NEW ULM - Pumpkinfest at the Ron and Karen Domeier farm Sunday drew a crowd from near and far.
Created to benefit the New Ulm Area Catholic Schools (NUACS) Technology Department, the event featured a large selection of pumpkins and gourds, a corn maze and kids games. Children rolled pumpkins down a long hill. There were also other Halloween-inspired activities.
"We were so busy early in the afternoon, we couldn't keep enough pumpkins rolling down the hill. I think we sold about 1,000 pumpkins," Ron Domeier said. "All our parking lots including a big one across the road, were full from noon to about 1:30 p.m."
Staff photo by Fritz Busch
Children travel through a corn maze Sunday at Pumpkinfest at the Ron and Karen Domeier farm in rural New Ulm. The event, which benefitted the New Ulm Area Catholic Schools Technology Department, featured pumpkins sales and games for children.
Food selections included Culver's frozen custard, cotton candy, hot dogs, Happy Joe's Pizza and more.
Volunteers at the fund-raiser included a pair of retired cooks from St. Clair - Sharron Benning, the mother of St. Anthony Middle School teacher Jo Derksen - and Pat Linde, Derksen's cousin.
"This is fun," Linde said. "We'll come back again next year if they'll have us."