Fall was in full force Saturday at Chaney’s Dairy Barn, where families took hayrides, picked pumpkins from a patch, found their way through a corn maze and played on the playground as part of the annual Pumpkin Pickin’ Festival.
The festival also serves as a birthday celebration for Chaney’s, which is now 9 years old, co-owner Debra Chaney said.
Chaney’s has grown through the years, now offering a corn maze and pumpkin patch each fall, she said.
“We’ve tried to broaden out our fall activities,” Chaney said.
The business shares a birthday with WNKY-TV’s Radar the weather dog, who was at the festival, where cake was served and “Happy Birthday” was sung for Chaney’s and Radar.
Becki Inscoe of Lewisburg came to the festival Saturday with family to celebrate her nephew’s birthday. At 5 years old, he thought the birthday cake and singing were for him, Inscoe said.
It was the first time at Chaney’s for the family, who enjoyed the variety of activities, Inscoe said.
Jenni and Nick Carter of White House, Tenn., brought their children to the festival so they could pick out pumpkins and jump on the inflatables, Nick Carter said.
They used to live in Bowling Green and saw the festival advertised, so they decided to come up for a visit, Jenni Carter said.
“We wanted to bring the kids,” she said.
Tracey Valleroy of Bowling Green lives near Chaney’s and visits often with her son.
“We love Chaney’s,” she said. “We like to come out here.”
They have good food, ice cream and activities, Valleroy said. She also enjoys coming because it’s a local business and the owners are visible in the community.
“They’re always out in the community and you see them,” she said.
— The Pumpkin Pickin’ Festival continues from noon to 5 p.m. today at Chaney’s Dairy Barn. For more information, visit chaneysdairybarn.com or call 843-5567.