WHEATLAND (CBS13) – Despite the heat, people are still taking advantage of the fall-like traditions.

The leaves might be changing color, but one thing’s for sure: the sun is still out blazing.

“I am ready for fall,” Sacramento resident Christie Jay said.

Even though it is fall and the temperatures have been record-setting, that hasn’t stopped those searching for that perfect pumpkin, or in this case, searching for a drink of water.

At Bishop’s Pumpkin Patch in Wheatland, many braced the heat for the family fall festivities.

“We will drink lots of water and will try to keep them in the shade when we can, and we will try to leave before it gets too hot,” said Jay.

Business has been a little slower than normal at some local pumpkin patches in the area. Many say it’s due to the heat, but the pumpkins don’t seem to mind.

“The weather has been great for the pumpkins. In fact, we turned the water off a few weeks ago,” a pumpkin patch employee said. They love the heat!”

A group of Girl Scout troops embraced the warm weather, spending the weekend even lighting a fire while camping.

“We’ve got water balloons. We have a pool. It’s gonna be hot, but it’s gonna be great,” said Girl Scout mom Karen Long.

While some are spending the time still using sunscreen and cranking up the A/C, others say they won’t let it affect their mood as we head into October and pray for the cooler weather.

“It makes me feel like I can’t wait to get home under the air conditioner,” said resident Ralph Gibson.


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