Adventures with Alan visits the pumpkin patch at Wishing Star Farm

ELLICOTT, CO — In our exclusive Adventures with Alan series, we’ll travel through southern Colorado week after week to show you thrills, hidden gems, and well-known spots.

Located about 40 minutes east of Colorado Springs in Ellicott is Wishing Star Farm.

With the farm’s “fall party” underway, we meet up with owner Jason Wood to see what they have to offer.

“We have our annual pumpkin patch. We have lots of activities for the kids. Everything from the paddle maze, the hay pyramid, the hay slide, and the petting zoo with the animals,” Wood said.

The 35-acre farm is decked out from top to bottom with Halloween decorations and lots of cool things to see and do.

On the day of our visit, Wood is busy entertaining local Hope Montessori students.

I join them for a descent on the slide, the jumping cushion and some lawn games.

After playing around for a bit, we decide it’s time to take a look at the pumpkins.

A big highlight of our visit to Wishing Star Farm is finding the perfect pumpkin in their pumpkin patch, and guests can grab one for a cost of $5.

To visit schools, Wood tells me that each student can choose their favorite pumpkin to take home. Although he doesn’t grow them locally, he says they are sourced locally from farms in neighboring Fremont and Pueblo counties.

But what the farm lacks in fresh produce, they make up for it by having fun.

In fact, a big draw on the farm is the petting zoo, which features some of the 65 farm animals.

There are the mini ponies, Matilda and Mollie, and Boo the camel. Pony rides are also offered Friday through Sunday for an additional $5.

Wood tells me that he and his family took over the farm from the previous owners last year.

“We love people coming out, taking pictures and just loving the kids running around the pumpkin patch and getting everything from the little pumpkin they can take home to the bigger pumpkins they can carve or put on. on the doorstep.” Bois said.

All in all, if you’re looking for a great, fun family activity this fall, Wishing Star Farm is a place that has something for everyone.
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