Located 45 minutes southwest of the Twin Cities, Barten Pumpkins started in 1983 and has continued to grow over the years. It now offers more than 45 varieties of pumpkins, squash, and gourds. The also specialize in pre-made displays using broom corn, corn shocks, straw bales, pumpkins and other fall produce. Check out their products here.
Owners, Roman and Fran Barten run the farm with the help of their 11 children and 35+ grandchildren. Check out a photo of this lovely family on their Facebook page.
Family Fun Saturdays at Barten Pumpkins
Each year, the farm hosts Family Fun Saturdays on the first two Saturdays in October from 10am to 2pm. Activities vary, but have included free pictures by a Caricature artist, free pony rides, free hay rides (weather permitting) stilts, pumpkin bowling, and music from an old fashioned mechanical organ with a bubble machine. Bring your camera and don't forget to buy a pumpkin.
Fall Birthday Parties at Barten Pumpkins?
While they don't offer birthday parties, the farm does offer hayrides by appointment. A trip to the pumpkin farm with a private hayride could be a great way to celebrate your autumn birthdays. Contact the Bartens for more information on private hayrides.