Halloween is almost here, which means it’s time for trick-or-treating, scary movies, costume parties and carving pumpkins. Picking your own pumpkins and carving them into jack-o’-lanterns is one of the most time-honored Halloween traditions, and whether you like to make yours scary, silly or even paint them, there’s sure to be a pumpkin with your name on it at one of the many pumpkin patches near New Haven.
Every year, Jones Family Farm’s Pumpkinseed Hill turns into a beautiful fall scene of bright orange pumpkins and piles of autumn squash nestled amongst bales of hay and green vines. The farm also creates an exciting original theme each year for its fall-based amusement scene, where children can play and pose for family photos. For an extra fee, try the Pumpkin Experience Tour, where you can take a hay wagon ride to a private patch to pick your own pumpkins straight off the vine. (more…)