First official full weekend of fall in WMass

Lots of people out and about taking advantage of the great fall weather

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) –  This weekend marks the first official full weekend of Autumn.
22News is working for you to find out how people are taking advantage of the great weather we had this weekend.

Seventies and Sunny, no other way to spend the first full weekend of Fall.

The first official day of fall was Wednesday, September 23rd which means days are becoming shorter and nights are getting longer.

It certainly felt like fall, and now it is beginning to look like it around western Massachusetts. Pumpkins are out, fall foods are ready to eat, and hayrides are getting ready to go.
Just like at McCray’s Farms in South Hadley, where 22News talked to people to see what they loved about Autumn.

Just ask Lindsay Pelkey, from South Hadley, “Fall is my favorite season I love coffee, cidar donuts, I love going pumpkin picking, doing hayrides..”

Ryan Garvey, from Springfield, could not agree more, “I like pumpkin pie, typical fall spices, pretty much pumpkin everything.”

With the lack of rainfall this month, some farmers were concerned for some of their crops especially the one of the most important crop, the pumpkin.

22News talked to Steve McCray, Owner of McCray’s Farms, how the lack of rain might have affected the pumpkins.

McCray told 22News, “Pumpkins are really good, cause we have been invested so much in perserving them a lot of nice stems, some of the drier fields pumpkins are a little bit smaller but I’m actually really surprised were covering all the fields now, there a lot of really nice pumpkins out there.”

Western Massachusetts residents are ready for the fall weather to take hold.

Stay with the 22News Storm Team as they continue to track the fall weather.

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