Our only rule when picking out your pumpkin is that you have to be able to pick it up. The kids actually enjoy this because they get to see how big of a pumpkin they can pick up. Each year, the pumpkins get a little bigger.
This year we went to a pumpkin patch where they charged $13 for as many pumpkins as one person could hold. We scored with 6 pumpkins, one for each of us, thanks to my man Adam and his strong muscles. Not a bad deal.