Googling pumpkin patch near me? You’re not alone. It’s pumpkin season, and everyone’s in search of a local pumpkin patch. I don’t know about you, but I love everything about this time of year. From pumpkin spice products to watching It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with my kids. You know what else I love? Spending a crisp, fall afternoon at a local pumpkin patch with my family to pick out that perfect gourd to decorate our front porch.
But spending a day at a pumpkin patch can get costly. Parking fees, entry fees, buying a pumpkin, and all of the extra activities and snacks can really add up. To help you plan your own family’s trip to a pumpkin patch near you that won’t break the bank, I scoured the internet to find some of the best deals at farms in every state.
Some of these pumpkin patches listed below are simple spots with no frills, while others offer activities a la carte, so you can set your own budget. Many pumpkin patches offer free entry but charge you for your pumpkin, and some include a pumpkin picked from the patch with the cost of an admission fare. I’ve detailed all of that information for you below, but it’s still a good idea to check with the pumpkin patch before you head out in case there are any schedule changes.
By the way, if you’re anything like my family and you aren’t the carve-a-jack-o’-lantern type, we’ve got you covered with this list of creative pumpkin decorating ideas. And before you go, check out Halloween candy coupons, all the pumpkin items available at Trader Joe’s this season, and our tips on how to make your carved pumpkin last all month.
Happy pumpkin picking!
The Best Pumpkin Patch Deals in Every State
From Friday, Sept. 30, through Sunday, Oct. 2, Hidden Rivers Farm in Hartselle is hosting a “Give What You Can” weekend. You still need to pay the daily admission rate to enter the farm, which will cost you $8 – $10 a person depending on the day, with a discount for purchasing ahead of time online. (Kids under two are free). But during the giveback weekend, if you bring five cans of food — which will be donated to a local charity — you’ll get one free bag of feed for the animals or a free small pumpkin.
Pumpkin patches are hard to come by in Alaska due to the region’s cold temps, so only the warmer areas of the state get to grow the gourds. I had a hard time finding a pumpkin patch in Alaska that offered a great deal for families looking to save money … but I did find some rave reviews for the Fall Family Fun event at The Reindeer Farm in Anchorage.
Located in the town of Palmer, the festival runs Saturdays, Oct. 8, 15, and 22, and costs $15 a person for ages three and older. With the admission fare, your family can enjoy photos with the reindeer, pony rides, a spooky walk, a reindeer train ride, tractor-pulled wagon rides, a hay bale maze, a horse-drawn carriage ride, and an inflatable children’s obstacle course. For an additional fee, you can purchase food, coffee, or hot chocolate, and purchase a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch while supplies last. So while this outing isn’t exactly on the cheap side, you’ll be creating priceless family memories with real live reindeer.
Arizona Pumpkin Patch is a company with over 20 locations throughout the state, each offering free admission to the patch. You’ll have to pay for the price of your pumpkin (and any carving kits), but the patches are stocked daily with fresh, farm-grown pumpkins. The Arizona Pumpkin Patch locations even welcome friendly dogs on leashes, so it’s an outing even your family’s 4-legged member can join in on.
One of the best pumpkin patches I found in Arkansas to get the most bang for your buck is at Peebles Farm. Located halfway between Augusta and McCrory, Peebles is a real working pumpkin patch and farm with over 60 acres of land where wholesale and retail pumpkins are raised. The farm’s pumpkin patch and corn maze activities begin on Sept. 22 and run Wednesdays through Sundays until Oct. 31.
For the $15 admission rate (kids under two are free), guests can enjoy a range of 15 different activities at the farm like wagon and train rides, a 20-acre corn maze, hamster wheel races, pig races, and more. Picking pumpkins will cost you an additional $3 – $10 depending on the size, or you can get one of Peebles Farm’s prize-winning giant pumpkins for $20 – $60.
Peebles Farm offers a military discount for active duty military members and their immediate families when you show proof of ID at the admission gate.
Tucked behind the train station at Irvine Regional Park, the Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch will be open seven days a week through Halloween (weather permitting). Admission to the patch itself is free, but each vehicle that enters the park will be charged a gate entrance fee by Orange County. Once you’re inside the pumpkin patch, there are both free activities and those that require an additional fee, and the cost of pumpkins varies depending on the size. But if you fill out this form and enter your email address, you’ll get a coupon for a free pumpkin (a $20 value) to be redeemed by Sept. 30.
