Finally feeling like fall: Maxwell's Pumpkin Farm preparing for 2018 season

Finally feeling like fall: Maxwell's Pumpkin Farm preparing for 2018 season

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Large and small, orange and white, the pumpkins are ready to go for the 2018 season at Maxwell's Pumpkin Farm in Amarillo.

"We've had a dry, hot summer. And the rain, we've missed all the rain, but I think it's going to be okay," said Larry Borger, owner of Maxwell's Pumpkin Farm. "We've stomped through there and I think it's going to be good."

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The season is just days away and crews are hard at work getting everything in place.

"It's a busy time of year at Maxwell's. We've got lots of stuff going on. Opening day is Saturday, Sept. 22, so we're in the countdown, trying to get everything ready for opening day," said Borger.

This year's season will run until Nov. 4 and is open to the public Fridays through Sundays. During the week, the farm welcomes in area students.

"During the week, we do tons of field trips with school kids, so we'll get them here, they, of course, get to go to the pumpkin patch and get their own pumpkin to take home with them," said Borger.

Going into its 11th year of operation, the farm draws in visitors from all over.

"It's been fun to watch it grow and really getting more people from out of town coming to town so it's always fun for me to meet people," said Borger.

For Borger, seeing families come together makes the business and experience rewarding.

"Favorite part to me every year is just watching families get together having fun," said Borger. "You'll see grandma coming down the slide, you'll see the kids coming down the slide, momma that's expecting another baby coming down the slide, so that's what makes it fun for me, just watching families having fun, laughing, spending time together."

From picking a pumpkin to carve or hopping on for a hayride, it's already starting to feel like fall in south Amarillo.

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