Got Pumpkin?

October 28th, 2014

Whether you prefer to paint them or carve them, bake them or eat them, it’s time to hit the pumpkin patch to pick out your favorite for the fall season.

Every autumn, Wisconsin locals flock to their local pumpkin patch in search of the best. Sometimes that means tall and skinny, sometimes short and round, sometimes even green and misshapen; the perfect pumpkin is loosely defined and its beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

So whether you want to choose your own pumpkin to take home, are craving a slice of pumpkin pie or just want to celebrate its existence, there are tons of ways to enjoy the power of the pumpkin in Wisconsin. Here’s a sampling of some of the great pumpkin patches in the state.

Northwest Wisconsin Pumpkin Patches

Schultz’s Country BarnEleva
This unique farm is a combination gift shop, banquet facility, petting zoo, locally grown produce market, and in the autumn, a pumpkin patch extraordinaire! Also every fall, a fun and challenging corn maze.

Mommsen’s Produce PatchRice Lake
Mummsen’s features an unusual array of pumpkin “artillery,” including the Medieval Trebuchet catapult which throws a 50 lb pumpkin over 300 ft and an air cannon which sends an 8″ pumpkin sailing over 1700 ft.

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Birkie Bridge will cross Hwy. 63

October 27th, 2014

HAYWARD, Wis. – One very noticeable new addition to the Birkebeiner ski event in Hayward, Wis., will be a temporary bridge over Hwy. 63, connecting both sides of Main Street.

Ben Popp, executive director of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, and Terry Penman of penman DESIGN architectural firm in Hayward presented a drawing of the proposed bridge to the Hayward City County Monday night, Oct. 20. Popp had informed the county board of the plan on Thursday night, Oct. 16.

The temporary bridge, to be built by Trussworks of Hayward, will be 100 feet long with 2/12 pitch (2 inches elevation for every foot in distance) on the ramps and will have a 30 foot span 23 feet wide over Hwy. 63.

The cast-iron green fountain on the east side of Main Street will have to be temporarily removed for the bridge.

The bridge will have a 14-foot clearance over the highway.

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