Cold weather and some unexpected snow wasn't enough to stop everyone from having a blast at Kayben Farms on Saturday for week two of the Pumpkin and Scarecrow Festival! In fact, it was an opportunity to build (possibly) the first snowman of the season!
The Scarecrow and Pumpkin Festival is an annual event at Kayben Farms and Old Towne Okotoks, running every Saturday in October. Sun Country is on location for all four days and I had the pleasure of being there on Saturday! I felt like a kid again with all of the activities available, including the Sunshine Adventure Park and the Giant Corn Maze (which, I will admit, got the better of me.)
Although most of the activities at Kayben Farms are designed to keep the kids busy, they're also fun for the parents! I took a few turns on the giant slide and even raced a few kids live on air! Click below to hear it!
Although I had to wait my turn for quite awhile, I finally got to give the Berry Bounce a go as well!
As my adventure continued, I made my way back to the Corn Maze. After (quite literally) being lost in it for the better part of a half hour, I stopped by to see the farm animals on my way back. Kids were having a great time feeding and petting the very well behaved animals.
I however, have always had a (very irrational) fear of feeding animals, especially those of the barnyard variety. But, if a six year old could do it, then so could I!
Week two's theme was "Art in the Park" and there were some painted hay bales on display in Old Towne Okotoks. There was also a competition later in the afternoon at Kayben, with a prize going to the winner(s)!
With the weather rapidly changing, it's easy to convince yourself to just cuddle up on the couch and spend your weekend inside. But, the Scarecrow and Pumpkin Festivals are a great way to get the family active outdoors. If I could have as much fun as I did by myself, think of the fun you're whole family will have! I just barely scratched the surface of Kayben Farms and luckily I'll be there once again with Sun Country this coming Saturday! It's "The Amazing Pumpkin Race", where teams of four will race around Okotoks and Kayben Farms for a cash prize of $1000! Make sure you also check out the scarecrows in Old Towne Okotoks and vote for your favorite one. There's still two weeks left to enjoy the festivals, so make sure you keep up to date with what's happening by staying tuned in to Sun Country, or by visiting Kayben Farm's website