Chad and Anna Wofford are scheduled to open Red River Pumpkin Patch the weekend of Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on County Road 192 in Davidson. A haunted corn maze is slated to begin Oct. 6 from 8-10 p.m until the season closes. A festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Oct. 7.
The business is family owned. Anna Wofford said the idea came to them 15 years ago.
“It was 15 years ago, and we had gone to our very first pumpkin patch and had gone every year since,” Anna said. “We’d have to drive over a hundred miles to get to one. Once we bought the farm, he [Chad] had made the comment that we should make this farm pay for itself. It had always been my dream to have a pumpkin patch so we started one.
“Fall is our favorite time of year and this brings fall and gets people out doors. That’s our main goal, to get families together, outside, having fun.”
The biggest challenge is growing the pumpkins.
“We try not to spray anything because we also have honey bees, which go out there and pollinate the pumpkins, so we do have a problem with weeds, but the pumpkins are looking really good.”
This will be the second year that the Red River Pumpkin Patch will be open, but it will be the first year they’ve had a corn maze.
Some of the other attractions they are scheduled to have are jumbo sized games, a swing set, a hayride, big tricycle races, a petting zoo and at night the corn maze will turn into a haunted corn maze. Hours and price vary.
“We’ve got good, better and best pricing,” Chad said. “It just depends on what you want to do.”
Something new this year will be different “did you know” cards detailing fun facts about the different animals and crops on the property.
Anna said she plans to eventually make her own honey to sell along with the jams and other homemade products she currently sells.
Anna is the Vice President of Oklahoma Agritourism.
“I get to go visit the places that people are building up and trying to get started, and that helps me a lot,” Anna said.
Anna said the most important thing for people to know is that the pumpkin patch is there.
“We’re just trying to bring something new to Tillman County,” Chad said.
Chad and Anna said they plan to add things every year and keep expanding until they get it where they want it to be.
“We’d eventually like to host family reunions or weddings out here,” Chad said.
They’ve already hosted birthday parties on the property.
The hours are set for 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and 1 – 6 p.m. on Sunday, or from 8 – 10 p.m. for the haunted maze every weekend in October. They can handle small groups during the week if plans are made in advance.
For more information call Chad Wofford at 580-339-6318 or Anna Wofford at 580-339-6318.
Reach Kathleen Guill at 580-379-0588, ext. 2602.