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A guide to pumpkin patches in San Diego County

It's autumn. The season for costumes, candy and - pumpkins. And with Halloween creeping up, it's time to find the perfect orange orb to carve up for your holiday decorating. To help you in your search for the "Great Pumpkin," we've harvested a list of venues brimming with gourds of all shapes and sizes along with other family-friendly autumnal activities.

ABC Tree Farms & Pick of the Patch Pumpkins: Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, through Oct. 31. Visitors will find pumpkins, gourds, pumpkin accessories, snacks and beverages. Free admission. There is an admission fee for inflatable amusements for ages...