I should have known when I first spotted the shoddy trailer** with a makeshift snack bar that this pumpkin patch wasn't the most festive place. We were the only ones there, and the attendants never came out of their shadowy lair. The broke-down train looked sad as my kid skipped around shouting, "pumpkins!" We did our thing and only bought a small pumpkin that he picked out.
**I would have documented it but something told me I better not.