Autumn is the only season where pumpkins are judged by their personality as well as their performance in the swimsuit competition. Get to know fall's finest with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a family season pass to Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch in Liberty (a $50 value). Children ages 2 and younger receive free admission.
For more than 20 years Carolyn and Buddy Raasch have been coaxing plump pumpkins out of the soil of their 80-acre working farm and sharing the harvest with guests. Visitors can hop aboard the hayride and meander through the 50 acres of pumpkin patch, seeking out the perfect gourd for Jack-o-Lantern features or fitting atop a middle-school principal's head. Rabbits, goats, peacocks, and mules extend heads and paws for a good scratching at the petting farm, and speedy swine entertain onlookers during Uncle Lester's pig races. After slipping down giant slides and navigating a mind-bending bale maze, pint-size patrons can exercise fall-time creativity by crafting scarecrows and enrolling them in art school.
Families can celebrate fall weekends with the sweet strumming of Cousin Herbie and his guitar or the hard-rock anthems of Cousin Herald and his music show. Though not included with today's Groupon, guests can swing by the country store to pick up fresh produce, cookbooks, and household items or stop at the Red Barn cafe to fill empty stomachs with cider slush and homemade fudge, or sample wines.