Unlike wedding-band inscriptions, wooden nickels, and niches in the particle-collision market, pumpkins are easy to carve out. Speed up fall decorating with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pumpkins at Shawn's Pumpkin Patch. The Culver City location opens on Saturday, October 8, and the Santa Monica location opens on Wednesday, October 12.
The squash-savvy staff at Shawn's Pumpkin Patch flaunts a cornucopia of variously sized pumpkins to adorn fall festivities. Against a rustic backdrop of straw bales and cornstalks, pyramids of gigantic, medium, small, and mini pumpkins ($1–$80) sit ready to be taken home and carved to mimic the visage of a zombie or a beloved imaginary friend. Although not included in today's Groupon, Shawn's Pumpkin Patch also hosts pony rides, mini-train trips, and a petting zoo ($3–$6/person).