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At just $5 a person to enter ($7 if purchased at the gate, and children under five and seniors over 65 are free), the fall market and pumpkin patch at Cottonwood Farm in Lafayette is a bargain! Open every day from Sept. 24 through Oct. 31, you can actually shop the fall market for free, while admission to the pumpkin patch includes the straw bale maze, corn maze, corn hole, roller pipes, and watching the farm animals. Hayrides are available for an additional fee, and even though you have to purchase the pumpkins you’ve picked, the low admission to Cottonwood makes this pumpkin patch a great choice for a family on a budget.
Pumpkin picking with a purpose. The Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church in Ridgefield partners with the Navajo Nation to supply its annual pumpkin patch with pumpkins grown on Navajo reservations in New Mexico. The mission provides hundreds of seasonal jobs and even some full-time jobs for members of the Navajo Nation, and the workers share in the proceeds from each pumpkin that is purchased. The 2022 season will open on Oct. 1, so check the Jesse Lee Pumpkin Patch Facebook page for details.
At Ramsey’s Farm in Wilmington, you can do as much or as little as you want. If you’re looking to simply pick a pumpkin, there’s no entrance fee to the farm — just pay $0.75 per pound for the pumpkin you pick from their 12-acre field. But if you’re looking to make a full day out of your visit, Ramsey’s Farm has a full range of activities (at an additional cost), including a corn maze, hayride, pumpkin painting, and more. You can either pay for the activities a la carte or purchase an all-in-one pass for $15. Kids four and under are free. The pumpkin patch is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, starting Sept. 23.
The Showcase of Citrus in Clermont will host its Fourth Annual Pumpkin Ponderosa from Sept. 24 through Nov. 24. Parking and admission to the fall festival are free and gives you access to the pumpkin patch, farm animal area, games, and playground. You’ll have to pay for your pumpkin and some of the other activities offered, like monster truck tours. Follow The Showcase of Citrus on Facebook for details.
A fifth-generation, family-owned working farm, Southern Belle Farm in McDonough (south of Atlanta) offers visitors over 20 outdoor activities, like a play area for kids, corn maze, giant tunnel slide, barnyard animals, pig races, and more during its fall season. The farm market, bakery, and pumpkin patch are open Wednesdays through Sundays beginning Sept. 17.
Visiting during the week will save you $3 on the $14.95 weekend ticket cost. Kids aged two and under are always free, and Southern Belle offers discounted tickets for senior citizens and military members who show a valid ID when purchasing tickets at the gate. But if you only want to visit the pumpkin patch and not participate in the farm’s other activities, you don’t need to pay an entry fee — just the cost of any pumpkins you purchase.
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Kula Country Farms in Maui will open its 2022 pumpkin patch on Oct. 1 and run through Oct. 31. Admission to the farm is only $5 per person (kids three and under are free) and includes access to the patch and the children’s play area. If you’d like to purchase more than just a pumpkin while you’re there, Kula’s farm stand will be open for business, and food vendors will be selling drinks, snacks, and more.
If you can plan your pumpkin patch outing on weekdays, head over to Lowe Family Farmstead in Kuna for a reduced admission compared to their weekend rate. For an even better discount, visit the farm on a Tuesday for a BOGO free deal. You’ll still have to pay per pound for your picked pumpkins (say that three times fast), but you’ll already be ahead of the game because you saved some bucks. Lowe’s also has special events like Baby’s First Pumpkin Day on Oct. 1, where children age one and under will get their very first pumpkin for free and a special certificate. The pumpkin patch will be open Mondays through Saturdays through Oct. 29.
Despite the rising costs of everything everywhere, Dave’s Pumpkins in Huntley is dedicated to offering families an affordable experience. For the 2022 season, they’ve held all of their prices at the 2019 rate. Now in their 47th year, Dave’s has never charged an admission fee to the farm, and all pumpkins are just $8 no matter the size. Plus, there are lots of activities at the farm to keep your little ones entertained, like a corn maze, pedal tractors, and pumpkin bowling. Hayrides will cost you $5 per person, and you’ll want to buy some of Dave’s delicious handmade apple cider donuts to take home.
It’s always free to park and to enter the U-pick farm; Spencer Farm in Noblesville is open seven days a week. While the farm does offer hayrides out to the pumpkin field on Saturdays and Sundays, the experience at Spencer Farm doesn’t come with all the extra activities that other pumpkin patches provide with a paid admission. Before you leave, check out the stocked farm market for fresh meat, Amish-made cheese, seasonal produce, and tasty treats like handmade fudge, homemade pie, ice cream, and apple cider slushies.
