Portland Saturday Market, Portland Oregon

Often, one of the best ways to get to know a city is to experience one of their seasonal festivals or street markets. From March through December of every year, the Burnside Bridge area of Tom McCall Waterfront Park and Ankeny Park in Portland Oregon comes alive with the Portland Saturday Market. One part artisan vendor market, one part touristy festival, and one part foodie heaven, the … [Read more...]

Little People, Big World’s Roloff Farms

If you're a fan of the TLC program "Little People, Big World", you'll want to make a stop off I-5 this fall season to tour Matt Roloff's very own family travel destination, The Roloff Farms, which he opened to the public earlier this month (to remain open throughout this pumpkin season). The Roloff Farm consists of a 34-acre farm near Portland, Oregon, and harbors a pirate ship, a three-story … [Read more...]

Krupka’s Blueberry Plantation

The following pit stop is submitted by Jessie Voigts of WanderingEducators.com. Krupka's Blueberries is located in the resort lakeside town of Saugatuck, Michigan, and makes for a nice day trip if staying in the area or a pit stop if driving through. Our family finds them to be the best blueberries in the whole state (which is quite a fruit belt)! You can buy pre-picked if you’re in a hurry, or … [Read more...]

County Line Orchard

The following pit stop is submitted by reader Erica Smith. Hobart Indiana's County Line Orchard is located right on the Lake and Porter county line, and offers all kinds of outdoor activities in the autumn season. Kids can pick apples, press cider, and visit the Kids' Farm, featuring a mini-maze, play areas, bee yurts, animals, and more. A full-sized corn maze and country store will keep older … [Read more...]

Fair Oaks Farms

This review of Fair Oaks Farms has been submitted by Nicole Wiltrout of Arrows Sent Forth. A stop at Fair Oaks Farms in northern Indiana is a great opportunity to teach your kids where their milk, cheese and ice cream comes from. Fair Oaks Farms is one of the largest dairy farms in the country. You’ll see cows being milked on a mass scale. Often, you’ll get to see a calf being born in the … [Read more...]

Spooky Pit Stops: Harmon’s Tree Farm

3152 Augusta Highway (US Highway 1) Gilbert, South Carolina Looking for a family-oriented fall festival in a beautiful setting? Want to add a haunted house, corn maze, and spooky hay ride to liven things up? Harmon's Tree Farm, located half an hour outside of Columbia, SC has it all! Their 'Boo House' is tame enough that most young kids can have fun touring the spooky exhibits (the haunts will … [Read more...]

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm

40 W. Higgins Road South Barrington, IL In South Barrington, Illinois, you'll want to spend a fall Saturday or Sunday at Goebbert's Pumpkin Farm. Their fall festival, running from September 26th through October 31st, includes a haunted house and camel rides in addition to the standard pumpkin patch, corn maze, and petting zoo! And their farmer's market and cafe offer some of the best local … [Read more...]