It's now the second week of August, so the summer heat is still bearing down on Western New York. The last few days have been very hot and humid, which doesn't make for great sleeping weather.

Don't look now, but we're just six weeks away from the official start of fall. For many, the actual start of the fall season behind after Labor Day Weekend and with the Bills back playing regular season games.

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I love summer and many across Western New York appreciate the few months of warmth and sunshine. However, I do think most people would pick autumn over summer in Western New York.

We really do have perfect weather for it. 50-55 degrees with a crisp in the air and fall foliage, along with all the annual events that take place during late September through the month of October.

One of the most popular things to do every year during the fall in Western New York is visit The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence.

We now know the dates for this year's fall festival.

According to their website, The Great Pumpkin Farm will open again on September 17th and stay open through Halloween (October 31st).

Like always, weekdays will be free to attend with tickets required for weekends. The exception is Columbus Day Monday.

In other fall news, Frightworld will be holding open interviews and auditions towards the end of August for their return.

When the Bills start preseason games, that's when people start looking forward to the start of fall and it won't be long now.

We cannot wait for the pumpkin spice, fall foliage, apple picking, pumpkin picking, haunted houses and hayrides.

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