Go to Howell’s Greenhouse and Pumpkin Patch in Cumming on Sunday, Oct. 30, dressed in your Halloween costume and you’ll get in for half price! General admission to the farm is regularly $15 for guests aged two and over, or you can prepurchase online for $12 (plus tax and fees). Howell’s also offers a discounted rate for military and senior citizens who show ID at the front gate. Admission includes 20 outdoor activities.
As a family-run farm, Shaake’s Pumpkin Patch in Lawrence has a long-standing tradition of providing affordable family entertainment and agricultural education. There’s no admission fee, free parking, free hayrides to the 30 acres of pumpkin fields, and a free playground. After you pay for your pumpkin, check out the snack concessions available for purchase or the one-of-a-kind crafts and decorations in the gift shop.
For less than $30, up to five family members can explore the pumpkin ridge at Country Pumpkins in Dry Ridge, take home two jack-o’-lantern-sized gourds, and enjoy the farm’s Fall Festival activities. The $27 family ticket includes access to the pre-picked pumpkins on a field located within walking distance of the parking lot, the petting zoo, giant slides, a corn box, and several photo spots, including the signature “pumpkin house.”
Additional pumpkins can be purchased for just $7, and additional people can be added to the family ticket for only $3 a person. The farm also offers lots of other fall-themed activities, and all tickets purchased online before Sept. 30 are entitled to a 10% discount.
Adults visiting with kids are free at Mrs. Heather’s Farm Pumpkin Patch in Albany, which is open through Nov. 6. The entry fee is $9 per child (cash only) plus the price of your pumpkin and includes educational stations and tons of outdoor activities like a merry-go-round, face painting, a hay maze, and a zip line. There’s even free pumpkin painting on weekends.
There’s no entry fee to go pumpkin picking at Treworgy Orchards in Levant (near Bangor), and the tractor hayride out to the pumpkin fields is complimentary for all guests. While you will have to pay $0.60 per pound for your pumpkin, parking, the petting zoo, and the farm’s live music events are also free of charge. Treworgy is also known for its award-winning corn maze, which is the longest continually running maze in the state.
Tickets for the running maze experience cost $10 extra on weekdays and $12 on weekends (children under two are always free), but there’s a 15% discount for large families (two adults with four or more children). If you’re headed to Treworgy with a group of friends, parties of 10 or more will also receive a 15% discount on the corn maze tickets when using one form of payment.
If you want to get in and out of the pumpkin patch with minimal fuss, then visit Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch in Middletown during the week. The pumpkin season kicks off on Sept. 24, and there’s no admission fee to enter the farm from Monday to Friday — just pay for your pumpkin. The petting zoo is also free, and complimentary hayrides out to the pumpkin patch are available on Fridays. If you visit during the farm festival on weekends, there are tons of things to do around the farm, like the corn maze, kids’ play areas, a jumping pillow, shopping at the vendor’s market, and more. Weekend tickets cost $12 a person (children three and under are free) or $10 for senior citizens and military members.
Located in Tyngsboro, Parlee Farms is a convenient you-pick farm for folks in the Boston area and Nashua, New Hampshire. There’s no entry fee for the pumpkin patch, and prices are set at $0.85 per pound for pumpkins over 4.11 pounds. Small pumpkins are just $3.50, and tiny pumpkins (one pound or less) are $2.50. It’s also free to visit Annie’s Animal Barns on the farm (bring quarters to buy feed for the adorable goats, sheep, chickens, and bunnies), and you can buy fresh fruit from the farm stand and snacks and treats from the bakery and kitchen. Parlee’s is closed on Mondays, and hours and prices are subject to change, so be sure to check the farm’s website for updates.
Your little ones will love picking pumpkins right off the vine at Bethke Farms in Grand Haven — and your wallet loves the preset pumpkin pricing at just $0.55 per pound and no entry fee. It’s also free to park, and you can add on to your family’s experience with a 15-minute hayride (costing $5 a person) and exploring the corn maze (also $5 a person for guests aged six and up).
Pick your own pumpkin from the field at Lendt’s Pumpkin Patch in Wyoming for just $5 a pumpkin, with free admission to the farm and tons of places for photo ops. Hayrides out to the field are offered on Saturdays and Sundays for $3 a person. However, if you have a large group (minimum 15 people), visit Lendt’s during the week when you can enjoy a hayride reservation for $8 a person. In addition to a hayride to an inactive beehive, each person in your group will get one pumpkin, one large and one small Indian corn, and one popcorn from the corn field.
