The Cornucopia Festival

One of the things I love about small town charm are its happenings. I tell you our summer music in the park series, where I can enjoy the warm weather and let the kids run and play while listening to good local music and eating picnic food is a really special time for me. I guess I love all seasons in their own unique way, but summer time seems to melt your cares away. 

Last weekend I took my kids to the Cornucopia Festival here in Flagstaff. I did it mostly for the pictures of the kids and I got some great ones, but it was unusually hot for this time of year, so we didn’t last long. We topped it all off with a trip to Dairy Queen with some friends of ours. 

To my surprise, I didn’t have to park incredibly far away or pay for parking. But I was hot before we even arrived at the gate to pay. JJ quickly spotted the Ferris Wheel and the bounce houses. So we paid admission then paid for tickets for those things.  There were a couple great things to do for the kiddos. 

Here’s some shots from that day: 


How can you celebrate the coming of Fall without pumpkins? 


Hay Mazes….


or horseback rides? 


The kids had a blast of course,


And of course, no modern-day festival would be complete without a drone hovering overhead.


Have you taken your kiddos to a fall festival or carnival this year? What’s your favorite part about this time of year?  

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34 thoughts on “The Cornucopia Festival

  1. We live in a very rural area, so pumpkin and apples aren’t really festivals, they’re just ways of life since everyone has a farm. However, we did have a townwide bicentennial celebration a few weeks ago. It was really cool. Everyone dressed up in clothing from 1815 and they had blacksmiths on hand and horse and buggies and pictures of the town all of that time ago. It was like little house on the prairie. I’d love to go back in time and spend a day in my own town in 1815. The houses would be the same and so would the family names, but the way they did things was awesome (and a lot of work!)

  2. We are heading to a festival this weekend. It’s also were we pick out our pumpkins. I am so excited. I think I get more excited than the kids 🙂

  3. We live in a small town, too and I love all the fun fall festivals. That hay maze looks like a great activity for the kids.

    1. They loved the haymaze. We actually went to one with a much taller haymaze that you couldnt’ see over a few years back, but the kids said they had fun running over the tops of them.

  4. Wow what a fun time! I love Fall for these types of festivals! We had planned to go to one like this on Monday coming up but my littlest gets motion sickness and the trip there wouldn’t end well. This looks like such a great time!

  5. I love pony rides! I miss them when I was a child, they were tons of fun. We have something similar where I live called Harvest Fair and Fall fest across the different towns nearby. We never miss one!

  6. Oh dear… October needs to hold on… we haven’t done anything fall-like yet! I do need to pick up some fresh, local apples this weekend though. But, that’s just usually a roadside trip. Hopefully we’ll muster the energy to make it to the pumpkin patch here soon!

    1. Take some time and enjoy that baby! I can’t wait to see pictures! Congrats on her delivery! I popped over to your blog to see you already on track with fitness! Way to go Mama!!

    1. It is fun! Although I’m sitting here freezing and my arthritis is activing up because of the weather, I do love what harvest time and the cooler weather brings.

  7. This sound like it would be fun for the whole family. I would love to go to the Cornucopia Festival some day with my family. I have never been to a Festival like this one before. Thanks for sharing the information and great picture.

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