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Pumpkin patches open for family fun

Pumpkin patches open for family fun

JAMES CITY — The wind and rain that sprayed the Peninsula last weekend didn't stop customers from coming to Barry and Clint Allen's farm.

The owners of Pumpkinville Farm hope their Halloween haven along Richmond Road in Toano will continue to be a draw, even if the weather is less than ideal for pumpkin picking.

"They're saying we'll get some rain overnight … then it's going to be beautiful all weekend, "said Barry Allen, on Friday morning. "That's great news."

Pumpkin patches throughout the greater Williamsburg area are open for the season and reporting a healthy crop.

The Allens have operated Pumpkinville for two decades. They try to create...