Weather Affected Fall Favorites

October 8, 2012 Updated Oct 8, 2012 at 8:38 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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October 8, 2012 Updated Oct 8, 2012 at 8:38 PM EDT


CLARENCE N.Y (WKBW) A destructive March frost is now having an effect on many local fall festivals.

Much of the Western New York apple crop was destroyed during the Spring causing a severe shortage of apples and driving up the price.

The result is that some fall festivals have opted to go without apples because of the cost.

"Apples went from $140 a bin to $425 a bin, and they are getting them from outside the area just to make cider," added Katy Toth, manager of the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence.

The summer drought has also impacted fall activities with some corn mazes cancelled this year because corn fields did not grow high enough.

Also, farmers are reporting that hot summer weather has resulted in many pumpkins being smaller and lighter that last year.