A day at Wise Family Farm in Pontotoc sounds like a great deal. The $13.95 admission fee includes a wagon ride to the patch, a pumpkin for each guest (children two and under are free and get a baby pumpkin), flower picking in the sunflower field to take home a bouquet (while supplies last), and access to the outdoor activities like the corn maze, hay pyramid, petting zoo, and more. Rise and shine early on Saturday, Oct. 8, and pay just $7 to enter on Community Appreciation Morning, thanks to a sponsorship by the Internal Medicine and Pediatric Clinic of New Albany. Arrive between 9 a.m. and noon and pay a discounted rate of just $7 a person rather than the farm’s regular fee of $13.95.
Gather together some families from your toddler’s playgroup and head over to Fieth Family Farm in Bolivar because a group of 20 or more people will get you through the gate for $6 a person — that’s half off the farm’s regular $12 admission price as long as one person pays for all. You’ll have to pay per pound for your pumpkins, but your visit to the farm also includes free access to outdoor activities like a corn box, tire mountain, and watching the farm animals. Fieth’s will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for the 2022 season beginning on Sept. 24.
With an admission fee of $11 a person, visitors to Wolf Creek’s Applestem Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch can take part in a range of activities, like hay jumps, human foosball, train rides, visiting farm animals, and more. Picking pumpkins at the farm’s patch cost extra and start at just $1. The farm hosts special events throughout the month of October, where first responders and military veterans can get a discount on their entry tickets.
Smack dab in the middle of the state, Helgoth’s Pumpkin Patch in St. Libory is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Oct. 31. Entry is $7 on Fridays and $10 on Saturdays and Sundays (pumpkin not included), but you can use this coupon at the gate for $1 off up to six admissions on weekends, or enter PUMPKIN at checkout if purchasing tickets online. Admission includes a mega slide, inflatable axe throwing, adult zip line, a tractor train ride, and more.
Pumpkins are a deal at $0.50 per pound at Moapa Valley Cornmaze in Moapa. The $12 admission (kids four and under are free) includes over 15 activities, like the farm’s easy and hard mazes. There are a bunch of additional activities at Moapa Valley that cost extra (like the haunted maze), but they occasionally run deals and give away tickets on their TikTok page.
A historic farm that goes back generations in the same family to the 1600s, Emery Farm in Durham is the oldest family farm in the country. Admission to the pumpkin patch is just $5 a person (plus the cost of your pumpkins) and includes a tractor-drawn wagon ride around the farm on Saturdays and Sundays. The farm also has a corn maze, which will cost another $5 a person — or you can pay $9 for a combo ticket.
I happen to live in Northern New Jersey, and this farm is my favorite of all that my family has visited! The $10 admission per person at Farms View Roadstand in Wayne includes a hayride to the pumpkin patch, your choice of pumpkin, and an apple cider donut. The farm is open seven days a week through Oct. 31 and also has farm animals, a garden center, and a market that sells decor, specialty items, and fresh produce. Check out Farms View’s Facebook page for their weekly Thank You Thursday giveaways.
At La Union Maze in Anthony, tickets purchased ahead of time range from $5 to $14, depending on age and when you want to visit the farm. Tickets at the gate are slightly higher. General admission includes multiple outdoor activities, like a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch, air pillows, pig races, a cow train, farm animals, and more. Pony rides and the Haunted Pallet Maze are extra, as are pumpkins, which cost $0.60 per pound; La Union Maze often runs coupons in local newspapers and flyers, which can be used in person at the gate for $1 off per person, one coupon per family.
If you’re close to Fink’s Country Farm in Wading River on Long Island, visit this family-owned farm any weekday afternoon in October after 3 p.m. and get in for free. The farm is only open until 4 p.m. on weekdays, but since the Fall Festival activities only run on weekends, an hour should give you plenty of time to pick the perfect pumpkin. Weekend rates for the Fall Festival are $20 for guests three and up or $18 for senior citizens, active military members, and law enforcement/fire officers.
The Vollmer Farm in Bunn charges $15 a person (ages three and under are free), with a discounted $12.50 ticket for guests 50 and over, military members, teachers, and first responders. The farm is open on Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 30, and while pumpkins will cost you extra, the admission fee gives guests access to their Back 40 playground, corn maze, obstacle course, farm animals, and more. However, every weekend is a designated appreciation week for different groups — like healthcare workers, teachers, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts — where that guest is free and their family members can receive a 10% discount.
