The Best Pumpkin Patch in Every State
Sure, the best pumpkin patch has to have pumpkins—but it helps to have an elaborate corn maze, fresh caramel apples and all kinds of contests, too!
The Great Pumpkin Patch, Hayden
The covered wagon ride out to pick your pumpkin is only the beginning. The Great Pumpkin Patch also has a hay pyramid for kids to climb, pony rides and a Country Store with snacks for a hungry family. For a sweet end to the day, make a batch of caramel apples.
Williams Reindeer Farm, Palmer
Christmas in October? It can happen! Williams Reindeer Farm doubles as a piece of pumpkin heaven ’til Christmas but its 150 reindeer are there all year long. You can have two holidays in one.
Schnepf Farms, Queen Creek
Phoenix Magazine, New Times and Sunset Magazine agree: It doesn’t get better than the pumpkin and chili party Schnepf Farms hosts every October. For dessert? Treat yourself to one of the bakery’s fresh seasonal pies. (Here’s the best-kept secret about baking pie.)
Peebles Farm, Augusta
The options are endless at Peebles Farm in Arkansas. Visitors have the option to buy one of the farm’s pre-picked pumpkins or rev up the wagon and go searching for their own.
Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Patch, Pomona
Here’s the best way to celebrate Halloween in hot and sunny southern California! The Cal Poly Pomona agricultural school grows approximately 70,000 pumpkins each year, making it one of the largest pumpkin patches in the state.
Anderson Farms, Erie
At Anderson Farms in Colorado, visitors are taken to the pumpkin patch via a wagon pulled by an antique tractor. You might need a ride back from the giant corn maze—it’s 25 acres, with over 8 miles of trails.
Browns Harvest, Winsdor
The Browns Harvest pumpkin patch and hayrides have been around for over 40 years and show no signs of slowing down. Making a stop here is one tradition that should live on for generations.
Mr. Pepper’s Pumpkin Patch, Laurel
This Laurel pumpkin patch grows over a dozen types of pumpkins in all shapes, colors and sizes. It also has the BBQ Shack, complete with hot dogs and snacks. These spins on the good ol’ hot dog take traditional toppings over the top.
Hunsader Farms, Bradenton
Hunsander Farms was started by a family of Wisconsin dairy farmers back in 1967. The farm doesn’t have any dairy cows, but its Pumpkin Festival on weekends has all sorts of events, including live music, hayrides and chainsaw sculptors.
Burt’s Farm, Dawsonville
Burt’s Farm has plenty of baked good to satisfy your inner sweet tooth, plus you can buy specialty jams, mixes and nut butter from its country store.
Kula Country Farms, Maui
Hawaii isn’t all cocktails by the beach and pig roasts; it has plenty of pumpkin patches, too. Kula Country Farms in Maui has been a local hot spot since 2011 and received a rave review in Travel + Leisure.
Tubbs Berry Farm, Twin Falls
This Idaho spot boasts cool, quirky snacks like pumpkin chili and Idaho nachos, which is pumpkin chili and nacho cheese on waffle fries. Yum! (You might be able to make a copycat with this pumpkin chili recipe.)
Kroll’s Harvest Farm, Waukegan
Just an hour north of Chicago, Kroll’s Harvest Farm is the perfect retreat for city dwellers. Soak in the countryside with hayrides, corn mazes and an impressive petting zoo.
Uncle Bill’s Farm, Grinnell
Embrace your inner child at Uncle Bill’s Farm. This spot has tons of kid-friendly activities like corn pools, chick incubators and large-and-in-charge jumping pillows.
Walter’s Pumpkin Patch, Burns
The Wichita area’s most famous pumpkin patch has a Pumpkin Cannon that hurls ’em up, up, and away. Don’t forget to pick up a bowl of Walter’s signature pumpkin chili, too.
Devine’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Harrodsburg
In a decade, Devine’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch has quickly become a top destination for locals and tourists. It creates zany, out-of-this-world corn mazes each year! You can also pick fresh, seasonal vegetables like peppers, tomatoes and potatoes.
Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch, Hammond
There’s so much for kids to do at Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch. The young ones can pick a pumpkin, have it weighed and measured and then go hog-wild with pedal tractors, learn how to milk a cow and zoom down the tunnel slide.
Brackett Orchards, Limington
Brackett Orchards is the epitome of idyllic, New England fall. In addition to its pumpkin patches and apple orchards, it boasts classic farmyard food like apple cider.
Sauchuk’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Plympton
It’s hard to say which pumpkin patch has the most impressive corn maze. But Sauchuk’s has an enormous corn maze with thrilling twists and turns.
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DeBuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch, Belleville
You might come to DeBuck’s for some good ‘ol pumpkin picking, but you’ll stay for Linda’s Country Kitchen. While you’re there, pick up a mouth-watering pulled pork sandwich.
Barten Pumpkins, New Prague
Want to embrace fall on a shoestring budget? Barten Pumpkin offers free pony rides and free hayrides on Saturdays in October. The pumpkins range in price from only $2 to $6.
