Driving along State Road 11 just south of Seymour, a roadside stand selling pumpkins and other fall decor can be spotted on the west side of the road.

Stuckwisch Pumpkin Patch has gone from growing an acre of pumpkins four years ago to having seven acres of a variety of pumpkins this year along with selling Indian corn, cornstalks and straw bales.

Co-owners Craig Stuckwisch and Riley Friend not only have people who regularly drive the road stop by, but people from the city and other areas are coming by, too.

“I started it up myself four years ago. I decided to do it for something as a side job to get some more money,” said Stuckwisch, who graduated in May with an agricultural business degree from Ivy Tech Community College.

“I figured since we were on Highway 11, there would be quite a bit of traffic. I thought maybe it would be a good idea,” he said. “It has turned out pretty good. The four years I’ve been doing it, I’ve been growing every year just to do with more and more people knowing that I’m around here.”

Stuckwisch and Friend expect this month to be the busiest time of the season because people typically want pumpkins to carve for Halloween or to make pumpkin pie. Plus, after a warm September, it’s now starting to get cooler and feel more like fall.

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Zach Spicer is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at zspicer@tribtown.com or 812-523-7080.