Jackson Pumpkin Farm celebrates 55 years

By Matt Porter

October 18, 2013 Updated Oct 18, 2013 at 7:44 PM EDT

Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Jackson's Farm in Endicott has come along way since it first opened as a picnic table pumpkin stand with one pumpkin scarecrow standing guard.

Now, the farm features an gallery of pumpkin sculptures in all shapes and sizes.

Owner Jim Jackson said he tries to bring something new to the farm each year.

"My dad started this business in '58. We've been doing it a long time, I took over in '78," Jackson said, And every year we try to add a few new things."

The farm has plenty of fun for the kids including a new zip line, go carts, and corn cannon where visitors can launch a corn cob into the air.

Mike Perhach III, of Binghamton, has been bringing his family for decades.

"It's so neat to see the figures and the pumpkins," Perhach said. "When the kids are small, it is something you always remember."

Farmers said the farm does most of its business in October.

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