Local pumpkin patches begin opening for fall hours

Local pumpkin patches begin opening for fall hours
Published: Sep. 29, 2023 at 4:34 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 6, 2023 at 10:24 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - With Halloween approaching, local farms are opening up to sell pumpkins to the community.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

St. Paul’s will open its pumpkin patch on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Leaders at St. Paul’s say the church works with local schools and uses proceeds to make sure families with kids have gifts on Christmas.

“Our prices are going to be the same as Walmart or somewhere else but there’s a reason for that and that’s because it’s going for a good cause, it’s going for the children. I really believe that no child should go at Christmas without a gift under that tree for them,” Susie Shovlin of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church said.

Barr Evergreens of Wilmington

Barr Evergreens of Wilmington is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day at 37 Covil Ave. in Wilmington.

The farm is selling pumpkins, mums and more.

The pumpkin lot opened on Sept. 29.

Trask Family Farms

Sept. 28 marked the first day of Trask Family Farms’ fall season.

The farms have a CFCC-designed corn maze, sunflower and zinnia fields, pumpkins, hayrides and ice cream treats.

Maze tickets for Wednesday to Thursday are $14 per person, while tickets for Friday to Sunday are $15 per person. Children younger than 3 are free.

The farms are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.