KC Pumpkin Patches

Peyton Anderson, Fall 2014 J1 student

Now that the weather is cooling down and the leaves are starting to fall, it’s time for the pumpkin patches to open.

Freshman Samantha Fuller said while she hasn’t been to a pumpkin patch in years, she understands why people make an annual visit.

“It’s just an American tradition, everyone enjoys it, and there are many different foods you can make out of pumpkins,” said Fuller

To improve pumpkin patches, “I would make there be a corn maze with flowers.” she said.

She said she thinks that would make pumpkin patches more fun to visit and it would attract more people.

Hearing from many others, over half of the ten freshmen asked all enjoy the hayrides very much, which is one of the pumpkin patch’s popular, fun attractions, Fuller said.

“Getting hot apple cider,” freshman Catherine Szukalski said, “is a great tradition people love at pumpkin patches.”

Fuller said one of her favorite things is the atmosphere when she’s at a pumpkin patch.

She described it as, “there are dry leaves all over the ground and dying grass, sometimes it’s a little bit chilly and crisp winds but that’s alright.”

In conclusion, the KC pumpkin patches will hopefully be getting more people attracted to come this year. The ratio of 9/10 people said they would most likely visit a pumpkin patch this fall. This fall will be one to remember.

“I’m very excited for fall this year,” said Fuller.

“I can’t wait to go to the pumpkin patch this fall,” said Szukalski.