BOONE LIFE: Annual pumpkin festival starts early for Hartsburg workers

Sunday, October 5, 2008 | 9:15 p.m. CDT; updated 9:21 p.m. CST, Monday, February 9, 2009

HARTSBURG — Before the pumpkin painting, before the straw maze, before the pony rides and before thousands descend on the small town of Hartsburg for its annual pumpkin festival, workers labor for weeks to move countless pumpkins from the farm into town.