Find a local pumpkin patch

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

Blue Earth County

  • Blue Earth Fall Festival & Shopping Extravaganza - Fall Festival
    340 Fair Grounds Street, Garden City, MN. Phone: (507) 420-5689. Open: Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 from 10am to 4pm.  Directions: 5 minutes from Lake Crystal, Rapidan & Vernon Center, 15 minutes from Mankato & Good Thunder, 30 minutes from Mapleton & St. Peter. Trunks or Treats will be held during the Fall Festival at the Blue Earth County Fairgrounds - A Safe & Fun Trick-or-Treating experience for all by participating in our trunk-or-treat events for kids. This Event will take place at Shady Oaks Campground where kids can go car-to-car and get their treats..   Northern Frights at the 2017 Fall Festival. The will have several interesting and thrilling things for KIDS of all ages to enjoy and do. Be sure to come check out the exciting and scary activities that NORTHERN FRIGHTS will have available.  2017 Fall Festival & Shopping Extravaganza at Shady Oaks Campground in Garden City, MN.  Be sure to SAVE THE DATE and make plans to come out and spend the day shopping for Christmas at the many Arts & Craft, Vendor and Artisans Booth that will be here. There will be lots of things happening for kids ALL day from games to activities that the whole Family can enjoy. We will have all kinds of fun, exciting and thrilling things happening at the Blue Earth County Fairgrounds that day. Be sure to come and bring the whole family!  (ADDED: September 12, 2017, JBS)

Brown County

  • Harvest Specialties - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, we also have pie pumpkins, farm market
    11380 Shag Road, New Ulm, MN 56073. Phone: 507-359-3664. Email: [email protected]. Open: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October; Visit website for specific hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We grow an unmatched selection in the area of pumpkins, squash, gourds, earcorn, broomcorn, popcorn, and more autumn produce. We also offer sweet corn, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, summer squash, cantelope, watermelon, and more during the regular growing season. We grow many rare heirlooms from around the world as well as many exciting hybrids. Everything is grown naturally and no GMOs.   

Chippewa County

  • Connell's Orchard - Apples, pumpkins
    19372 Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls, WI. Phone: 715-723-5119. Open 9 to 7 pm 7 days a week August through November. Apples, apple cider, baked goods, gift baskets, honey, jams and jellies, maple syrup, popcorn, pumpkins. Pick your own sometimes. Call first.
  • Klinger Farm Market - tomatoes, pumpkins
    12756 132nd St, Chippewa Falls, WI. Phone: 715-288-6348. Open 7 days a week year-round. Summer hours 8 to 7 pm. At other times 8 to 5 pm. Pick your own tomatoes. Apples, cheeses, cranberries, herbs, gift baskets, honey, jams and jellies, maple syrup, popcorn, pumpkins. Raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries, peaches, pears and plums in season. Bedding plants in spring.

Cottonwood County

Faribault County

  • Prairie River Camp - corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    52792 80th Street, Bricelyn, MN 56097. Phone: 507-327-7047. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturdays & Sundays starting September 22 thur October 28 1-5pm; Extended hours October 18 & 19 1-5pm. Directions: I-90 Exit 134 3 miles south on Highway 253 turn right on 80th Street. Click here for a map and directions. Additional activities include wagon rides, rope maze, arrow maze, step over maze, giant checkers, great playground, 18 hole mini golf and walking trails. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page

Jackson County

  • Poppe's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch, corn maze, miniature golf, petting zoo, hayrides, barrel train, trike track, restrooms
    46109 840th Street, Lakefield, MN 56150. Phone: (507) 662-6495. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2020, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were  Saturday, September 26th through Sunday, October 27th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, daily. Directions: 1 1/2 miles North of Lakefield on Highway 86 and 1 1/4 miles East on 840th Street; See their website for directions. Payment: . Try your skill at Miniature Golf. Step into a fairy tale in Storybook Land. Get lost in 1 of our 3 Mazes: Corn Maze, Tree Maze and Cemetery. Visit the animals in the Petting Barn. Take a Hayride out to the Pumpkin Patch. Explore the Trike Track, Kid's Corral and Kid's World. Check out all our Halloween items - Pumpkin carving kits, painting kits and decorative items!. Ride on the barrel train up ABC Hill! Full service cafe Restrooms Pick your own pumpkin from a hay ride/tractor ride Feed animals
    A visitor writes on September 09, 2014: "It has been a few years since I have visited, but I took my son when he was only a few years old. It is very family friendly, and kid friendly. He went there on a field trip last year, and he still loved it. There is a play place with a great set up, easy corn maze for the kids, story book land where you can play and climb around in Old Mother's Shoe, a sweet face cut out of Hansel and Gretel, and other classic story book related buildings. You can even feed a few goats from your hand. They have a small kid sized train that the kids can ride on, and then you climb into a hay trailer with hay, and go ride around the pumpkin patch looking for your pumpkin that you can pick yourself. The food is amazing as well. Homemade pies that you can either buy whole and take home, or just buy a slice. "

