Fall Fun: Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches

September 19, 2013 by · 1 Comment
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pumpkin‘Tis the season for some fall family fun!  Here is a list of some of our area’s corn mazes and pumpkin patches:

Cuff Farms: The pumpkin patch opens the last weekend in September and remains open through the end of October, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am – 5pm.  Catch a ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your pumpkin.  The kids will enjoy a round-bale climbing area, a straw-bale maze, a sorghum grass maze, a straw caterpillar, and a straw slide.

Delzer’s Pumpkin Farm: Delzer’s opens September 28 and remains open through Halloween.  You can visit the farm Saturdays and Sundays from noon – 4pm.  $5 will get you four activities from the following: corn maze, hayride, petting zoo, face painting, pumpkin painting, or haunted granary.

Meuer Farm: The corn maze is open now and closes November 3.  It is open to the public every day of the week.  Tickets for just the corn maze start at $5, but there are also options for the night maze, hayrides, and a hayride plus the corn maze.  They also have a pumpkin tram, where you can pick your own pumpkins, squash, and gourds right from the field.

Mulberry Lane Farm Mulberry Lane has a pumpkin harvest celebration from September 20 through October 31.  Each guest can pick their own pumpkin for free!  General admission is $12 for ages 2 and up and that includes a tour of the farm.  The farm is open Monday – Friday from 10am – 3pm and Saturday and Sunday from  9:30am – 4pm.

Peter’s Pumpkin Patch:  Peter’s is open 8am – 8pm every day and should be opening for pumpkin picking very soon!

Polly’s Pumpkin Patch:  Polly’s has two corn mazes!  They are open every day of the week now through November 3.  Ticket prices for both mazes start at $5, check their website for specific prices and times.  There is also a free family fun center, with lots of games and activities.

Porter’s Patch: The pumpkin patch and corn maze are open every Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 4pm now through October.  The corn maze costs $3 per person, with kids under 2 free.  They have lots of other activities and games in their Pumpkin Village.

The Pumpkin Place on Briter’s Farm: Suamico. Monday–Friday: 3-6 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10 am-6 pm. Admission: $1.00/person   $5.00/family pass (includes access to all farm activities and picture areas)

Spranger’s Orchard  Spranger’s has a four-acre pick-your-own pumpkin patch.  They are open every day from 9am – 6pm.

Please let us know about any other corn mazes and pumpkin patches and we will add them to the list!


Howard Suamico Sidewalk Sales August 9 – 11

August 8, 2012 by · 2 Comments
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The Howard Suamico Business and Professional Association is once again sponsoring the annual Howard-Suamico Sidewalk Sales August 9 -11.

Stores and restaurants throughout Howard and Suamico offer specials and sales.  Some of the local businesses being featured include The Stitching Bee, The Farm Shoppes, and Hey, Daisy, to name a few.

Also, the Howard-Suamico Historical Society is holding their 3rd Annual Used Book Sale this Thursday, August 9, in a vacant building near Associated Bank on Cardinal Lane in Howard. Great books at great prices! Hardcovers are $1.00, paperbacks are 50 cents and children’s books are a quarter.

You can find maps of participating businesses at local gas stations, businesses and by clicking here.

Get your kids winter boots at Lou’s Bootery

October 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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I don’t want to think about it, either, but winter is not far away.  I’ve spent the past six years going through second-hand boots that were cheaply made and my kids’ feet still got wet.  Or I’ve broken down and bought the  brand name boots at the outlet store they actually had the sizes I needed and still paid too much money at “outlet” prices.

But not this year.

A couple of weeks ago Stephanie at Lou’s Bootery showed me these awesome Canadian-made Kamik boots called the Snokone and they run $41.00.  Here’s why I love them.

  • There’s a removable liner so the kids can stomp around in them as rainboots in the spring
  • It’s a waterproof boot topped with a drawcord collar to keep out the elements.
  • Pull-on style so I don’t have to worry about laces.
  • Comfort range to -25 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Rubber upper with nylon collar/polyester felt lining/rubber sole.
  • They come in toddler sizes 8 through big kids size 6

And you know what?  Lou’s Bootery has a couple hundred pairs of boots to outfit your kids for winter.

There’s also the traditional looking Kamik Waterbug viola sizes 10-7.  The comfort range is -40 degrees and they sell for $60. My son had these last year and he never got snow in his boots and never had a leak at the seams, either. So glad I invested in them.

Or how about the Abbey for $60?

  • Waterproof neoprene upper features a fun dotted print.
  • Full waterproof construction with hand-lasted, printed rubber shell.
  • Side handles for easy on and off.
  • Cushioned, antibacterial EVA footbed offers comfort and keeps feet fresh.
  • Treaded rubber oustole offers maximum traction.
  • Comfort rated to -25°F/-32°C.

Considering the fact that some of the other brand-name ones run in the $75 range, I not only consider these a good price, there are a good investment.
  I will not have to buy the little girls new boots when they get older because these suckers will last.  And the fact that I got my $20 Deal Chicken a few days ago for only $10 (no longer available) makes this a no-brainer for me and my kids’ feet!

Piggly Wiggly Truckload Produce sale July 28th & 29th

July 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Olsen’s and Larry’s Piggly Wiggly are having a big produce sale this Thursday and Friday.   I’ve highlighted a few items that caught my attention because of  their prices.

  • Large & Sweet Washington Bing Cherries- $1.99/lb
  • California Raspberries- $2.00- 6 oz.
  • Large Sweet & Golden Pineapple- $2.00
  • Ready to Eat California Peaches- $.99/lb
  • Premium Juicy Strawberries- $2.00
  • Sugar Sweet California Cantaloupe- $2.00
  • Sweet & Plump Blueberries- $2.50- pint
  • Locally Grown Sweet Corn- $3.99- dozen
  • Fresh & Snappy Green Beans- $.79/lb
  • Yellow or Zucchini Squash- $.89/lb
  • Beefsteak & Roma Tomatoes- $.99/lb
  • Fresh Green Asparagus- $2.99/lb
  • Fresh Slicing Cucumbers- 2/$.78
  • Sweet Vidalia Onions- $.69/lb
  • Wisconsin Russet Potatoes- $1.99- 5 lb. bag
  • Jumbo Sweet Honeydew Melon- $2.50
  • California Blackberries- $2.00- 6 oz.
  • Large Seedless Red Grapes- $1.59/lb
  • Large Seedless Green Grapes- $1.59/lb
  • Kiwi Fruit- 3/$.99
  • Ready to Eat California Nectarines- $1.49/lb
  • Ready to Eat California Black Plums- $1.49/lb
  • Crisp Granny Smith Apples- $.99/lb
  • Fresh Lemons & Limes- 3/$.99
  • Sweet Tropical Mangoes- 2/$1.00

Other sale items:

  • Winter Hardy Rudbeckia Daisies- 2/$11.00 or $6.00 each
  • Orv’s Tasty Toppings Pizza- 5/$10.00 or
    $22.00 for a case of 12

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