Galloping Goat Pumpkin Patch is finally back in time for October, making its triumphant return to Rio Rancho.

After missing out on the annual month-long event last year due to COVID-19, patrons are taking it all in — enjoying the pumpkins, animals and the spirit of the occasion itself.

Descriptions for each photo are listed below, starting with the first one on the screen:
__________________________________________________
Galloping Goat Pumpkin Patch made its highly-anticipated return to the City of Vision after being halted in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photos 2 and 3: Knox Degroot, 10, of Rio Rancho throws a football at the targets on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Galloping Goat Pumpkin Patch in Rio Rancho.

A curious goat seeks attention from the animal pen on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Galloping Goat Pumpkin Patch in Rio Rancho.

A llama and cow are seen relaxing in the animal pen on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Galloping Goat Pumpkin Patch in Rio Rancho.

Duane Henry and his infant son, Parker, both of Albuquerque, interact with one of the goats at the window of a makeshift building on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Galloping Goat Pumpkin Patch in Rio Rancho.

Pumpkins are on full display at Galloping Goat Pumpkin Patch, which made its return to Rio Rancho after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the annual month-long event.
__________________________________________________

Photos by Rio Rancho Observer staff writer Matt Hollinshead.

Matt Hollinshead | Staff writer