Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in southeastern Iowa?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of thoses in southeastern Iowa, sorted by county. Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands.  Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from.  To really make it fun for  your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn maze, spook house, or hayride.  There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the  more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!   If you are looking for pumpkin weigh-offs and the US and world's largest pumpkins, see this page! Want to do a fundraiser selling pumpkins? See this page!

Finally, my boys are in Boy Scouts and raising money for their troop and their trips and activitites, so if you are looking for popcorn (many types), coffee or to donate to both the Socuts and U.S. miltary troops, click here and help the scouts!

Updates for January 2017

Although most pumpkin patches  and corn mazes are now closed,  it is time to tag your Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt. In the meantime, you may find a local zombie event or Zombie Paintball!.

The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the pie crust recipe is here! And we have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Appanoose County

Davis County

Des Moines County

Henry County

  • Ghost Train - haunted train ride
    Mount Pleasant, IA 52641. Phone: 319-385-2912. Email: Open: see the website. Fun at a "Haunted" train station, ghosts and goblins, fall food and fun for all ages. MCRR Running Times: 6:00 - 10:00pm. The railroad takes on an eerie feel for its annual Ghost Train. Join us for a spooktactular event on the 'Train of No Return.' Watch for more information on this exciting event. Located in McMiIllin Park in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. (UPDATED: August 18, 2008)

Jefferson County

  • Fainting Goat Acres Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins (brought in from the field), concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food),
    2237 Kale Blvd, Fairfield, IA 52556. Phone: 651-341-0749. Email: Open: Call for for hours and availability. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check . Fainting Goat Acres Pumpkin Patch organically raises White Casper, Cotton Candy, Jaradale, and Howden pumpkins. Apple cider and kettle corn will be for sale. Games for kids available. First year open is 2016. We hope to grow with more pumpkins, varieties, activities for kids in the future. (UPDATED: October 12, 2016, JBS) (ADDED: August 26, 2016, Suggested by a visitor)

Keokuk County

  • Rolling Prairie Acres -  Pumpkin Patch
    708 E. Ringgold Street, Sigourney, Iowa 52591. Phone: 641-622-1221. Strawberry patch (in the Spring).

Lee County

  • Appleberry Orchard - corn maze, corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    2469 Highway 2, Donnellson, IA 52625. Phone: 319-372-1307. Email: Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From the West, we are 7 miles East of Donnellson on Highway 2. From the East, we are 2.5 miles West of Ft. Madison on Highway 2. Click here for a map and directions. Open for the season August 1 to October 31; August hours are Monday - Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm; September and October hours are Monday - Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 am to 7 pm and Sunday 11 am to 7 pm;. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Join us at Appleberry Acres, our fun farm play area, for all sorts of terrific fun! You're kids will have a blast playing on our Tire Sand Pile, Play House, Horse & Wagon, Ring Toss, Checkerboard, Straw Hut, & Corn Stalk Teepees, Coal Mine, Spookley the Square Pumpkin, Scavenger Hunt, Wagon rides (weekends only), Barrel train rides (weekends only). We grow 27 varieties of pumpkins, all sizes, shapes, orange and white pumpkins! Find the perfect match for your fall festivities! Try all of our ten varieties of winter squash including Acorn, Blue Hubbard, Buttercup, Butternut, Carnival, Kabocha, Long Island Cheese, Red Kuri, Spaghetti and Sweet Dumpling. Many colors, shapes and sizes of gourds including Apple, Dutch Crookneck, Kikuza and Thelma Sanders. (UPDATED: September 18, 2015) (ADDED: August 15, 2012, by JBS)
  • Harvestville Farm - corn maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    1977 Highway 2, Donnellson, IA 52625. Phone: 319-470-1558. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm; Sundays from 11am to 7pm, September 1st to October 31st. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkins: September 21 to October 31; Corn maze is open from September 1 to October 31; Moonlight maze is open Saturday nights in October from 7pm to 10pm. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Today we have over 40 acres and 175 varieties of pumpkins, squash, gourds, vegetables, and other fall ornamentals. We believe that education and entertainment go hand in hand, and we offer a variety of rural focused activities and events for families, students, and groups of all sizes and ages. To plan your next day trip to the beautiful Iowa countryside, browse our website to see all the family activities and special weekend events happening at the pumpkin patch. Kathy's Pumpkin Patch is now Harvestville Farm! Same owners, same location, same family fun! (UPDATED: October 24, 2013, from their website)   (UPDATED: August 15, 2012)  (UPDATED: August 10, 2009)
    A visitor writes on September 3, 2007: "We make a trip to this place every year (this is our third). Looks like they just opened up again for the season on September 1st. The number of varieties of pumpkins and squash is endless. We love them. Hope this brings more folks to her place, it's really great! They have other events throughout the year, but of course, fall is their big season. "

Louisa County

  • Barnyard Blooms - UPDATE: October 08, 2016: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    337 Cemetery Lane, Grandview, IA 52752. (UPDATED: July 31, 2009)   

Monroe County

Van Buren County

Wapello County

Washington County

  • Sass Family Farm - Follows organic practices, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted house, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    3060 160th St, Riverside, IA 52327. Phone: (319) 648-3788. Email: Open: Monday to Sunday, from 11 am to 7 pm. Directions: Directly off highway 218 (or Avenue of the Saints), 30 minutes North of Washington, Iowa & 15 minutes South of Riverside, Iowa. Please see website for map & more detailed directions. Click here for a map and directions. Sweet Corn: July 4th; Fresh Produce July through November; Fall festivities: Mid September; Pumpkinfest: October. We follow organic practices, but are not seeking certification. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: July 24, 2010) (UPDATED: October 08, 2013, from their website)

Wayne County

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