Pumpkin Patch entertains with fall activities, food

Whitney Eastwood / Washburn Review

Gary’s Pumpkin Patch, located just 10 miles east of Topeka in Grantville, offers some unique fall activities.

The eight acre corn maze has two bridges to cross and offers hours of entertainment.  The design of the corn maze changes every year, and this year’s design is a cow.

For the little kids, Gary’s Pumpkin Patch offers a small tire maze that is easier and shorter to get through.

Another kids’ attraction is the Cornpit Peril.  Three thousand pounds of corn kernels were poured into a bin.  Kids are allowed to crawl around and jump in.

Gary’s Pumpkin Patch offers a five-acre pumpkin patch, so there are plenty of pumpkins for everyone.

“Gary’s Pumpkin Patch has it all! It is the best pumpkin patch in Kansas,” the website, www.garyspumpkinpatch.com, boasts.

A visitor favorite is the pig races that are held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Haybale Haven is a jungle gym made of haybales with tunnels, steps and forts.

Other great attractions are the Halloween themed hayrack ride, the giant rocking chair, the slither slides and goat mountain.

Gary’s Pumpkin Patch also serves an assortment of food.  Their kitchen offers hamburgers, hotdogs, funnel cakes, giant turkey legs and apple cider slushes among other food and drink items.

The admission price is $9.95, which includes all activities except the bonfire. Weekend hours are 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday,and 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.  Starting the October 19th, Gary’s Pumpkin Patch will be open Wednesday and Thursday from 5 p.m.-9 p.m.