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 to Mr. Gourdman's Pumpkin Patch in Derby, open weekends in October (a $20 value). Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get admission for two people (a $10 value).
- For $10, you get admission for four people (a $20 value).
Families descend upon Mr. Gourdman's Pumpkin Patch to celebrate autumn with fall-flavored activities and a garden of orange gourds. Amid crisp autumn air, visitors peruse throngs of pumpkins for the perfect jack-o'-lantern canvas, drawing inspiration from an oval-esque, oblong gourd or a pumpkin born with human teeth. Groups bound through a winding, disorienting hay maze, casually take in the scenery aboard a hayride, or stuff shirts with the long stalks to level the playing field in human-scarecrow wrestling matches. Swings and teeter totters entice tykes, along with four-legged friends including Kansas's oldest and wisest goat, Mancow, or the resident centaur, Goatmule. To refuel for enhanced frolicking, visitors can tote coolers filled with their own snacks or purchase sustenance from the concession stand.
Mr. Gourdman's Pumpkin Patch
When autumn's crisp breezes carry October into Kansas, Mr. Gourdman's Pumpkin Patch swings open its gates to help families celebrate the season with pumpkin picking, horseback rides, and an assortment of other fall-related activities. Visitors can simply soak in the scenery or take on some of the property's challenges, including a hay maze and an unofficial grass-eating contest against Mr. Gourdman's donkey, Leroy. During breaks, a picnic area lets groups gather around snacks from their own cooler, and an arts-and-crafts stand doles out keepsakes with which to remember the day.