Hundreds pick pumpkins the "old fashioned" way at Stokoe Farms

Posted at: 10/14/2012 7:09 PM
Updated at: 10/15/2012 12:14 AM
By: Joangel Concepcion

Sunday's weather made for some great pumpkin picking.

With Halloween just a couple of weeks away, finding that perfect carving pumpkin is very important, especially for kids.

Even though there is so much to do at Stokoe Farms, it was all about the pumpkins on Sunday. It was the perfect day to go out and get a few pumpkins.

The farm is celebrating its 200 year anniversary and they hope the weather will return before they close for the season.

Signs of fall are everywhere-- but before the freezing cold weather gets here, hundreds came to enjoy what may be one of their last few days of warm weather.

Owner Suzanne Stokoe said, "Today with this 70 degree temperature. It's just been a perfect day for families to come out and enjoy all the festivities."

Stokoe Farms in Scottsville saw huge crowds on Sunday. With more than 30 different activities, people of all ages joined in on the fun. Christine Rezsnyak said, "There's so much to do, there's hayrides and animals, pumpkin picking."

It was a first for Christine Rezsnyak and her family. The kids were thrilled, especially with Halloween right around the corner. One kid said, "If you find the right one, you can actually carve it the way you want it and it can actually look beautiful."

The farm calls it "old fashioned" picking-- a field full of pumpkins is only a hayride away and families take to the fields to fill up, searching through several pumpkins to find the right one.

Alexandra Guzman said, "Now our son is obsessed with pumpkins and they are only this little this one time so..."

Some families drove more than 40 minutes to get to the farm, just to start a brand new tradition. Alexandra Guzman said, "It was worth it. I think it was worth the drive."

Stokoe Farms will be closed throughout the week. They re-open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. They will shut down the farm for the fall at the end of the month and move into the Christmas season.