If you’re in Wyoming, go check out the pumpkin patch at Koltiska farm up in Sheridan, WY! While you’re there, see the Wagon Box Fight memorial in Story
Hey friends! I hope your fall is going great, ours is (so far) staying mostly warm, but there are rumors of snow tomorrow. 75 degrees today and snow tomorrow – never can tell what the weather will do around here! I’m not looking forward to the snow but the cooler fall weather has been nice.
Since the weather has been great, I decided to take the kids over to Sheridan to the Koltiska Pumpkin Patch and pick some pumpkins. We’ve never been up to this one before so we took a trip over their Saturday and had some fun!
They just closed up for the season this week (10/10/16) but if you want to go next year, here are a few directions: take exit 23 off of I-90 in Sheridan, head East on Highway 336 (from in town Sheridan, East 5th Street goes under the interstate and turns into Highway 336). Follow the big orange signs for the pumpkin patch and you’ll travel down a dirt road for a while then reach the farm.
It can be busy on the weekends! Don’t use GPS to find the pumpkin patch – it will take you to a different part of the farm.
The cost is $7 a pumpkin, and that includes the wagon ride, cookies, drinks, and a raffle drawing.
The farm is just about 1/2 a mile from the pumpkin patch so they have 2 wagons to take people from the farm to the patch.
When you’re done picking pumpkins, you can see the small farm animals, like ponies, goats, and chickens.
My kids are sooooo relieved to get on the wagon – those pumpkins are heavy for them! We weighed their pumpkins when we got home and ironically each of their pumpkins weighed the exact same: 19.4 pounds each.
Some of the different kinds of pumpkins you can find in the patch (along with my daughter’s hair lol). They have white pumpkins, too, and tiny pumpkins for decorating or cooking. They also had cooking squash and pumpkin for sale, like spaghetti squash, acorn squash, hubbard squash, and more.
After we left the pumpkin patch we drove through Story and went to the Wagon Box Fight monument. It marks a place of a battle between indians and cavalry men and woodcutters along the Bozeman trail.
Story, Wyoming, is such a nice little place to drive around!
Check out other places to see and hiking in Wyoming, the Black Hills, and Montana:
- Garden Creek Falls, Casper, WY
- Crow Peak, Spearfish
- Ayres Natural Bridge
- Community Caves (Wildcat Caverns), Spearfish, SD
- The M Trail Missoula
- Devil’s Bathtub, Spearfish Canyon
- Crazy Horse Volksmarch
- Red Beds Trail, Devil’s Tower
- Trail End Museum, Sheridan
- Koltiska Pumpkin Patch, Sheridan
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist