Even during covid-19 people are trying to keep up with fall traditions. 'The Patch Santa Maria' opened Friday.
The pumpkin patch is different this year due to the pandemic.
Fifty of its volunteers usually start setting up in March, but the pandemic held them up a few months.
Volunteers got to work in June, still having enough time to set up a fun family atmosphere.
"It's a great experience to be out here and especially when you're volunteering and seeing other families have fun it's very joyous to me. So I think it's just amazing to be out here,” said student volunteer Marc Cabeliza.
There is no corn maze this year, but they have added agricultural exhibits.
The patch is open Friday through Sunday until the end of October.