EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - With the coronavirus present in our everyday lives, it can be hard to find things that will safely entertain the family.
However, as we head into the fall season, there are some outdoor activities that the whole family can feel safe about doing. One of which is pumpkin picking.
Goebel Farms opened up to the public Wednesday for the fall season.
They tell us they’ve seen a huge increase in interest this year after sharing on social media that they were opening.
Goebel Farms has been a family operation for more than 40 years, growing pumpkins and experiences for the public to enjoy.
They are a hidden gem in northern Evansville off Boonville New Harmony Road.
They have a wide variety of pumpkins and will soon have their apple cider and slushies.
Kids can come and play in the 100-year-old barn on the barn slide.
They also have a corn maze and hayrides.
Those both cost a little extra, and they are limiting the hayrides to 35 riders per trailer due to COVID-19.
The owner tells us he looks forward to this day every year.
“I love the most to see kids get excited when they come in here, and I like talking to people," said Larry Gobel, owner of Goebel Farms. "We’ve got mums, we’ve got corn stalks, Indiana corn. Over 100 varieties of different other pumpkins and other specialty stuff.”
There’s no cost to come and pick pumpkins, it’s just the cost of the pumpkins.
Your family can also come out and tag your Christmas tree for this winter.
Goebel Farms are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.