The system is unique - instead of bidding, or putting in numbers, marking down your favorite, you can get a number starting at 7 am for the opening at 10 am, and then they let you in. You can buy as many pumpkins as you want, but finding your pumpkin of choice is an absolute challenge. They aren't sorted by size, cost, color, anything. You just wander around, seeing what strikes your fancy. With prices ranging from $15 to $950, and every color of the rainbow, the pumpkin patch is full of every possible iteration you could imagine.
I bought my mom one for Christmas my first year here, and now in my (hopefully) last year, I decided to buy pumpkins for my brothers and I! Totally worth it.
So. many. pumpkins.