This post is about a wonderful annual event that takes place in October, hosted by Melinda Smith in Steele, Alabama. Melinda grows the most beautiful pumpkins I have ever seen. And one day out of the year she holds a pumpkin patch party where people are given the opportunity to come and buy some of her bountiful harvest.
The event was yesterday, and my cousin, Connie, and my Aunt Peggy and I went together. We needed some girl time!
Melinda has a wrap around porch which was covered with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.
She had small pumpkins in buckets.
She has a great house which is set on a breathtaking piece of property.
Underneath this arbor was a large array of delicious salads and desserts made by several talented cooks.
Each table was decorated creatively, and was loaded down with food. (I didn't get my camera out until almost the end of the party. I apologize for that!)
What a unique idea for small pumpkins!
There were tables set with burlap tablecloths and flowers in pumpkin vases.
She provided "sold" signs to place with the pumpkins you claimed. Her prices were very reasonable. I hope I can come close to doing justice in arranging these gorgeous pumpkins once I get them home.
Friendly and professional cashiers and pumpkin handlers were waiting for you once you finished your selections.
Even though Melinda has been hosting this party for several years, this was my first opportunity to be able to go. We had so much fun. I was able to see lots of good friends. My only regret was that I have to wait another year to go back.
Next year I will post about the party in advance so that those of you who live locally will have an opportunity to go!