Brandi Burkhalter

Some of our fall favorites include football, cozy sweaters, fire pits, and pumpkin patches. Platter Flats Pumpkin Patch, located in Calera, Oklahoma, is way more than pumpkins. They have an outdoor event space, provide the perfect place for birthday parties and private events, and of course have a pumpkin patch with a variety of pumpkins and gourds. The Veteran and Native American owned company hosts outdoor movie nights, Christmas Market at the Farm, and have several kids’ activities such as hayrides, a hay tower, pumpkin bowling, and a hay maze. Inside the barn you’ll find handmade crafts, candles and other seasonal merchandise for sale.

Brandi and Guy Burkhalter created Burkhalter Family Farms to provide new and fun activities for the community while showing their children how to work hard to accomplish their goals. Starting from nothing but dirt and weeds, they planted 20 acres of pumpkins and gourds, and built a custom facility on the property. Their advice to other wanting to start a business is “If you have a goal of starting or opening your own business, you won’t know until you try.  There will be obstacles, but you have to be resilient. Don’t ever let anyone tell you can’t.  If they do, let it be what drives you!”

The pumpkin patch opens to the public on October 2nd. You may visit Platter Flats Pumpkin Patch at 254 Platter Flat Rd. and make sure to follow them on Facebook to keep up to date with all that’s going on at the farm and new seasonal offerings in the spring and summer. Visit to follow.