Pumpkin Pickin' Time

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Three year-old Mavrick Sandborn from Gillette totes his pumpkin from the Koltiska Pumpkin Patch.
Three year-old Mavrick Sandborn from Gillette totes his pumpkin from the Koltiska Pumpkin Patch.

It was an Indian Summer kind of weekend that brought in the month of October. October brings reminders of Halloween and no Halloween is complete without a pumpkin. Where else to get your pumpkin than a trip out to the Koltiska “Pumpkin Patch,” east of Sheridan.

Just follow the orange signs past the Wingate Inn that lead you to the pumpkin patch. This is their seventh year, and Vicki Koltiska says it's a great family outing.

Folks were treated to a hay ride out to the pumpkin field and then it was each one on their own, in search of the perfect pumpkin.

The new director of surgery at the hospital, Lionel Gagner, was there with his wife and grandkids.

It's not just about picking pumpkins; Koltiska says they try to create a memory maker.

Six-year-old Thatcher Sandborn was there with his brothers Mavrik and Hunter, along with mom and dad. This is their second year traveling from Gillette to pick pumpkins. Thatcher says he's gearing up for Halloween.

That's all you have to do.

The Koltiska Pumpkin Patch will be open again this Thursday through Sunday. Hours Thursday and Friday are from 3 pm - 6 pm, and then noon to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Cost per pumpkin is $6, and you'll be treated to a hay ride and refreshments afterwards.

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