I hate to think of a lonely pumpkin sitting there in the field after all of his friends have gone to homes.

4 Cassie October 2, 2011 at 12:53 PM

I love short, fat, round pumpkins!

5 Julie D October 2, 2011 at 1:33 PM

I like the big, fat pumpkins that are shaped evenly!

6 Gina Davis October 2, 2011 at 2:50 PM

I like the pumpkins that make the pumpkin pies.

7 Corrie jordan- calfee October 2, 2011 at 3:29 PM

When picking a good pumpkin, i always look ones with a good stem. It never fails, my little ones are going to try and carry them around by the stem no matter how many times I tell them to hold them from the bottom! Lol.

8 Andrea October 2, 2011 at 3:44 PM

I love dark orange, round and with a stem! The bigger the better!

9 Kelly October 2, 2011 at 5:10 PM

We pick pumpkins my kids can carry!

10 Jennifer Bush October 2, 2011 at 5:14 PM

We usually look for medium sized fat pumpkins. Just the perfect size!!

11 Kim T October 2, 2011 at 7:54 PM

We pick the biggest pumpkin our kiddo’s can carry. We have slowly gotten bigger pumpkins as our daughter is now 6! But we also have a newborn so small pumpkins are soon to be in the future again! Yeah! Love picking out the perfect pumpkins!

12 Amy W October 2, 2011 at 10:17 PM

We look for one w/ a stem (easier to carry), no soft spots (won’t last until Halloween)…

13 Sara Fletcher October 3, 2011 at 1:51 PM

My pumpking picking critera is that the Pumpking has to be sitting up stright, meaning the steam must be pretty much top and center. 3 out of 4 sides need to look pretty, and I like for the Pumpking to have a brilliant orange glow. The shape is not overly important, so tall and thin or short and fat are fine! When knock on it like I do a Watermelon I listne for that solid hollow sound hoping that pumpking seeds inside are good and we don’t have a spoilled pumpking!

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21 Mona October 3, 2011 at 2:06 PM

I have to have a round pumpkin, not too tall but definitely no flat spots. It must be very orange, no green bits on it and it must have the stem on it. I guess I am very picky!

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37 Kaylan October 3, 2011 at 3:19 PM

I look for the most unusual shape that I can find!

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39 Brandi Mueller October 3, 2011 at 3:40 PM

We let our boys each pick out a pumpkin. We say that they have to be able to pick it up themselves :) They love showing off how strong they are!

40 Sarah M October 5, 2011 at 12:19 PM

I always choose the most unique looking pumpkin I can find, my husband always chooses the biggest pumpkin, and my son always looks for the smallest pumpkin lol I have tried talking him into a big one but he insists the smallest one is the best one :)

41 shel October 6, 2011 at 10:51 AM

I just look for big pumpkins with a nice side for the face and that sit well. Bigger = better! lol

42 shel October 6, 2011 at 10:52 AM

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44 Kambrey October 6, 2011 at 11:38 AM

My pumpkin picking choice is the tall, round one with one semi- flat side. My son, who’s three, has to touch it to make sure. Then he picks out a tiny one for himself so the big pumpkin isn’t lonely. :)

45 Beth October 6, 2011 at 12:21 PM

I like to pick the big round ones

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47 Amanda Stallsworth October 6, 2011 at 5:33 PM

I like medium sized pumpkins with nice even all around shape w/stem. + LOTS OF YUMMY SEEDS!!!!

48 Lisa October 6, 2011 at 10:29 PM

I always look for the ones that stand out to me! Sometimes they are perfect and sometimes lumpy and bumpy.

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50 Lisa October 6, 2011 at 10:33 PM

I already ‘liked’ Kelsay Farms! T.J. Vculek is my little brother and you won’t want to miss him on the 16th!! So much talent for a young man!

51 Alisa October 7, 2011 at 9:59 AM

My pumpkin picking criteria is whatever my girls decide on…last year one wanted the smallest pumpkin she could find, while the other wanted the largest she could carry.

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56 Crystal October 7, 2011 at 5:11 PM

I prefer a shorter, rounder pumpkin for carving.

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