Owners Meryl and Staci Charles bought Mulberry Pond in February of 2008. The property, with its 10 acres and original brick home built by settlers in 1870, also included the man-made pond. In 2009 after renovating the property, they grew and sold around 60 pumpkins from their garden.
By 2010, they decided to grow a whole field of pumpkins and added the hay tube slide to the front yard: Mulberry Pond Pumpkin Patch, although small, had officially opened! The Gift Shop, pedal boats, hay wagon ride, and favorite activities like laser tag and the pumpkin slingshot were added between 2011-2016. By 2017, the corn maze and eventually kiddie barrel train ride were also added. Seasonal field trips for local schools began in 2019.
Sunflower fields also became part of the Mulberry Pond fall tradition in 2019, when they grew their first field for local photographers and hobbyists as a photo spot. Now the yearly event (normally taking place around Labor Day weekend) brings sunflower enthusiasts from all around the area.
In 2018, the couple built their home overlooking the pond. By 2020, Farmhouse Furniture Restoration was started and continues to operate out of their home. To give added space for RV campers and for extra parking and more pumpkin patch fields, the couple expanded the property in 2021 by an additional 4 acres.
Mulberry Pond Pumpkin Patch is still the only fall festival in the area with an outdoor laser tag course and pedal boating. The white brick house on the property is one of Brown County’s oldest homes built by original settlers. To learn more, please see our history page.