Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in northeastern Iowa, Dubuque, etc.?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in northeastern Iowa, Dubuque, etc., 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! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.

New for this year, see our Top Ten list of best pumpkins to make pumpkin pies and for baking and cooking. Also, our Master List of 100 Varieties of Pumpkins for every purpose. Then see this page for our easy pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin recipe.

Updates for June 2022

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.

Keep in mind, many farms, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and Haunted Houses are trying to cope with rapidly changing state COVID requirements: ALWAYS see their own website, Facebook page or call them before you go.

NOTE: Many of the farms are dropping their websites and switching to Facebook pages - but they don't tell anyone, including search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo or us, or redirect their website,  thus breaking all links to them. If a link is broken please click the "click here to report a broken link or blank page" so we can find the replacement link! Thanks!

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

Allamakee County

  • Scenic Ridge View Ranch Haunted Hayrack Ride - Haunted hayride
    416 Highway 76, Harpers Ferry, IA 52146. Open: at dusk on two Saturdaysin October. Join us for a scary hayrack ride put on the by the Harper's Ferry Fire Department. Prices in 2007 were $7 for adults, $3 for kids 12 and under.

Bremer County

  • Harvest Moon Manor featuring Pumpkin Paradise - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, wagon rides, haunted trail, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    1734 Killdeer Ave, Waverly, IA 50677. Phone: 319-352-4216. Alternate Phone: 319-961-4217. Open: Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 6pm October 2,3,9,10,16,17,23,24,30,31 . Directions: Going north on Highway 63 turn left on 172nd Street (gravel road).Go one mile to T intersection. Parking lot is entered at the T intersection sign. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Admission to Pumpkin Paradise includes The Wicked Woods haunted trail, wagon ride, corn box, straw mountain, pedal car racetrack, farm critters, horse swings and more.
  • Roth's Farm - Pumpkin Patch
    1763 Marquis Road, Janesville, Iowa 50647. Phone: 319-987-2831. Also a Apple Orchard and Strawberry Farm,

Butler County

Cerro Gordo County

  • Furleigh Farms- corn maze, pumpkins, Vegetables, Melons, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes
    811 North 56th Street, Clear Lake, IA, 50428 . Phone: 641-357-4097. Directions: Furleigh Farms is located two miles east of Interstate 35 on Highway 122. Note: their website doesn't say anything about a corn maze this year - call - they may have discontinued it.

Chickasaw County

  • East View Orchard - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, prepicked produce, restrooms, school tours
    2355 Union Ave, Fredericksburg, IA 50630. Phone: 563-238-3871. Email: [email protected]. Directions: BETWEEN HIGHWAY #24 & #18 ON COUNTY ROAD V56 IN NORTHEAST IOWA. Click here for a map and directions. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: 10 am to 5 pm EVERYDAY Sunday to Sunday July TO CHRISTMAS September AND October 10 am TO 6 pm January - March BY CHANCE OR APPOINTMENT. Apples are available August to Christmas 10 am to 5 pm after Christmas by chance or appointment Garden Produce July - Christmas. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. We have 1500 Apple Trees and 5 acres of Squash along with Sweet corn, green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, zuchinni, beets, watermelons, canteloupes, etc. ( UPDATED: May 03, 2008)

Fayette County

  • Iowa Maize Maze - corn maze
    22580 A Avenue, Elgin, IA 52141. Phone: 563-419- 1133. Email: [email protected]. Open: The maze will be open Saturday, and Sunday, July 30 and Sunday July 31. each Friday-Sunday through August from 1 to 5 pm. The Maze will be open Monday Sept.5, Labor Day; Starting Sept. 10 & 11 the maze will be open on Saturday and Sunday till Halloween; and groups any time, day or night BY APPOINTMENT. The Maize Maze, ½ mile east of Elgin, is again planning to open for the 17 th year on Sat., July 30. The theme is “AMAZING IOWA BARNS” and will promote and tell the story of the BARN and it's importance to agriculture since farming was started by our ancestors in the 1800”s. 2016 Cost is free for children age 4 and under, Age 5 to 11- $5, Age 12 and over cost is $7. Field trips that include the Gilbertson Nature Center, petting zoo and historical barns can be scheduled for any time.  We are within walking distance to:
    - Gilbertson Nature Center
    - Petting Zoo
    - Mavis and Conner Dummermuth Historical Museum (large collection of antiques)
    - Hart Dummermuth Historical House (an 1890's - 1920's farm home replica)
    - Fishing Pond
    - 5 miles of Trails (Walking, Hiking, Horseback Riding & Cross-Country Skiing)
    - Various smaller mazes and games.
    (ADDED: July 20, 2016, JBS)


Floyd County

Franklin County

  • Enchanted Acres - 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, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1071 250th Street, Sheffield, IA 50475. Phone: 515-371-0450. Open: September 20 through October 27 Friday from 9 am to 6 pm Saturday from 1 pm to 6 pm Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Bring your family to Franklin County for some magical fall fun at Enchanted Acres. You can pick your own pumpkins, wind your way through the enchanted timber, and giggle while watching our goats.

Hancock County

  • Smith Farm - Pumpkin Patch
    2151 120th Street, Kanawha, Iowa 50447. Phone: 641-762-3679. Strawberry patch (in the Spring).

Howard County

Mitchell County

  • U-pick Pumpkins & More - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, horse-drawn hay rides,
    2335 Highway 218, Osage, IA 50461. Phone: (641)-732-5361. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in September, October, November. Open: Our road - side stand is open September through November; Our team of Belgians will give you a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm; Wagon rides are available from September through Halloween; Sleigh rides are available by appointment only during the winter months. Payment: Cash, Check. We also sell squash, Indian corn, broom corn, corn shocks, gourds, and mums.

Winnebago County

Winneshiek County

  • Pinter's Gardens and Pumpkins - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, cow train / barrel train rides, corn maze, goat walk, we also have pie pumpkins, wagon rides, haunted house, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, jumping pillow, pedal kart track, farm animals, school tours, group reservations
    2475 State highway 9, Decorah, IA 52101. Phone: 563-382-0010. Email: [email protected]. Open: The Pumpkin Patch is open Saturday from 9 am to 5:30 and Sunday's 10 am to 4 Starting September 17th - October 30th. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Outdoor playground also includes big slides, pedal go karts, sand tire hill, bunnyville, outdoor chess, corn box, tetherball, pumpkin sling shot and pumpkin cannon. Serving lunches, seasonal treats and bakery sweets including cupcakes and homemade fudge. $8 Admission, see website for attractions with additional fees. Season Passes Available. Seasonal outdoor decor and garden gifts will be available in our retail area. (UPDATED: September 22, 2016)   

Worth County

Wright County

  • Papa's Garden Patch - Pumpkin Patch
    1264 Reed Avenue, Belmond, Iowa 50421. Phone: 641-444-4112.