Halloween Pumpkin Picking Tips

Halloween activity

Halloween is quickly approaching. That means costumes, candy and picking pumpkins! You’re looking for the perfect pumpkin to put out on the front porch this Halloween. Before heading out the door to the pumpkin patch, check out these pre-picking tips!

Select Your Space

Are you planning on putting a few pumpkins outside of your front door? Maybe you want one to put out as the centerpiece of your dining room table? Make some measurements before going to the pumpkin patch. Doing so lets you know just how much space you have, and how many pumpkins (of which sizes) you can fit.

Designate Family Members

Who gets to pick the pumpkins? Is it just the kids? Or, do the adults have a say as well? If you have more than one child, you also need to decide if each of the kiddos gets a pick, or you’re choosing one family pumpkin? Discuss who the designated ‘pickers’ are first. If the number of pumpkins you’re picking is less than the number of people in your family, devise (and agree upon) a voting system.

Dress for the Weather

Depending on where you live, October can be warm—or chilly. If you’re making a day of Halloween pumpkin picking fun, don’t force the family into cutting the activity short simply because someone isn’t dressed for the weather. Dressing in layers can help everyone to stay warm in the chilly morning air, while keeping cool as the warm afternoon sun comes out.

Talk About Other Activities

Some pumpkin patches offer hayrides, corn mazes, petting zoos and other fall types of activities. Choose a patch based on what your family wants to do, in terms of adding in extra activities.



Qing YiXing Zisha Pumpkin Teapot of TianQing clay by CHEN Mingyuan 清陈鸣远天青泥东陵南瓜壶 picture

Qing YiXing Zisha Pumpkin Teapot of TianQing clay by CHEN Mingyuan 清陈鸣远天青泥东陵南瓜壶

$200000.00



Chinese Folk He Tian Green Jade Jasper Carved Pumpkin Tank Crock Pot Vase A Pair picture

Chinese Folk He Tian Green Jade Jasper Carved Pumpkin Tank Crock Pot Vase A Pair

$54500.00



Rolex 1958s GMT Master Pepsi 6542 Pumpkin Dial Pussy Galore Men's Vintage Watch picture

Rolex 1958s GMT Master Pepsi 6542 Pumpkin Dial Pussy Galore Men's Vintage Watch

$33249.05



Qing Kangxi YiXing Zisha Teapot small Pumpkin by SHAO Boyuan 清康熙邵柏原蜜泥南瓜小壶 picture

Qing Kangxi YiXing Zisha Teapot small Pumpkin by SHAO Boyuan 清康熙邵柏原蜜泥南瓜小壶

$28000.00



Palace Old Copper Cloisonne Enamel Gold Gilt RuYi Ears Pumpkin Vase Vases Pair  picture

Palace Old Copper Cloisonne Enamel Gold Gilt RuYi Ears Pumpkin Vase Vases Pair

$22500.00



LOREE RODKIN Gorgeous Large White gold Pumpkin Topaz Zircon And Diamond Ring picture

LOREE RODKIN Gorgeous Large White gold Pumpkin Topaz Zircon And Diamond Ring

$22000.00



Tiger Woods Signed Autographed US Amateur Golf Hat 1996 Pumpkin Ridge - JSA LOA picture

Tiger Woods Signed Autographed US Amateur Golf Hat 1996 Pumpkin Ridge - JSA LOA

$14995.00



46CT NATURAL EMERALD DIAMOND PEACOCK TAHITIAN PEARL DANGLING EARRINGS 18Kt+ picture

46CT NATURAL EMERALD DIAMOND PEACOCK TAHITIAN PEARL DANGLING EARRINGS 18Kt+

$14000.00



Energy Star PUMPKIN LED STRING LIGHT INDOOR OUTDOOR 20 LED BULBS Jack-O’-Lantern picture

Energy Star PUMPKIN LED STRING LIGHT INDOOR OUTDOOR 20 LED BULBS Jack-O’-Lantern

$13759.00



Natural HeTian White Jade Handmade Hollow Carving Pumpkin Teapot Teakettle Pot picture

Natural HeTian White Jade Handmade Hollow Carving Pumpkin Teapot Teakettle Pot

$13600.00