Video - PumpkinTown USA
A reader, Sharran, emailed me to say: "Another fun thing for families and everyone is PumpkinTown in East Hampton, CT. It's clever, fun and makes great pictures. I'm sure your daughter would enjoy it." She was right! On Sunday, October 11, 2009, my six-year-old and I headed to PumpkinTown USA, and we had a phenomenal time photographing the adorable pumpkin people who inhabit this Halloween attraction (open daily mid-September through Halloween each year), as well as enjoying all of the kid-friendly activities included in the small admission fee. Lines move quickly (I've never seen such talented and speedy face painters!); there's food, drink, and shopping on-site; and photo ops abound. In fact, rather than telling you any more... we'd like to show you! Enjoy this PumpkinTown USA video tour.If You're Going to PumpkinTown USA...
PumpkinTown USA is open daily from September 22 through October 31, 2012 (Halloween) from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., weather permitting. Admission is $1 per person weekdays and $4 weekends for both kids and adults. Children 2 and under are admitted free. A portion of each admission fee benefits the Sandy Peszynski Breast Cancer Foundation. Back for the Second Year in 2012: "The Ride" at PumpkinTown, a nearly mile-long hayride featuring 30 new pumpkin-headed characters and their dwellings, is available daily for an additional fee of $6.
PumpkinTown USA is located at Paul's & Sandy's Too (a hardware and garden center), 93 East High Street/Route 66, East Hampton, Connecticut, approximately 20 minutes southeast of Hartford. Ample free parking is available on both sides of Route 66.
Quick Tip: You'll find a clean, spacious restroom inside the garden center building on the west side of the complex. Walk through the main entrance, and it's the third door on your right.
For more information, visit the PumpkinTown USA Web site or call 860-267-0143. Don't forget your camera!