How to Pick the Perfect Pumpkin


Going to a pumpkin patch and picking out the perfect pumpkin for Halloween is one of the best parts of fall. At our pumpkin patch in Baton Rouge, we have a wide selection of pumpkins and Halloween attractions to get you into the spirit of fall. Whether you are carving a traditional Jack-o-Lantern, helping a child carve a pumpkin for the first time, or decorating your house with pumpkins, B&R Entertainment’s pumpkin patch has the pumpkin for you. 

In today’s blog, we will cover some of the essentials to picking the perfect pumpkin. With this guide, you can choose pumpkins great for the holiday season. Read on to get the best pumpkin-picking tips. 

Inspect the Pumpkin’s Skin

One of the best ways to determine the health of a pumpkin is by looking at its skin. The skin of a pumpkin will tell a great deal about the longevity and general condition of the pumpkin. When picking the perfect pumpkin for your holiday celebrations, it is crucial to look at the pumpkin’s skin. 

To check the state of a pumpkin’s skin, it is best to use your eyes and your fingers. Look for blemishes and bad spots around the skin of the pumpkin. Press your fingers all around the pumpkin’s skin to ensure that it is firm all around. This will help you make sure that the pumpkin will last you through the entire holiday season. 

Have a Design in Mind

If you are choosing a pumpkin to carve, then it helps to first have a design or two in mind. By having a design in mind when you pick the pumpkin, you guarantee that you will get a pumpkin that can prominently display your art. Look for pumpkins that are flat on the bottom so that they can sit easily. 

Painters are sure to pick the right canvas size and shape to display their works of art. Treat your pumpkin as your canvas, and make sure you get the right one for what you have in mind. If you can’t think of a design, then perhaps walking through our pumpkin patch and looking at the pumpkins available will spark an idea in your head!

Choose One With a Stem

Another key to picking the perfect pumpkin is picking a pumpkin with a stem. A stem will help protect your pumpkin. Pumpkins without stems often develop brown spots or blemishes where the stem once was. 

Even a small stem is enough to protect your pumpkin. Although you want to pick a pumpkin with a stem, you should always remember that you never want to carry the pumpkin by the stem. Carrying a pumpkin by the stem can weaken it and cause the stem to break off. This causes more problems over the long run.  

Choose the Pumpkin That Brings You Joy

At the end of the day, the most important part of pumpkin picking is making sure that you pick a pumpkin that brings you joy. Pumpkins can grow in all sorts of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. Sometimes a pumpkin looks like the perfect canvas for your carving of a witch’s face, and sometimes you can find a pumpkin with a smooth enough surface for the best carving you have ever done. 

Anybody who has seen a child walk through a pumpkin patch knows that just the appearance of a pumpkin can easily bring joy to someone’s face. Halloween is a celebration, so make sure you choose a pumpkin that makes you want to celebrate. 

Come to Our Pumpkin Patch!

Come to the B&R Entertainment pumpkin patch in Baton Rouge this year to pick the perfect pumpkin. Our friendly staff can help you find the right pumpkins for the entire family and celebrate Halloween the right way. Remember to check out our other attractions, too!