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New season brings new food and activities

MERRILL (WAOW) -  A cool breeze, changing leaves and warmer clothes are all signs that fall is here.   

Some people wanted to get in on the fun right away.

"Definitely go to the corn mazes, go to the haunted corn mazes, the haunted houses," said Julia Stanley of Rothschild.

They also want to be with their families.

"The leaves, getting out to pick apples, spending time with family, thanksgiving is coming up," said Ray Grill of Weston.

Thanksgiving means good food and two desserts that people look forward to-- pumpkin and apple pie.

"We get to come here to pick pumpkins, apples and it's lots of fun for the kids," Stanley said.

Helene's Hilltop Orchard opened for the first time this weekend and owners say they're already seeing a surge of customers.

"I'm sure a thousand people or so came out yesterday already," said Dave Pegoria, the owner of the orchard.

The orchard offers acres of pumpkin and apples to pick from and a bakery inside making fresh pies everyday.

Owners say the fall is the most important season to them.

"That's how we make our living,” Pegoria said. “It all comes quick and fast."

Even though the season may not last long, people say they're excited to go to the orchard.

"People are coming out and enjoying the fall they're ready for it," he said.

Their customers are also coming back for more.

"I've been coming here for about ten years, bring the kids every year," Stanley said.

As families enjoy the fall weather, owners say that's their favorite part.

"We just want families to come out and enjoy it," Pegoria said.

The orchard is open everyday during the week except Mondays from 10-6 p.m.

It officially closes on Halloween.

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