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Big Mac’s Pumpkin Patch has been approved to open for fun and adventure for the 2020 season and the pumpkins are growing! WOO HOO or BOO BOO!

In its second year of existence, the pumpkin patch is much more than pumpkins.

The biggest addition is a GIANT bale maze, complete with misdirections, twists and turns and spooky decor.

Co-sponsors of the community event, making this possible and helping with things needed to hold this kind of event are the Bank of Baker, Insurance Store, and B & B Septic. “Without this sponsorship it would be difficult to continue to operate, and we really appreciate the help,” said Laurie MacKay, manager and owner of the patch.

They will be opening Saturday, Sept. 26 & Sunday, Sept. 27 with regular hours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each weekend through, Nov. 1, with one special night time event Friday, Oct. 30 from 5-8 p.m., (Weather Permitting. Watch for cancellations on their Facebook page.)

This year they will be booking private parties for birthdays or groups. Just call Laurie at 406-778-2337 for details and to reserve your spot.

They have also scheduled special events each weekend as follows:

Sept 26 & 27 - Opening 1-4 p.m.

Oct 3 & 4 - Face Painting 1-4 p.m.

Oct 10 & 11 - (Sunday) Pumpkin Painting Contest 1-4 p.m.

Oct 17 & 18 - Family Day, bring grandparents for free! 1-4 p.m.

Oct 24 & 25 - (Sunday) Pumpkin Carving Contest 1-4 p.m.

Oct 30 - Special Friday night Scare event 5-8 p.m.

Oct 31 & Nov 1 - (Dress Up & Trick or Treat) 1-4 p.m.

Big Mac’s has invited local photographers for fall family photo opportunity.

A small retail store will provide you with the opportunity to sample traditional pumpkin and fall snacks as well as a few retail items.

“Last year was definitely a learning experience and weather was definitely a challenge,” said Laurie. “We have changed from a cover charge and then buying tickets once inside the patch for various activities to almost all inclusive (with the exception of snacks).” It will be less confusing and more convenient for those attending. Inclusive means the following activities are included: Bale maze, hayride, straw castle, saw dust pit, corn hole, football toss, ball races, pumpkin slingshot, dice games, giant chair and scarecrow, reading nook, scarecrow photo board, corn diggers and much, much more. The cover charge is $12 per person or $50 per car load, which includes one pumpkin and all the activities. Season tickets are $25 per person. Two and under are free.

They are filling a niche for fun fall and family activities in the area, located 13 miles south and five miles west of Baker, MT, at the Donald & Laurie MacKay Ranch, south of Baker, at 316 Scorio Butte Rd. Roads signs will be posted.

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