If you're looking for a pumpkin patch with a small town feel, look no further than Spyglass Gardens. Spyglass Gardens started as one couple's dream. Steven and Wendy have a home and some land--not a lot, but enough. On their land they grow fruits and vegetables without pesticides. They harvest their crops and sell them right from the gardens next to their home. They stay busy all summer long, but things don't slow down in the fall. People return to buy straw bales, corn stalks, and cinderella pumpkins. Children return to run through the straw maze and pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. (No hay rides unfortunately.)
We've been to Spyglass twice already this year and both times have been really fun and uncrowded. The boy and I played in the straw maze by ourselves for fifteen minutes. We played I'm Gonna Get Cha and Can't Catch Me and I'm Going To Beat You (as in beat you to the other side).
Then I pulled him and the baby in the wagon (provided by Spyglass, they have plenty on site) and we went over and found some more pumpkins. I say more because we already have 10 from our last trip.
Then we bought some straw bales and some corn stalks and wished we could afford the ghost pumpkins and the cinderella pumpkins but we couldn't. So Wendy helped me load up the van and this is what we did when we got home.
****We highly recommend Spyglass Gardens. They are located on 3445 S. Linder Rd between Victory and Amity. Their October hours are Monday - Saturday 10:00am to 6:30 pm and Sundays between 12:30 to 5:30 pm. See their website for more info.