Get Your Halloween Jack-O-Lantern At These Western New York Pumpkin Patches
Who's ready for some fun fall festivities? The weather's getting cooler, so you might get to wear that comfy sweater you've been waiting to pull out of your closet and start making that hot apple cider you've been craving for the past month or so. And try to contain your excitement for one of the most enjoyable fall events -- pumpkin picking!
Who doesn't love picking out their own pumpkin? (We can hardly wait!) You can go with family, friends or just about anyone you can think of. Everyone can pick out the perfect pumpkin to add to their fall decor, or pick out one to make a great Jack-O-Lantern because Halloween is creeping up on us slowly (see what I did there?).
If you're trying to find a place to pick out that perfect pumpkin, here are some spots in the area that give you that opportunity:
2195 Shirley Road, North Collins
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
3724 Quaker Rd.,Gasport
Hours: Picking times and dates are subject to change due to weather and availability. Call for the most up-to-date picking conditions.
14264 Roosevelt Hwy. (Route 18), Waterport
Hours: Sunday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
459 Pannell Rd., Fairport
Hours: Last weekend of September through end of October. Sunday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
1707 King Rd., Forestville
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
11199 Main St., Clarence
Hours: September 14 through October 31. Sunday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-dusk.
9270 Lapp Rd., Clarence Center
Hours: Saturday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed on Fridays.
13439 Genesee Rd., Chaffee
Hours: Mid-July through October: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. November through December 23: Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed on Mondays.
12607 Stage Rd., Akron
Hours: Last weekend in September and every weekend in October, including Columbus Day, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. All weekday visits are by reservation only.
9270 Wolcott Rd., Clarence Center
Hours: Last two weekends of September and every weekend in October, including Columbus Day. Friday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All weekday visits are by reservation only.
4844 Sugartown Rd., Great Valley
Hours: September 21 through October 31. Sunday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
5955 Hamilton Hill Rd., Alfred Station
Hours: August through November. Monday through Friday, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
5757 Transit Rd., East Amherst
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
6920 Nash Rd., North Tonwanda
Hours: Last weekend in September through October 30. Sunday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Here are a few other fun fall activities to do around town:
Cambria Corn Maze: September 14 through November 3. Wednesday through Friday, 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Darien Lake Fall Fright Nights: September 20 through October 12. Closed Sunday through Thursday. Friday, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 12 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2013, 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Harvest Festival: Dates and hours vary. Call for more information at 716-997-2503.
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Contributed by Rachel Specht