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Piedmont Avenue Pumpkin Patch carries wide variety of pumpkins

on September 26, 2014

Unless you were born on a pumpkin farm, chances are Piedmont Avenue Pumpkin Patch will open your eyes to a new world of colorful varieties of your old orange friend. It’s situated between a gas station and a flower shop, and if you blink, you could miss it. The narrow entrance decorated with Halloween decorations is deceiving, for what lies inside is not only a full Halloween store, but a hay-covered, open-air pumpkin patch and haunted house.

“From the orange to the Cinderellas, I’ve got Jarrahdale pumpkins and Turk’s Turbans. That makes me a pumpkin expert,” said owner Jon Goldstein, while sitting on a haystack.

The shop boasts at least 15 pumpkin varieties, not including the gourds, Goldstein said. They are open every day from now until the end of October, 8 AM to 8 PM. There is no charge to enter the pumpkin patch or Halloween store, although there is an $8 charge for the haunted house. Goldstein also offers tours and said the level of fright inside the haunted house can be adjusted for the timid or very young.


  1. Tony on September 26, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    The Piedmont Avenue Pumpkin Patch is located at:

    4414 Piedmont Avenue

  2. Jon Goldstein on September 30, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Great video!

  3. Mo on September 30, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    This place has the BEST and most unusual assortment of pumpkins I’ve seen anywhere. Like the new Snowball, a grapefruit-size white pumpkin with long graceful stems. And there’s a lady there who glitters AMAZING faces on them!!!

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