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Notes: Where to find pumpkins around Alexandria

Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!

🌤️ Today’s weather: The forecast for Thursday includes partly sunny skies with a high temperature near 78°F, and a calm wind that will gradually increase to 5 to 9 mph from the southeast by morning. Moving into Thursday night, expect mostly cloudy conditions and a low temperature around 64°F, accompanied by a southeast wind at approximately 6 mph.

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Pumpkins in Old Town (staff photo by Vernon Miles)

Fall is here and Patch has published its annual guide to those looking to go pumpkin picking.

Along with a series of tips and tricks on resources for making the perfect jack-o’-lantern, Patch has compiled a list of locations around the region that are open for pumpkin picking.

There are several locations outside of the city, but a few within Alexandria city limits include:

The full list is available at the Patch.

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