As summer fades, autumn's beauty emanates from the changing hues of a tree's leaves and the gradual reddening of a football coach's face. Revel in the colors of the season with this Groupon.
$27 for Family Four-Pack Admission and Cornival Access ($54 Value)
Admission includes four wristbands for the 10-acre corn maze, unlimited hayrides, and two pony rides. Guests also get access to all Cornival attractions, including pig races and the new gigantic jumping pillow. The Cornival also features five new attractions in 2012, such as bunnies, goats, the Pumpkin Princess Castle, and Tractor Train. The season begins on Saturday, September 29.
Dave's Pumpkin Patch
In eighth grade, David Vierra took a field trip to Apple Hill that changed his life. He returned determined to grow pumpkins, and at age 13 he began his first patch. That passion hasn’t waned in the last two decades—the fifth-generation farmer still cultivates a more than 2-acre patch, where gourds of many varieties and sizes await plucking. David also tends to his grandfather’s garden and 800 acres of specialty vegetables such as heirloom tomatoes, black seedless watermelons, and six varieties of hard squash.
Though he maintains his farm through hard work, Dave's Pumpkin Patch opens its doors to the public every autumn and, under the name Dave's Xmas Trees, every winter in the spirit of play. The annual Cornival features 12 family-friendly attractions such as pony rides, pig races, a pumpkin cannon that launches gourds 500 yards into the air, and a bunny barn. Santa Claus makes an appearance during winter activities to pose with visitors for photographs.