Oahu’s version of Autumn may look completely foreign without the signature warm colors, cardigans and pumpkin spice latte madness. But we find fall festivity in another stereotypical October delight: pumpkin patches. Our local, small scale, pumpkin patches are a tradition for practically everyone on the island- a fact proven by the unending lines for local treats and barnyard activities.
This is where any similarities may stop. Which other patch sells Li Hing Mui or Pineapple flavored lemonade? Cajun flavored sweet corn? These local flavors are also found beyond the pumpkin patch fences and in the ice cream, shave ice and popcorn enjoyed around the island. These flavors connect people at every sort of event on the island, a bond frequenting farmers’ markets and school yards. This connection is a part of what makes Oahu so special, these flavors are a part of our culture.
We may lack the excitement brought by the changing seasons, but we make up for it with our lovable island quirks. I hope you enjoy these photos and the insight on a popular island Autumn activity!