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Looking for pumpkin patches, corn mazes and haunted trails? Our database has you covered

Posted September 7, 2021 9:00 p.m. EDT

Two-year-old Ethan finds the perfect size pumpkin at Smith's Nursery in Benson on Oct. 15, 2011.

Temperatures might still be hovering in the 80s, and the leaves on the trees might be mostly green. But the stores started filling up entire aisles with candy and costumes weeks ago. Pumpkin spice is back at Starbucks. And that means it's fall — or at least time to make your pumpkin patch and hayride plans.

And that's why we've updated Go Ask Mom's annual Halloween and fall fun database with nearly 60 ways to celebrate the fall season.

From pumpkin patches to corn mazes to hayrides and more, it offers up plenty of options to mark the harvest season and all things that are spooky — both adorably spooky (think Casper the ghost) for all ages and absolutely terrifyingly scary (think horror movie).

The great news this season is that things are open. Last year, some local farms and attractions remained closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not so much this year. But, some attractions have continued COVID precautions.

Morrisville's annual Halloween event is no longer a trunk-or-treat, but a drive-through event. And the Granville Haunt Farm in Oxford is a super-scary drive-through haunted attraction that was wildly popular last year.

As you peruse the list, you'll notice that some events and venues have yet to announce their plans for the season (which is typical for this early date). But we'll update the database as plans are announced. And you can always check the event or venue's website, which is included in the database, to get the latest.

Happy fall!