Getting healthy, nailing that promotion, sorting our your finances – they’re all respectable resolutions. But frankly, they’re boring af, which is why we here at Step Out Buffalo are challenging you to really step out of your comfort zone in 2017 with the Buffalo Bucket List Challenge. We know it can be difficult to constantly come up with new and exciting ways to enjoy your time here on planet earth, and more specifically Western New York, so we’re doing the work for you. Every Wednesday this year we’ll publish a new Buffalo Bucket List Challenge post with a fun / interesting / exciting / unique “task” to try.
Shoot a Pumpkin Cannon at the Great Pumpkin Farm
11199 Main St, Clarence, NY 14031 / (716) 759-1929
Date/Time: 10am-dusk daily from September 16th through October 31st
Price: It is $7 per person at the gate (children two and under are free) or purchase discounted tickets from Wegmans in advance. The Slingshot is $5 for 5 pumpkins, the Small Cannon is $5 for 5 pumpkins, and the BIG Cannon is $2 per pumpkin
Details: Buffalonians/humans are die-hard about our fall traditions, we know this. Our only regret is that we have to squeeze every single fall activity into the span of about…3 weeks… including apple picking, the fall festivals, haunted tours and hayrides, and drives to see the foliage. Of course, fall wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Great Pumpkin Farm where families, friends, and couples go to take pictures in the pumpkin patch before finding one to carve. We sip on hot cider while chowing down on warm cider donuts and wait in line to get our free hayride in before heading out.
All of that is wonderful and we’re all for tradition, but there’s a lesser known activity you simply need to try. Buried in the back are large and small pumpkin cannons! For just a few bucks, you can shoot pumpkins out of a freaking cannon aimed at a target. Come on…that’s a pretty epic way to start off your fall adventures. Just make sure you have a couple bucks cash on you, and you’ll be set to try it a few times!
Where to Eat: If you don’t get your fill of donuts and candy apples while enjoying your day at the Pumpkin Farm (LOL), head over to Penny Lane Cafe in Clarence! They have a variety of smoothies, salads, sandwiches, wraps, and more to choose from! Looking for more spots in the area? Check out our Neighborhood Guide: Restaurants to Try in Clarence Beyond Transit Road.