One of the most classic fall activities is visiting a pumpkin patch. Here are the best ones in every state and a few of the things that set them apart.
Alabama: The Old Baker Farm
- Highlights: Cotton Pickin’ celebration with Civil War reenactments, live gospel and Bluegrass music, and dance performances.
Alaska: Reindeer Farm
- Highlights: pony rides, a hay maze, potato launching, and over a hundred animals.
Arizona: MacDonald’s Ranch
Highlights: trail rides, pumpkin art, barbecue, and gold panning.
Arkansas: Peebles Farm
Highlights: corn maze and petting zoo
California: The Great Peter Pumpkin Patch
- Highlights: potato digging and homemade pumpkin ice cream
Colorado: Anderson Farms
- Highlights: Antique tractor rides and a 25-acre corn maze.
Connecticut: Lyman Orchards
- Highlights: Corn maze and a party to support funding for breast cancer.
Delaware: Mr. Pepper’s Pumpkin Patch
- Highlights: Barbecue food and dozens of types of pumpkins.
Florida: The Pickin’ Patch
- Highlights: Live bluegrass and a fort with slides.
Georgia: Burt’s Farm
- Highlights: two-mile hayride through sunflowers and pumpkins and a farm store with baked goods and body products.
Hawaii: Kula County Farms
- Highlights: bouncy house, corn maze, and pumpkin carving.
Idaho: The Farmstead
- Highlights: More than 40 types of gourds and corn and an 18-acre corn maze.
Illinois: Sonny Acres
- Highlights: Pumpkin rides, pony rides, and a Haunted Barn
Indiana: Lark Ranch
- Highlights: Jumping pillow, barrel riding, and train rides
Iowa: Uncle Bill’s Farm
- Highlights: Chick incubators, jumping pillows, and corn pools.
Kansas: Walter’s Pumpkin Patch
- Highlights: Pumpkin cannon and pumpkin chili.
Kentucky: Devine’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
- Highlights: Themed corn maze and fresh vegetable picking.
Louisiana: Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch
- Highlights: Zipline, pedal tractors, merry-go-round, cow milking, and face painting.
Maine: Pumpkin Valley Farm
- Highlights: Petting zoo and cow train rides.
Maryland: Gaver Farm Fall Fun Festival
- Highlights: duck races, duck feeding, free fudge tasting, mazes, and fire pits.
Massachusetts: Sauchuk’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
- Highlights: Huge themed corn maze
Michigan: Blake Farms
- Highlights: tricycle racing and storybook barn
Minnesota: Pinehaven Farm
- Highlights: 25 acres of pumpkins, petting zoo, giant checkers, giant slide, and a pumpkin-eating dragon
Mississippi: Mitchell Farms
- Highlights: Fresh peanuts, goat castle, and corn pool.
Missouri: Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch
- Highlights: Full-sized carousel, railroad, pig races, and a petting zoo.
Montana: Field of Screams
- Highlights: scary mazes and pumpkin picking.
Nebraska: Vala’s Pumpkin Patch
- Highlights: 50 attractions including pig races, pumpkin cannon, and hand-dipped corn dogs.
Nevada: Stu Miller’s Pumpkin Patch
- Highlights: bungee jumping, photo-ops, and obstacle courses.
New Hampshire: Applecrest Farm
- Highlights: 800-pound pumpkin carving and storybook hayrides.
New Jersey: Alstede Farms
- Highlights: wagon rides, farm animals, and cider
New Mexico: McCall’s Pumpkin Patch
- Highlights: petting zoo, princess castle, paintball range, and giant fort.
New York: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
- Highlights: pumpkin sculptures and pumpkin carousel
North Carolina: Riverbend Farm
- Highlights: Multiple large slides
North Dakota: Papa’s Pumpkin Patch
- Highlights: ziplines, pedal carts, pumpkin canons, tire forts, and 300,000 pounds of pumpkins.
- Highlights: parades, Miss Pumpkin competition, and carnival rides.
Oklahoma: Annabelle’s Fun Farm
- Highlights: gemstone mining, paintball, pumpkin bowling, and carnival games.
Oregon: Roloff Farm
- Highlights: food carts, face painting, and wagon tours.
Pennsylvania: Milky Way Farm
- Highlights: corn and gourds, homemade ice cream, and free hayrides.
Rhode Island: Salisbury Farm
- Highlights: strawberries and moonlight maze
South Carolina: Denver Downs
- Highlights: rainbow pumpkins, rope swing, and singing jack-o-lanterns.
South Dakota: Spearfish Valley Pumpkin Patch
- Highlights: mazes, barrel train, and hay jumps.
Tennessee: Lucky Ladd Farms
- Highlights: over 70 attractions including duck races, cow milking, petting farm, kids pageant, and corn mazes.
Texas: Mainstay Farm
- Highlights: sheep races, treehouse, pumpkin ice cream, and a 150-foot inner tube slide.
Utah: Pack Farms
- Highlights: pumpkin tic-tac-toe, Jenga, and tetherball.
Vermont: Parker Farm
- Highlights: fudge, including pumpkin spice fudge.
Virginia: Layman Family Farm
- Highlights: corn cannons and apple blasters.
Washington: Craven Farm
- Highlights: themed 15-acre maze, hayrides, mini-golf, and human foosball.
West Virginia: Old McDonald’s
- Highlights: Farm animals, corn castle, and slides.
Wisconsin: Bear Den Zoo and Petting Farm
- Highlights: Animals including a black bear, gray wolves, a lynx, and a lemur.
Wyoming: Gallagher Corn Maze
- Highlights: All-natural beef and pork, hay bale slide, and corn maze.