Growing on the High Plains: Back to Pumpkin Paradise

Sep 28, 2017

Finally, we have reached our final installment of Growing on the High Plains where I check in with Steve and Janet Weidner at their fabulous Pumpkin Paradise in Sublette, KS. All that hard work has paid off, and we're thrilled to share so many beautiful photos with you. (As you'll see, the Weidners truly take "growing on the High Plains" to the next level!)

Plus, check out the live video of their incredible wooden trebuchet chuckin' pumpkins across a field! 

 A note from the owners, Steve & Janet Weidner: "Pumpkin Paradise began in 2002 when the our family decided to expand Steve's pumpkin-growing hobby into a pick-your-own pumpkin patch and corn maze open to the public. The patch has grown from a half-acre pumpkin patch and a half-acre maze in 2002 to 12 acres of pumpkins and produce and a 4-acre maze in 2016. Steve, who is also a fourth-generation full time farmer and spends most of the year researching pumpkin varieties and ordering every type of seed he can find. He now he plants 200+ varieties of pumpkins, gourds, and squash each year! Steve designs and installs the maze by hand, and he adds new attractions every year, because we aren't just selling pumpkins - we're selling fun! We hope you will enjoy your experience at Pumpkin Paradise!" T'is the season for pumpkin everything, so we hope you can check it out!  Pumpkin Paradise: 1855 Road 100, Sublette, KS 67877Hours:  Saturdays & Sundays, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Phone: 620-668-5680