Black and orange balloons line the fence, fall decorations cover the porch and about 1,000 pumpkins are scattered across the front lawn.
The pumpkins are stacked on the front steps, organized in threes around the lawn and positioned in circles around trees. Ghost pumpkins, or white pumpkins, line the front walk that leads to the house.
People have gathered outside of the historic Heights home that houses Greenwood King Properties to partake in this pumpkin patch for the last 20 years. The attendees are families from the neighborhood and clients of Greenwood King Properties, plus agents from all Greenwood locations.
But everyone is welcome to the pumpkin patch, which this year will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.-noon.
“The neighborhood really looks forward to it,” said Lorraine Abercrombie of Greenwood King Properties. “We have people who have come from the beginning and ask when it’s going to be every year.”
Some families have come for so many years that the agents at Greenwood have watched children grow into teenagers.
“Kids come with their families and with their costumes on,” said Rich Anhorn of Greenwood King Properties. “It’s great for pictures.”
After a photo op with the pumpkins, patch attendees can jump in the Smilebooth, a photo booth that will take moving photos that will then be sent straight to attendees’ phones.
A pumpkin and the Smilebooth use are both free of charge. Kids even get a special pumpkin-shaped cookie to sweeten the deal.
Abercrombie said her favorite thing about the event is getting to see the community come together with their children, chatting and having a good time.
Any leftover pumpkins are donated to a local school for a carving contest.
“We’ve done it continuously for the last 20 years, and our focus is in the community and we love to see our neighbors together,” Abercrombie said.