TYLER BASS / GAZETTE-JOURNALPumpkins are not the only attraction at Belmont Pumpkin Farm as the vocal animals, such as this goat, are sure to remind you.
After being closed for 2020, the Belmont Pumpkin Farm at North is open again. Last year, the farm was forced to close for the first time in the more than 30 years it has been in operation.
The reason for the farm’s closure last year can largely be blamed on an unusually wet planting season, said owner Cammie Gustafson Flanagan. Within about 10 days, 10 inches of rain fell onto the farm, drowning the pumpkins.
With the lost crops and the continued threat of COVID, Flanagan said it was as good as any time to be closed. However, she said they felt stuck not being able to do or accomplish much. She said she stayed hopeful that the farm would reopen this year.
The same factors that caused 2020’s closure threatened the farm again this year, said Flanagan. This season’s first planting of 40 rows were hit with several inches of r...
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