Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in northwestern Iowa, Sioux Falls area? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of those in northwestern Iowa, Sioux Falls 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!
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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.
New! We just went live with our latest website,
FunFactoryTours.com - As they name implies, you can find a fun factory tour, including chocolate, automobiles, historical forts and sites, famous buildings,
active Federal facilities like dams, a mint, NASA, even fun geology: like fossils and volcanic areas They're fun, inexpensive and educational! And for road
trips and camping, see RoadTrippingAndCamping.com
Updates for December 2023
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
crust recipe is here! And we have
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. If you are looking for pick your own apples with
pumpkins and often also fun activities, see this page.
NOTE: Many farms went out of business in the past 2 years and others are dropping their websites and switching to Facebook pages 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
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! And Find a a local farm market here
Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
Buena Vista County
- Hoefling's Pumpkin Patch - 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, haunted corn maze, tractor-pulled hay
rides, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms,
face painting, school tours, group reservations
C38 And L36, Marcus, IA 51035. Phone: 712-490-3329. Alternate
Phone: 712-376-2696. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Fridays 4 pm to 6 pm,
Saturdays and Sundays noon to 6 pm October 1 to October
31. Directions: Located four miles south of Marcus, Iowa at
the corners of Highways L36 and C38. Haunted Corn Maze
Saturday, October 26, 7:30 pm to 10 pm Day time Corn Maze
Open October 1 to October 31 on Fridays 4 pm to 6 pm,
Saturdays and Sundays noon to 6 pm; Also open by special
appointment to anyone by contacting owners. Payment: Cash,
Check. We have over 12 different types of pumpkins, specialty
pumpkins in different colors and textures, over 30 different
types of gourds including bird house gourds, broom corn,
Indian Corn, and squash.
- Hawk Valley Gardens - pumpkins for sale in the shop or
farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall
festival, we also have pie pumpkins, farm market, gift shop
2670 Highway 18, Spencer, IA 51301. Phone: 712-363-1587. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Regular Hours Weekdays
4:30 pm to 7 pm Weekends Saturday 8 am to 6 pm Sundays
11 am to 6 pm Closed Mondays Clay County Fair Hours (2012)
Sept 8 to Sept 16 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Hawk Valley
Garden is located in Northwest Iowa, 4 miles east of Spencer,
Iowa on Highway 18 or 17 miles west of Emmetsburg, Iowa on
Highway 18. We are 8 miles south of the Iowa Great Lakes/Okoboji
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page. Hawk Valley Garden is
family operated pumpkin stand that carries over 150 different
varieties of pumpkins, squash, gourds, Indian corn and many
other fall items. We specialize in heirloom varieties and other
"hard to find" pumpkins and squash. For you bakers, we have 7
kinds of pie pumpkins and 35 varieties of winter squash. Other
items include bittersweet, hay bales, broom corn, fall mums, and
many other fall items. Also we have chickens, ducks and guineas
on site which customers can view. So we do have one major rule:
No Pets Allowed!.
- Uncle LeRoy's Pumpkin Patch -
2555 Hwy 59 South, Denison, IA
51442. Open: Closed at
the end of 2015 LeRoy and Dorothy want to thank everyone for
supporting Uncle LeRoy's Pumpkin Patch. It has been a
wonderful 15 years, lots of fun and many great memories! We
have decided to close. It was a very tough decision for us to
make but it is time. We couldn't have had these last 15 years
without the support of Denison and the surrounding
communities! We will be having an auction August 28th. We
hope you can make it!! Thanks again for everything!.(UPDATED:
July 20, 2016, JBS)
(ADDED: September 12, 2010, JBS)
Little Sioux Orchard - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples,
pumpkin patch-pick in the field where they grow, corn maze,
tractor-pulled hay rides, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill with fresh apple cider made on the premises, U-pick and already
picked, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, birthday
parties, school tours, group reservations
2618 160th Avenue,
Milford, IA 51351. Phone: (712) 320-8707. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm Sundays Noon to 4 pm Weekdays by appointment. Picking updates:
Click here for updates. Directions: 4 miles south of Milford
on highway 71. 6 miles west on A43.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 18, 2019)
- Erickson's Produce - Pumpkin Patch
201 Hwy 4 North, Wallingford, IA 51365. Phone: 712-867-4410.
Open: By Appointment Only. Payment: Cash only.
- pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch-
already gathered from the field, we also have pie pumpkins,
2307 Plum Creek Road, Algona, IA 50511. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: October Fridays from 3 pm to 6 pm, Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm, Sundays from 12 pm to 4 pm.
