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Cox’s Pumpkin Patch offered fun for all ages!

Story by Jeannie Cox
Champion, Neb.

Photos by Arlys Cupp
Champion, Neb.
Let's celebrate Halloween with Ashtyn Cupp of Omaha, Abby Spicer and Odessa Zadina both of Enders, Neb., at Cox's Pumpkin Patch near Champion, Neb.

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Cox’s Pumpkin Patch near Champion, Neb., started in 1985, because of my oldest grandson’s (Taylor Cupp) birthday is on Halloween. Taylor and I planted pumpkins, so he would have some to carve and we had too many for just ourselves. We put a small ad in the Imperial Republican and people came out and picked their own out of the field.

Each year the patch has gotten a little bigger. We now grow about an acre and a half of pumpkins and gourds. We care for and harvest them ourselves.

All the pumpkins are moved to Cox’s Ponds for our weeklong Pumpkin Patch celebration. School classes, pre-schools and others come during the week for field trips and the public is welcome on the weekend.

The corn maze is all cut by hand and takes about 2 months to complete. This year was a “Haunted Campground” theme and different groups from the community helped decorate it.

Activities at the Pumpkin Patch included: Hay Rack Rides to Corn Maze; Night Corn Maze (21+); Pumpkin Run (Kids run, 5K & 10 mile); Pumpkins for sale by the pound; Cookies (Jeannine Cox, Arlys & Kelsey Cupp, and some 4-H groups made over 150 dozen cookies this year); Pony Rides & Petting Zoo (Provided by Troy & Judy Brandt & daughters of Imperial); Grilled Hot Dogs – compliments of Pinnacle Bank; Cotton Candy – compliments of Adam’s Bank & Trust; Crafts; Scarecrow contest (sponsored by local businesses); Professional photographer, Ann Miller; “Guess the weight of the giant pumpkin” contest and Face Painting.

Cox’s Pumpkin Patch near Champion, Neb., started in 1985, because of my oldest grandson’s (Taylor Cupp) birthday is on Halloween. Taylor and I planted pumpkins, so he would have some to carve and we had too many for just ourselves. We put a small ad in the Imperial Republican and people came out and picked their own out of the field.

Each year the patch has gotten a little bigger. We now grow about an acre and a half of pumpkins and gourds. We care for and harvest them ourselves.

All the pumpkins are moved to Cox’s Ponds for our weeklong Pumpkin Patch celebration. School classes, pre-schools and others come during the week for field trips and the public is welcome on the weekend.

The corn maze is all cut by hand and takes about 2 months to complete. This year was a “Haunted Campground” theme and different groups from the community helped decorate it.

Activities at the Pumpkin Patch included: Hay Rack Rides to Corn Maze; Night Corn Maze (21+); Pumpkin Run (Kids run, 5K & 10 mile); Pumpkins for sale by the pound; Cookies (Jeannine Cox, Arlys & Kelsey Cupp, and some 4-H groups made over 150 dozen cookies this year); Pony Rides & Petting Zoo (Provided by Troy & Judy Brandt & daughters of Imperial); Grilled Hot Dogs – compliments of Pinnacle Bank; Cotton Candy – compliments of Adam’s Bank & Trust; Crafts; Scarecrow contest (sponsored by local businesses); Professional photographer, Ann Miller; “Guess the weight of the giant pumpkin” contest and Face Painting.

Cox’s Pumpkin Patch near Champion, Neb., started in 1985, because of my oldest grandson’s (Taylor Cupp) birthday is on Halloween. Taylor and I planted pumpkins, so he would have some to carve and we had too many for just ourselves. We put a small ad in the Imperial Republican and people came out and picked their own out of the field.

Each year the patch has gotten a little bigger. We now grow about an acre and a half of pumpkins and gourds. We care for and harvest them ourselves.

All the pumpkins are moved to Cox’s Ponds for our weeklong Pumpkin Patch celebration. School classes, pre-schools and others come during the week for field trips and the public is welcome on the weekend.

