Carter's Red Wagon Farm Pumpkin Party is a 'gourd-geous' event
The annual pumpkin parties at Carter's Red Wagon Farms in Park Rapids attracted hordes of kids and parents last weekend. The duck pond, complete with real carved pumpkin boats, was a big attraction. Heather Coughlin, 8, of Webster, got pretty good at paddling her pumpkin around the pond. But there was help available for the boaters who were a bit squeamish about riding in the giant gourds. "These are real pumpkins, Grandma!" said 6-year-old Karissa Coughlin. Nineteen-month-old Kaiden Garner got his jollies in a three-foot tunnel. Next year he'll definitely be too tall to run through it. Hay mazes and a gigantic corn maze kept kids and parents busy for hours. A tractor hay ride captivated kids when driver Gary Vocelka suggested the tykes "look for the lost little boy" in the woods. Eyes wide, many came back disappointed that he was still 'missing." The events go Saturdays for the next five weeks.