A Day at the Pumpkin Patch
Some Fun Ways to Avoid Fall Allergies at the Pumpkin Patch this Season
A trip to the local pumpkin patch can be a lot of fun, but for allergy sufferers it can also be a minefield of triggers. The good news is that there are plenty of things to do in the pumpkin patch that won’t make you sneeze. Here are some ideas:
Find the Great Pumpkin
Treat it as Dinner
Make a Game of it
Declare Yourself the Corn Maze Judge
The Great Pumpkin Patch, that is. Plenty of pumpkin patches have activities that don’t involve getting up close and personal with a bale of hay. At pumpkin patches and more.org, you can search for the patch that has something for everyone – tractor-pulled hay rides for the non-allergic, and face painting, maple syrup-tapping, bocce courts and more for seasonal allergy sufferers.
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, pumpkin patches can be moldy and dusty – allergy triggers for some. If you’re allergic, call ahead to see if your local pumpkin patch has a clean, indoor spot where everyone can still hangout when they’re not taking part in hayrides or pumpkin picking. Also – check out our other allergy friendly fall weekend tips for some great autumn ideas.