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Faith, family and pumpkin fields: Burt’s Farm opens for 50th season
This month, Burt’s Pumpkin Farm officially opened for its 2022 season on Sept. 1, marking the farm’s fiftieth year of being open. - photo by Erica Jones
In 1972, local couple Johnny and Kathy Burt had the idea to grow and sell pumpkins from their front yard as a way to turn a hobby into a little extra money. In the 50 years since then, what started as a hobby has turned into a family-run business that is a staple of Dawson County: Burt’s Pumpkin Farm. Today, the Burt family still runs and operates Burt’s Pumpkin Farm, which has grown exponentially each year.