The kids and I went to a local pumpkin patch a few weeks ago and had a great time. This is the second year we've gone. Last year, they had an actual pumpkin patch with pumpkins growing on the vine. This year, they were unable to grow pumpkins because of the hot weather. The owner told us they tried four different times and they couldn't get the pumpkins to grow. We were disappointed, but the kids still enjoyed the time there.