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Pumpkin Patch Train departs Williams starting Oct. 5

Grand Canyon Railway's Pumpkin Patch Train begins running Oct. 8. (Wendy Howell/WGCN)

Grand Canyon Railway's Pumpkin Patch Train begins running Oct. 8. (Wendy Howell/WGCN)

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — It’s that time of year again when pumpkin lattes, pumpkin spice and pumpkin pie start showing up everywhere.

In addition to all things edible, perhaps the favorite pumpkin activity of all is picking out the perfect gourd to turn into a jack-o-lantern.

On Oct. 5, the Pumpkin Patch Train departs for a secret pumpkin patch, only accessible by train, where passengers can enjoy a unique 90-minute round-trip fall experience. Tickets include the cost of the train ride, one pumpkin per passenger and admission to the many Halloween-themed activities, including a kid-size maze and pumpkin arts and crafts. Fall favorites including hot cider, pumpkin pie and hot chocolate are available for purchase on the platform. There will also be a free walk-through Haunted Train Car, The Colorado Shiver.

The train departs at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on eight select days in October (Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27).

Tickets are $29 for adults and $22 for children. Pumpkin Patch Train reservations may be made at www.thetrain.com/special-events/the-pumpkin-patch or by calling 1-800-The-Train (1-800-843- 8724). Tickets are also available for purchase at the Depot.

Passengers on the Pumpkin Patch Train will have 30 to 45 minutes to pick out the perfect pumpkin at the patch before the train returns to the Williams Depot.

Information provided by Grand Canyon Railway

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