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Largo farmer opens up his gates to families for a Halloween fall Farm Festival

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Posted at 3:58 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 15:58:30-04

LARGO, Fla. — If you’re looking for a last-minute Halloween event, this Saturday a family farm in Largo is opening their gates to the public for a fall Farm Festival.

Complete with a pumpkin patch, hayride and petting zoo, David Koning said he felt it was a great way to give back to the community after a difficult year.

Koning is the owner of DK Landscaping and Farm.

“It is 100% open air and the city of Largo has pretty much encouraged us to be a part of the community and have this event,” said Koning.

Koning said fall is his favorite time of year and he was disappointed to see the pandemic canceling so many time-honored festivities.

“A lot of neighborhoods and people in general aren’t doing trick or treating and I think this year is really interesting because people are like, ‘how can we celebrate this holiday, how can the kids have a great time for Halloween,” said Koning.

So Koning is offering some traditional favorites, and also adding some new, unique, attractions, like a pumpkin cannon.

“It blasts with high, high, high pressure air to get that pumpkin bit out of that small cannon tube and it's that air pressure that really sounds awesome,” said Koning.

He is proud of how far he’s come in the two years he’s owned the farm and hopes to continue making it a family destination for years to come.

“I have dedicated my entire life to this, to build it, to make this experience, and create this environment,” said Koning.

The Farm Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Halloween. Admission is $8 per person. For more information go to Pinellasfarm.com.