Pumpkin patches are a fall activity staple. Who doesn’t love spending time with family and friends while being surrounded by a field of autumn’s favorite vegetable? There’s nothing more satisfying than sifting through a sea of orange spheres and finding the one that speaks to you.
And the fun doesn’t stop once you bring your pumpkin home! You can use it to create your favorite recipe for pumpkin pie, coffee, seeds, and more. Or maybe you don’t want to eat your pumpkin but carve it and use it to decorate your space.
Not only are you able to pick out the perfect pumpkin at patches, but you’re able to enjoy a myriad of other activities as well. We’ve compiled a list of pumpkin patches to visit that’ll be fun for people of all ages to experience.
Some of these patches may require a bit of a drive, but we made sure to include one in each major region of America. Hopefully, this makes planning your fall trip a bit easier.
In the Northwest is The Pumpkin Patch in Sauvie Island, Oregon. Admittedly, this was a tough pick, but “Portland’s Original Pumpkin Patch” is noteworthy for its free admission fees and daily pumpkin-picking hayrides. The patch is open daily from 9-6 PM until it closes on October 31.
Additional attractions include a produce market, animal barn, giant hay pyramid, cafe, corn maze, and gift shop. On the weekends, enjoy specialty food booths with caramel apples, elephant ears, kettle corn, corn-on-the-cob, pulled pork, and more! There’s also a cow train – fun for the whole family!
Located in Nevada, the Andelin Family Farm hosts festivals in the spring, summer, and fall. Through October 30, the farm festival is open from Wednesdays through Saturdays. It features a pumpkin patch, animal exhibits, live music, fresh produce, barnyard activities, rides, and games.
Admission is $12, with additional tickets for other attractions like horse rides, corn maze, zombie paintball, and haunted corn path. Even more extraordinary is that you can rent fire pits and party stalls and pavilions. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance! The farm reports that its attraction tickets often sell out.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden in Texas has “one of America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals.” This pumpkin patch features a whopping 90,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash! Going 16 years strong, this year’s festival has a “Bugtopia” theme, displaying insect topiaries and bug-themed pumpkin houses.
Through the rest of October, visitors are able to enjoy cooking demonstrations, Mommy and Me days, tastings, scavenger hunts, how-to classes, and live music. Yummy cooking highlights include butternut squash and garlic soup and quinoa and signature vegan chili.
Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch in Blair, Nebraska is one of the most unique pumpkin patches in the United States! Attractions include Rolling Racers (a giant ball you can race your friends in), Jack O’ Shooter (a cannon range), Tornado Alley (the nation’s tallest indoor tornado simulator), and more!
Check out face painting, hayrides, pedal karts, a corn maze, and a petting zoo for more traditional activities. There is much fun packed into this patch, and admission ranges between $11.95 and $18.95. Skinny Bones is open through October 31.
Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant, Maine is open spring, summer, and fall. In the fall, you can pick pumpkins, apples, and squash before having fun at the goat petting zoo. Until the end of October, enjoy a corn maze at $10 per person. (Kids 2 and under get in for free.)
If you can’t get to the farm but still want to try some tasty Maine fruit, visit its online store to purchase a box of 18 fresh apples, starting at $24.95. Also – if you want to get a head start on winter celebrations, Christmas Trees will be available for harvest beginning in November.
In Manalapan, New Jersey is Happy Day Farm, open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. In addition to the pumpkin patch are a corn maze and a u-pick sunflower field!
Be sure to buy tickets in advance! This farm does not take walk-ins. For the admission price of $20, you get access to the feeding zoo, bee barn, big races, tilt-a-maze, pumpkin bowling, corn tunnel, and more.
Lucky Ladd Farms in Eagleville, Tennesee has something for the whole family! It’s been deemed one of the “Top 15 Best pumpkin farms in the US.” Kids and adults alike are able to enjoy over 50 activities like a corn maze, petting zoo, mega slide, rubber duck races, climbing obstacles, and more. You can even milk cows!
Admission starts at $15.99 on Thursdays and $17.99 Friday through Sunday. For an additional price, you’re able to take home a pumpkin, ride a pony, mine for gems, or eat kettle corn or caramel apples.