Competition gets fierce in rubber duckie races at Pumpkins and More A-maiz-ing Farm. Celebrating grandparents day, Deon Skomp, pictured at left, and Tim Bartels enjoy racing with Calder Skomp, while his brother Canton plays on the slide nearby. — Johnson Publications
Hollie Gerk and granddaughter Leighton try out the slide on opening day at the pumpkin patch. — Johnson Publications
Painting pumpkins, Colin and Lucas Jordan, from left, are joined on a day at the farm by grandparents Arlan and Laurie Scholl. — Johnson Publications
Pumpkins and More A-maiz-ing Farm opened early this year, taking the opportunity to honor National Grandparents Day on Sept. 9. The farm grandparents, Chris and Janice Bieber, were the guests of honor, but all grandparents were invited to join their grandkids for a day of pumpkins, games and play time. This year’s grandparents-themed corn maze is dedicated to the Biebers.
Through September, the farm is open Saturdays from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays from noon-6 p.m. In October, the hours change to Fridays from 4-10 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sundays from noon-6 p.m. For more information, visit www.pumpkinsandmoreamaizingfarm.com.