This year we decided to try the Grand Ole Pumpkin Patch in Clanton instead of the pumpkin patch in Hayden and it was so much fun! Last year we went to the one in Hayden and were very disappointed. The hayride was a joke and so was their so called pumpkin patch. It looked like all they did was go to the store and buy some pumpkins and throw them in the field. Thankfully Bryson was too young last year to really enjoy it anyway. It was more of a cute photo-op than anything, but this year, it was way better, and closer. It only took us about 30 minutes or less to get there. They had helicopter tours and Bryson loved waving bye bye to the helicopter. We went with our friends Steven and Jessica and her 2 kids Coby and Jeffrey. While we were waiting for them, we did a little exploring. They had a cute little set up outside of the store for us to get some cute pictures of Bryson.
They also had an area where it looked like they did little Native American presentations with real teepees. Bryson had fun going in and out of them.
They also had a petting zoo, a train ride, some bouncy houses and a few other things, but we decided to pass on those this year since Bryson is still so young. Once our friends got there, we got in line for the hayride to the pumpkin patch. It was a short ride but they had the trail decorated with all kinds of cute and spooky Halloween decorations.
It was extremely hot when we went (gotta love Alabama weather) so we had to stop for some water before taking our pumpkins back to the car.