Things To Do With Baby: Great Country Farms

It’s national pumpkin day! The fall is my favorite season. I love the sweater weather and all the fun activities. There is only one weekend left before Halloween so now is your chance to visit a pumpkin patch. This year we went to three pumpkin patches. My favorite by far is The Great Country Farms in Bluemont, Virginia. They have pumpkins, apple picking, hayrides, farm animals, live music and lots of other kids activities. Bluemont is a good hour away from us so when we go we like to make an afternoon out of it. We typically spend a couple of hours at The Great Country Farm either apple picking or pumpkin picking and walking around. Aiden is still a little young to enjoy all of the other activities, but there is definitely a ton to do.

The pumpkin patch is the perfect place to bring a baby. You get to enjoy the fresh air which is great for baby (and has the added benefit of tiring them out). Aiden is almost a year so he had a ton of fun practicing standing and walking around the pumpkins. There are usually other things to do while you are there and delicious treats like apple cider donuts so it’s really perfect for the whole family.

After the farm, we like to visit Dirt Farm Brewing. It is owned by the same family that owns the farm and they offer a 10% discount if you have a wrist band from the farm. The Brewery is set up on the top of a hill and has a gorgeous view of the valley and mountains. It is amazing. There is lots of space for kids to run around outside when the weather is nice. They have a limited menu so you probably want to get your food from the farm, or bring your own, but they do have really good pretzel bites and flat bread pizza. The beer isn’t bad either 😉 — they actually grow their own hops.



Although the fall is my favorite time to visit, the farm and brewery are open all year and offer different seasonal activities throughout the year. We take all of our family and friends to visit because we love it so much.

Tips for visiting The Great Country Farms/Dirt Farm Brewing:

  1. Make it a day trip — Plan to be out there for the day and pack accordingly. You can visit the farm and then the brewery and enjoy the view.
  2. Bring snacks — The Great Country Farm has a restaurant but you should check to make sure it’s open before you count on that. We usually make sure we have snacks and then get lunch at Dirt Farm Brewing.
  3. Follow them on Facebook, or check Facebook before you go — This is the best way to check for updates. The farm will post whether there are special events or cancellations (in the case of bad weather).
  4. Bring a camera — There are so many photo opportunities that you don’t want to miss, especially if you visit Dirt Farm Brewing.

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What are your favorite fall activities?

Looking for other things to do with your baby? Check out this post on visiting the zoo!

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About Melissa

Hi, I’m Melissa! I am a mama to my baby Aiden Milo (born November 2015), and a police wife to my husband Dan. I started this blog because, after having Aiden, I quickly learned that exhaustion and baby brain causes you to forget some of the er-lovely (sometimes horrible and sometimes wonderful) details related to the first several months of raising a baby. Considering we may have more kids in the future, I want to document everything we do, so we remember what worked the first time around, and hopefully help other first time mamas along the way!
  • Amber Marie Werner

    Your son is adorable! The Great Country Farms in Bluemont, Virginia are amazing. Such an awesome place to take the family for some fall fun.
    Xoxo

    • Melissa

      Thank you Amber!! We love GCF and DFB. I am glad you enjoy it too!

  • Ashley Markwood

    We didn’t go to a pumpkin farm this year! Ahhh!! Love those sweet photos!

    • Melissa

      Oh no Ashley! We went like four times LOL Hopefully, you will get a chance to go next year 🙂

  • Lovely post and sweet photos.

    • Melissa

      Thank you so much Julie!

  • Candy Kage

    Beautiful photos of your family enjoying the farm. Looks like it was a fun day, making memories.

    • Melissa

      Thank you Candy! We had so much fun.

  • Jen Enoch

    I love taking the family to the farm. It’s great, like you said, because you can be there for the entire day. Getting outside in the Fall is my Fav!

    • Melissa

      Me too Jen!

  • Magnolia Mamas

    Such a fun adventure! Fall is just meant for fun farm trips!

    • Melissa

      I agree! The fall is the best.

  • I love this so much! We went to a family farm in Texas this year and it was so much fun. I love your blog, your things to do with baby section reminds me of my blog! Great job.

    • Melissa

      Thank you Nichole! I will have to check your blog out 🙂

  • Taking little ones on an adventure is always so much fun!

    • Melissa

      I think so too Jen 🙂

  • Celeste Wright

    Oh this look like such a magical place to visit! I love how pretty the scenery is.

    xoxo

    Celeste

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    • Melissa

      Celeste, it truly is. It is seriously one of my favorite places!

  • Love this!! All your baby adventures keep me hopeful for the future!! #HavebabywillExplore!

  • Love Love Love this. Nothing better than a country pumpkin farm in October. We are so blessed 😉

  • Fall is my favorite season and going to the pumpkin patch is the family tradition I look forward to the most throughout the year. Apple cider donuts are so good and there’s nothing better than a baby in a pumpkin patch. 😉

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