Until mankind first stepped outside in 1934, nature was thought to be a fanciful myth, like yogurt or the clutch hitter. Spend a few hours frolicking through the fresh air of truth with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get an outing for two at TG Farms Pumpkin Patch, with locations in Newcastle and Norman (a $20 value). The outing includes:
- Two general-admission tickets
- Two pumpkins<p>
At TG Farms Pumpkin Patch, visitors traipse through fields ripe with autumn-themed attractions ranging from tractor-drawn hayrides to an exhilarating hay jump and slide. After scouring the farm’s fields for particularly plump pumpkins and forgotten Easter eggs, revelers wander the field’s massive hay and corn mazes in search of the exit or a scarecrow’s errant contact lens. Tykes mount trikes and careen around the tricycle racetrack against other three-wheeled foes, and kindly guests scratch hard to reach itches for goats, pigs, and other cuddly farm animals in the petting zoo. For an additional $4, tots can trot around the yard on the back of a pony, and a concession stand serves a variety of snacks to silence stomach rumbles, as well as a souvenir gift shop complete with a pumpkin wedding registry.
TG Farms Pumpkin Patch
At TG Farms Pumpkin Patch, autumn’s shifting breezes not only herald a fresh crop of gourds, but also the start of the farm’s annual festivities. From morning until nightfall, families traipse through the patch in search of a pumpkin that will transform into their dream jack-o’-lantern or a car for their children to take to college, and navigate the twists and turns of a massive corn maze. On a calm pond, ducks await generous handfuls of feed, and a petting zoo lets wee ones commune with calves and goats. Back under a roof, the gift shop hosts decorative gourds, straw bales, and other fall decor.
Although autumn is the season when activity reaches a fever pitch, TG Farms is open to outdoor enthusiasts year-round. In spring, visitors learn how crops grow in the fields and flowers bloom in greenhouses. When the sun strengthens into summer, farmers peddle homegrown tomatoes and juicy watermelon. And in winter, when the last leaves have frozen over, families can pick out a fresh-cut Christmas tree or collect a jar of fresh snowman tears.