Find a local pumpkin patch here!

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana? Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana, 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.

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 June 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

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Jefferson Parish

  • Banting's Nursery - pumpkins (harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn), pumpkins (in a market, stand or shop), restrooms, gift shop,
    3425 River Road, Bridge City, LA 70094. Phone: (504) 436-4343. Email: [email protected]. Open: Mon- Sat 8 am to 5 pm Sun 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover . Click here for our Facebook page. Join us at the New Orleans Fall Garden Festival in the New Orleans Botanical Gardens at City Park. This festival features plants, art, music, cooking demos, children’s activities, and even a scarecrow contest! Saturday  and Sunday see their website for dates. (ADDED: October 01, 2019, Suggested by a visitor)
  • St. Augustine's Episcopal Church - pumpkin patch (already gathered from the field)
    3412 Haring Road, Metairie, LA. Phone: 504-887-4801. Open: daily from October 9th (2009) from 9 am to 8 pm every day until Halloween, October 31st . Directions: the Pumpkin Patch is situated on the church property at the corner of Yale and Green Acres Road. The church will be selling pumpkins, carving kits, and baked goods for this annual fundraiser.
    A visitor writes on October 04, 2009: "There is a Pumpkin Patch at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church and Pre-School in Metairie, LA. They have shipments of pumpkins and a little bale of hay for pictures. I think the pumpkins are usually delivered around the 24th of October."
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church Harvey - pumpkin patch (already gathered from the field)
    3245 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA 70058. Phone: (504) 366-0123. Open: early October through October 31 with a Truck-or-Treat following close on Halloween; hours are 9 am to 6 pm (Monday thru Saturday) and noon - 6 pm on Sundays. St. Mark's offers a program Monday-Friday for children from pre-school to third grade. Please call for information on the school program. Reservations are required in advance. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, ApplePay. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: October 20, 2022)
  • St. Martin's Episcopal church Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins (already picked)
    2216 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA. Open: October through Halloween from 10 am to about 6 pm..
    A visitor writes on October 25, 2009: " Just a pumpkin patch to pick your pumpkin and small hay bails for fall photos "

Lafourche Parish

Orleans Parish

  • First Presbyterian Church in New Orleans - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, events at your location (call for info)
    5401 S. Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70125. Phone: 504-866-7409. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday through Friday from 3 pm to dusk, Saturdays from 10 am to dusk, and Sundays from 1 pm to dusk; October 6th to October 30th or until the pumpkins run out. Directions: The corner of S. Claiborne and Octavia Streets between Jefferson Ave. and Octavia. From I-10, exit Carrollton Ave. heading South. Turn left onto S. Claiborne Ave. (Note: There is no immediate left onto Claiborne. You will need to go 1/2 block past Claiborne and make a U-turn in order to make the turn onto Claiborne Ave.) Follow Claiborne Ave. and turn left where Claiborne intersects Jefferson Ave. The church and the Pumpkin Patch will be in front of you. . Click here for a map and directions. Family Fun Fest Day is Saturday October 19th from 10 am until 4 pm; The costume contest and Movie night is on Saturday October 26th from 4:30 pm until 7 pm. Payment: Cash, only. Profits benefit the Program of Hope Homeless ministry and Christian Education ministries with First Presbyterian Church in New Orleans.
  • Nola Craft Culture - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, Fall festival, farm market, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, events at your location (call for info)
    127 S. Solomon Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Phone: (504) 454-8837. Email: [email protected]. Open: October 15, 2022 from 10 am to 6 pm October 16, 2022 from 12 pm to 6 pm October 22, 2022 from 10 am to 6 pm October 23, 2022 from 12 pm to 6 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, AndroidPay, ApplePay. Click here for our Facebook page.
    Click here for our Instagram page. Located in Mid-City, New Orleans, Nola Craft Culture is proud to present our 2nd annual Glitter Pumpkin Patch! Each pumpkin is reusable, weather-resistant, and hand-glittered/decorated to be used year after year! Our Glitter Pumpkin Patch will feature an art market with jewelry, candles, vintage clothes, resin artwork, wellness products, food and sweet treats! This pumpkin patch is perfect for anyone looking for a unique spin on Halloween pumpkins. (ADDED: August 23, 2022)
  • Sugar Roots Farm - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, Fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    10701 Willow Drive, New Orleans, LA 70131. Phone: 504.296-0435. Email: [email protected]. Open: We have a Pumpkin Fest the last weekend before Halloween every year; This year, 2015, it will be October 24th and 25 Thursday, and you must buy tickets in advance; Please check our website for more details. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are 15 minutes from downtown New Orleans! We are located in Lower Coast Algiers, just past the English Turn community. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Woodland Church - Pumpkins,, picnic area, pumpkins (harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn)
    5837 Berkley Dr, New Orleans, LA 70131. Phone: (504) 394-7877. Email: [email protected]. Open: mid-October (October 16 in 2023) to November 1 on Monday to Friday from 12 pm to 6pm, Saturday from 9am to 6pm.. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, ApplePay . It's a small neighborhood patch. Saturdays they host story time, craft activities, and games. the schedule is on their website There are plenty of ways to picnic there, photo spots, and open space for children to run and play. Entrance is free, you pay for a pumpkin. . (ADDED: October 10, 2023, Suggested by a visitor)
    A visitor writes on October 10, 2023: "I love it, I go every year."

