Pumpkin season has arrived at Lone Star Family Farm.

This will be the sixth year for Josh Ritchey and his wife to open their farm to the public.

“We look forward to seeing returning friends and see what’s new in their lives, how much kids have grown and connect with new friends,” said Ritchey.

The idea came to the family when they lived in Lubbock where they started a similar business. They were leasing the land at the time and when the property sold, the family was forced to make a decision.

“My wife is from around here and we decided to move back and found this land for sale. We purchased it and decided to start the business up again here,” said Ritchey.

Lone Star is not only family owned, but they employ about 30 Tarleton State University students every year.

Visitors can enjoy activities like a corn cannon, picnic area with concession stand, corn pit, corn maze and new to the farm this year are pig races.

Bramlett Implement sponsors a hayride around the farm as well.

General admission is $12 and there are bracelets for those who want to leave and come back the same day.

There is a pumpkin patch where visitors can pick their own pumpkins and new photo props have been added.

The farm is open from 4-9:30 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday.

There are private parties and school tours available.

Lone Star Farm is located at 4199 US Hwy. 67.

For more information call 682-498-3276 or visit their website at www.lonestarfamilyfarm.com