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Johnstown Giant

If you are on our mailing list, or if you live in the Johnstown area, you are aware of the 2nd annual Johnstown Giant Pumpkin contest.  Last year we hosted the event for the first time. We invited neighbors from the Johnstown area to try their hand at growing a giant pumpkin. On the evening of the contest, we weighed and measured all the entries. There were prizes for everyone (thanks to Kola Johnson). My favorite part came over supper when stories were shared of relatives and friends “back in the day” Johnstown.  Leland brought his guitar and closed out our night with some singing. What a great time to enjoy neighbors and reflect on my heritage and the work, tears, and yes, laughter that went into building up a homestead and small country community.

Well, as a sneak peek, here is our plant that is growing this year’s Johnstown Giant. I admit with this year’s season, our giant could have been planted earlier, but we are still holding out hope for a GREAT BIG entry!

This year’s Johnstown Giant hopeful!









Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch 2012, McPherson, KS
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Posted by on July 24, 2012 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch


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Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch – Calendar of Events

The calendar for the season has been added to this site.  You can also find the schedule by clicking on the Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch button above.  Keep checking back because it has been changing as we are adding new events and guest artists!


Oct. 1 & 2: Giant Pumpkins arrive for Johnstown Giant Pumpkin Contest. The pumpkins will be on display for the season.

Oct. 8: Come see the Pumpkin Train in the Hyllingsvest Parade in Lindsborg, KS, and then come on back for some family fun!

Oct: 15: Chainsaw artist, Mark Childs at work; Horse drawn wagon rides 2:00-4:00pm; Movie Night (free admission) 6:30 bring some blankets, snuggle up and enjoy Big Idea’s Veggie Tales!

Oct. 22: Pumpkin Carver, Nick Mourn, at work. Come see some truly unique carvings!

Oct. 23: Horse drawn wagon rides 2:00-4:00pm

Oct. 29: Movie Night (free admission) 6:30 bring some blankets, snuggle up and enjoy Big Idea’s Veggie Tales!

****Photographer, Julie Wisby of Cabin in the Woods Photography, will be available for autumn family portraits or candid shots every Saturday!  Call and book ahead or have them taken on the spur of the moment!

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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch


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