ROCKWALL, TX – October 6, 2020 — If you’re looking for some fall fun for the whole family, take a trip down to the Blase Family Farm in Rockwall! This is by far one of my favorite pumpkin patches in the area. It has so much to offer, and the whole farm is set on beautiful, wooded 13 acres at 1232 East Fork Drive that provide some nice shade everywhere you walk. To ensure safe social distancing, the farm this year is open by reservation only through Nov. 1.
Jill and Chris Blase run the farm with their son Brandon and daughter Emily, and they are all likely the nicest folks you’ll ever meet. You can tell they pour their passion into making sure your trip to their farm will be one to remember (it always is for my wife Julie and I).
Capture that perfect fall family photo
The first thing you’ll likely notice when walking onto the farm is all of the charming fall photo spots setup amongst the pumpkins and the trees. Adorable signs with fall phrases are scattered throughout for that perfect family photo op! Julie and I got several insta-worthy shots at the large Welcome sign that greets visitors near the entrance, and I find out just how much I’ve grown at the ‘How tall this fall’ sign that made for a fun photo.
Pumpkin pops and sweet treats
Two words describe one of the main reasons we love visiting the Blase Family Farm: Pumpkin Fudge! This delectable treat is homemade by the Blase’s daughter, Emily, and is by far the best pumpkin-flavored food I’ve ever eaten. The farm also sells homemade pumpkin-flavored popsicles, and new this year are the Apple Spice and Cranberry Spice pops. All them absolutely pop with flavor (pun intended), and I particularly enjoyed the Cranberry Spice flavor.
Hop aboard the hayride
Take a tour of the Blase Farm on board a trailer pulled by the farm’s tractor! The hayride winds through the backside of the farm and includes a glimpse of the large blueberry field, where you can pick your own blueberries in the springtime.
Feed a llama (or two)
It wouldn’t be a farm without some barnyard animals to feed! Llamas, a flock of sheep, a donkey, a miniature horse and a couple of piglets round out the plethora of animals you can feed at the Blase Family Farm.. Don’t forget to sanitize your hands afterwards at the nearby hand washing and sanitizer stations!
Spookley the Square Pumpkin storyboards
The PACER’s National Anti-Bullying Program spokes-“pumpkin” makes a return to the Blase Family Farm this year! Wander down a wooded trail while reading fun Spookley the Square Pumpkin storyboards set up along the path. The kiddos are sure to love following along with Spookley’s adventures as he saves the day!
Pick a pumpkin from the patch
Choose from a wide variety of pumpkins in all sizes at the Blase Farm Pumpkin Patch. If you come during the week (Monday through Friday), your entry ticket includes a small pumpkin of your choice. Julie and I chose a couple of mini-sized pumpkins to accent our bookshelf at home.
Celebrate fall at the Blase Family Farm
The farm is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (by reservation only on all days). Tickets are only $9 a person (ages 23 months and younger get in free). Admission price on weekdays includes the petting zoo, a hayride and a small pumpkin. Admission on Saturday and Sunday includes the petting zoo, hayride and a hot dog. Visit blasefamilyfarm.com to book your visit to the farm today!
I have been the editor of Blue Ribbon News since April 2016. I was born and raised in Heath, TX and I’m the author of Images of America: Heath, a chronicle of historic photographs of my town’s roots. I met my wife and the love of my life, Julie Anne Wells, while the two of us were working together at Blue Ribbon News. When I’m not around town covering events, you can usually find me enjoying a good book and a hot cup of coffee.
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