Autumn is almost upon us, and that means it’s time for pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters and leggings, and nostalgic Halloween movies.
It’s also a great idea to plan your trip to the pumpkin patch early, before the pumpkin options across farms and ranches start to dwindle.
These are some of the best pumpkin patches you can find in the United States!
The Dallas Arboretum sits on 66 acres of land on the shores of White Rock Lake. Not only can you explore several gardens while enjoying a view of the downtown Dallas skyline, but you can also visit their Pumpkin Village in the fall.
During the annual Autumn at the Arboretum Festival, visitors can see over 50,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash varieties in the Pumpkin Village. The beautiful displays of colorful pumpkins will make you feel like you’re walking through a Halloween-themed version of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.
This pumpkin patch is also great for families with children. The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden was designed to help kids connect with nature, so there is plenty to keep them busy as you continue to stroll leisurely through the pumpkin patches.
This farmstead gained popularity in the Idaho community after their 1997 launch of Idaho’s Original Corn Maze. This idea came out of Jim and Hilary Lowe’s farm operation in Kuna, Idaho. Now, two decades later, they have been recognized by Time Magazine, USA Today, and Condé Nast Traveler for their incredible offerings.
Enjoy their famous corn maze and pumpkin patch as you feast on a variety of grilled foods, fresh roasted sweet corn, and plenty of snacks and desserts. You can even bring your own drinks and snacks, if you like, but they ask that you don’t bring your own alcohol.
Head to Piggott, Arkansas, to discover the Pumpkin Hollow pumpkin patch. This is one of the most exciting patches you can find in the country, as you can also partake in zip-lining, pony rides, a pond slide, hay riding, and pedal-tractor riding.
Do you love a good thrill? If so, you have to buy tickets to “Horror in the Hollow,” the patch’s “terrifying, haunted” attraction. If you’re the type of person who puts the spooky in Spooky Season, this is the spot for you this fall.
When a farm has been in the game for over 135 years, you know they must be good. Demarest Farms was founded in 1886 in Demarest, New Jersey. Residents of Bergen County love the activities offered there, including peach picking, apple picking–and, of course, pumpkin picking.
This farm also hosts a Halloween light show every year. It’s the perfect place to kick back with a cup of cider, a slice of pie, and a few pumpkins for the road as you enjoy the seasonal lights. If you find yourself in Jersey this autumn, there’s no better place to get in the fall spirit like Demarest Farms.
Lucky Ladd Farms is located just south of Nashville, Tennessee. It’s run by Jason and Amy Ladd, who purchased their land in Eagleville, TN, in 2008. A year later, they opened Lucky Ladd Farms to the public.
Every year, this farm puts on their amazing Fall Family Fun Pumpkin Festival, which boasts some of the best pumpkins you can find in the area. Lucky Ladd offers thousands of pumpkins at their patch.
In 2019, they were voted Tennessee’s Best Fall Festival and the #1 Pumpkin Patch in the entire state by the Travel Channel. They also offer a corn maze, caramel-dipped apples, and warm apple cider donuts. I’m buying a plane ticket now!
Jeff Bledsoe of LaVista, Nebraska, has been obsessed with growing pumpkins since he was a kid. As an adult, Bledsoe purchased land off of Highway 133 in the city of Blair. In 2008, he officially established the Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch with the help of his wife, Maria.
Skinny Bones offers countless attractions, including:
Of course, they also offer Jeffy’s Pumpkin Patch, which is open from September 10 – October 31. Skinny Bones also invites folks to join them for trick or treating on Halloween, the final day of their season.
Old MacDonald had a…ranch? Yes, a ranch–and one of the best ranches you can find in the United States. This beautiful establishment offers their pumpkin patch from October 1 – October 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Richardson family has been working hard to make MacDonald’s Ranch a fixture in the Scottsdale, Arizona, community since 1956.
When you purchase a ticket to visit the MacDonald’s Ranch pumpkin patch, you’ll also have full access to the petting zoo, the gold-panning experience, a hay-bale maze, a pedal car track, photo areas, cow milking, and lawn games.
Purchase a beautiful, colorful pumpkin here for anywhere from $4 to $40. The pumpkins come from local farmers, so the variety of options is stunning and sustainable.