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Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Southeastern South Dakota? Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Southeastern South Dakota, 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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Updates for April 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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Bon Homme County

Brookings County

  • Sanderson Gardens - pumpkins, raspberries, rhubarb, winter squash, strawberries, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas wreaths and boughs, saws provided, trees tied, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, prepicked produce, tractor-pulled hay rides
    47657 US Hiway 14, Aurora, SD 57002. Phone: 605-693-4871. Email us at: [email protected]. Directions: 4 miles east of Brookings on Hiway 14 And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, September. Open: strawberries- 8 am to noon sweet corn, melons, tomatoes 10 am to 5 pm pumpkins-self serve daylight hours christmas trees-10 am to 5 weekends, 4 pm to 5 pm weekdays Strawberries-mid june through early July Sweet Corn, melons, tomatoes-late July and august pumpkins etc-late september thru october christmas trees-thanksgiving to late december Payment: Cash, Check. wholesale rhubarb roots available
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut varieties: Black Hills Spruce, Blue Spruce.

Clay County

  • Ufford Hills Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze - corn maze, pumpkins, 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, kiddie (mini) corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, corn cannon, we also have pie pumpkins, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Bounce house, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill with fresh apple cider made on the premises, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, Inflatables/bounce house, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    3691 East Main Street, Vermillion, SD 57069. Phone: 605-624-3618. Fax: 605-624-3618. Email: [email protected]. Open: Harvest Festival first weekend in October 201 3, Friday 5 till Dusk, Saturday Noon till Dusk, Sunday Noon till Dusk. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: 3691 East Main Street Vermillion SD. Just off interstate 29 and highway 50. Feel free to call for specific directions. Click here for a map and directions. Corn maze is now open! Corn maze closes October 31st; Harvest Festival is the first weekend in October. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Last weekend in October will be the Haunted Corn Maze open noon till we freeze.

Davison County

Douglas County

Hanson County

Hutchinson County

  • Area 81 Crop Maze - corn maze, haunted corn maze, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    27159 US HWY 81, Bridgewater, SD 57319. Phone: 605-261-5120. Email: [email protected]. Directions: We are located 6.5 miles north of Freeman, SD on US Hwy 81. OR We are 7.5 miles South of SD Hwy 42 and US Hwy 81 intersection. Please see our website for a map with driving directions from your location. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Open: weekends August through October. Please see our website for exact days and times as they may change slightly from year to year. Area81 Crop Maze's Corn Maze is open every weekend starting in August through October. We have a Haunted maze at the end of October. See our website for exact dates and times. We will open anytime by appointment. Payment: Cash, Check.

