As of Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Alexis Butler and her brother Gabe Butler, 10, of Lawrenceville laugh while making their way to pay for their pumpkins at Randy’s Pumpkin Patch in Lawrenceville Wednesday. (Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan)
Nearly 40,000 pounds of pumpkins await a new home in Gwinnett County. At Randy’s Pumpkin Patch in Lawrenceville, aside from finding the perfect Jack-O-Lantern, locals can take part in various activities such a haunted house, moon bounce, corn maze, petting zoo among other things.
“We try to create a little fall festival out of the pumpkin season,” said pumpkin lot manager Bruce Prether.
The 20 tons of pumpkins, which are grown in Michigan, are available for purchase until Oct. 31. Prether, who has been working at Randy’s for more than 20 years, has seen the same faces return each year.
“It tends to be a lot of fun for the families, a lot of them tend to keep visiting year after year,” he said. “You can look around and all you see is excitement — that’s what makes it all worthwhile.”