I can now check off one thing from my Fall Bucket List! There was a Fall festival in our town this past weekend, and I knew it was the perfect opportunity to go. After lunch, I packed up Allison, got my sister, and headed on over.
To be honest… it started out as a total flop. When I was looking up info for this event, I was apparently looking at an outdated version of the website, probably from last year. I saw that the hayrides were only a dollar each for adults, so I grabbed $1.50 in change and went on my way. We rarely carry cash anymore, which I found to be a big mistake. Turns out when we showed up, there was a $3.00 per adult admission fee, which my sister graciously let me borrow. And then the sign for the carriage rides said $2.00, not $1.00. Oops. I definitely learned a lesson that day.
It was a pretty simple Fall festival that included vendors (mostly MLMs), 3 food trucks, a bouncy house and inflatable slide, a petting zoo, free face painting, and free mini pumpkins for the kids. When Allison picked up her pumpkin, she looked at it for about a second before trying to take a bite. To be fair, I never told her that she couldn’t eat a pumpkin like she could an apple.
She enjoyed a piece of candy after the hayride (Which she absolutely had fun with, by the way), got her face painted (She requested a smiley face), and insisted on going down the slide twice. Head first the second time. Oh my sweet daring child, you’ll give me a heart attack one day.
To be honest, there wasn’t a whole lot to it, but for a toddler, it was amazing. I’ll keep an eye out for more festivals in the area, because it really was fun to watch her get so excited about the horses and the slide. Maybe next time I’ll look into pumpkin picking!