Black Island Farms Pumpkin Patch | Syracuse

A group (and when I say "group," it was a small gathering of 100 souls) got together to go to the Black Island Farms.  Last year I signed up, but put the wrong date in the calendar, so this year, I was not going to miss it for the world.  I even brought in some back-up to help.  Somehow, out of those 100 or so people, I was one of the very last ones to show, because I was late.  I always used to tease my friends that were always late.  Now, I'm one of those friends.  Luckily, they were still counting up the monies and everyone was waiting, not because of me. 

I'll admit, I was slightly intimidated by the place.  I hadn't read about Black Island Farms ahead of time (other than the address) and I had no idea what to expect.  I felt somewhat like Harry Potter as all the kids lined up and got in a carriage.  While we didn't have thestrals pulling us, the tractors were pretty cool.

Our first stop was the carrot and cabbage field.  The tour guide gave us a 5 minute spiel about their lovely veggies and let us smell/eat some of them.  The kids loved it.  It kind of blew my mind to see 30 kids all munching on cabbage leaves.  I don't think they even realized it was a vegetable.

After learning about the 19 pound cabbage they once grew, we headed over to the pumpkin patch!  We jumped off the wagon and headed out to find the perfect gourd. 

Little girl with three pumpkins

After finding our pumpkins, we loaded up the carriages and headed back towards the entrance.  Note* for those carrying small children, bring a stroller or something to pack the pumpkin back to the car.  Luckily, I brought my mom and a stroller.  Because two littles under 2 is no easy task with 3 pumpkins. 

They have barrel rides.

Hay slides.

They have the ginormous black slide called the Grain Shoot Slide.  Lady Soul and I waited in the line, partly for our kids, but mainly because WE really wanted to go too. 

A giant cornbox, which was a FAVORITE of all.

We'll be back for sure next year.

Click here to find out about all the other fun stuff they have at Black Island Farms!  Next year, the Salt Project will be putting together a Field Trip to get group pricing.  We paid $4 per person.  We hear someone paid like $14 per person.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram so you can put The Salt Project Field Trips on your calendar!

Mon-Thurs 4pm - 10pm
Fri 4pm – Midnight
Sat 10am – Midnight
Sun 11am – 5pm
Entrance Fee(s)
Attractions start at $11 for Adults, $9 for Kids (Ages 2-12)
Group discounts are available, and can save you a bundle!
(801) 774-6293

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