PITTSBURG — The Wood Farms Pumpkin Patch is only open for two more weekends.
The pumpkin patch operates every Saturday and Sunday in October. It is run by Richard and Laura Wood and offers activities for children and adults alike.
Laura Wood said the patch got started when her son’s kindergarten teacher asked if they could set something up for an upcoming field trip the students were taking. The Woods have operated the pumpkin patch for 10 years now.
The patch has a hay bale maze and corn maze, as well as a large corn crib for children to play in. Other children’s activities include inflatable bounce houses and slide, a tire mountain, a milking cow and plastic duck races.
“We updated our tire mountain with some tunnels this year,” Laura Wood said. “And we purchased a combine for the children to climb around in and see.”
She said they have added multiple farming equipment displays.
“A lot of kids who come haven’t seen farming stuff,” she said. “They like to sit up on tractors and other things and take pictures.”
Families can also take photographs with a large Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin display, and children can get temporary tattoos and have their face painted.
Wagon rides, barrel-train rides and a petting zoo are also available. The patch also has a huge selection of mums, gourds and pumpkins — some you can even shoot.
One dollar will earn visitors the opportunity to launch three pumpkins out of a slingshot and aim for cash prizes.
Woods Farm Pumpkin Patch is open Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Entry to the patch is $5, and the cost includes all activities except face painting, tattoos and the pumpkin slingshot. Children two years old and under are free.
Wood Farms is located at 1122 S. 200th Street in rural Pittsburg.
— Chance Hoener is a staff writer for the Morning Sun. He can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @ReporterChance.