For Baton Rouge things to do, the Denham Springs pumpkin patch in Denham Springs has always been one of our favorite fall activities with the kids. Since we have lived just on the outside of Baton Rouge in a nice city called Denham Springs we have made it a yearly ritual to go visit our local pumpkin patch not to far from where we live. This local event is sponsored by the small St. Francis Episcopal Church right off of Hatchell Lane in Denham Springs at 726 Maple Street. The Denham Springs pumpkin patch is open until October 31st from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM each day. We've started bringing my son, Tyler there for pictures when he was a a baby and have continued the tradition ever since with the addition of our daughter Haley.
Anyway, it's always a fun thing for the kids to do and of course my wife is all about the photo opportunities with all the various shapes and sizes of pumpkins. You can borrow a wagon from them to pull around the pumpkins to decide which one or ones you would like to buy. They are fairly inexpensive and proceeds go to help the church. Above is the two of them posing together and then Tyler pulled Haley around in a wagon to check out the pumpkins.
Below is Tyler choosing from a selection of the smaller pumpkins.
One day when Tyler was three years old, my wife had him there for some pictures and a photographer from the major Baton Rouge newspaper happened to be there at the same time. To our great delight he did take several pictures of Tyler holding a pumpkin of which one appeared in a really huge picture soon thereafter in the Baton Rouge paper. It took up a least a quarter of the page. I was thrilled and got numerous copies and of course bragged to everyone I could. We even ordered a glossy poster stock copy of that picture from the newspaper and it hangs in our computer/game room to this very day. The paper even ran the same picture of Tyler, though much smaller for their "Fun" section promoting fall activities the next year.