Kingsbury County

Lake County

Lincoln County

  • Country Apple Orchard - apples, pumpkins, gift shop,
  • 27249 SD Highway 115, Harrisburg, SD 57032. Phone: (605) 743-2424. Email: [email protected]. Open: SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER, Fridays 11 am to 8 pm, Saturdays 10 am to 8 pm, Sundays 10 am to 6 pm. Great attractions and entertainment for the whole family! For the safety of our petting zoo animals and ponies, we kindly ask you to leave your pets at home. 2022 Admission into the festival is $10 per person on Fridays and $14 per person Saturdays and Sundays. Kids under 35” are free. Season passes are available for purchase as well for $35 per person.  The Country Store, corn maze, tractor rides to pick apples during the apple picking season and pumpkin patch season are open Fridays 11 am – 8 pm, Saturdays 10 am – 8 pm and Sundays 10 am – 6 pm all of September and October. The U-Pick Pay Shack is located outside of the festival grounds so you do not need to pay admission to come out and enjoy the orchard’s apple picking and pumpkin patch!  Once you pull up to the vast farm, you’ll be met with the hard predicament of what to do first. Between the petting zoo, corn maze, and pony rides, you’ll have a stacked list of activities to keep the kids occupied all day long.  Don’t think County Apple Orchards forgot about the adults! While the kids are getting lost in the endless fall fun, you can check out the County Apple Beer garden for indulging in some craft beer and cider.  Directions: The orchard is located 5 miles south of Sioux Falls, on Minnesota Avenue. Click here for a map. Open: Fall Hours, Monday to Friday: 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm. The orchard was established in 1984 on 78 acres. We have approximately 6,000 trees with thirteen varieties to satisfy everyone's tastes. We also plant seven acres of pumpkins. Harvesting begins in Mid-August, and continues into late October. Please come out and enjoy a day in the country! We have many exciting fall events and new attractions planned. Veda's Homemade Apple Pie, Also available Apple Wood Chips, Pony Rides & Train Rides (Weekends Only)
    And we have festivals:
    Harvest Festival, a weekend in early October, enjoy a day in the country picking apples & pumpkins. Come out and meet Sneakers the live scarecrow. Enjoy horse drawn hayrides, pony rides, inflatable playground, train rides, homemade apple and pumpkin pie, an lost of fun.
    Great South Dakota Weigh Off (SD Giant Pumpkin Growers Association): Come and see the incredible 500 lb. pumpkins. Weigh-in and winner announced after 11 a.m. Call for details.
    Pumpkin Festival on a weekend in mid October: Enjoy the country with a horse-drawn hayride to one of the many pumpkin patches, pony rides, food, inflatable playground, train rides, Kettle-Korn, face painting, Children's Barn & lots of fun.
     (UPDATED: October 22, 2022, JBS)
  • Heartland Country Corn Maze - corn maze, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    27455 SD highway 11, Harrisburg, SD 57032. Phone: (605) 743-598. Email: [email protected] . Open: August 13 to October 24, 2010; Last person enters at closing time; Hours: Friday 5:00 to 9 pm; Saturday 12:00 to 9 pm, Sunday 12:00 to 5 pm; Hours subject to change due to rain/mud; When in doubt call; also open Labor Day Noon to 5 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: located 2-1/2 miles East of Harrisburg, SD, then 1-1/2 miles South on S.D. highway 11. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Fun for the whole Family! Enjoy a walk through the wonderful natural environment provided by maturing corn. With a Maze Map and a list of questions in hand, find your way to ten checkpoints which contain answers. Find the Hidden checkpoint and receive a FREE treat from the Concession Barn. HAUNTED MAZE! Get ready for a spooky good time this coming Halloween! Come and see what's waiting in the corn. Visit our Haunted Maze October 29 & 30, 2010 (6:00 - 9:30 pm) (sorry, no group discounts for haunted maze).
  • Pumpkins 4 College - pumpkins, gourds, Roadside stand, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Covered outdoor market, Baked goods, Crafts, artistic products, etc,
    47843 289th St, Canton, SD 57013. Phone: (605) 351-6712. Email: [email protected]. Directions: West of Canton on highway 18. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, PayPal. We are a group of cousins who grow pumpkins and gourds to help raise money for college. We're learning the value of hard work done well. We sincerely appreciate your support. (ADDED: May 25, 2021)
  • Rivertree Christmas Tree Farm and Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch, Cut-Your-Own Christmas Trees, Pre-Cut Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Swags and Garland, Coffee, Cider, Santa Visits, Christmas Treats, Holiday Shopping and Wine Tasting.
    48392 278th Street, Canton, SD 57013. Phone: 605-743-0521. Email [email protected]. Open: from the last weekend in September through mid- October Saturday/Sunday from 10 am to  6 pm; Haunted Trail: (Two (2) Nights Only)
    October 1 & 8 from 7-9:30pm(Last ticket sold at 9 p.m.). Directions from SE Sioux Falls: ​Head south on Highway 11 to 276th Street. Turn left (east). Join the fun! Bring out your family and friends to enjoy a fall day at Riverview Christmas Tree Farm's Pumpkin Festival. Pumpkins will be available in multiple varieties from large to small. And as always, we offer FREE ADMISSION! 
    Christmas Experience
    November 19 & 20, 24 & 25, 26 & 27, December 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 2022, Hours: Saturday/Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm; Thanksgiving Day: 2:30 pm-5 pm.
    Start your Christmas Holiday with a memorable experience selecting and cutting down your own fresh tree. Families have made this a tradition for 30+ years!
    We provide the saw for you to cut down your own tree and the tractor/trailer to bring you and your tree back to the lodge to enjoy hot drinks and holiday treats. While you’re here, enjoy the beautiful scenery, shopping for holiday crafts and Christmas wreaths. Pet the animals in the pen and don’t forget to stop and see Santa!
     Rivertree Christmas Tree Farm and Pumpkin Patch facebook page.