Directions: 1 1/2 miles Northeast of Algona off of Highway 18
on Plum Creek Road. Payment: Cash, Check. We produce quality
products and sell them at a fair market price. (UPDATED:
February 24, 2016)
- Also see Center
Creek Orchard's pumpkin patch, just across the border in
- Solsma's Punkin Patch
- pumpkins for sale in the
shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the
field, corn maze, we also have pie pumpkins, Honey from hives
on the farm, Fresh eggs, farm market, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own
food), inflatables/bounce house, school tours, group
6190 320th Street, Sanborn , IA 51248. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Monday through Friday 11 am to 6 pm; Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm; Evenings by
Click here for current open hours, days and dates.
Directions: 4 miles east of Sanborn, IA on Highway 18.
Click here for a map and directions. Open every day from
Labor Day to Halloween. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. Homeraised drug free
Hereford beef. Homegrown Ruby Red popcorn.
Palo Alto County
Plymouth County (Sioux City area)
- Diane's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin
patch-pick in the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, restrooms, farm
animals, birthday parties, school tours
22324 Hwy C-12, Ireton,
IA 51027. Phone: 712-552-1912. Email:
[email protected]. Crops are usually available in
September, October. Open: from October 1st
thru October; weekends Saturday 10 to 6 and Sunday
1 pm to 5 pm; open week days by appointment. Also take schools and
other groups by appointment Free pumpkin painting Payment: Cash,
Check. (UPDATED: September 18, 2016)
- Harvest Hollow Pumpkin Farm -
pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already
gathered from the field, kiddie (mini) corn maze, horse-drawn
hay rides, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own
food), trike track, pedal kart track, petting zoo, farm
animals, group reservations
23805 Nature Avenue, Lemars,
IA 51031. Phone: 712 546-4837. Open: Fridays 5 pm to 7
pm, Saturdays 10 am to 7 pm and Sundays 1 - 7 pm from
September 26th thru October 31, 2015 Open for groups weekdays
by appointment. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash,
Check. $7.00 per person (3 and under free).
- Pumpkinland -
UPDATE: October 22, 2019: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
Avenue, Orange City, IA 51041. .
Orchard - corn maze, pumpkin patch, cider mill, haunted
house and more
2237 160th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: from August 1 to Christmas every year, Monday to Saturday: 8 am to 5 pm, Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm. Apple Fest celebration with orange wagons
shuttling people to and from the pumpkin patch weaved through the
thousands of people who had turned out to take part in the games or
enjoy the fresh food that was being served outside and at the Apple
Orchard Cafe. The 50-acre orchard was started in the 1940s and
produces an average of 13,000 bushels a year, making it one of the
largest apple orchards in Iowa. There is an on-site bakery and
cider-making operation a warehouse had been turned into a spooky
maze called ‘‘The Black Hole.''
A visitor writes on November
06, 2011: "I went with a tour group and we saw some of the
behind-the-scenes places. I took my family back the next day to
show them what a nice place this was. Their gift shop has an
extensive selection of gift and food items, frozen, fresh and
canned. They have fresh apple cider and a cafe serving
sandwiches and pie. They also have a little riding toy park. At
Hallowe'en time, they have a building with Hallowe'en items. I'm
not sure when they open for the year, but they remain open until
December 23. Family owned and operated since 1952."
Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides,
Farm Animals, Haunted House, Pumpkin Patch Train
Dr, Sioux City, IA 51106.Open: Sept 15 through October 31st
(Halloween), daily, from Noon to 8 pm; 7 days a week.
Pumpkin Patch Animal Park Day Pass - $3 in 2010. (ADDED:
October 24, 2010, JBS)
Corn Maze - corn maze, haunted house
Dr, Sioux City, IA 51111. Phone: 712-274-9208. Alternate
phone: 712-574-0171. Open: September 14th through October 31st,
from 3 pm to 8 pm on Monday to Friday and 10 am to 8 pm on
Saturday and Sunday. Directions: 6 blocks north of Sioux Harbor
truckstop. Fundraisers available for schools and activity groups.
(ADDED: October 24, 2010, JBS)
- Scarecrow Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop
or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, train rides, corn
maze, child-sized haybale maze, we also have pie pumpkins,
tractor-pulled hay rides, Bounce house, haunted trail,
concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, Bounce house,
1592 Charles Avenue, Lawton, IA 51030. Phone:
712-944-5644. Alternate Phone: 712-251-8056. Email:
[email protected]. Open: September 26th through
Halloween; Business hours Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Noon -
6:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 6:30 pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates.
Directions: 4 miles East of Menards on Highway 20.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit
cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
Click here for our Facebook page.
(ADDED: September 04, 2016)
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