The story of Bandy's Pumpkin Patch
and how it all began......
The family business started in 1986. J.T. Bandy and his wife, Johna, raised a few pumpkins to give to friends. One of friends, suggested they raise pumpkins for sale. The couple took the suggestion and the next year they raised about half an acre of pumpkins. By November of that first year, the pumpkins were hitting the market. Since that first commercial harvest, the family business has expanded to 35 acres. And is still growing and producing today. You can always find J.T. and his wife Johna hard at work on the farm, just to put smiles on their face as well as the faces of all the children and parents that attend the Pumpkin Patch each year.
Each autumn, the Bandy Family welcomes the community to their farm for various fall activities. One activity is the 3 mile long, 10 acre maze cut through a field of 7 foot high corn. Smaller children are encouraged to try the play barn's smaller, straw bale maze complete with tunnel and slide or jump in one of the moonwalks. Take home a pumpkin or two, a few gourds, or some Indian corn along with some rock candy from the concession stand. Bandy's has a play barn with slides and bounce areas for smaller children. Along with a hayrides for all ages. Concession Stand complete with soda and snacks to tied you over after trying to find that one special pumpkin. Face painting for all children as well. They also have bathrooms on site. Come with the kids and pick out all of your fall decorations. Bandy's is complete with corn stalks, gourds, pumpkins everything you need for that special holiday with the family.