McCook County

Miner County

Minnehaha County

  • Cherry Rock Farms - corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, corn maze, s’mores fire pit, farm animals
    48105 264th Street , Brandon, SD 57005. Phone: (605) 582-3783. Email: [email protected]. Open: 10-6 pm Saturday and Sunday. Open 3-6 pm Friday. We even have baby lambs! It is going to be a blast. We have @salassalsas food truck from 11:00-1:30 pm so come hungry! We can’t wait to see you. Cherry Rock Farms facebook page.  (ADDED: October 22, 2022, JBS)
  • Garden of Weedin - Pumpkins, mini pumpkins, mini gourds, large gourds, Indian corn, bales, and corn shocks
    48486 268th Street, Valley Springs, SD 57068. Phone: (605) 351-7557. Open: Saturday and Sunday, from 11 am to 6 pm. Directions: minutes from Sioux Falls on the South Dakota - Iowa border, just off of Highway 42.Lots available for fall/Halloween decorating. Also: painted ghost gourds, dried birdhouse gourds and dried goosebump pumpkins to decorate. Samples available for ideas. Don't forget to check out the variety of produce available in the Produce Shed. Lots of produce , too much to list. Call or text if you have questions .   (ADDED: October 22, 2022, JBS) 
  • That Pickin Patch - No pesticides are used, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, we also have pie pumpkins, Fresh eggs, farm market, farm animals
    26711 455th Ave, Humboldt, SD 57035. Phone: 605-351-6736. Alternate Phone: 605-595-4785. Email: [email protected]. Open: self service/ deposit box payment all week, dawn till dark, September 13 to October 31. Directions: 26711 455th Avenue Humboldt SD 57035. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Yogi Bear Camp Resort Jellystone Park - corn maze, haunted corn maze, wagon rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    26014 478th Ave, Brandon, SD 57005. Phone: 605-332-2233. Alternate Phone: 800-638-9043. Fax: 605-332-2233. Email: [email protected]. Open: Friday from 5 pm to 9 pm; Saturday from 12 pm to 9 pm; Sundays 1 pm to 5 pm; Labor day from 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: From the intersection of I-90 and I-29, go east on I-90 to Exit 402, turn north, 2 blocks to entrance of campground and corn maze. Click here for a map and directions. The Corn Maze is open August 1st to October 31st with Fright Nights on October 30 and 31. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Admission includes: Corn Maze, Jumping Pillow, Wagon Rides, Visits by Yogi Bear, use of 2 playgrounds and picnic area. Add a round of mini-golf for only $2 per person.

Moody County

Sanborn County

Turner County

  • Homestead Orchard - apples, pumpkins, squash, gourds, bakery, jams, honey, cider, syrups, caramel, and even dried plants for flower arrangements.
    picnic area
    44890 279th St, Parker, SD 57053. Phone:  605-297-0319. Open: from Saturday Sept 3, Fridays 10  am to 6 pm, Saturdays 10  am to 6 pm, Sundays 1 pm - 5 pm, until November 13.

Union County

Yankton County

  • Mazing Acres Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides,
    30851 433rd Avenue, Yankton, SD 57078. Phone: (605) 760-2759. Email: [email protected]. There's so much to see and do at Mazing Acres Pumpkin Patch. Experience the corn maze, pick your own pumpkin, and enjoy the many attractions offered. Take a wagon ride to the patch to choose your finest pumpkin or shop our already picked pumpkins at the admission gate. We have an awesome selection of pumpkins and gourds; big, small, odd, funky, and more. But that's not all! Our 5-acre corn maze is filled with twists and turns that will engage the kids and adults alike. You'll want to stay for hours as our attractions are limitless and for all ages to enjoy. No need to stress about feeding the family before you visit the patch. Our snack shack has your favorite snacks and drinks. Check our event page for this season's Food Truck line-up (offered Sat/Sun). Mazing Acres facebook page.

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