It’s beginning to look a lot like Halloween, and that means it’s time to pick out your pumpkins.
Aloun Farms opened up its pumpkin patch to the public this weekend for the 16th Annual Great Kapolei Pumpkin Picking Patch.
Keiki got a chance to roam through the pumpkin patch and pick their own gourds. They also got to pick their own corn, string beans and sunflowers, as well as enjoy free hayrides and ono food.
And after dealing with a pumpkin shortage last year because of the heavy rains, marketing director Michael Moefu said they were well stocked this year. He said that about 9,000 people came through the farms’s gate Saturday.
“We also have support from our beekeepers who are selling Ewa Sweet Honey, harvested from hives right up the road from here,” he said.
“We still had kind of the same problems this year,” he said. “We just did a little bit about the bee stations, we doubled up on those. We also grew a few more acres of pumpkins.”
Caleb Senn, who came with his family, said “it’s just a really exciting time. You can only do it once a year, so I want to make the most of it each time.”
The patch is located off 91-1440 Farrington Highway in Kapolei and will be open every weekend through Oct. 30 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission is $3 and pumpkins are priced individually. Only cash will be accepted.