While Hawaii doesn’t necessarily get those fab fall colors, there is one color in particular that screams the season: orange! Pumpkins of all sizes roll right into supermarkets and local farmers markets around the state. But there’s nothing more fun than picking a pumpkin straight from the patch.
Here are a few places to do that in Hawaii. You will see that they are much more than pumpkin picking but also a place with hayrides, corn mazes and a day of fun for the entire family.
59-565 Kohala Mountain Rd., Kamuela, HI 96743 • www.kohalamountainfarm.com
As Hawaii’s first pumpkin patch and corn maze, Kohala Mountain Farm is a place for people to pick pumpkins directly from the field. Every October, it opens up for hayrides, pumpkin picking, petting zoos and educational tours.
91-1440 Farrington Hwy., Kapolei, HI 96707 • www.alounfarms.com
Visitors not only pick pumpkins but also sweet corn “home grown with Aloha.” Every year, the Pumpkin Festival attracts hundreds of people throughout October. They offer military discounts on certain days, so make sure to check their website for that.
41-225 Lupe St., Waimanalo, HI 96795 • www.waimanalocountryfarms.com
My friends and I had so much fun visiting this farm a few Halloweens ago. We rode the tractor around the farm and refueled with lemonade in mason jars. Families love coming here, too, because it is just minutes away from the famous Waimanalo Beach.
Posted by: Bruce Fisher