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 $8, you get two tickets to the pumpkin patch and harvest festival at Stokoe Farm in Scottsville (up to a $16 value). This Groupon is redeemable on Saturday, October 29 or Sunday, October 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A 1997 recipient of the Century Farms award from the New York State Agricultural Society, Stokoe Farm populates its 3,000 acres with more than 25 autumnal activities for fall-loving families. Antique tractors transport festivalgoers to patches where pumpkins of varying girth await plucking from their vines (priced per pound) and a corn maze coaxes voyagers to pilot their way to numerous fun stations or scarecrow dance-offs. A 70-foot underground tube, haychute, and four-lane open slide launches patrons down delightful descents, determined pedal car drivers hug race-track corners, and contesting comrades roll through finish lines in tractor-wheel racers. As puppets at the Hillbilly Henhouse educate and entertain rapt audiences, children and adults gather in the farm coup to visit its baby chicks. Though not included in this Groupon, the County Gift Barn stocks its shelves with fresh cider, local maple syrup, and fancy gourds perfect for imbuing porches with seasonal flair or stepping in as a backup partner for racquetball games.