In 1988, Kirk Berggren from Nebraska married Julie Bollinger from Iowa, and we started our lives together. We moved around the country following Kirk’s Air Force career. As our family expanded to include daughter, Taylor, and son, Jacob, we started visiting pumpkin patches throughout the country. Julie and I would fondly remember the days of our youth on the farm while building new memories with our growing family. We often dreamed of what we would do, if we had our own patch.
Dreams become reality!
In 2001 the family, along with new son Eli, finally settled down in Kansas City as I started a new career with FedEx. Two years later, Julie and I decided to realize our dream and started KC Pumpkin Patch. The patch consisted of a small petting zoo, a tricycle track, a few bales of hay, a bin of corn, the barrel train we still use today and not much else. Opening day turned out to be a nightmare, as there were literally more employees, (10), than guests. Staff was quickly reduced to family and a few friends. The guests we did have though, enjoyed themselves in our farm setting.
In 2003, when we started, we thought we were in the pumpkin business. Then we thought we were in the entertainment business. We finally realized that we were really truly in the making memories business. We strive to help you make the best family memories you can and hope you enjoy our pumpkin patch as much as we enjoy providing it for you.
Please come enjoy a short “haycation” right here in Kansas City and start making your own memories.
Kirk, Julie, Taylor, Jacob and Elijah