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Fall in OKC: pumpkin patches present seasonal activities

The fall season in Oklahoma City brings more than just pumpkin spice lattes.

Various pumpkin patches such as Sunshine Shelly’s Pumpkin Patch offers fall activities to Oklahoma residents.

Junior Gabby Bridgeman recently went to Shawnee, OK, where she and some friends visited Sunshine Shelly’s Pumpkin Patch.

“We got to actually go out into the field and literally pick out our pumpkins from the patch,” Bridgeman said. “So that was a really cool experience.”

According to Bridgeman, Sunshine Shelly’s has much more to do than just picking a pumpkin.

“We got to go on a hay ride,” Bridgeman said. “This was all accounted for in the price that you paid at the door, so it was a really good price to get to do all these things. There was a corn maze, but I did the one for kids because the other one was really scary.”

Sunshine Shelly’s is open Monday through Friday 4 pm – 8 pm; Saturday 10 am – 8 pm and Sunday 1 pm – 6 pm. Also, the night maze is open during the last three weekends in October from 4 pm – 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City is hosting an event this season called Pumpkinville. Sophomore Caleb Ruff said that whether you are planning to attend the event, or just walking through, these gardens are a must see this time of year.

“Some of my friends and I just went walking through the gardens, it’s the perfect weather for it right now,” Ruff said. “All of the landscape has been changed to fit the fall season. There were hay bales and pumpkins lining the sidewalks for decoration.”

Ruff said the atmosphere of downtown in the fall is a warm and.

“You see everyone walking around in their flannels and scarves and boots, while drinking their Starbucks,” Ruff said. “There are random food trucks all over the place and some of the light poles in the area even had Halloween decor hanging from them.”

Pumpkinville will continue through Oct. 23. The event is open from 10 am — 5 pm everyday. For more information, see Myriad Botanical Gardens website.

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