New pumpkin venture under way at Rogate

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THERE’s a spooky new venture under way at Rogate where a spectacular array of shapes, sizes and colours of pumpkins are waiting to be picked.

Already well-known and established in the Rogate area, the Rogate Carboot is opening its site to the public during the half-term week and launching its new ‘Pumpkin Patch’ in time for halloween.

The brainchild of Sophie Davey, whose family have been farming in the area for many years, she told the Observer: “Halloween is a growing theme in this part of the world and pumpkins are very much part of that.

“People buy them to carve spooky pictures and have them as part of their halloween parties.

“This is our first year, but next season I hope to be able to expand the Pumpkin Patch when we find out what people want this time.

“We have a maize area that children can explore and next year I want to create a real maize maze!”

“We hope this will be a great halloween event for local people who would have to travel quite a way away to find one.”

The fun all takes place from October 24 to October 31 and the patch will be open daily from 10am-4pm.

There will be barrel rides, refreshments and fish and chips.

The site is a quarter of a mile east of Rogate village on the A272.

“Just look out for the big orange banner,” said Sophie.

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