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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!

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The Great Pumpkin PatchFacebook / The Great Pumpkin Patch

Alabama

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.

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Williams Reindeer FarmWilliams Reindeer Farm

Alaska

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.

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Schnepf FarmsSchnepf Farms

Arizona

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.)

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Peebles FarmPeebles Farm

Arkansas

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.

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Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin PatchFacebook / Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Patch

California

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.

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Colorado

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.

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Connecticut

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.

Start a new tradition with our Top 10 pumpkin desserts.

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Mr. Pepper's Pumpkin PatchMr. Pepper's Pumpkin Patch

Delaware

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.

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Hunsader FarmsHunsader Farms

Florida

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.

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Burt's FarmBurt's Farm

Georgia

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.

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Kula Country FarmsKula Country Farms

Hawaii

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.

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Gourds and pumpkinsFacebook / Tubbs Berry Farm

Idaho

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.)

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Kroll's Harvest FarmKroll's Harvest Farm

Illinois

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.

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Indiana

Smith Family Farms, Pendleton

Not only has Smith Family Farms been in operation for over a century, its farmers won the Indiana Farm Bureau’s “Young Farmer of the Year Award” in 2001.

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Uncle Bill's FarmUncle Bill's Farm

Iowa

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.

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Man carrying pumpkinsFacebook / Walter's Pumpkin Patch

Kansas

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.

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Devine's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch signDevine's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Kentucky

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.

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Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin PatchFacebook / Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch

Louisiana

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.

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Brackett OrchardsBrackett Orchards

Maine

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.

Here’s what to make with a gallon of fresh apple cider.

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Maryland

Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch, Middletown

Between its 15-acre corn maze and 6,500-plus square foot shopping center, Jumbo’s has a lot more to offer than a good Jack-o’-Lantern.

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Sauchuk's Corn Maze and Pumpkin PatchSauchuk's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Massachusetts

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.

For anyone who’d rather eat fresh corn, these recipes are essential.

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DeBuck's Corn Maze & Pumpkin PatchDeBuck's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Michigan

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.

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Barten PumpkinsBarten Pumpkins

Minnesota

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.

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Mississippi

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.

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Fun Farm Pumpkin PatchFun Farm Pumpkin Patch

Missouri

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.

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Fun Farm Pumpkin PatchFun Farm Pumpkin Patch

Montana

Meadowlark Farm, Hamilton

Meadowlark Farm is so much more than a pumpkin patch and corn maze. This Montana gem also boasts homegrown Angus beef—pick some up to make a hearty beef stew, skillet or roast.

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Vala'a Pumpkin PatchVala'a Pumpkin Patch

Nebraska

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.

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Stu Miller's Pumpkin PatchStu Miller's Pumpkin Patch

Nevada

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.

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New Hampshire

Mack’s Apples, Londonderry

Spanning over 400 acres, Mack’s Apples is an eight-generation, family-run spot that will be sure to get you in the fall spirit. It may be known for its extensive apple orchards, but it doesn’t skimp on the pumpkin patch!

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Cheesequake FarmCheesequake Farm

New Jersey

Cheesequake Farm, Matawan

From Zombie Paintball to its Nightmare on Cheesequake haunted maze, Cheesequake Farm is a must for thrill-seekers. Consider yourself warned!

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Balzano Vineyard and Pumpkin PatchBalzano Vineyard and Pumpkin Patch

New Mexico

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.

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The Great Jack O'Lantern BlazeThe Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

New York

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.

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Riverbend FarmRiverbend Farm

North Carolina

Riverbend Farm, Midland

Ready for a real-life game of Chutes and Ladders? Riverbend Farm boasts several slides, including its depth-defying Slidezilla.

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Papa's Pumpkin PatchPapa's Pumpkin Patch

North Dakota

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.

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The Circleville Pumpkin ShowThe Circleville Pumpkin Show

Ohio

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.

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Annabelle's Fun FarmAnnabelle's Fun Farm

Oklahoma

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.

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Oregon

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.

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Shady Brook FarmShady Brook Farm

Pennsylvania

Shady Brook Farm, Yardley

Spend the whole day at Shady Brook Farm. You can go pumpkin picking in the afternoon and embark on the farm’s Horrorfest come nightfall. (If you dare!)

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Rhode Island

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.

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Boone Hall Plantation & GardensFacebook / Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens

South Carolina

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.

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The Country Apple OrchardFacebook / The Country Apple Orchard

South Dakota

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.

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Tennessee

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?

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Punkin' DaysPunkin' Days

Texas

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.

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Crazy CornmazeCrazy Cornmaze

Utah

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.

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Winslow FarmsWinslow Farms

Vermont

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.

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Virginia

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.

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Craven FarmFacebook / Craven Farm

Washington

Craven Farm, Snohomish

Pumpkin picking is not a one-size-fits-all situation. For some variety, head over to Craven Farm. This spot boasts over 30 pumpkin varieties on its 20-acre patch. Just think of all pumpkins you can carve—and the pies you can make!

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West Virginia

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.

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Wisconsin

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.

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Wyoming

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.

Kelsey Mulvey
Kelsey Mulvey is a freelance writer and editor based in New York. Her hobbies include wine, nachos and the occasional hibachi dinner.

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