Plaquemines Parish

St. Bernard Parish

  • Saint Bernard Parish Catholic Church Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, hayride
    2805 Bayou Road, Kenilworth, Saint Bernard, Louisiana. Phone: (504) 682-0980. Near Saint Bernard Parish Catholic Church, (Expansive grounds behind church). Open October 10 - 30th, 2006. Admission to the fair is (Pre-schooled - $7.00 per child which includes a pumpkin film viewing of Elmo Says Boo, the hayride, pumpkin patch visit, trick-or-treat bag, coloring book, and a snack of cookies and orange drink (Accompanying adults pay $2). Extra pumpkins are also available for sale. Hours are weekdays from 9 am to 2 P.M (Pre-booked Students, daycares, schools). Open to individuals on weekdays from 3 -6 PM. ($3 per child/$2 Adults). Saturdays from 11 am to 6 pm and Sundays from 2 - 6 PM. $3.00 Per Child which includes a visit to the pumpkin patch, a small pumpkin and the hayride. (Accompanying adults pay $2).

St. Charles Parish

  • Montz Pumpkin Farm & Hayride - pumpkin patch, wagon rides
    17834 River Road, Montz, LA, Phone: 985-652-3672. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 4 PM. The tractor leaves on the top of the hour. The cost to pick a pumpkin from his patch includes the wagon ride, pumpkin and washing facilities.
    A visitor writes on October 18, 2013: "Good Afternoon! I just called Montz's to make sure they were still running, and they are! The price is now $6 a person and they run Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 4 PM. The tractor leaves on the top of the hour. I figured you'd like to update the information you have on your page! This page has been a great resource!"
    A visitor writes on October 11, 2008:: "My daughter & I have gone to this every year for about 5 years now. It's easy to get to - just take Airline Hwy. From New Orleans, you'll cross over the spillway, stay in the left lane, & turn left at the first street immediately off the bridge. Follow it to the end, where you'll curve right onto River Road. The farm is well marked, & will be on your right side, with the levee on the left. If you're coming from Baton Rouge, you'll stay in the right lane, & turn right on the last street before you get on the bridge over the spillway. It simply says "Montz" on the sign where you turn."

St. John the Baptist Parish

St. Tammany Parish

  • First United Methodist Church of Slidell - pumpkin patch- harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn, concessions or refreshment stand, school tours
    433 Erlanger Avenue, Slidell, LA 70458. Phone: (985) 643-6437. Open: Daily from 11 am to 7 pm from September 24, 2022 through October 31, 2022. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Debit cards. Click here for our Facebook page. The First United Methodist Church in Slidell announces the return of its annual fall pumpkin patch! Grab your family and find your perfect pumpkins, snap a fall picture in one of their photo booths and snack on a homemade sweet treat. Hundreds of pumpkins to choose from, and gourds, too. All proceeds are raised to support the church's local and global missions. (ADDED: August 24, 2022)
  • St. Peter Catholic Church Pumpkin Patch - Pumpkin patch
    125 S. Jefferson Avenue, Covington, LA. Open: October 14-31, from 10 am until dark. In addition to a large selection of pumpkins, a variety of mini-pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, corn stalks and other items. Food and craft booths also will be open on the weekends.
  • Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, school tours
    66192 Street Mary Drive, Pearl River, LA 70452. Phone: 985-863-2726. Alternate Phone: 985-863-7935. Fax: 985-863-5431. Open: Chose your pumpkins or gourds Monday thru Thursday 10 am to 6 pm Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm Sunday 11 am to 5 pm food, story time, crafts and pictures on weekends. Directions: From New Orleans take I-10 toward Slidell. Pass Slidell exits take I-59 north toward Hattiesburg. Do Not take first exit 3A take exit 5A to LA 41 Spur. Make a left at stop sign, go under the over pass, cross railroad tracks, stop sign. Go straight to LA 41 Spur. At this intersection is a gas station and Street Tammany Sheriff Complex on the right. Turn right go 1 mile the church on left at the corner Street Mary Drive and LA 41 Spur. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.

Tangipahoa Parish

  • Homegrown Produce Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Bounce house, haunted house, haunted rides, haunted trail, Honey from hives on the farm, farm market, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, Inflatables/bounce house, birthday parties, school tours
    19354 Rolling Pines Drive, Amite , LA 70422. Phone: 985-517-1690. Alternate Phone: 985-517-0247. Email: [email protected]. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, closed 0n Monday; September 28th to October 31st. Directions: Go 8 miles east of Amite on Highway 16.Turn left on Graham Road. Go 0ne mile, turn left on Rolling pines, go to 19354. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, SFMNP Vouchers.
  • Liuzza Produce Farm, Inc - pumpkins, corn maze, horse-drawn hay rides, wagon rides, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    56457 Holden Circle, Amite, LA 70422. Phone: 985-981-5788. Fax: 985-247-2219. Email: [email protected]. Open: one day only to the public in late October from 10 am to 3 pm. Directions: Exit I-55N at Independence (Exit 40). Ver right off the ramp. Turn Left on Pine Street. Travel approximately 2 miles and turn Left down the second Holden Circle (pass up the first). Parking is at the cabin down Holden Circle on the Right. About 5 miles from Interstate 55. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We’ve got wagon tours and “U-Pick” harvests, growing your own seeds and interacting with our animals. There are plenty of fun events for guests of all ages to enjoy! Pack a picnic and come visit! We even have seasonal events like our Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maize! Come visit us for school field trips, birthday parties or company picnics! Enjoy Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Wagon Tours & more! (UPDATED: September 22, 2018, JBS)

Terrebonne Parish

Washington Parish


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