Fall fun in full swing at Savidge Farms in Longswamp

LONGSWAMP TWP., Pa. - Fall weather is finally starting to arrive, and Savidge Farms in Berks County is ready to welcome the season.

"It's turning out to be a very good year," co-owner Donald Savidge said of the farm's pumpkin-growing season. "Because of all the water we had, it was a little iffy in the beginning, but it seems like the pumpkins are holding up very good."

The family-owned farm in Longswamp Township began planting its pumpkins in June and now offers 25 different varieties to its customers, according to Savidge.

Visitors can ride a hay-filled wagon into the pumpkin patch to pick their own pumpkins. The farm, in business since 1999, also offers other family-fun activities, including a corn maze and hay castle.

"We all have kids and we know what it costs to go places, and we want to make it affordable for all these families to come and enjoy themselves and not spend a lot of money," Savidge said. "You could spend a day here and not spend a nickle."

WFMZ's Alex Hogan visited Savidge Farms on Friday to take a hayride and learn more about picking the perfect pumpkin.

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