Berry Acres Pumpkin Patch prepares for fall

By  | 

MINOT, N.D. - The leaves are changing and it's getting a little brisk outside meaning fall is almost here, and a nearby pumpkin patch is getting ready to open for the season.

Fall is a perfect time of year where it is not too hot and not too cold.

"Get outside you know the leaves are turning, so it’s usually a nice time of the year to just get outside," says Calvin Berry, Berry Acres Owner.

It’s also the perfect time to have some fun with the family.

"As long as you have those nice cold days, it's hard to predict what's going to happen in October, but if the weather's nice people will show up," says Berry.

This year Berry Acres Pumpkin Patch is featuring a few new attractions like a 9-hole miniature golf course and paintball targets.

"Every year we try to add one to two new things and keep what we have going so yeah, we try to expand every year," says Berry.

There's also the traditional fall produce to buy, some larger than others.

"We grow everything here as far as pumpkins of all sizes, different squash, gourds, decorative stuff - everything's grown here," says Berry.

They still have their famous corn maze where participants are challenged to find their way out.

"It takes anywhere from a half hour to 45 minutes to come and go through so kids of all ages like it all the way up to the adults," says Berry.

For Calvin and his wife, just seeing families together makes all the work worth it.

"You know it's nice to have everything done, ready, and seeing everybody enjoy it and having something for the kids to do is why we do it," says Berry.

Workers are still setting up for opening day which is in a couple of days but one thing's for sure, Berry Acres will have plenty of activities for the whole family to slide into fall.

Another new attraction at the pumpkin patch is air cannons for kids to shoot as well as a Trebuchet that throws a twelve pound pumpkin and Berry Farms will be open Saturday at 9 a.m.