WAIMEA, Hawaii: This weekend, residents get the chance to visit a pumpkin patch high on Kohala Mountain.
The Kohala Mountain Farm Pumpkin Patch will be open for one weekend only this year.
Coordinator Stacy Hasegawa says it has been a lot of hard work… But this weekend’s event is about more than just picking the best pumpkin.
The patch will be hosting Kokua Stone Mana Ohana Fundraiser, with efforts to raise brain awareness in children.
Hasegawa says it has also been the generosity of Kahua Ranch that has made the effort possible.
Pumpkin picking takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday … as long as the large gourds aren’t sold out on day one.
But that’s not the only Pumpkin themed event planned for the North Kohala region this weekend.
Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Pumpkin Patch Festival will be held on Sunday, October 23rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The HPA ‘Ohana Association says the event, held on the school’s Upper Campus continues to be one of the favorite events of the year for Big Island families with thousands gathering to enjoy this community tradition.
With free entry and parking, this year’s event features a huge pumpkin patch with more than 500 pumpkins, games and prizes, food booths, a silent auction, and live entertainment.
HPA students helped to create this YouTube video to promote the festival.