Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in southwestern Iowa, Omaha area?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in southwestern Iowa, Omaha area, 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 activities, so if you are looking for popcorn (many types), chocolate, coffee, k-cups or to donate to both the Scouts and U.S. military troops, click here and help the Boy Scouts!

Updates for December 2017

Most pumpkin patches  and corn mazes usually open by mid September, some earlier! You may also like 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 many pumpkin and other recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.

After Halloween, find a 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.  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

Adams County

Audubon County

Cass County

  • McCurdy's Pumpkins - pumpkins, gift shop, school tours
    Jct Of Hwy 71 And Hwy 6, Atlantic, IA 50022. Phone: (712) 254-0045. Email: [email protected]. Open: 9 to 5 Saturdays and Noon to 5 on Sundays (weather permitting!) from the last weekend in September through Halloween. We also are open for group tours and special events by appointment.  Click here for current open hours, days and dates.  Directions: Located on the east side of Atlantic, at the junction of Highway 71 and Highway 6, northeast of Wal-Mart. Click here for a map and directions.Crops are usually available in October. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.

Decatur County

Fremont County

Harrison County

  • Small's Fruit Farm - U-pick apples and pumpkin patch
    1844 194th Street, Mondamin, Iowa 51557. Phone: 712-646-2723, 712-646-2195. Open: winter and spring: daily, 9 to 5; Summer and Fall, daily 8 to 6 pm.  When the kids are ready for pumpkin carving, bring them to the farm and let them pick their own right off the vine!

Mills County

  • See Korn Krazy Maze in Pottawattamie County, on the county line with Mills County

Montgomery County

  • Hawthorn Hills Tree Farm - corn maze, already picked pumpkins and gourds for sale, School Tours, petting zoo, hay rack rides, craft barn, play area, picnic area, FREE hot cider; children's games
    1993 A Avenue , Red Oak, IA 51533. Phone: 712-623-5647. Fax: (712) 623-6073. Email: [email protected]. Directions: 7 miles west of Red Oak on Old Hwy. 34, then left, cross the railroad bridge, then right at the big silver gates. Open: Friday & Saturday from 10am - 5pm; Sun 1pm - 5pm, from November 28 to December 21.

Page County

Pottawattamie County

  • 3 Bee Farms - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, corn maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, straw or hay bale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    14922 535th Street, Griswold, IA 51535. Phone: 712-778-4256. Email: [email protected]. Open: October Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 am until 5 pm; Sunday from 1 pm until 5 pm; Closed on Wednesdays. Directions: We are located one mile west of Griswold, IA on highway 92. Click here for a map and directions. Honey Fest September 15 and 16; Johnny Appleseed Fest September 22 and 23; Family Fun Fest September 29 and 30; Apple Days Ocotber 6 and 7; Harvest Festival October 20 and 21; Pumpkin Fest October 27 and 28. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers.
  • Ditmars Orchard - Apples, peaches, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides
    19475 225th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503. Phone: 712-256-7053. Fax: 712-388-0483. Email: [email protected]. Open: Tuesday thru Saturday 10 to 5, Sunday noon to 5 Generally open August 1 thru December 15. However, special events can scheduled. Directions: Council Bluffs Exit 8 from I-80 then east on Highway 6 one half mile to Hunt Ave. North 1 and one half miles. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November. Payment: Cash, Check. Cider made on site in season. Hot apple pie and fried apple pie with ice cream. Cider slushes. Hand poured candles and other items including gourmet sodas.
  • Hawkeye Farm - corn maze
    17024 Allis Rd, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 51503. Phone: 712-366-1982, Email: [email protected] Open 21st August - 10th November.
  • Korn Krazy Maze - corn maze, haunted corn maze, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, tractor-pulled hay rides, pony rides - UPDATE: September 17, 2008: A visitor tells me they are now permanently closed
    189th & Applewood Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51503. Phone: 712-366-1982. Directions: I-29 south from Council Bluffs to Exit # 42 Bellevue right for 50 ft right on 189th north for 1/2 mile on left side. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in October. Open: Closed Mondays Tues. - Thurs 5:00 - 9:00 pm Friday 5:00 - 10:00 pm Saturday Noon - 10:00 pm Sun Noon - 6:00 pm Payment: Cash, Check. Rope MAze Hay bale jump Fire Pits to rent.
  • Pioneer Trail Orchard & Pumpkin Patch - Pumpkins, hay rides, corn maze and much more.
    21534 Chestnut Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51503-7397. Phone: 712-366-1505. Email: [email protected]. Open: The Pumpkin Patch and events will be open October 1st; Monday through Thursday from 5 pm to 9 pm, Friday from 5 pm to 10 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 10:00 pm, Sunday from Noon to 7:00 pm.   Directions: Click here for a map!  Several acres of scary ripe Pumpkins to choose from, just catch a hayrack ride to the fields to select the perfect one. Haunted Barn for the kids - The theme of the barn is fairy tales, such as, "Twinkle Little Star", "Itsy Bitsy Spider", "Wizard of OZ" and others. Haunted House for those who are willing to brave it - We have converted our old 1890 farm house into a haunted house. Haunted mine for the kids - The haunted mine has jewels and coins that can be discovered by the kids and is built into a hillside.  Jungle Gym - Let the kids climb and slide. Dark Barn Maze - See if you can make it out of the maze in the barn. Sand Play Area - The Sand Play area has lots of toys and activities for the kids to have fun. Take A Walk In Our Grave Yard - *Guillotine - Take out some frustrations by crushing a pumpkin with our ten foot tall guillotine.  Dino Dig - Let the kids discover fossil bones of our very own T Rex discovered on the farm. Putt Putt Pumpkin - Try out our 5 hole pumpkin golf course. Train Rides for Tots - Let the little ones take a train ride around the play area. Tryke Track - Oversized trykes for the kids to have fun. Corn Maze - Have fun navigating through the corn maze. Admission $5.00 per person, age 2 and under free
  • The Pumpkin Barn - corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Bounce house or pillow, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    20800 Highway 92, Council Bluffs, IA 51503. Phone: 712-352-3147. Alternate Phone: 402-960-1808. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday - Saturday 9am till 8 pm Sundays 11 am till 8 pm. Directions: exit 47 off I-29 east 2 1/2 miles on highway 92 north side of highway right next to 1st Christian Church. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Barn available for rent for all types of receptions and banquet parties  
    A visitor writes on October 25, 2010: "All the fun with a reasonable price! $6/person 2 & under free! Was a fantastic alternative to the expensive pumpkin patches that have gotten way out of hand in price expecially if you have 4 kids like I do! First year open and sure to be successful in the future! I will attend next year!"
  • Welch's Orchard Pumpkin Patch -pumpkin patch - pick in the field, honey, honeybee tour
    17676 Sunnydale Rd., Council Bluffs , IA 51503 . Phone: 712-323-4723. Open: Call for for hours and availability. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only..

Ringgold County

Shelby County

Taylor County

Union County


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