Autumn excitement

  • Kiera Cusick pets a Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii pony at the Kona Pumpkin Patch Saturday at Old Airport. See more pumpkin patch photos on 5A. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Hani DeMello competes in the pumpkin pie eating contest at the Kona Pumpkin Patch Saturday at Old Airport.

  • Pumpkins were plentiful at the Kona Pumpkin Patch Saturday at Old Airport.

  • Kyston rides the water slide at the Kona Pumpkin Patch Saturday at Old Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Jeffrey Byron Werle drives the train at the Kona Pumpkin Patch Saturday at Old Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Shalei Parong pets a piglet at the Kona Pumpkin Patch Saturday at Old Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Kysha Paglinawan leads her tug-of-war team at the Kona Pumpkin Patch Saturday.

  • Chuck Peterson takes a photo of his wife, Naoko, and baby, Airi, at the Kona Pumpkin Patch Saturday at Old Airport. (

The Kona Pumpkin Patch and Makahiki Festival was held Saturday at Old Airport Soccer Field.

Keiki enjoyed games, contests, a petting zoo, train, climbing wall, bouncing castles and more at the family friendly event.

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