Who's ready for some fun fall festivities? The weather's getting cooler, so you might get to wear that comfy sweater you've been waiting to pull out of your closet and start making that hot apple cider you've been craving for the past month or so. And try to contain your excitement for one of the most enjoyable fall events -- pumpkin picking!

Who doesn't love picking out their own pumpkin? (We can hardly wait!) You can go with family, friends or just about anyone you can think of. Everyone can pick out the perfect pumpkin to add to their fall decor, or pick out one to make a great Jack-O-Lantern because Halloween is creeping up on us slowly (see what I did there?).

If you're trying to find a place to pick out that perfect pumpkin, here are some spots in the area that give you that opportunity:

Awald Farms

2195 Shirley Road, North Collins
Phone: 716-337-2997
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Becker Farms

3724 Quaker Rd.,Gasport
Phone: 716-772-2211
Hours: Picking times and dates are subject to change due to weather and availability. Call for the most up-to-date picking conditions.

Brown's Berry Patch

14264 Roosevelt Hwy. (Route 18), Waterport
Phone: 585-682-5569
Hours: Sunday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Chase Farms Market

459 Pannell Rd., Fairport
Phone: 315-986-3691
Hours: Last weekend of September through end of October. Sunday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Falcone Farms

1707 King Rd., Forestville
Phone: 716-965-2503
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Great Pumpkin Farm

11199 Main St., Clarence
Phone: 716-759-8483
Hours: September 14 through October 31. Sunday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-dusk.

Greg's U-Pick Farm

9270 Lapp Rd., Clarence Center
Phone: 716-741-4239
Hours: Saturday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed on Fridays.

Hen-Hawk Acres

13439 Genesee Rd., Chaffee
Phone: 716-496-5380
Hours: Mid-July through October: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. November through December 23: Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed on Mondays.

Kelkenberg Farm of Akron

12607 Stage Rd., Akron
Phone: 716-542-2314
Hours: Last weekend in September and every weekend in October, including Columbus Day, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. All weekday visits are by reservation only.

Kelkenberg Farm of Clarence Center

9270 Wolcott Rd., Clarence Center
Phone: 716-741-4862
Hours: Last two weekends of September and every weekend in October, including Columbus Day. Friday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All weekday visits are by reservation only.

Pumpkinville (Pawlowsky Family Farm)

4844 Sugartown Rd., Great Valley
Phone: 716-699-2205
Hours: September 21 through October 31. Sunday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Pumpkin Station

5955 Hamilton Hill Rd., Alfred Station
Phone: 607-587-8750
Hours: August through November. Monday through Friday, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Spoth's Farm Market

5757 Transit Rd., East Amherst
Phone: 716-688-1110
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm

6920 Nash Rd., North Tonwanda
Phone: 716-693-6407
Hours: Last weekend in September through October 30. Sunday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Here are a few other fun fall activities to do around town:

Frightworld: America's Screampark: Days and hours vary.

Cambria Corn Maze: September 14 through November 3. Wednesday through Friday, 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m.-8 p.m.

House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs: Dates and hours vary.

Darien Lake Fall Fright Nights: September 20 through October 12. Closed Sunday through Thursday. Friday, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 12 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2013, 12 p.m.-8 p.m.

Harvest Festival: Dates and hours vary. Call for more information at 716-997-2503.

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Contributed by Rachel Specht

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