If you broke out your fall wardrobe and started sipping those pumpkin spice lattes weeks ago, it's likely your fall agenda includes visiting a pumpkin patch too. Along with an epic pumpkin hunt, you can also navigate through mazes and snack on homemade treats, among many, many other attractions on these farms. Find the best pumpkin patch near you here, and you'll be ready to carve in no time.
Hayden, Alabama (September 29-November 4)
The name really says it all. With a bungie jump, an inflatable slide, and wagon rides, you’ll forget you just went out for a few pumpkins. The other “great” thing? Admission is free, but each activity will cost you a few bucks.
*This photo is not from The Great Pumpkin Patch.
Palmer, Alaska (October 6, 13, and 20)
Get your kids (or yourself!) excited for Christmas at , which boasts 150 reindeer, 30 Rocky Mountain Elk, 20 horses, one bison, and more animals. For only three days this fall, your family can experience everything from pony rides to a hay bale maze. Admission is $12 and children ages 2 and younger get in for free. Make sure to reserve your spot ahead of time!
Glendale, Arizona (September 28-November 4)
Catering to adults and kids alike, provides three different corn mazes: a themed 6-acre maze, a mini one for the kids, and a haunted option for those who dare to enter. Admission is $12 and children ages 2 and younger get in for free.
Quitman, Arkansas (October 1-31)
For those who want to learn while they search for the best pumpkin in the patch, provides an interactive educational experience. You can tour an old-fashioned schoolhouse, see what early frontier living was like, and mine for gemstones. You’ll need to book a reservation for the weekday tours, and admission ranges from $9-11, depending on which experience you and your group decides on.
*This photo is not from Arkansas Frontier Farm.
Petaluma, California (September 29-October 31)
You can pick a pumpkin while snacking on homemade pumpkin ice cream at the adorable in northern California. Dig your own potatoes, and of course, taste the creamery’s food. Admission is free for everyone.
*This photo is not from The Great Peter Pumpkin Patch.
Canon City, Colorado (September 22-October 31)
For the past 18 years, visitors have been losing themselves in the
. It costs $13 for those 6 years and older, and if you’re around on October 6 or 7, you can enjoy a Fall Festival with three-legged races, face painting, and more. If you want to visit during the week, make sure to reserve your group’s time online.
South Windsor, Connecticut (September 19-October 31)
The Foster family has been running since 1790, and while it’s no longer a dairy farm, there’s plenty to do. Weave through a massive corn maze, hop on for a hayride, and find the perfect mum. Tickets for people 13 and older are $10, and kids 4-12 years old are $6.
Laurel, Delaware (September 22-October 31)
Say “Bippity boppity boo” when you pick the perfect Cinderella pumpkin at one of the many varieties you can find at
. If you’re feeling peckish, cruise to the BBQ shack to load up on hot dogs, sides, and other snacks. Hayrides are $2 per person, and free for those 2 years old and under.
Dunnellon, Florida (September 29-October 28)
Pumpkins and Florida don’t get along too well, but farmers Steven Dixon and Scott Thomas didn’t let that get in their way at . Though they are watermelon farmers most of the time, they enjoy spending their fall hosting a popular pumpkin patch. Admission is $5 per person and children 3 and under are free.
Dawsonville, Georgia (September 8-November 18)
Shoot your favorite grain from the corn cannon, or enjoy their entertaining goat walk during your time at in Dawsonville. And while we’re excited about the opportunity to feed the goats, we’re also interested in feeding ourselves their fried PB&J. There is no admission fee, but tickets for other perks start at $5.
Waimanalo, Oahu (October 6-October 31)
Turn your island getaway into a fall celebration at
. Help them celebrate their 70th year and spend some time shooting pumpkins out of a cannon or sipping their ‘Nalo Made Lemonade. Kids ages 2 and under are free for all activities, and they start at $1 for everything else.
Meridian, Idaho (September 21-November 3)
There are countless activities at , from a zip line to pond fishing. In true Idaho fashion, you can even jet down their Famous Idaho Potato Sack Slide. Admission is $8.49 Monday through Thursday and $12.26 at any other time, and children ages 3 and under are free.
*This photo is not from The Farmstead Corn Maze & Pumpkin Festival.
Homer Glen, Illinois (September 21-October 30)
People in the Chicago area flock to each year for apple cider donuts, award-winning barbecue, and activities (not to mention, pumpkins) galore. Hop on their Cow Spin Roller Coaster or take a selfie with your friends on this farm. Tickets for guests ages 3 and older start at $9.99.
*This photo is not from Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm and Fall Fest.
Greenfield, Indiana (September 15-October 28)
Bouncing on a jumping pillow, barrel riding, and hopping on the train are just a few of the activities included in each ticket to
's pumpkin patch. It’s only open Friday through Sunday, and prices vary, so check out their calendar for more information about your visit.
*This photo is not from Lark Ranch.
Cumming, Iowa (September 8-November 2)
Though goat yoga season has ended, there’s plenty of fun to be had at . Horse-drawn wagon rides, go carts, and antique tractors are some of the things you’ll spot at this farm, which is just a short drive from Des Moines.
*This photo is not from Howell's Pumpkin Patch.
