Happy Monday! Hope you and yours had a great weekend. We did over here, the highlights being doing all the Fall things. 🙂
On Saturday, we all piled into our car and made the hour-ish drive to Bluemont, Virginia. We had plans to meet our friends Kathryn, Matt, and Addie at Great Country Farms to see what their Apple Gala and Fresh Cider Festival was all about! We all had a blast here for several hours and the beautiful sunny weather was the cherry on top.
General Admission ($12 per adult, $10 per child – 3 and over) to the festival included a number of fun things for kids to do: (and to be honest, we probably only hit about a handful of these activities).
- All kinds of different slides to go on
- Jumping Pillow
- Corn Maze
- Petting zoos
- Wagon Ride to go pick your own apples and pumpkins
- Pond fishing
- Disney Princess visits (I guess to tie in Halloween)
We watched the swans and fish in the large pond.
Hit up the Corn Maze, despite it being VERY muddy from all the rain we got the week before.
The girls had fun playing amongst the pumpkins at the market waiting to be sold!
The most fun though was taking a hayride to go pick our own apples!
It was so much fun seeing the girls enjoy picking apples. We took Ava to another apple orchard last year and while she had fun being outside, she truly didn’t grasp what we were doing, thus Tommy and I did the picking, but this year she was all about picking “all the apples” and putting them in her bag and carrying the bag “all by herself” as she says. Addie was the same way.
While Great Country Farm’s Apple Gala and Fresh Cider Festival ended this past weekend, their Fall Pumpkin Harvest is all month long.
After apple-picking, we were all ready to eat some lunch. Even though there was a “restaurant” at the festival, we decided to explore Bluemont more and headed to Bogati Winery for some snacks and wine.
We decided to continue the Fall Fun into Sunday and had a great time picking out more pumpkins to decorate our house with at Kathryn, Matt, and Addie’s church “Pumpkin Patch” fundraiser.
Luke got in on the action too!
Hope you have a good Monday!