Native Americans used the pumpkin seeds for food and medicine and later it was thought that pumpkins would remove freckles and cure snake bites.
This being said Christ United Methodist Church on Russell Parkway in Warner Robins is holding its 17th annual Pumpkin Patch.
According to Maggie Kim when the Pumpkin Patch started the pumpkins were ordered from a Indian reservation on the West Coast and part of the proceeds were donated back to the reservation.
Now they are ordered from local stores and the proceeds go back to local charities.
The Pumpkin Patch averages 88 children per day from different schools.
The children run from pumpkin to pumpkin to pick out their own special one.
Other activities include face painting, story telling, a maze, hayrides, a bean bag toss, and photos can also be taken.
There is still time to pick out a nice pumpkin for Halloween.
The Pumpkin Patch is open seven days a week from 9am-7pm through October 27th.