MORIARTY, NM (KRQE) – It was a rainy October. While humidity is always a welcome sight, it has a major impact on popular fall events.
The McCall family is proud to welcome thousands of visitors to their farm in the fall. It’s a place where people can get away from city life and experience what life is like on a farm. The family was excited for another fun season. However, this year was cold, rainy and muddy.
“We were very hopeful when we started this season this year. We had two good weekends, great weather, and then as of last weekend, Mother Nature had a different opinion about the weather,” said McCall’s Pumpkin Patch owner, Kevin McCall.
They closed the pumpkin patch and haunted the farm the past two weekends due to wet weather and some power outages. “To date we’re down 75% in attendance. We’ve only seen 25% of our customers with the remaining two weekends,” McCall said.
He hopes the muddy parking lot and muddy cornfield will dry out in time for next weekend. “We’re working with the times that it’s a lot easier to be open than to be closed,” McCall said.
McCall says they have been inundated with emails and phone calls from visitors. Some suggest that business should be open during the week. McCall added that most of their workers are in high school and will not be able to work during the week. Others say they should open in November. However, the workers expected to work only until October 30.
McCall says for now they’re just hoping to see customers the last two weekends of the month. They hope the weather will be sunny; great time for pumpkin picking.
Families who bought tickets and were not able to use them due to the weather can use them until the remaining weekends.