Ethan and Tyler Hilgedick have grown up with the Pumpkin Festival.

The two Southern Boone High School brothers, sons of Ricky and Donna Hilgedick, know that they will be working on the second Saturday in October each year.

This year’s Pumpkin Festival is set for this Saturday and Sunday and the expectation is for crowds of as much as 40,000 pumpkin fans from around Mid-Missouri and adjoining states.

“I will be working at our corn maze,” Tyler Hilgedick said, “it’s right at the Katy Trail and is great fun for kids.”

Ethan Hilgedick said he would be operating a new fun game for kids this year, also near the maze at the Katy Trail.

“We are going to have Pumpkin Bowling,” Ethan said, “I think it will be fun for the kids.”

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