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Last weekend we had the opportunity to check out Diggerfest at Diggerland USA in West Berlin, NJ. Diggerfest combines all the fun of Diggerland USA with all the typical aspects of a fall festival.
What is there to do at Diggerland’s Diggerfest?
Hayride- Climb aboard the hay bale filled tractor and take a spooky ride through a construction site. On this hayride you will see construction workers who worked too much overtime, aliens, and other creepy sites. And hold on tight because it was the bumpiest hayride I’ve ever been on, and my kids loved every minute of it!
- Pumpkin Launching- For an extra cost (3 pumpkins for $5) you can use the pumpkin launcher to see how far you can get the pumpkin to go. There are targets and even a tire to aim for. Each target has a prize associated with it. We didn’t win any prizes with our pumpkin launching, but it was still a lot of fun.
- Hay Maze- While you are checking out Diggerfest make sure to take a trip through the hay bale maze. I couldn’t get my 2 year old out of it, he had a blast!
- Pumpkin Picking/Decorating- No fall festival would be complete without pumpkin picking and Diggerfest doesn’t disappoint. Each child is given a ticket for the pumpkin patch with their admission. The children choose which pumpkin they want and then they are given an envelope full of things to decorate it with. It was fun yet simple enough for my 2 year old and 5 year old to do independently. Also, they used glue and stickers so we weren’t dragging around a pumpkin full of wet paint!
- Costume Contest- To add to the fun of Diggerfest each weekend has a costume theme. The children are encouraged to dress in costume and participate in the costume contest. Every child who participates gets a prize but the winner gets the special prize for that weekend. Last weekend’s theme was superheroes and princesses (My daughter won the prize for the princesses!). There will be a grand prize costume contest on October 25th for the child with the best construction themed costume.
The activities for Diggerfest were so much fun and that was only part of what Diggerland USA has to offer this fall. After we enjoyed all the fall activities we were able to check out the rest of the park. My children were in awe of all the real construction equipment. My 5 year old has not stopped telling everyone that she rode in a real back hoe. We spent about 4 hours enjoying the park but we could easily have spent another hour or two. There is just so much to do and many of the rides are worth a second or third try.
My only advice to parents is to be prepared to ride many of the rides with your children, especially if your children are small. My children are 37 and 47 inches. They were able to ride almost everything but needed to be with a parent or on my lap. But that did not bother my children at all. They had such a great time and can’t wait to visit again.