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Hawks Pumpkin Patch growing family traditions in Winston-Salem

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — Bryan Hawks doesn’t consider running Hawks Pumpkin Patch a business.

“Seeing the kids’ faces and hearing them laugh, hearing the Radio Flyer wheels, that’s the best part,” said Hawks, who started the pumpkin patch more than 20 years ago by accident. “I used to wholesale pumpkins and I had a customer who stuck me with a tractor-trailer load and my brother suggested I bring them here.”

At first, people thought it was a display and wouldn’t stop, so he started decorating.

“I got a lot of friends in the community,” he’s said. “They were strangers when I got here… and their kindness is what built this place.”

It’s now become a tradition for families and their kids.

“To see these kids grow up over the 22 years, that means the world to me,” he said.

You can find Hawks Pumpkin Patch at 2558 W. Clemmonsville Road, Winston-Salem.

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