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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fall time in the pumpkin patch

Treska Keltz, 2, and her dad Eli pull mother and wife Anna Keltz as fast as they can on a little wagon amongst the pumpkins at Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin Patch in Kent Thursday morning. Anna is ten days past her due date, and they were hoping to "get things started." By the time they had left, unfortunately, nothing had changed. The farm has over 15 acres with thousands of pumpkins -- in a variety of shapes and sizes. There are also huge piles of pumpkins folks can choose from in case they don't want to wander in the pumpkin patch. The farm has been around for over 50 years and this year has two "zombie" corn mazes with a combined 3.6 miles of trails. New this year is an animal barn with sheep, ducks, piglets, piglets, goats, chickens, sheep and a hay maze. Hay rides are also available. The hay maze is open from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., and the pumpkin patch is open from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily until Halloween. The farm is located at S. 277th St. and West Valley Highway in Kent.