Find a local pumpkin patch here!

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

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.

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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

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Bennett County

Custer County

Fall River County

  • Grandma's Farm & Zoo - Follows organic practices, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    28443 Old Highway 79, Hot Springs, SD 57747. Phone: 605-535-2158. Email: [email protected]. Open: Grandma's Farm and Zoo Pumpkin Patch is open from October 1 through October 31 daily from 10 am to 7:30 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Grandma's Farm & Zoo is located at 28443 Old Highway 79 in the Southern Black Hills of South Dakota about 12 miles South East of Hot Springs, South Dakota on State Highway 18/385. Click here for a map and directions. Grandma's Farm and Zoo is open to the public from May through October 31 daily from 10 am to 7:30 pm. We follow organic practices, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Grandma's Farm & Zoo is USDA licensed and inspected. We are also a National Wildlife Federation accredited Backyard Habitat for Wildlife and members of the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Jackson County

Pennington County

  • Dry Creek Farm and Ranch - pumpkin patch, corn maze, grass-fed beef, grass-finished beef, honey, eggs, pumpkins and sunflowers
    23630 Wisehart Road, Caputa, SD 57725. Phone: (605) 545-3082. Email: [email protected]. Open: In 2022, Sept. 27th through Oct. 27th on Friday (noon to dark), Saturday (10 am to dark) and Sunday (1pmto 6 p.m.)
    This impressive corn maze features four difficulty levels, making it easy to ensure your adventure is a fun one. Weekday private tours & field trips are available.
    grass-fed/grass-finished beef as well as honey, eggs, pumpkins and sunflowers. We also offer community education, field trips and farm tours. Plus, we have a corn maze and a pumpkin patch in the fall. The corn maze and the pumpkin patch are open in September and October (hours are 12 p.m.-dark, Friday; 10 a.m.-dark, Saturday; and 1-6 pm, Sunday). Pricing for the maze and pick-your-own pumpkins is available on our website. Contact us about farm tours and field trips. Dry Creek Farm and Ranch facebook page.
  • Lil Harvester's Pumpkin Patch - Pumpkin Patch, Farmer's Market, Bounce Houses and barrel train rides, weddings, parties, corporate events,
    8680 S Highway 16 Rapid City, SD 57702. Phone: (605) 431-7387.  Open: see their website. Rapid City's own Pumpkin Patch! You will find a variety of colorful pumpkins, gourds, straw bales, and corn stalks. Pumpkin picking is fun for all ages! Visit our pumpkin patch for a large variety of pumpkins.  Plus, Party Venues. Party venues that are perfect for weddings, corporate events and reunions!
    Farmer's Markets offering a large section of produce to choose from. Open while produce is in season.
    Lil Harvester's Pumpkin Patch facebook page.
     (ADDED: October 22, 2022, JBS)

Shannon County

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