Find a local pumpkin patch here!

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!

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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.

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Updates for July 2024

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.  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 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! And Find a a local farm market here

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

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Adams County

Audubon County

Cass County

  • McCurdy's Pumpkins - pumpkins, gift shop, school tours
    Jct Of Hwy 71 And Hwy 6, Atlantic, IA 50022. Phone: (712) 254-0045. Email: [email protected]. Open: 9 to 5 Saturdays and Noon to 5 on Sundays (weather permitting!) from the last weekend in September through Halloween. We also are open for group tours and special events by appointment. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Located on the east side of Atlantic, at the junction of Highway 71 and Highway 6, northeast of Wal-Mart. Click here for a map and directions.Crops are usually available in October. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.

Decatur County

Fremont County

Harrison County

  • 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!

Mills County

Montgomery County

  • 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 protected]. 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, 2021)
  • 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; children's games
    1993 A Avenue , Red Oak, IA 51533. Phone: 712-623-5647. Fax: (712) 623-6073. Email: [email protected]. 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.

Page County

Pottawattamie County

  • 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 protected]. 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: [email protected]. 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 maze
    17024 Allis Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51503. Phone: 712-366-1982, Email: [email protected] Open 21st August - 10th November.
  • Pioneer Trail Orchard & Pumpkin Patch - Pumpkins, hay rides, corn maze and much more.
    21534 Chestnut Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51503. Phone: 712-366-1505. Email: [email protected]. 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 info)
    20800 Highway 92, Council Bluffs, IA 51503. Phone: 712-352-3147. Alternate Phone: 402-960-1808. Email: [email protected]. 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 next year!"
  • 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..

Ringgold County

Shelby County

Taylor County

Union County

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Halloween Costumes

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Halloween Costumes

Here are some of the most popular Halloween costumes for children this year. For more choices, see our Halloween costumes pages.

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Here's the quick list to related farms for PYO, Honey, Pumpkins, Christmas trees, etc.:



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