Mitchell’s Farms, Collins
Ready for some history? At Mitchell’s Farms, you can tour a log cabin that was built over 100 years ago. But before you leave, be sure to snack on some of the farm’s Mississippi peanuts.
Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch, Kearney
Fun is literally in its name, so it’s no surprise you’ll have a blast here. There’s a pumpkin slingshot and pig races, plus you can bring a big group to roast marshmallows around the campfire.
Vala’a Pumpkin Patch, Gretna
Vala’s has a pumpkin patch and apple orchard; it’s also chock-full of delicious treats like pies, succotash and hand-dipped corn dogs.
Stu Miller’s Pumpkin Patch, Las Vegas
Stu Miller’s Pumpkin Patch is more “festival” than “barnyard.” Each location (there are 3 in Las Vegas) features a bungee jump, rides, great photo-ops and huge inflatable obstacle courses. Thousands of pumpkins of all sizes and shapes can be found waiting on hay bales, ready to take home.
Cheesequake Farm, Matawan
From Zombie Paintball to its Nightmare on Cheesequake haunted maze, Cheesequake Farm is a must for thrill-seekers. Consider yourself warned!
Balzano Vineyard and Pumpkin Patch, Carlsbad
While the tots are knee-deep in pumpkins, adults can peruse the vintage market or unwind with a glass of vino at Balzano’s vineyard.
The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, Croton-on-Hudson
Prepare to be amazed by the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at Van Cortland Manor. This extravaganza features illuminated pumpkin sculptures as well as a fully functioning Pumpkin Carousel that’s 20 feet in diameter.
Riverbend Farm, Midland
Ready for a real-life game of Chutes and Ladders? Riverbend Farm boasts several slides, including its depth-defying Slidezilla.
Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, Bismarck
As one of the Travel Channel’s Top 10 pumpkin patches, Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is worth the trip. This spot features gourds, sunflowers and over 300,000 pounds of pumpkins.
The Circleville Pumpkin Show, Circleville
Why stop by a mere patch if you can go to a pumpkin extravaganza? Dubbed the “Greatest Free Show on Earth,” the Circleville Pumpkin Show is complete with parades, extra-large pumpkins and, of course, the crowning of Miss Pumpkin.
Annabelle’s Fun Farm, Welch
Named one of the best pumpkin patches in America by Country Living, Annabelle’s Fun Farm is all about—you guessed it—having fun. In addition to its rich pumpkin patch, visitors can go gemstone mining or compete in a paintball battle.
Roloff Farm, Hillsboro
Expect some celebrity sightings at Roloff Farm. The family behind this pumpkin pickin’ haven was featured on TLC’s Little People, Big World.
Salisbury Farm, Johnston
Salisbury Farm may date back to the 1800s, but this spot hasn’t lost its charm. Its 55-acre property is home to strawberries, corn mazes and, of course, pumpkins.
Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens, Mt. Pleasant
Part of The Notebook was filmed at Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens. Go ahead, grab a pumpkin and soak up the cinematic history.
Country Apple Orchard, Harrisburg
Despite its name, Country Apple Orchard is a top pumpkin destination. Did you know this space has seven acres of pumpkins? Perfect for making all the pumpkin treats your stomach can handle.
Lucky Ladd Farms, Eagleville
With over 70 attractions like duck races, cow milking and an epic corn maze shaped like the Nashville Predators logo, how can you ever get bored at Lucky Ladd Farms?
Punkin’ Days, Floydada
Did you know Floydada is Texas’ pumpkin capital? The region grows about 15 million pounds of pumpkins per year! On the second Saturday in October, Floydada hosts “Punkin’ Days,” a festivity full of cook-offs and thousands of pumpkins.
Crazy Cornmaze, West Jordan
In Utah, the Crazy Cornmaze is a perfect spot for pumpkins. In addition to its zany corn mazes, this spot boasts four acres worth of pumpkin patches.
Winslow Farms, Pittsford
Vermont may be known for its maple syrup, but it has some good pumpkin patches, too. Go ahead and pick your own Jack-o’-Lantern at Winslow Farms.
Cox Farms, Centreville
Ever wondered what patches do with leftover pumpkins? Head over to Centreville, about 45 minutes west of Washington, D.C. In early November, Cox Farms hosts “Pumpkin Madness,” where leftovers are hurled, squished and smashed to perfection.
Okes Family Farms, Cool Ridge
Why wait to carve your pumpkin? Okes Family Farms host a bunch of harvest-themed events on weekends, including pumpkin carving competitions with prizes.
Schultz’s Country Barn, Eleva
Thanks to its pumpkin patch, elaborate corn maze and country store, Schultz’s Country Barn is your one-stop shop for fall.
Ellis’s Harvest Home, Lingle
Rounding out the list is Ellis’ Harvest Home, a local gem that has been farmed by the Ellis family since 1959. Since then, the property has received a lot of cool additions, such as a corn maze, corn boxes (old truck boxes filled with shelled corn, kind of like a sand box) and lots of autumn produce.