Dorrance, Kansas (September 30-October 29)
From a scavenger hunt to bonfires, you’ll feel right at home when you visit in Kansas. There are no admittance fees, but there are some charges for various activities you can enjoy throughout the day.
Calhoun, Kentucky (September 15-October 31)
Along with pumpkins, also hosts movie nights. Check their schedule and stop by when your favorite flick is playing. And did we mention it’s free?
*This photo is not from Happy Hollow Farms.
Hammond, Louisiana (September 23-November 8)
There’s a lot going on over at . Guests can expect a zip line, pedal tractors, and even a merry-go-round. If you’re a pumpkin pro, you may want to weigh and measure your pumpkin, or paint one for extra flair. Children’s tickets are $7 each, but adults have free access.
*This photo is not from Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch.
Dayton, Maine (September 22-October 28)
If you love kettle corn, you can snack on homemade kernels while you shop around for your pumpkin. The farm also has a petting zoo and cow train rides for children 12 and under. Admission is $10 per person, but seniors get a discount and children 2 and under can walk in for free.
Upper Marlboro, Maryland (September 15-November 4)
Duck races, gemstone mining, and kart racing hardly cover the near-endless list of activities available at . But make sure you get there before 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and before 7 p.m., which is when the patch closes. General admission is $12, but children 2 and under are free. If you’re obsessed, you can also get a season pass to go again and again this fall.
*This photo is not from Montpelier Farms.
Natick, Massachusetts (mid-September-October 31)
Though is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, there are even more events (think face painting and live entertainment) on Saturday and Sunday. Kids can hop on the caterpillar ride, and the whole family can munch on tasty food at the snack shack. Farmers pick the pumpkins for you, and guests can select them from the barn. Weekday admission is $12 for kids and $15 for adults, and prices go up by $3 on the weekend.
Armada, Michigan (September 22-October 28)
' funland transforms into a fall festival each season, and includes a sports zone, tricycle race track, and a storybook barn. So whether your kid is an adrenaline chaser or a bookworm, they’ll easily find their place here. Admission is $8.95 per person (ages 3 and up), and the price goes up to $10.95 on the weekend.
*This photo is not from Blake Farms.
Lino Lakes, Minnesota (September 22-October 31)
This year’s corn maze is in the shape of a big green tractor, but the real tradition at is the pumpkin patch. For four generations, the Waldoch family has been growing pumpkins and welcoming people to the farm. You can feed the animals (and yourself) at this historic farm, located just 20 minutes from the Twin Cities. Children 2 and under are free, and day passes are $12. If you simply can’t get enough, season passes are also available for $30.
Collins, Mississippi (September 29-November 10)
You’ll go nuts for ... literally. Best known for its fresh peanuts, Mitchell Farms fall fun also includes a goat castle, corn pool, and more. Admission is $12 per person if you are 2 and older. For extra festivities, check it out on October 6 and 7, when they host their annual Peanut Festival.
*This photo is not from Mitchell Farms.
Dixon, Missouri (September 22-October 28)
is going to be your new favorite relative after you stop by this pumpkin patch. While it has the classic horse ride and petting zoo, you and your kids can also host your own amateur US Open at the 9-hole mini golf course. Attendees 2 and up will pay $6 at the door, and weekdays are reserved for appointment-only school trips.
*This photo is not from Uncle Buck's Pumpkin Patch.
Victor, Montana (September 28-October 27)
Touting that the is fun by day and scary by night, you can find the perfect pumpkin and then find yourself running away from zombies after the sun goes down. Daytime admission is $7 for adults and kids, and the nighttime attractions are available for $17 if you’re 8 or older.
*This photo is not from the Field of Screams.
Gretna, Nebraska (September 14-October 31)
For more than three decades, the Vala family has hosted visitors at . There are over 50 attractions and three live shows guaranteed with a one-day ticket. Pigs race and pumpkins are shot out of cannon as part of the activity-packed itinerary on this farm. Prices start at a discounted price of $11.99 and go up, depending on the day you decide to visit.
Sparks, Nevada (September 22-October 31)
With a treasure hunt-themed corn maze, you’ll pick and hunt your way to your beloved pumpkin in no time at . For the more courageous attendees, the Corn Creepers haunted attraction involves weaving your way through the maze, which is full of scary creatures. While it’s not recommended for small children, you can purchase a light-up necklace that tells the actors to take it easy when you cross paths. Tickets start at $7 per person for those 5 and older.
*This photo is not from Andelin Family Farm Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze.
Hampton Falls, New Hampshire (mid-September-October 31)
One of the highlights of this fall festival is the . On October 21, the farm’s “master carver” takes his tools and transforms an 800-pound pumpkin into a surprise creation. The farm also holds Storybook Hayrides throughout October, and your kids’ fairytale characters come to life for special performances. Admission is free, but activities may cost extra.
*This photo is not from Applecrest Farm.
Robbinsville, New Jersey (September 22-October 31)
Your aspiring paleontologist will love the , which has a fossil digging area. There’s also gem mining and a fun zone, so you might get so distracted that you’ll likely forget that your main objective is to find a pumpkin. There are free educational exhibits about bees and ants, but some activities require a small fee.