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Hayrides and Family Fun

​Fall activities outside the tent

“October.” Just saying the word aloud brings a chill, and not just because it’s the month of Halloween. The nights are getting cooler. The days are noticeably shorter. You’ve packed away the gardening tools and pack the kids off to school every weekday. Autumn has definitely arrived.

But in Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina, the warm weather lingers during the daytime. The leaf gawkers are beginning to invade the region, and everyone and their mother’s cousin’s best friend are hitting the trails for one last good hike. The point is: it’s not time to break out the snowshoes or the Christmas ornaments just yet.

Autumn Offers New Activities

In this region, October family fun includes corn mazes, pumpkin patches and hayrides. Every year, it seems, the kids look forward to these activities. Maybe it’s because they can’t do homework while wandering in a maze or enjoying a bumpy hayride. Maybe it’s because being outdoors this time of year is invigorating. Maybe it’s just the promise of hot apple cider.

In any case, a trip to a local farm offers family fun for the entire family. Some farms have added attractions, like piglet or duck races, a petting zoo, pony rides and more. Some may even permit nighttime corn mazes or even “haunted mazes,” but these two activities aren’t meant for small children.

Create Your Own Family Fun

You don’t have to wander into the countryside to find fun for your family this time of year. Instead of going to the farm, bring the farm to you. Rent a tent, have it set up in a field, and then scatter a bunch of pumpkins on the ground for the kids to choose from. You can even rent a horse-drawn carriage for hayrides.

A few tables and chairs under the tent provide rest and shade for the adults, as well as a place to put out the food, whether it’s a catered event or a potluck. A celebration of autumn, your family fun party will be the surprise hit of the season. Invite your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers — anyone with children or without. While it’s fun to pick out your pumpkin and go on a hayride, it’s 100 times better sharing the activity with your loved ones.

Plan a Fun Day

You can get almost everything you need from Hendersonville Tents Party and Event Rentals Party and Event Rentals. You can pick out your tent, select the furniture, get a PA system for announcements and even family fun games for kids of all ages. Stop by their store at 578 Upward Road in Flat Rock to see the tents and accessories they have to offer.

Call some local farms to buy pumpkins in bulk. Maybe they’ll even deliver. Then find a company that rents horses and carriages for hayrides, such as Carolina Carriage Company. Then all you need are the kids!

Hendersonville Tents Party and Event Rentals is a family-owned and operated company. 2015 marks the 31st anniversary of providing tents, tables, chairs, dance floors, pipe and drapes, tableware, games, specialty lighting, PA systems… everything you need to host a memorable outdoor event. Hendersonville Tents provides a personal touch to your party. Whatever your needs, Hendersonville Tents has got you covered.

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