With Halloween sneaking up on us, pumpkin season is officially here. We’ve rounded up a list of the very best pumpkin patches in every state so you can snag your perfect future jack-o-lantern. Most of these spots offer fun extras, from hayrides and corn mazes to petting zoos and apple donuts. Just read on to let the autumnal fun begin.
Alabama: 4D Farm, Cullman
This fun farm is a perennial family favorite. After picking out your pumpkin, you can venture through the corn maze, go for a ride on the cow train, take on a low ropes obstacle course and more.
7066 County Rd. 703
Alaska: Reindeer Farm, Palmer
This beautifully maintained farm is a great spot to visit any time you’re in Alaska, but it’s especially festive during the fall harvest season. You’ll get to see reindeer and elk, go on pony rides and of course pick out the perfect pumpkin.
5561 S. Bodenburg Loop Rd.
Arizona: MacDonald’s Ranch, Scottsdale
MacDonald’s Ranch is a horseback riding stable, and in the fall it offers an out-of-this-world pumpkin patch. During your visit, you’ll have the chance to pet animals, pan for gold, explore a hay maze and play a bunch of old-timey games, in addition to shopping locally grown pumpkins.
26540 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Arkansas: Motley’s Pumpkin Patch, Little Rock
At Motley’s Pumpkin Patch, you can pick your own pumpkins right off the vine, then stick around to go on tractor rides, climb hay bales and watch pig races. What a day!
13724 Sandy Ann Dr.
Little Rock, AR
California: Underwood Family Farms, Moorpark
Pumpkins get magical with fairytale-like names at Underwood Family Farms (Magic Lanterns, Aladdins, Cinderellas, Big Macs, Jack be Littles, etc.), and it’s a guaranteed good time with the chicken shows, labyrinths, tractor rides and more to keep your pumpkin pickers engaged. Click here for the full list of the best pumpkin patches in and around Los Angeles, or click here for the top spots in San Diego. If you’re in the Bay Area, click here to find a patch closer to home.
3370 Sunset Valley Rd.
Colorado: Diana’s Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze, Canon City
You’ll have the perfect fall day at Diana’s Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze. The corn maze gets a new theme every year (this year’s is Mario Bros.) and takes you on an exciting scavenger hunt. Top off your visit by picking out the perfect pumpkin.
1649 Poplar Ave.
Canon City, CO
Connecticut: Jones Family Farms, Shelton
With 25 acres of pumpkin patches, it’s safe to say you’ll find one you like at Jones Family Farms. Catch a hayride with your crew to pick your pumpkin straight off the vine.
120 Beardsley Rd.
Delaware: Fifer Orchards, Camden-Wyoming
Fall wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Fifer Orchards. Every Saturday you can head to their Fall Fest to pick pumpkins, explore the corn maze, take a tour of the farm and play kid-friendly games.
1919 Allabands Mill Rd.
Florida: Sweetfields Farm, Masaryktown
This family-owned farm is totally worth the visit, with a five-acre corn maze, face painting and fresh-pressed apple cider in addition to an impressive pumpkin patch.
17250 Benes Roush Rd.
Georgia: Ole McDermitt’s Farm, Carrollton
The time for pickin’ is now at Ole McDermitt’s Farm. Don’t forget to bring the camera because you’ll want to snap a pic of your cutie navigating the mini maze, shouting at the duck races and posing at the scarecrow dress-up station. For more awesome Atlanta picks where you can pick up some delicious jam or visit a petting zoo, click here.
102 Baxter Rd.
Hawaii: Kula Country Farms, Kula
Whether you’re a local or find yourself vacationing on Maui in October, Kula Country Farms is well worth a visit. Pick your own pumpkin, explore the kids’ garden, meet farm animals and get lost in the corn maze.
6240 Kula Hwy
Idaho: Linder Farms, Meridian
Make a day of it at Linder Farms—there’s a ton to do in addition to picking your pumpkin, from hayrides to a petting zoo to a corn box (think a massive sandbox filled with dried corn instead of sand).
