Carleton Farm always a Halloween hit
Two families who traveled from Kirkland found time to take pictures and have some fun before going out into the field to find their perfect carving pumpkin.
Jeanine McAreavy and her son Kyle have been making this trek every year for the last few years. This time they brought along first timers, the Miharas, who said they would be making this a tradition of theirs as well.
“This is our fourth year out here, it’s kind of a tradition,” Jeanine said.
Many pumpkin growers in this region have said the excessive rain has hurt their pumpkin crops making for smaller pumpkins but you wouldn’t know it if you looked around at all the big pumpkins people were loading into their cars at Carleton Farm.
With plenty of pumpkins to choose from, kids and their parents made the most of their day by going on hayrides, eating hot dogs and sitting under the covered tables.
Every year the folks at Carleton Farm come up with a great corn maze for everyone to enjoy, and this year is no exception.
Even though the strong winds may have caused some havoc, Darren Carleton says it has made for a more challenging maze.
“The winds blew some of the corn over making an arch so the people have to go under them,” he explained as he demonstrated by ducking under a make-believe arch of corn.
His father Reid Carleton was busy as usual, taking folks for hayrides through the field, and picking up others who have found the perfect pumpkin.
“We have another cannon over there this year,” Reid said as he pointed in the direction of commotion.
One of the most popular attractions for the kids and maybe even more for the dads are the pumpkin cannons built by Tony Carleton.
Every year Tony has his six-inch cannon setup to shoot into the field opposite of the pumpkin hunters of course; but, this year he added a dual-tank eight-inch cannon capable of hurling a pumpkin over one thousand feet into the field.
Carleton Farm will continue giving hayrides through Nov. 1 so everyone is encouraged to come out for some fun before the farm closes for the winter season.