Southeast Arkansas Fall Traditions

This week I’m blogging for the Arkansas Women Bloggers BLOGtober Fest Challenge. Be sure to check out what Arkansas Women Bloggers are posting about Fall Traditions here. Their posts are fabulous!

Arkansas Women Bloggers BLOGtober Fest

Day 3: Fall Traditions

Just before Halloween, I take our daughter to the Old Milo Tree Farms Pumpkin Patch near Hamburg, Ark. to pick some great pumpkins for carving and fall decorating.

Expect more than a pumpkin patch…(The list below is from the Old Milo Tree Farms Pumpkin Patch website).

  • Corn Maze – just the right size for your young children to experience a life size maze
  • Hay Maze, Hay Tunnel, and Hay Tower – square bale hay maze, large round bale tower, and hay tunnel
  • Hayride –  around pasture and pond (weather permitting)
  • Petting Zoo – complete with donkeys, ponies, goats, and chickens
  • Paint Your Own Pumpkin – for an extra $2 / child, each student can paint their own pumpkin to take back with them (must schedule this in advance )
  • Picnic Tables – Use our picnic tables and enjoy a sack lunch, we have seating available for approx. 100 students
  • Pumpkin Juice – orange koolaid/gatorade will be free for all who visit pumpkin patch
  • Pumpkin Chunkin – giant pumpkin sling shot $1.00 for 3 chunks
  • Hawg Wild Barrel Train – a guaranteed favorite for the kids! (new this year)

Did you see the “Pumpkin Chunkin” activity?  I was not aware of their Pumpkin Chunkin. I missed this last year. For this year’s visit, I vow not to leave until we have chunked some pumpkins!

During October, Old Milo Tree Farms is open Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays,  1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

They also have a Facebook page: Old Milo Tree Farms Facebook Page

One of my favorite fall traditions in southeast Arkansas is the Paul Michael Company Ladies’ Night. It’s tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 18, 5 – 9 p.m. in Lake Village.

“It’s an intimate, laid-back event just like a private party—one year we had more than 50 women singing ‘I Feel Like a Natural Woman’,” Elizabeth Michael said.  “The event will feature our amazing fall and Christmas decor, and include music, appetizers, cocktails, how-tos, sales, discounts and visiting artists, and each Paul Michael Company location is putting its own personalized twist on the party.”

Hey, ya’ll…I will be there!

Paul Michael Company Blog  :  Paul Michael Company on Facebook  : Twitter @Paul_Michael_Co


Photo credit: Saint Mary’s Halloween Carnival

Another tradition Lake Village offers is the Saint Mary’s Catholic School Halloween Carnival, Wednesday, Oct. 31 beginning at 6 p.m. It’s a safe and festive environment with raffles, cake walks, costume contests and more!

We’ll be there, too.

Share your favorite southeast Arkansas fall tradition.

Disclaimer: Per the FTC, I want to be clear that this post is not sponsored by any of the businesses/organizations mentioned. There was no payment or compensation of any kind to me in exchange of being mentioned. This post is just me sharing my experiences and opinions.

Want to see my posts from the other two days of Arkansas Women Bloggers BLOGtober Fest?

Day 1: Have You Gotten the Hottest Accessory this Fall? and Fall Fashion Buzz from Southeast Arkansas

Day 2: Halloween: It’s All About the Candy


    • Delta Moxie says:

      I am really looking forward to chunkin a pumpkin! I’ll let you know all about it. I’d like to have my own big sling shot at my house to chunk random stuff. That would be great entertainment.

    • Delta Moxie says:

      Amy, your comment just made me grin from ear to ear…Thank you so much! I was the same way before we moved the Delta. If you make a trip down here, I’ll be your personal tour guide! A super big thank you for reading my blog!

  1. Margo says:

    I’m finally catching up on your blog… I was busy, busy, busy for a while! So how was the Pumpkin Chunkin? I watch the Punkin Chunkin contest from Maryland (I think) on TV every year. Wow! It looks like so much fun!! 🙂

    • Delta Moxie says:

      Ooooh….I saw where you were making your gorgeous shell boxes! That is awesome! Punkin Chunkin is something I recommend. The Punkins were those teeny-tiny decor type punk ins…but I still received satisfaction from launching them. I’d like to chunk a bigger punkin next year.

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