7165 S. Linder Rd.
Illinois: Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch, Hampshire
Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch is Chicago’s end-all-be-all for everything exciting when it comes to pumpkin picking. Don’t miss out on the mechanical pumpkin eating dinosaur and the furry residents of Bunny Town! We’ve also covered many other amazing pumpkin patches around Chicago—click here to see them all.
42W813 Reinking Rd.
Indiana: Beasley’s Orchard, Danville
Hop on a hayride to take a tour of Beasley’s Orchard and pick out the perfect pumpkin. Be sure to stop by their store, where you can get an apple cider slushie, a hand-dipped caramel apple and locally made jams and jellies.
2304 E. Main St.
Iowa: Colony Pumpkin Patch, North Liberty
At Colony Pumpkin Patch you can shop a great selection of carving and decorative pumpkins, explore a five-acre corn maze and participate in lots of kid-friendly activities. Sign us up!
2780 Front St. NE
North Liberty, IA
Kansas: Schaake’s Pumpkin Patch, Lawrence
A local favorite, this family-owned and operated farm is well worth a visit. Go on a hayride to pick your pumpkin, then meet farm animals and wander through the hay maze.
1791 N. 1500 Rd.
Kentucky: Devine’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Harrodsburg
In addition to pumpkin picking, at this fun spot, you can get lost in a big corn maze, go on wagon rides, pet critters, zoom down a giant slide and more.
623 Talmage-Mayo Rd.
Louisiana: Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch, Hammond
This gem is way more than a pumpkin patch—kids will have the opportunity to learn how pumpkins grow, weigh and measure their pumpkin, milk a cow and go for a scenic walk on a nature trail.
11215 Lees Ln
Maine: Treworgy Family Orchards, Levant
With more than 60 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds, it’s safe to say you’ll find the perfect one for you at Treworgy Family Orchards. After you’re done with that, visit the barn to pet goats and grab a batch of apple cider donuts from the cafe.
3876 Union St.
Maryland: Larriland Farm, Woodbine
Thinking of throwing a fall birthday bash? Larriland Farm is the place to go for a deluxe hayride where your crew gets to pluck their favorite pumpkin as a party favor.
2415 Woodbine Rd.
Massachusetts: Sauchuk’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch, Plympton
It doesn’t get much more autumnal than this—go on a hayride to the pumpkin patch, get lost in a corn maze and even play a game of tug of war. When you’re all tired out, fuel up with delicious cider donuts.
200 Center St.
Michigan: Johnson’s Giant Pumpkins, Saginaw
This family-favorite spot is way more than just a pumpkin patch. You’ll have the chance to meet and pet critters, ride horses and even watch a trebuchet launch pumpkins into the sky.
4715 N. Portsmouth Rd.
Minnesota: Lendt’s Pumpkin Patch, Wyoming
You’re sure to find an awesome pumpkin in the 40+ acres of Lendt’s Pumpkin Patch. Hop on a hayride to learn all about pumpkins while you’re there—you can even reserve a private ride for groups of 15 or more.
6903 Wyoming Trail
Mississippi: Mitchell Farms, Collins
Mitchell Farms has been growing peanuts for over 30 years, but in the fall they also offer a great crop of pumpkins and lots of family fun. While you’re there, be sure to go on a wagon ride tour, explore the corn maze and check out the sunflower field.
650 Leaf River Church Rd.
Missouri: Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch, Kearney
Make a day of it at Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch. They’ve got a great selection of pumpkins, a big corn maze and kids’ activities like rubber duck races and a barrel train.
650 N. Jefferson St.
Montana: Sweet Pickins’ Pumpkin Patch, Kalispell
You’re sure to have an amazing day at Sweet Pickins’ Pumpkin Patch. Go on a tractor tour of the farm, pick your perfect pumpkin and go for a spin on their giant jumping pillow—and don’t forget to try their famous kettle corn, too!