Kandiyohi County

  • Hinkemeyer's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand
    14401 Highway 71 Northeast, New London, MN 56273. Phone: 320-354-3083. Email: [email protected]. Open: Thursday from 3 pm to 6 pm, Friday from 1 pm to 6 pm, Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm, Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm; Opening the third week of September. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Numerous varieties of squash, decorative corn and various gourds.

Lac Qui Parle County

  • Sam's Pumpkin Patch - Uses natural growing practices, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field where they grow, pumpkin patch- harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn, child-sized haybale maze, cow train / barrel train rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, trike track, mini-golf, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    4425 186th St, Montevideo, MN 56265. Phone: (320) 226-9370. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturday's and Sunday's, and Thursday and Friday of MEA from 10 am to 6 pm each day; September 11th - October 31st. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Sam's Pumpkin Patch Facebook page. (ADDED: September 07, 2021)

Lincoln County

Lyon County

Martin County

  • Center Creek Orchard - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, train rides, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, already-picked produce (of the pyo crop), snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours
    663 254th Ave, Fairmont, MN 56031. Phone: 507-773-4547. Email: [email protected]. Open: Weekends September and October, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. Directions: FROM FAIRMONT: South on Highway 15 4 miles, East on County Road 18 4 miles FROM I-90: Exit 107 East Chain/Granada, South on County Road 53 5 miles, West on County Road 18 1/2 mile. Click here for a map and directions. FALL FESTIVAL: weekends in September and October; Activities include pumpkin patch, storytelling, corn pile, scarecrow building, castle bouncer, giant maze, apple sling, barrel ride, hayride, petting farm, super slide and haunted forest; For sale in APPLE BARN: over a dozen varieties of Minnesota grown apples, jams, jellies, pie, apple crisp and apple cider; Pick-Your-Own apples October 19th to 31st. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Proud members of Minnesota Apples Growers and Minnesota Grown Associations.   

Murray County

Nobels County

Pipestone County

Redwood County

  • Hacker's tree farm, greenhouse and nursery - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, wagon rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    45372 190th Street, Sleepy Eye, MN 56085. Phone: 507-794-2462. Alternate Phone: 507-227-1077. Fax: 507-794-5092. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday from 1 to 5 pm. Directions: from Sleepy eye 7 miles west on Highway 14,3 miles north on county road 7,1 1/2 miles west on gravel. Click here for a map and directions. Spring bedding plants April 20th to July 30; Christmas tree season opens the day after Thanksgiving. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
  • Holmberg Orchard - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, pony rides
    12697 325th St, Vesta, MN 56292. Phone: 507-762-3131. Email: [email protected]. Open: Holmberg Orchard opens for the season on September 1; We are open daily 10 am to 6 pm until October 31; Weekend activities include wagon rides to the Pumpkin Patch to PYO pumpkins, clowns, inflatables, corn boats; Our Apple Core Lunch stand is open on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm; Enjoy hot dogs, sloppy joes, taco in a bag, cinnaMonday to laced apple crisp and the best caramel apples in southwest Minnesota. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Marshall:13 miles E on Highway 19, 5 miles north on Redwood county 8. From Redwood Falls: 6 miles west of Vesta, 1 mile north on Redwood county 8. For a map to our farm, click here. We specialize in Minnesota grown apples, Zestar, Honeycrisp, SweeTango, SnoSweet; Visit our Gif Shop and check out our jams, jellies, dip mixes. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.  Click here for our Facebook page.(UPDATED: August 31, 2016).

Renville County

Rock County

Swift County

Wantonwan County

Yellow Medicine County