PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (BRPROUD) — NewSong Community opens its second annual Pumpkin Patch on Oct. 4. The event is free to attend and open to the public. Visitors may take photos, look at the pumpkins and enjoy free hayrides on the weekends.

“We love how people enjoy coming here every year to buy pumpkins,” said event chairman Ginger Cloud.

Organizers say attendees may also shop for fresh jellies and salsas made at the Methodist Children’s Home in Ruston. Additionally, NewSong’s youth group will sell baked goods to raise money for yearly activities.

Pumpkins are available for purchase in all sizes, colors and shapes and prices range from 50 cents to $35. The first delivery of pumpkins arrives on an 18-wheeler one day prior to the event’s kick-off date. A second load arrives on Oct. 17, so families who come out later in the month still have plenty of options.

The church also delivers pumpkins to those centers who still want to enjoy the pumpkin experience, but can not make it out to the event. “Covid-19 caused us to start this and we will continue to do it again this year,” said Cloud.

Pumpkin Patch is located at NewSong Community, 18465 Old Perkins Pl Ave. in Prairieville.

The pumpkin patch is open to the public from Oct. 4-31 and is located at 18465 Old Perkins Pl Ave. in Prairieville. Hours of operation are 2-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Throughout the week, NewSong welcomes local preschools and daycares visiting on field trips.

All proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch are put back into the local community.