Pumpkin patches and corn mazes are closed for the season

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) -- Pumpkin patches close for the season tonight in Grand Junction.

Moon Farm Co-Owner David Moon said they are completely sold out.

“It was a really good season especially when the weather was so perfect,” Moon said.

Thousands of people made time to pick their favorite.

“The only bad part is I ran out of pumpkins,” Moon said.

Early in the growing season the temperatures were really hot in June.

“They didn’t really start taking off until it was too late,” Moon said.

The little pumpkins were just the right size for kids on a field trip.

The pickings at Studt’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze were also slim today, but the owner, Jennifer Studt said there’s still time to come out.

“We actually had a few less pumpkins this year,” Studt said, “but we had really big pumpkins this year. They were actually really gorgeous. I think they are some of the best pumpkins we’ve ever had."

“There isn’t really much, but there are some good ones left,” Studt’s visitor Payten Hodgin said.

She found three in about 7 minutes gives this tip for finding the perfect one.

“Make sure it is hollow and not rotten inside,” Hodgin said.

Halloween is the last day for both pumpkin patches in the Grand Valley. Studt’s will stop selling tickets to their haunted maze, Dark Acres tonight at 10. Moon Farm closes tonight at 7 p.m.

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