Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Southeastern South Dakota?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Southeastern South Dakota, 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

Bon Homme County

Brookings County

  • Sanderson Gardens - pumpkins, raspberries, rhubarb, winter squash, strawberries, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas wreaths and boughs, saws provided, trees tied, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, prepicked produce, tractor-pulled hay rides
    47657 US Hiway 14, Aurora, SD 57002. Phone: 605-693-4871. Email us at: [email protected]. Directions: 4 miles east of Brookings on Hiway 14 And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, September. Open: strawberries- 8am to noon sweet corn, melons, tomatoes 10am to 5pm pumpkins-self serve daylight hours christmas trees-10am to 5 weekends, 4pm to 5pm weekdays Strawberries-mid june through early July Sweet Corn, melons, tomatoes-late July and august pumpkins etc-late september thru october christmas trees-thanksgiving to late december Payment: Cash, Check. wholesale rhubarb roots available
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut varieties: Black Hills Spruce, Blue Spruce.

Clay County

  • Ufford Hills Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze - corn maze, pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, haunted corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, corn cannon, we also have pie pumpkins, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Bounce house, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, Inflatables/bounce house, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    3691 East Main Street, Vermillion, SD 57069. Phone: 605-624-3618. Fax: 605-624-3618. Email: [email protected]. Open: Harvest Festival first weekend in October 201 3, Friday 5 till Dusk, Saturday Noon till Dusk, Sunday Noon till Dusk. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: 3691 East Main Street Vermillion SD. Just off interstate 29 and highway 50. Feel free to call for specific directions. Click here for a map and directions. Corn maze is now open! Corn maze closes October 31st; Harvest Festival is the first weekend in October. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Last weekend in October will be the Haunted Corn Maze open noon till we freeze.

Davison County

Douglas County

Hanson County

Hutchinson County

  • Area 81 Crop Maze - corn maze, haunted corn maze, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    27159 US HWY 81, Bridgewater, SD 57319. Phone: 605-261-5120. Email: [email protected]. Directions: We are located 6.5 miles north of Freeman, SD on US Hwy 81. OR We are 7.5 miles South of SD Hwy 42 and US Hwy 81 intersection. Please see our website for a map with driving directions from your location. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Open: weekends August through October. Please see our website for exact days and times as they may change slightly from year to year. Area81 Crop Maze's Corn Maze is open every weekend starting in August through October. We have a Haunted maze at the end of October. See our website for exact dates and times. We will open anytime by appointment. Payment: Cash, Check.

Kingsbury County

Lake County

Lincoln County

  • Country Apple Orchard - apples, pumpkins, gift shop,
     27249 SD Highway 115, Harrisburg, SD 57032. Phone: 605-743-2424. Email: click here for their contact form. Directions: The orchard is located 5 miles south of Sioux Falls, on Minnesota Avenue. Click here for a map. Open: Fall Hours, Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm, Sunday: 12pm to 5pm. The orchard was established in 1984 on 78 acres. We have approximately 6,000 trees with thirteen varieties to satisfy everyone's tastes. We also plant seven acres of pumpkins. Harvesting begins in Mid-August, and continues into late October. Please come out and enjoy a day in the country! We have many exciting fall events and new attractions planned. Veda's Homemade Apple Pie, Also available Apple Wood Chips, Pony Rides & Train Rides (Weekends Only)
    And we have festivals:
    Harvest Festival, a weekend in early October, enjoy a day in the country picking apples & pumpkins. Come out and meet Sneakers the live scarecrow. Enjoy horse drawn hayrides, pony rides, inflatable playground, train rides, homemade apple and pumpkin pie, an lost of fun.
    Great South Dakota Weigh Off (SD Giant Pumpkin Growers Association): Come and see the incredible 500 lb. pumpkins. Weigh-in and winner announced after 11a.m. Call for details.
    Pumpkin Festival on a weekend in mid October: Enjoy the country with a horse-drawn hayride to one of the many pumpkin patches, pony rides, food, inflatable playground, train rides, Kettle-Korn, face painting, Children's Barn & lots of fun.
     
  • Heartland Country Corn Maze - corn maze, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    27455 SD highway 11, Harrisburg, SD 57032. Phone: (605) 743-598. Email: [email protected] . Open: August 13 to October 24, 2010; Last person enters at closing time; Hours: Friday 5:00 to 9:00 pm; Saturday 12:00 to 9:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm; Hours subject to change due to rain/mud; When in doubt call; also open Labor Day Noon to 5:00 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: located 2-1/2 miles East of Harrisburg, SD, then 1-1/2 miles South on S.D. highway 11. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Fun for the whole Family! Enjoy a walk through the wonderful natural environment provided by maturing corn. With a Maze Map and a list of questions in hand, find your way to ten checkpoints which contain answers. Find the Hidden checkpoint and receive a FREE treat from the Concession Barn. HAUNTED MAZE! Get ready for a spooky good time this coming Halloween! Come and see what's waiting in the corn. Visit our Haunted Maze October 29 & 30, 2010 (6:00 - 9:30 pm) (sorry, no group discounts for haunted maze).

McCook County

Miner County

Minnehaha County

  • That Pickin Patch - No pesticides are used, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, we also have pie pumpkins, Fresh eggs, farm market, farm animals
    26711 455th Ave, Humboldt, SD 57035. Phone: 605-351-6736. Alternate Phone: 605-595-4785. Email: [email protected]. Open: self service/ deposit box payment all week, dawn till dark, September 13 to October 31. Directions: 26711 455th Avenue Humboldt SD 57035. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Yogi Bear Camp Resort - corn maze, haunted corn maze, wagon rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    26014 478th Ave, Brandon, SD 57005. Phone: 605-332-2233. Alternate Phone: 800-638-9043. Fax: 605-332-2233. Email: [email protected]. Open: Friday 5 pm to 9 pm; Saturday 12 pm to 9 pm; Sundays 1 pm to 5 pm; Labor Day 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: From the intersection of I-90 and I-29, go east on I-90 to Exit 402, turn north, 2 blocks to entrance of campground and corn maze. Click here for a map and directions. The Corn Maze is open August 1st to October 31st with Fright Nights on October 30 and 31. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Admission includes: Corn Maze, Jumping Pillow, Wagon Rides, Visits by Yogi Bear, use of 2 playgrounds and picnic area. Add a round of mini-golf for only $2 per person.

Moody County

Sanborn County

Turner County

Union County

Yankton County

 

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