It’s spooky season, and you know what that means; pumpkins, costumes and scares, and for those still looking to decorate their house or take the kids out for a nice season themed day, Changala’s Pumpkin Patch has got it covered. From a pick-your-own pumpkin patch to fun rides and spooky mazes, Changala’s is a one-stop shop for all of the Halloween needs.

Changala’s is a long standing pumpkin patch deemed a community favorite during this time of year. Featuring attractions from the Porterville Drive-in Theater, like the elephant slide, and hand built oddities, like the popular Cinderella-style carriage, there is no lack of things to do for anybody who visits the pumpkin patch.

This year, Changala’s features two mazes, a long maze and a milo maze, catering to people of all ages. The milo maze is targeted towards smaller children and their families, while the long maze attracts thrill-seeking teenagers and young adults for its length and difficulty. At the closing of the season, the milo maze will be ground down to create livestock feed and bird seed.

If mazes aren’t what you’re looking for, there is ample opportunities to indulge in something different. The train ride and spinning pumpkins are a big hit every year. Although these are attractions that must be paid for, Changala’s Pumpkin Patch tries to give everyone a chance to enjoy the fall season. Several attractions on the pumpkin patch cost no money whatsoever. The play ground, slides and “corn pit” are perfect for parents looking to have fun and create special memories with their kids. There are also adorable baby pigs, turkeys and chickens to look at.

Transform into a sunflower, witch or scarecrow, at any of the available cutouts. Just place your face into one of the many cutouts, and make sure someone is there to snap a photo.

If no one is there to take a picture for you, no need to worry. Next weekend a young photographer will be out at Changala’s snapping group photos in front of a fun background. There will also be cupcakes for sale during this time. Although no set date has been released, live music will be out at the pumpkin patch for visitors to enjoy.

Changala’s Pumpkin Patch has been open to the public since October 4 and will remain open through October 31. Entrance to the pumpkin patch is free Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and $1 per person from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, the entry fee is $1 per person. Children ages 2 or under are admitted in for free.

Changala’s Pumpkin Patch is located near the corner of W. Olive Avenue and Redwood Street at 22045 Avenue 152. For more information, visit their website at

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