Elgin’s farm, Evergreen Farms, became a reality in 1989 when Mike and Beth Walterscheidt bought the property with the intention of establishing a high-quality family farm for Central Texans. The first trees were harvested in 1996 and the Pumpkin Hunt began in 2001.
Since then, the farm has grown to hosting thousands of Central Texans during the Pumpkin Hunt and tree harvesting seasons.
The Walterscheidts owned a Christmas tree farm in Bryan, Texas before opening the Elgin farm. They currently live on the farm with their donkey, goats, and barn cats.