Check out the schedule of events and purchase tickets here. Plus, each admission ticket includes one free extra activity ticket (a $5 value) and a free pumpkin pie from Bunn’s farm market. And be sure to follow Vollmer Farm on Facebook for giveaways, like free tickets and gift certificates.
Open for pumpkin picking through Saturday, Oct. 22, Papa’s Pumpkin Patch in Bismarck offers $3 half-price admission to all visitors on Thursdays during the fall season. Infants and toddlers aged two and under are free every day. Can’t make it on a Thursday? Bring your own wagon to cart out to the patch, and Papa’s will give you one free admission to the pumpkin patch valued at $6.
You can pick your own pumpkins on Saturdays and Sundays starting Sept. 24 through the month of October at Lohstroh Family Farms located in Mt. Sterling. The $9 entry fee for the pumpkin patch includes a wagon ride out to the field — and covers the cost of your pumpkin. The corn maze and tractor train will cost an additional $3 per person per ride, but there are lots of free activities at Lohstroh’s, like a caterpillar crawl, haystack, and graffiti barn wall. Don’t forget to pick up pumpkin donuts and cider slushies for the ride home.
If you are in the Oklahoma City area, the pumpkin patch at Chester’s Party Barn & Farm in Piedmont is a local favorite. Admission is $12 for kids aged 2 – 10 and $6 for guests aged 11 – 64 and includes unlimited pony rides, the petting zoo, tractor rides, a corn maze, and more. Oh yeah, and a free pumpkin while supplies last. The farm is closed on Mondays, and the fall season runs through Oct. 31, with additional activities available for an extra cost on weekends.
Pumpkin season has officially hit Hoffman Farms Store in Beaverton, which grows 50 varieties of pumpkins in its fields. The farm is open for you-pick hours on Wednesdays through Sundays, and there is no entry fee — just pay for what you pick. If you want to try your hand at the corn maze, that requires a $6 per person ticket, and the scenic train ride around the farm is $5 a person.
Milky Way Farm in Chester Springs produces a whopping 25,000 pumpkins during a favorable season on its 103 acres. Tickets are just $5 a person, plus the price of your pumpkin and any other fall harvest items or produce. Bring a wagon along to take out to the pumpkin patch with you because only privately reserved hayrides are available for the 2022 season. Before you head home, stop in the Chester Springs Creamery for some delicious ice cream made using the milk from the cows in the farm’s herd.
Touted as the largest pumpkin patch in Rhode Island, Adams Farm in Cumberland is open daily through Halloween. Your entry fee is in addition to paying for any pumpkins you pick and starts at $9 (for guests two and over) depending on when you go. While there are some activities that’ll cost extra, general admission for a day at Adams Farm includes the animal petting area, hay maze, corn maze, hay mountain, playground, and more.
Celebrating its 15th season in 2022, The Great Pumpkin Patch at Holiday Farms in Ridgeland will open on Oct. 1 with military appreciation day. With proper ID, all military members and their immediate families can get half off the farm’s $15 admission fare (for ages two and up). The cost of your pumpkin at Holiday Farms is in addition to the entry fee and includes duck races, the “haytona” speedway, cow milking, a corn maze, and more. The Great Pumpkin Patch will be open Thursdays through Sundays — as well as on Columbus Day.
Before Riverview Christmas Tree Farm in Canton gets busy for the holiday season, it hosts its annual pumpkin festival on Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 24 through Oct. 16. Admission to get into the festival is always free, but you’ll have to pay per activity (pumpkin slingshot, inflatables, carriage ride, and for your pumpkin). But as proud supporters of the community’s law enforcement officers, Riverview Farm gives away one free medium-sized pumpkin to police officers who show their badges. The festival also features food, concessions, a beer garden, and yummy treats.
Deep Well Farm in Lenoir City bundles together the cost of your pumpkin when you pay for a ticket to its pumpkin patch. For $14 a person, you get a hayride to the field, a free pick-your-own pumpkin, and Deep Well’s outdoor activities, like visiting the farm animals, mega slides, a rope wall, a climbing wall, and more. Trying your hand at the farm’s corn maze is an additional $12 a person, or you can buy Deep Well’s combo ticket to do both attractions for $20. The farm is cash only, and you can purchase your tickets at the gate.
