Culpeper And The Pumpkin Patch

Wow, hey there blog.  I’ve been a bit busy lately and haven’t gotten around to the bloggy blog world!


Well, to continue with our anniversary weekend (which now seems ages ago), the next day of our 4-day weekend included a little trip to Culpeper, VA which is about 20 minutes west of where we live, and we also took Abby to the pumpkin patch at Round Hill Farm. 


Culpeper is a cute little town (and the name alone reminds me of H.B. Culpeper’s from IUP) with quaint little shops and eateries with a view of the Shenandoah Mountains off in the distance.  There was a typical Main Street with no chain stores or restaurants and it gave you that small town, homey feel.  To read more on Culpeper, visit



We ate a restaurant called The Stable.  Of course the sandwiches all had history-related names and there was Civil War decor on the walls!






These are the cakes made down south y’all!!



Next was pumpkin picking at Round Hill Farm, just outside of Culpeper.  They had a hayride to the pumpkin patch of course, as well as inflatable pumpkins for the kids to jump in, playground type activities, corn mazes, petting zoo, apples, gourds, and more.  Miss Abigail had a bit of a breakdown in the middle of the pumpkin patch but eventually calmed down.  She wanted to walk independently but kept getting tripped up on the pumpkin vines… but yet she did not want to hold our hands or let us carry her.  Stress over pumpkins, let me tell ya.  We got some pumpkins, mums, gourds, and apples from Round Hill.

Abby loved playing in the “cornbox” (and had a freakout moment after we got her out to move onto the next thing):















Day 3 of anniversary weekend coming next (hopefully not in like 3 weeks from now!).


About virginiaisformaugles

My name is Jenn. I'm enjoying life in my thirties, being a mom to a beautiful and silly little girl, and happily married to my park ranger husband. We recently sold our house in Pennsylvania and moved to Virginia and bought a new home. I'm excited to get accustomed to our new home base and explore all the surrounding areas! I'm a pharma data analyst by day, a lullabye-singin' mommy by night. We also have a beagle named Sophie and a large-girthed cat named Nacho. Things I like: family togetherness, nature, hiking, movies, photography, reading, planning and organizing, exploring, music, biking, jogging, etc.

Posted on November 4, 2011, in Fests and Events, Travel and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome slice of total Americana–and Abby is darling!! She is at the total right age for the corn pile. You might like to substitute this large play box with one a bit smaller–a sand tray (think of a kitty litter tray or a storage box for under the bed), which you can fill with coarse corn meal. She will like the texture and use her smaller toys in it. If you watch her play, allowing her to speak “silently” to you, you will be sharing a metaphorical dialogue with her. What a wonderful age–so glad that ALL of you are enjoying it! All the best, barb

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