What You'll Get
Before the invention of jack-o'-lanterns, pumpkins were used only in demonstrations of what happens to children's heads when they don't wear helmets during meteor showers. Enjoy the beauty of unsquashed squashes with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get 20 activity tickets to use at either the Pumpkin Patch at Lee Farms in Tualatin, or at the Harvest Festival at Fir Point Farms in Aurora. Both festivals run on weekends from Friday, September 23 to Monday, October 31.
Lee Farms and Fir Point Farms, both multi-generational family farms in operation since the 1860s, kick off fall annually with free-admission harvest festivals. Tickets grant guests access to an assortment of lively activities at Lee Farms, including meandering through a hay maze (4 tickets for unlimited trips; 2 tickets for the children's maze), going on hayrides (3 tickets), and engaging in boxing bouts with hay-people. Lee Farms' affable animals make friends in the free petting zoo, where quadrupeds such as piglets and goats nuzzle nearby tykes. Alternatively, adventures at Fir Point Farms include firing a corn cannon at unsuspecting wheat fields (1 ticket/shot) or puzzling through the golden-green stalks of a corn maze (6 tickets) or sunflower maze (3 tickets). After rustling through labyrinths, visitors to either festival who have rousted an appetite can purchase harvest fare, such as pumpkin donuts or apple cider, or visit the eponymous pumpkin patch to select the perfect sunset-hued gourd to carve later.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per person per visit. Not valid for pony rides. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Lee Farms
It was 1869 when the Lee family planted its first seed in the soil of Tualatin, Oregon. Today, three generations of the family still keep Lee Farms' lights on and its scarecrows vaccinated. They stock the country store with local produce, 18 flavors of honey sticks, and 17 varieties of jam. In the bakery, the staff hand makes pies each day, baking perennial favorites such as apple and seasonal flavors such as pumpkin.
To keep things fresh, Lee Farms rotates the selection of food and activities each season. In May a greenhouse surrounds visitors in flowers, and in October the farm transforms into a celebration of the harvest season, when guests can pick from 12 varieties of pumpkins. Lee's staff cuts down stalks to make a corn maze and drives visitors on scenic hayrides across the farm while they sample kettle corn and homemade cider.