If you live in the greater Austin area, the Texas Pumpkin Fest at VFW Post 10427 in Leander should be on your list. This year, the festival will be open from Oct. 8 through 30, Tuesdays through Sundays (but they’ll be open for Columbus Day). Tickets will run you $5 a person on Wednesdays and Thursdays and $10 a person on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays — which is when the festival will have additional vendors and activities.
On Tuesdays and on Wednesdays, first responders, veterans, military, and their family members all receive free admission. The fest has a ton of activities and attractions to keep your little ones entertained (some included with your entry, some at an additional cost), and pumpkins are for sale starting at just $2. Follow the Texas Pumpkin Fest on Facebook to stay on top of any deals and updates.
Affordable family fun is the main goal of the folks at The Pumpkin Patch in Orem. Admission is free every day and includes fun activities for the kiddos like slides, tetherball, pumpkin racing, tunnels, and more. The cost of your pumpkin — grown locally on the family’s farm — will be extra, but carving-sized ones for your jack-o’-lantern are super affordable at just $3 – $6. You can also reserve a 15-minute Halloween Hayride on select days for just $2.50 a person (reservations required). The Pumpkin Patch hosts family night and date night events, so be sure to follow them on Facebook for the 2022 season, open Sept. 24 through Oct. 31.
At Kingdom Corn Maze in Sutton, there’s no entry fee needed to pick your own pumpkin in the field or at the farm store — just pay for the price of your pumpkin. But if you want to do that and enjoy the farm’s other fall-themed activities, including their corn maze, corn cannon, barrel trains, and more, you’ll need to pay the “Maze Admission” fee, starting at $13 for guests over the age of two. Kingdom’s is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (plus Columbus Day Monday) through Oct. 16, with a special Halloween celebration taking place on Oct. 15 and 16.
Temple Hall Farm Regional Park in Loudon County will open its annual pick-your-own pumpkin patch on Oct. 1 and be open daily through Oct. 31. The fee for entry to the pumpkin patch and adjoining sunflower field is $12 a person on weekdays and $15 a person on weekends, with children aged two and younger free. Each paid admission gets you one pumpkin and one sunflower, plus a wagon ride around the farm, a visit with the farm animals, and playtime on the farm’s outdoor activities. You can’t buy tickets online, and credit is the preferred method of payment.
Biringer’s Black Crow Pumpkins & Corn Maze in Arlington is fun for the whole family — even your 4-legged furry family members. And if you love decorating your front porch with a bunch of pumpkins, this is the spot for you to visit because they have a fill-the-wheelbarrow deal. Opening day at this dog-friendly pumpkin patch is Oct. 1. At press time, prices for the 2022 season weren’t yet posted on Black Crow’s Facebook page. But last year, admission to the patch was free, with pumpkins priced per size or all you can fit in a wheelbarrow for $85. Tickets to the Black Crow corn maze are $10 a person or $40 for a family pass covering two adults and three kids, and children under 46 inches are free.
Admission to the Okes Family Farms’ Fall Festival in Shady Spring costs $10 per person (kids four and under are free) for the 2022 season, and discounts are available for families of four or more, starting at $37. Pumpkins will cost extra and are priced per pound, but your entry ticket includes the farm’s outdoor activities, like a tractor ride to the patch, giant spiderweb, play area, and more. The pumpkin patch will be open Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, from Sept. 24 through Oct. 31, and the farm only accepts cash or checks.
There’s no general admission fee at Harvest Hills Pumpkin Patch & Apple Orchard in Mommsen, but guests two and older do have to pay a la carte for activities on the farm, including the petting zoo, maze, and weekend hayride, as well as the price of any pumpkin. The 2022 season will run daily through Oct. 31, and Mommsen’s occasionally hosts free special events — like last season’s spooky storytime and pumpkin painting party held in conjunction with the local Rice Lake Public Library. Be sure to visit their Facebook page for updates.
Located in Sheridan, the Koltiska Pumpkin Patch will be open for the 2022 season on Wednesdays through Sundays until Oct. 9. It’s free to enter (cash or local checks only), and each person in your group can purchase their first pumpkin for $7.50. Any additional pumpkins purchased will be based on size. You’ll get a free cookie and bottle of water along with a hayride out to the patch, and there are plenty of photo ops around the farm. Don’t forget to bring quarters to buy feed for the farm animals, and if you get hungry while visiting on a weekend, there is plenty of food for sale.