This page provides a detailed list of South Dakota's pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hay rides and other Halloween farm stuff!! Click here to see the listings of pumpkin patches, corn mazes and farms in South Dakota or just scroll down the page! 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. All should 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 all information, they don't always report changes to me!
We have loads of related resources here, too.
- What is the history of Halloween?
- Halloween around the world
- How to choose a pumpkin
- How to EASILY carve a beautiful Jack-O-Lantern, fully illustrated!
- How to make a pumpkin pie from an actual pumpkin (it's easy!)
- Other pumpkin recipes (pie, soup, bread, roasted seeds)
- History of the Jack-o-Lantern
- Tips for a safe and fun Halloween
- Halloween clip art
- Pumpkin Facts and What to do with the pumpkin after Halloween.
- Halloween links to Halloween web sites
On our Pick-your-own website, we also have pages with our own simple instructions on canning, freezing and drying many other fruits and vegetables, such as how to make jam, apple butter, applesauce, spaghetti sauce, salsa, pickles, ketchup or freezing corn (these links open new pages, just close them to return here). Be sure to come back at Christmas if you are looking for a cut-your-own Christmas tree farm! Look at the bottom of the page for links to resources on home canning, picking tips, recipes, etc..
I'm always looking for more to add and feedback about any patch, stand or farm you have visited, so write me using the Feedback form! And if you have a farm and want to add it or correct the information, please click on Add My Farm!
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- To find choose and cut-your-own Christmas tree farms in South Dakota, click here.
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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: 6056934871. Email us at: email@example.com. 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.
Fall River County
Grandma's Farm & Zoo -
Follows organic practices, pumpkins, pumpkin
patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the
field, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic
area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals,
birthday parties, school tours
28443 Old Highway 79, Hot Springs, SD 57747. Phone: 605-535-2158. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Grandma's Farm and Zoo Pumpkin Patch is open from October 1 through October 31 daily from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Grandma's Farm & Zoo is located at 28443 Old Highway 79 in the Southern Black Hills of South Dakota about 12 miles South East of Hot Springs, South Dakota on State Highway 18/385. Click here for a map and directions. Grandma's Farm and Zoo is open to the public from May through October 31 daily from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm. We follow organic practices, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Grandma's Farm & Zoo is USDA licensed and inspected. We are also a National Wildlife Federation accredited Backyard Habitat for Wildlife and members of the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. (ADDED: April 30, 2010)
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@example.com. 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. ."
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
27455 SD highway 11, Harrisburg, SD 57032. Phone: (605) 743-598. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . 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). (ADDED: October 01, 2010, suggested by a visitor)
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: 1-800-638-9043. Fax: 605-332-2233. Email: email@example.com. 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.
(ADDED: July 29, 2009)
Garritys' Prairie Gardens LLC - Apples, cherries, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries
30661 444th Ave., Mission Hill, SD 57046. Phone: 605-665-2806. Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for a map to our farm. We are open June, July, August, September, October. Our hours are: Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm Sunday 1pm to 5pm Apple Fest celebrated every weekend in September and October.
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