Fun at the Pumpkin Patch

By Meagan Ford, Contributing Writer

Fall is here and there are many things do to put you in the seasonal spirit, one of which is the Pumpkin Patch! You are never too old to enjoy pumpkin picking and hay rides. Did I mention the hot apple cider? Everything about going to the pumpkin patch takes you back to your childhood and will have you jumping around with child-like excitement!

As soon as you enter the farm, you are filled with a family environment of children and adults taking in everything that fall has to offer. Imagine dressing in the perfect fall outfit, with a great pair of boots, and a cozy scarf. Now, take that image of yourself and stick it in the middle of a pumpkin patch. Does it get any better than that?

If you are interested in enjoying the season by going to a pumpkin patch, I highly recommend going to Hozak Farm near Pittsburgh. Remembering the fun time she had attending the farm with a couple of close friends, Sophomore Julie Tenney said, “I think it’s one of those fun and traditional festivities that you get the privilege of enjoying in a small town.”

From hayrides to holiday themed markets, to the cutest pick-your-own pumpkin patch, this farm has everything to put you in the fall spirit. Best of all, it’s free to enter! Who doesn’t love attending free events? Crazy people, that’s who!

The end of October can be exciting, but also stressful. With midterms and decisions to be made about next semester schedules, many students just need an escape. Freshman Callaway Barr said, “I adored the quaint little shop that had Halloween and Christmas decorations. It was the best of both worlds. Actually, it was the best of three worlds because there was fantastic hot chocolate.”

There is hardly a more positive environment than this pumpkin patch. With goats for petting, ponies for riding, kettle corn for munching, and of course, pumpkins for picking, this is a great way to let go of midterm stress. This is not just an event for little kids. It’s an atmosphere for adults and kids alike to come together and enjoy all that fall has to offer!

Halloween is just around the corner. There is no better time than now to get together you’re your friends, pick out a nice, big pumpkin, and carve out the best jack-o-lantern in town. So give in to your child-like wonder, grab a friend, and head to Hozak Farm or a pumpkin patch that fits your fancy to enjoy the events of the season! Who knows; maybe you will find the pumpkin of your dreams.

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