Buffalo, NY (WBEN) With the chill in the air, and football on our minds, yes, it is September. And there are more signs of fall all around us.
Head down the 219 to Great Valley and you'll find Pumpkinville, part of the Pawlowski family's 200 acre farm. "Our biggest pumpkins are 75 pounds," says Dan Pawlowski, the "mayor" of Pumpkinville. But his farm has more than just a pick your own pumpkin patch. There are helicopter rides, hay rides and a six acre corn maze. "The average person would take 45 minutes to an hour to get through it. They're trying to find a place to make pumpkin faces on a pumpkin sheet. Once they complete the maze with the pumpkin face assembled, they win a free small pumpkin," says Pawlowski." Depending on the weather, up to 80,000 people could visit.
That fun could build up a thirst, and in the fall, it usually means apple cider. "I think everyone thinks harvest in fall, whether it's apples or pumpkins," says Garrett Mayer of Mayer Brothers. "Some of our busiest days have up to 7,000 people."
Mayer says people like to come out at least once during the season, and "we think the experience has become better over the years, and they come back multiple times."