We had the good fortune of connecting with the Bieber Family and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
We are located in the far northeast corner of Colorado (less than 20 miles from the Nebraska state line) in a rural, farming community so most forms of family entertainment are hundreds of miles away. Pumpkins and More provides families with a place to spend time together and build memories without having to travel too far. We have attractions that appeal to all ages – swing sets and barrel rides for little kids, giant inflatable slides and bungee trampoline for older kids, a haunted maze and putt putt golf for teens, giant yard games and shopping for adults, and of course picking out pumpkins straight from the field and walking through the corn maze that everyone can enjoy together! Our goal is to offer a local fun-filled farm experience for families and friends to enjoy.

What should our readers know about your business?

Pumpkins and More is a byproduct of a three generational family farming business. In the 1960s Chris H. Bieber moved from Sedgwick to Phillips County Colorado and began farming corn and sugar beets. His son, Rocky Bieber, followed in his footsteps, and his son, Brett Bieber, continued with the family tradition. The family knows the meaning of hard work, the pride associated with a job well done, and the joy of seeing the bounty of their efforts. Each generation has grown up with an appreciation for production agriculture and a desire to share that with others. The family has made many memories and built lifelong connections on the farm, and they wanted to offer that to other families as well.

Pumpkins and More itself began as a dream based on the family’s love of fall and Halloween. One fall, the family traveled to a u-pick pumpkin patch a few hours away and decided that the dream should become a reality. Jackie Thompson, Rocky’s oldest daughter, officially opened Pumpkins and More in 2009 selling jack-o-lanterns, several specialty pumpkins in many colors such as orange, red, green, tan, and white and a large variety of gourds. In 2012, the farm expanded by adding a corn maze and a few small attractions. Today we continue to grow adding new attractions and events to the A-Maiz-ing Farm!

Currently, we are open on Saturdays (10 am-7 pm) and Sundays (noon-6 pm) the third weekend in September through the first weekend in October. We extend our hours the second weekend in October to Fridays (4 pm-10 pm), Saturdays (10 am-11 pm) and Sundays (noon-6 pm). We also offer field trips for nearby schools on Mondays and Fridays. In September we have special events such as Grandparent’s Day, Hero Day, and a Corn hole Tournament and Chili Cook-off! This year we are looking into expanding our hours to be open some during the summer months as well.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Running a seasonal business is certainly a family affair. We would not be able to function without the hours and hours our friends and family volunteer from getting everything ready in the summer months, to manning stations while we are open, to fixing things, to scaring customers in the haunted maze. We also want to thank the Maize Corporation for getting us set up and for all of their guidance and support.
Finally, no business would be successful without its loyal customers. Nothing makes us happier than seeing the joy on customers’ faces as they make memories at Pumpkins and More A-maiz-ing Farm!

Website: http://www.pumpkinsandmoreamaizingfarm.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Pumpkins-and-More-A-Maiz-ing-Farm/100064427479994/

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