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!
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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.
Updates for December 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
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!
Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
Small's Fruit Farm - U-pick apples and pumpkin patch
1844 194th Street, Mondamin, IA 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!
Grampaw's Punkin Patch - Uses integrated pest management practices, pumpkins for sale in the shop or
farmstand, pumpkin patch- harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn, we also have pie pumpkins, wagon rides, Fall festival, Cider mill with fresh apple cider made on the premises, school tours, group reservations
Whitetail Valley Farm 2744 230th Street, Stanton, IA 51573. Phone: (712)
829-2242. Alternate Phone: 712-38CIDER. Email:
email@example.com. Open: We are glad to welcome you by appointment most any day at most any time; Give us a call, email or Facebook
Message and we will arrange your visit; From September 10 through October 31 we are open on Friday and Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; and on Sunday from
Noon to 6 pm. Directions: We are located just outside the entrance to Viking Lake State Park. Paved roads all the way! Just two miles east of
Stanton, IA on State Highway 34 to Q Avenue, South one mile to 230th Street then East 1/2 mile. The farm is on the South side of the road.
Click here for a map and directions. We use
integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Venmo, PayPal.
Click here for our Facebook page. Grampaw's Punkin Patch at Whitetail Valley Farm is a down to earth place to celebrate the fall season!
Rather than the scary, gory aspects of Halloween or flashy attractions we celebrate the beauty of fall and the blessing of the harvest. It is a
safe place to bring the little ones and anyone who wants to enjoy the beauty of autumn. We have odd pumpkins you won't see at the store. We may
have ornamental corn, squash, gourds and melons. We press fresh cider from our orchard too! Come and visit! Grampaw. (UPDATED: February 04,
- 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;
1993 A Avenue , Red Oak, IA 51533. Phone: 712-623-5647. Fax: (712)
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 10 am to 5 pm; Sun 1 pm to 5 pm,
from November 28 to December 21.
- 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 with fresh apple cider made on the premises, gift
shop, concessions or 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@example.com. 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:
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
17024 Allis Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51503. Phone:
Hawkeyefarm@aol.com Open 21st August - 10th November.
Orchard & Pumpkin Patch - Pumpkins, hay rides, corn maze and
21534 Chestnut Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51503.
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 pm, Sunday from Noon to 7 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 or 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
20800 Highway 92, Council Bluffs, IA 51503. Phone:
712-352-3147. Alternate Phone: 402-960-1808. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Monday to Saturday 9 am 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
- 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..
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