Halloween is approaching fast and you know what that means?  Pumpkins!  In fact, to see all the pumpkins and gourds around town, you’d never know Wichita Falls was in the throes of a drought. Of course, most of the pumpkins probably are not coming from the immediate area, but they make for some nice color in an otherwise uniformly brown landscape.

So, where are the pumpkin patches and available pumpkins for purchase in Wichita Falls?

As you can see, the Smith's pumpkin patch in Wichita Falls is taking shape nicely.  Yes, they are for sale, but each year they put together a top-notch assortment that’s just cool to see. Check  them out at 4940 Seymour Hwy.

Photo by Mike Hendren

Market Street would love for all of you to come by and take their pumpkins, please. But pay for them first. They're pumpkin pie isn't half bad either. I'm all about the pie. Nice work on the displays! Do you guys contract out? 4590 Kell Blvd is where you'll find this fancy display.

Photo by Mike Hendren

UUMC should be getting their annual patch together soon on Taft Boulevard. It’s one that seems to get bigger each year. It’s a joint effort from the kids to the adults; everyone gets involved. You have to go check it out! Church officials say it should be built and ready for your viewing pleasure by this weekend (9/28)! Don't miss it, right across from MSU.

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BONUS: River Bend Nature Center Halloween Event

While RBNC may not have a pumpkin patch, they do have a great event this year for the kids. It's their 9th annual Not-So-Scary Halloween and it's perfect for little kids that may not be ready for a scary Halloween Just yet.

There will be a costume contest, face painting, music, tasty food, cool games, fun crafts, a cake walk, pumpkin decorating, candy, a Flashlight Fun Trail through United Children’s Garden. Wild Bird Rescue’s “Stevie” the Great Horned Owl will make a special appearance! DJ Marcus “Maniac” McGee will be DJing throughout the night. The Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory will also be open for you to enjoy.

Date: October 18
Times: 6pm – 9pm | costume contest at 7:30pm
Price: $4 p/person | $1 for children in costume with paid parent. (RBNC members are free).
Location: 2200 3rd st. (near main entrance to Lucy Park) Click for map
Website: River Bend Nature Center