512 Kingfisher Ln.
Nebraska: Vala’s Pumpkin Patch, Gretna
With over 50 attractions, you can easily spend the whole day exploring Vala’s Pumpkin Patch. From old-fashioned hayrack rides to kid-friendly play areas and awesome photo ops, there’s something for everyone.
12102 S. 180th St.
Nevada: Gilcrease Orchard, Las Vegas
The idea of an orchard in the middle of the desert might sound crazy, but Gilcrease Orchard is an awesome spot. We recommend heading there early in the morning to beat the heat and the crowds. Go on a hayride, pick the perfect pumpkin and grab a jug of their famous home-grown apple cider.
7800 N. Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV
New Hampshire: Moulton Farm, Meredith
Your whole crew will have a blast visiting Moulton Farm. Take a tractor ride to pick your own pumpkin right from the field, then get lost in the corn maze. Don’t forget to grab some apple cider donuts, too!
18 Quarry Rd.
New Jersey: Duffield’s Farm Market, Sewell
This family-owned and operated gem is a must-visit spot during the fall. Go on a hayride, pick the perfect pumpkin and nosh on a warm apple cider donut from their bakery.
280 Chapel Heights Rd.
New Mexico: Mesilla Valley Maze, Las Cruces
With more than 30 activities included in the cost of admission, it’s safe to say your whole crew will be entertained at the Mesilla Valley Maze. They’ve got a great selection of pumpkins, a five-acre corn maze, giant slides, rubber duck races and more.
3855 W. Picacho Ave.
Las Cruces, NM
New York: Outhouse Orchards, North Salem
Get personal and local with Outhouse Orchards, a family owned and operated farm in Westchester County. Not only can your lil’ gourd-ians nab a pumpkin, but they can fill their bag with apples, too. If Westchester is too far, don’t fret: Our New York pumpkin list has options much closer than that. Click here for the rundown of the best pumpkin patches from Queens to Dutchess County.
139 Hardscrabble Rd.
North Salem, NY
North Carolina: Vollmer Farm, Bunn
A fifth-generation working family farm, Vollmer Farm is totally worth a visit. Pick out your pumpkins, meet farm animals and make your way through their corn maze. On Saturday nights, you can settle in to watch a movie projected on the side of the barn.
677 NC Hwy 98 E
North Dakota: Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, Bismarck
Your whole crew will love paying a visit to Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. Explore larger-than-life mazes made out of straw bales, go on a scenic walk on a nature trail, zoom down mini zip lines and (of course) find the perfect pumpkin.
5001 Fernwood Dr.
Ohio: Shaw Farms Produce & Pumpkins, Milford
Enjoy a festive day at Shaw Farms Produce & Pumpkins. After you’ve picked out a pumpkin, you can snap photos with their plump pumpkin people, put your navigation skills to the test in the corn maze and go on a horse-drawn hayride.
Oklahoma: Pumpkin Town Farms, Tulsa
You’ll find pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors to pick from at Pumpkin Town Farms. Be sure to also check out their corn maze, petting zoo and kid-friendly activities and games.
6060 S. Garnett Rd.
Oregon: Bauman’s Farm and Garden, Gervais
Rain or shine, most of Bauman’s Farm and Garden is undercover, which makes it the ideal Portland patch. Your active tot will have plenty to do besides finding his fave jack-o-lantern. There’s zip-lining, tire pyramids, jumping pillows and more. Want to read more about Portland’s other equally amazing patches? (Some have exotic animals like a baby tiger or pygmy porcupine!) Then check out these nine patches that you’d be out of your gourd to miss.
12989 Howell Prairie Rd. NE
Pennsylvania: Maize Quest Fun Park, New Park
Hop aboard the Pumpkin Express wagon to find the perfect pumpkin at this family-friendly spot. Be sure to stick around to get lost in the corn maze, zoom down a big slide and mine for gems.
