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Ardmore Pumpkin Patch Helps Kids, Adults Celebrate Fall

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ARDMORE,OK--Two things tell you when its fall:one, the weather cools down and two, kids start asking about putting faces on some pumpkins. To find those pumpkins and a whole lot more, Ardmore residents need to look no further than Woodbine Farms.

Here's their story in their own words.

"We're loving the Woodbine Farm pumpkin patch," said Michelle Bean while standing next to her husband, Charlie, and her two kids, Charlie and Jaden.

"We love to come out here." said Cindy Watkins, a pre-k teacher for Dickson Schools. "The kids are having a good time and they're getting ready to get their pumpkins, they've been on the hayride and they've petted animals and we are just so excited to be here."

Jaden Bean said he likes, "the pumpkins and the hay ride," while another Dickson student, Emma, said she likes big pumpkins.

But what do you put on them?

"Maybe put faces [on them]," she said.

"I think the kids want a big pumpkin and actually sometimes just want the smallest pumpkin and I like to see which ones they choose," Watkins said.

"When you get right down to it you look around and see the kids and they come back on weekends a lot of times with their parents or grandparents come up and tell you or see you in town and say, 'oh there's the tractor man or there's the pumpkin man.' You get a lot of fun out of it," said Bill Ellis, co-owner of Woodbine Farms.

"We can tell from our twelve year old when she came the first time, its a lot better than it was," said father Charlie Bean.

"Yeah they keep adding things every year. I've noticed there's like three different things that wasn't here last year," said Michelle Bean.

"We put in about 4-5 months before October," said Ellis. "Most of these things take more time, then you really think. You think 'oh that's a little project' but it really doesn't work that way. It takes a lot more time."

"We enjoy it as a family," he added. "We really appreciate the people that work with us. We've had some that have been with us since we started."

"I didn't visualize it being as much fun and seeing people enjoy it as we have. That's really what keeps us going." he said.

Woodbine Farms is open until the end of October.

The cost is six dollars for adults while kids under two get in free on weekends.

Luke Small, KTEN News