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The Enchanted Pumpkin Patch celebrates 30 years of family-fun

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Lit up in all its glory, the Enchanted Pumpkin Patch in Brea celebrates 30 years.

Lit up in all its glory, the Enchanted Pumpkin Patch in Brea celebrates 30 years.


    This year marks the 30th anniversary at the Enchanted Pumpkin Patch on the corner of Lambert Road and State College Boulevard at the United Methodist Church in Brea. At least two generations within a family have shared their special memories at the pumpkin patch along with Diana Duncan, a 30-year Brea resident, and her family who started the Enchanted Pumpkin Patch.
    Diana Duncan shown at the Enchanted Pumpkin Patch with a baby lamb the family raised in 1983.

    Diana Duncan shown at the Enchanted Pumpkin Patch in 1983 with a baby lamb the family raised.


      Diana’s father, Bill Duncan, was the first to implement a pumpkin patch in a suburban area. Diana recalls the concept entailed a lot of pumpkins and to the amusement of many, 50¢ pony rides. Later Diana and her brother David continued the tradition in Brea, opening a second location in San Dimas 13 years ago.

        Every year they feature a nativity scene with their farm animals. And for many years, the Crystal Cathedral, now named Christ Cathedral, would showcase their animals in the “Glory of Christmas” after they closed for the season.

          One of the family's animals - a farm house pig enjoying a nap.

          One of the family's animals - a farm house pig enjoying a nap.


            The Duncan family works hard every year to approve upon their pumpkin patch adding exciting family-friendly attractions.

              This year’s new fun activities include racing obstacle courses, carnival games, and surprise visits from Princess Elsa, from the movie “Frozen.” In addition, the kiddos will enjoy the saber tooth tiger slide, petting zoo, farm themed rides, picture stations, face painting and more!

                Opening on Friday, October 2, from 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. seven days a week throughout October, check out enchantedpumpkins.com for additional information such as special offers, field trips, weekend deals and event parties. Also, the Duncan's are asking their longtime customers to submit photos of their children "growing up in the patch."

                  Pictured in Chloe, at different stages of growth at her visits to the Enchanted Pumpkin Patch.

                  Pictured is Chloe at different stages of growth at her visits to the Enchanted Pumpkin Patch!

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  • Carolyn Campbell

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