If you live in an apartment in Lynchburg, VA you know that this is a great time of year. Smith's Pumpkin Patch has been a part of the fall landscape along Fort Avenue in Lynchburg for 20 years, and it is up and running for another season of fun.
For two decades Smith's Pumpkin Patch has provided pumpkins, bouncy houses, slides, and fun to the community.
While this is a great year for pumpkins, it hasn't always been fun and games at Smith's Pumpkin Patch.
Lenaya Smith owns the pumpkin patch with her husband; she says a few years ago, the largest slide, the sinking Titanic caused some parents concern. But the Smith's say the slide is one of their biggest attractions-- and a learning tool, and it's a hit with the kids.
Smith says the cool weather and rain has made for a great pumpkin crop this year, and they'll see more than 20 tons of pumpkins, and thousands of people come through their gates before the season is over.
Smith's Pumpkin Patch will stay open 7 days a week until Halloween. They say next year they plan to plant their own pumpkins on the land behind the lot, and offer hayrides and a haunted walk.