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.
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