2885 New Park Rd.
New Park, PA
Rhode Island: Salisbury Farm, Johnston
Hop on a hayride to the pumpkin patch at Salisbury Farm, where you’ll find a great selection of future jack-o-lanterns. You can also explore their giant corn maze, stock up on fresh fruits and veggies and get a tour of the farm.
11 Peck Hill Rd.
South Carolina: Bush-N-Vine Farm, York
Your whole crew will have a blast at Bush-N-Vine Farm. Pick your own pumpkins, jump around in a bounce house, listen to live music and play games like cornhole.
1650 Filbert Hwy
South Dakota: Spearfish Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch, Spearfish
At this family-friendly spot, you can make your way through the big corn maze, then pick out your perfect pumpkin. There are also plenty of kid-approved activities like a hay slide, a tire climb and a petting zoo.
10784 Chicken Creek Rd.
Tennessee: Lucky Ladd Farms, Eagleville
Lucky Ladd Farms is well worth a visit, whether you’re keen on picking pumpkins, exploring a corn maze or chowing down on caramel apples. There’s also a petting zoo with cows, goats, sheep, llamas, alpacas and chickens.
4374 Rocky Glade Rd.
Texas: Hall’s Pumpkin Farm, Grapevine
You’re sure to have an amazing time at Hall’s Pumpkin Farm—they’ve got pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes, a fun corn maze to get lost in, plus hayrides pulled by genuine farm tractors.
3420 Hall Johnson Rd.
Utah: Jaker’s Jack-O-Lanterns, Springville
At Jaker’s Jack-O-Lanterns, you can hop aboard a hayride, meet animals in a petting zoo, make your way through the corn maze, play in their big corn pit and zoom down huge slides. Oh, and there are plenty of pumpkins, too!
950 W 400 S
Vermont: Whitcomb’s Land of Pumpkins and Corn Maze, Williston
You and your little ghouls will have a blast at Whitcomb’s Land of Pumpkins. Stock up on different types of pumpkins, gourds and squash, and don’t forget to tackle their impressive four-acre corn maze.
347 Fay Lane
Virginia: Hunt Club Farm, Virginia Beach
Kick off your Halloween festivities with a visit to Hunt Club Farm, home to Virginia Beach’s biggest pumpkin patch. They’ve also got hayrides, a petting farm and carnival rides.
2388 London Bridge Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA
Washington: Craven Farm, Snohomish
With a 20-acre pumpkin patch (and more than 30 varieties of pumpkins), a 15-acre Alice-in-Pumpkin Land-themed corn maze, hayrides, storytelling, a pumpkin slinger, petting zoo and donut and espresso bar, this farm covers all the bases. Little ones will especially love the non-scary “I Spy Barn,” the hayride to Minionville and all the fun harvest decorations around the farm. Click here to see our other must-visit pumpkin patches in the Seattle area.
13817 Shorts School Road
West Virginia: Old McDonald’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, Inwood
This family-owned farm is a must-visit during the fall. In addition to picking out pumpkins, you can wander through a corn maze, see farm animals, zoom down mega slides and relax in the picnic area.
1597 Arden Nollville Rd.
Wisconsin: Treinen Farm, Lodi
Learn all about the farm as you take a hayride to Treinen Farm’s pumpkin patch, then pick your favorite from over 15 varieties. Don’t forget to visit the corn maze, too—at 15 acres, it’s filled with more than six miles of twists and turns.
W12420 WI-60 Trunk
Wyoming: Ellis Harvest Home, Lingle
At Ellis Harvest Home, you’ll have the chance to pick your own pumpkins, play in a corn box (it’s like a sandbox with corn instead of sand), shoot a tomato launcher and explore the corn maze. Refuel with a delish plate of apple nachos or a cup of hot cocoa.
2927 US Hwy 26
— Susie Foresman & Christal Yuen