Pumpkin prices on the rise due to inflation, drought

Halloween jack-o’-lanterns will likely cost people more this year.

The average price of a large pumpkin is now up to $5.68, which is up from $4.92 in 2021.

Experts said the jump is due to inflation and drought conditions hurting crops around the United States. Americans are expected to spend a record $10.6 billion celebrating Halloween this year, with $3.4 billion of that going toward decorations.

According to experts, there are ways to cut down costs. One tip is trying to buy a locally grown pumpkin.

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