The corn maze is all cut by hand and takes about 2 months to complete. This year was a “Haunted Campground” theme and different groups from the community helped decorate it.

Activities at the Pumpkin Patch included: Hay Rack Rides to Corn Maze; Night Corn Maze (21+); Pumpkin Run (Kids run, 5K & 10 mile); Pumpkins for sale by the pound; Cookies (Jeannine Cox, Arlys & Kelsey Cupp, and some 4-H groups made over 150 dozen cookies this year); Pony Rides & Petting Zoo (Provided by Troy & Judy Brandt & daughters of Imperial); Grilled Hot Dogs – compliments of Pinnacle Bank; Cotton Candy – compliments of Adam’s Bank & Trust; Crafts; Scarecrow contest (sponsored by local businesses); Professional photographer, Ann Miller; “Guess the weight of the giant pumpkin” contest and Face Painting.

Cox’s Pumpkin Patch near Champion, Neb., started in 1985, because of my oldest grandson’s (Taylor Cupp) birthday is on Halloween. Taylor and I planted pumpkins, so he would have some to carve and we had too many for just ourselves. We put a small ad in the Imperial Republican and people came out and picked their own out of the field.

Each year the patch has gotten a little bigger. We now grow about an acre and a half of pumpkins and gourds. We care for and harvest them ourselves.

All the pumpkins are moved to Cox’s Ponds for our weeklong Pumpkin Patch celebration. School classes, pre-schools and others come during the week for field trips and the public is welcome on the weekend.

The corn maze is all cut by hand and takes about 2 months to complete. This year was a “Haunted Campground” theme and different groups from the community helped decorate it.

Activities at the Pumpkin Patch included: Hay Rack Rides to Corn Maze; Night Corn Maze (21+); Pumpkin Run (Kids run, 5K & 10 mile); Pumpkins for sale by the pound; Cookies (Jeannine Cox, Arlys & Kelsey Cupp, and some 4-H groups made over 150 dozen cookies this year); Pony Rides & Petting Zoo (Provided by Troy & Judy Brandt & daughters of Imperial); Grilled Hot Dogs – compliments of Pinnacle Bank; Cotton Candy – compliments of Adam’s Bank & Trust; Crafts; Scarecrow contest (sponsored by local businesses); Professional photographer, Ann Miller; “Guess the weight of the giant pumpkin” contest and Face Painting.

Cox’s Pumpkin Patch near Champion, Neb., started in 1985, because of my oldest grandson’s (Taylor Cupp) birthday is on Halloween. Taylor and I planted pumpkins, so he would have some to carve and we had too many for just ourselves. We put a small ad in the Imperial Republican and people came out and picked their own out of the field.

Each year the patch has gotten a little bigger. We now grow about an acre and a half of pumpkins and gourds. We care for and harvest them ourselves.

All the pumpkins are moved to Cox’s Ponds for our weeklong Pumpkin Patch celebration. School classes, pre-schools and others come during the week for field trips and the public is welcome on the weekend.

The corn maze is all cut by hand and takes about 2 months to complete. This year was a “Haunted Campground” theme and different groups from the community helped decorate it.

Activities at the Pumpkin Patch included: Hay Rack Rides to Corn Maze; Night Corn Maze (21+); Pumpkin Run (Kids run, 5K & 10 mile); Pumpkins for sale by the pound; Cookies (Jeannine Cox, Arlys & Kelsey Cupp, and some 4-H groups made over 150 dozen cookies this year); Pony Rides & Petting Zoo (Provided by Troy & Judy Brandt & daughters of Imperial); Grilled Hot Dogs – compliments of Pinnacle Bank; Cotton Candy – compliments of Adam’s Bank & Trust; Crafts; Scarecrow contest (sponsored by local businesses); Professional photographer, Ann Miller; “Guess the weight of the giant pumpkin” contest and Face Painting.


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