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New Easter Events at THE WALTERS FARM!

SUNRISE SERVICE at the Walters Farm (Walters Pumpkin Patch) will be officiated by Pastor Jim Helzer.   This story of Christ and the Resurrection will begin at 7am and is open to all denominations of people who want to hear the Easter story.  Oftentimes, folks don’t have a place for a sunrise service and we at the Walters Farm want to invite you to come experience the blessing.  A light breakfast will follow after the service.   Dress is casual, and if our Kansas weather is “acting up”, dress warmly because we will be out-of-doors.   Please come and join us for this exciting Easter experience!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also we will be having two (2) sessions with the Easter Bunny.   He stopped by this morning to say that he will be in our area (10 miles North of El Dorado right on Highway 77) on Saturday, March 31st and again on April 1st (Easter Sunday) at 2pm both days for an EASTER EGG HUNT.   There will be a minimal charge for the egg hunt events just to cover expenses.   The Easter Bunny has to get all those eggs to Kansas somehow!  There will be prizes for ages 12 and under, refreshments, the egg hunt and professional photos with Bunny.   Come join us for more fun at the Walters Farm!   Oh, and BYOB….Bring Your Own Basket!

PUMPKINFEST 2017

Oh, my what a season it has been!   Walters Pumpkin Patch was hot, then it was dry, and now it is wet!   BUT with all these changes in weather at our Kansas pumpkin patch, we have the greatest crop ever of pumpkins!   We have never seen so many thick skinned, giant stemmed, beautifully colored pumpkins and gourds!    And if this crazy weather is the reason why…..we’ll take it!   Come ride the hay wagon to one of our fields of 30 acres of pumpkins, squash and gourds……….we grew about every available variety this year!

Our face painters extrordinaire will be back this weekend creating exciting fantasies for our little visitors.   They are wonderful artisans!  And then the following weekend is our chain saw carvers Rich and TJ who can make an old chunk of wood into something amazing!   Also on the bill for Oct 14 and 15 is Sara Meisinger who will be book signing her novel Autumn Grace about a farm family who also has a pumpkin patch………no relationship here to this family!   But a wonderful read written by a gal from Burns, Kansas!

New this year…..our pumpkin house, pumpkin artillery (one shoots tennis balls at our giant signs of KSU, KU, and WSU), and two new wood structures have been added to the Woodlands….a new castle and a new cattle loading pen and truck.   So much imagination goes on in the Woodlands!   And don’t forget our new Donut House shelling out pumpkin spice and apple cider donuts!   We make these delicious donuts right here at the farm!

Be sure to meet up with our new mascot, JACK!    There is an amazing young man in that costume who is wow-ing our guests of all ages!  We at the Walters Pumpkin Patch, hope to see you soon!     Carroll & Becky Walters

Planting Pumpkin at the Patch!

Screen Shot 2015-07-26 at 8.05.36 PMNext week (first full week in June) begins our fun at the Walters Pumpkin Patch…..growing our own pumpkins, on our own land, with our little one row planter and little Kubota tractor is the highlight of our year in our Kansas pumpkin patch!   We’ve always grown our own pumpkins at the Walters Pumpkin Patch, and the more varieties I can find over the winter….the better!   Red ones, and warty ones, deep lobed and giants…..the more the merrier!     And this year something big is coming to our Kansas agritourism facility.   We are making a dedicated effort to grow some really large giants and it’s going to be big!   I hand planted these giants with plant starts I had growing in the house, so hopefully they will have a head start and I can “baby” them along.   We’d love to have a giant pumpkin at the Kansas State Fair that looked like a winner instead of the ones that look like a stunted offspring!

It’ll take us a couple of very full days from sun up to sun down to get our 30 acres of pumpkins planted; but it’s worth every seed and every ache in the backside too!

Everyone always wants to know what our new attractions will be for the upcoming season.   This year we are putting in two new pumpkin cannons which our customers can actually shoot for themselves.   We might even have orange tennis balls for ammo….we’ll see if we can get those purchased.   And a new pumpkin house for children to check out will be arriving soon, and we still have high hopes with a new treehouse in the big oak tree behind our house.   Our oldest grandson Dacota came up with a great new idea for the grain bins a couple of days ago…..we’ll see if Grandpa can get that attraction in the works for this year.   Otherwise, everyone will just have to come see what we’ve been working on for our visitors to enjoy during PumpkinFest 2017!

So, check out our events page on the website www.thewaltersfarm.com to plan yout visit with the old and new events for the weekends!   And be sure to read up on our sale days starting the first of September!   Lots of savings for fall decorating!   See everyone soon!