Need something to do this fall? Look no further than Guston, Kentucky.
Located in the quaint farming town is a place called Roberts Family Farm; a place where folks near and far gather for an evening of family fun.
To celebrate the opening of the season, Roberts Family Farm is hosting a Great Pumpkin Pursuit on Saturday, September 15. There will be as many as 35 giant watermelons, 30 giant pumpkins, and several other giant fruits and vegetables, from growers from Ohio, Arkansas, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, Indiana, and other states. The heaviest pumpkin and watermelon will receive a cash prize of $1,000. All the pumpkins, watermelons and gourds will be brought in on pallets and loaded onto the scale with a backhoe. Gates at the Great Pumpkin Pursuit open at 10 a.m. The official weigh off will be held at noon.
Each year, the corn maze is sponsored by a different organization.
Growers come from far and wide to compete in the Great Pumpkin Pursuit.
This pumpkin is being guided onto the scales.
This pumpkin has to be carried in on a pallet.
This pumpkin weighs 1,489 pounds.
One of the areas kids can play at.
Kids can ride in these cars, painted like cows.
Everyone can take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch.
A miniature horse at the petting zoo on Roberts Family Farm.
Baby goats at the petting zoo.
This scarecrow is the perfect selfie partner.
Each year, families can stand beside the large pumpkin to see how much they’ve grown in the last year.
The Great Pumpkin Pursuit is just the kickoff to the season. Between September 15 and October 31, the farm offers a Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides, Corn maze (a flashlight corn maze at night), petting zoo, Momma Rob's Bakery, and a store to purchase local honey, soaps and crafts.
Roberts Family Farm is open Monday through Friday, 5:30 p.m. until dark. On Saturday and Sunday, the farm is open from 1 p.m. until dark. On the weekends only, there will be grilled food, and goodies sold by The Cookers Choice and Kentucky KettleHeadz.
On Saturday, November 3, Roberts Family Farm will be hosting the 3rd Annual Roberts Family Farm Fest. A host of local bands will be playing, including Out of Focus, Double Take, and Blue Sky Alibi. Some alcoholic drinks will be available, along with grilled food, Momma Rob's baked goodies, and non-alcoholic beverages. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and music starts at 6 p.m. It’s $15 per person, and make sure to bring your own lawn chair!
Roberts Family Farm also has a Christmas tree farm. Starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, and throughout December, the farm sells fresh cut Christmas Trees. They’re closed during the week but will be open Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. until dark.
Roberts Family Farm is located at 125 Kennedy Road, Guston, Kentucky, 40142.