Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in northeastern Iowa, Dubuque, etc.? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of those in northeastern Iowa, Dubuque, etc., 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!
Finally, my boys are in Boy Scouts and raising money for their troop and
their trips and activities, so if you are looking for popcorn (many types), chocolate, coffee, k-cups or to donate to both the
Scouts and U.S. military troops,
click here and help the Boy Scouts!
Updates for October 2018
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
crust recipe is here! And we have
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.
After Halloween, find a Christmas tree at a
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
Scenic Ridge View Ranch Haunted Hayrack Ride -
416 Highway 76, Harpers Ferry, IA 52146.
Open: at dusk on two Saturdaysin October. Join us for a scary hayrack ride put
on the by the Harper's Ferry Fire Department. Prices in 2007 were $7 for adults, $3 for kids 12 and
- Harvest Moon Manor featuring Pumpkin Paradise
- pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already
gathered from the field, wagon rides, haunted trail, snacks and
refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday
parties, school tours
1734 Killdeer Ave, Waverly, IA 50677.
Phone: 319-352-4216. Alternate Phone: 319-961-4217. Open: Saturdays
and Sundays 9am to 6pm October 2,3,9,10,16,17,23,24,30,31 . Directions: Going north on Highway 63 turn left on 172nd
Street (gravel road).Go one mile to T intersection. Parking lot is
entered at the T intersection sign.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Admission to Pumpkin Paradise includes The Wicked Woods haunted
trail, wagon ride, corn box, straw mountain, pedal car racetrack,
farm critters, horse swings and more.
- Roth's Farm - Pumpkin Patch
1763 Marquis Road, Janesville, Iowa 50647. Phone: 319-987-2831. Also
a Apple Orchard and Strawberry Farm,
Cerro Gordo County
Furleigh Farms - corn
maze, pumpkins, Vegetables, Melons, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes
811 North 56th Street, Clear Lake, IA, 50428 . Phone:
641-357-4097. Directions: Furleigh Farms is located two
miles east of Interstate 35 on Highway 122. Note: their
website doesn't say anything about a corn maze this year
- call - they may have discontinued it.
- East View Orchard - pumpkin patch- already gathered from
the field, prepicked produce, restrooms, school tours
2355 Union Ave, Fredericksburg, IA 50630. Phone: 563-238-3871.
[email protected]. Directions: BETWEEN HIGHWAY #24
& #18 ON COUNTY ROAD V56 IN NORTHEAST IOWA.
Click here for a map and directions.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates.
Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in
September, October. Open: 10 am to 5 pm EVERYDAY Sunday - Sunday
July TO CHRISTMAS September AND October 10 am TO 6 pm January -
March BY CHANCE OR APPOINTMENT. Apples are available August to
Christmas 10 am to 5 pm after Christmas by chance or appointment
Garden Produce July - Christmas. Payment: Cash, Check,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover. We have 1500 Apple Trees and 5 acres of
Squash along with Sweet corn, green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes,
onions, zuchinni, beets, watermelons, canteloupes, etc. ( UPDATED: May 03, 2008)
Maize Maze - corn maze
22580 A Avenue,
Elgin, IA 52141. Phone: 563-419- 1133. Email:
[email protected]. Open: The maze will be
open Saturday, and Sunday, July 30 and Sunday July 31.
each Friday-Sunday through August from 1 to 5 pm. The
Maze will be open Monday Sept.5, Labor Day; Starting
Sept. 10 & 11 the maze will be open on Saturday and
Sunday till Halloween; and groups any time, day or night
BY APPOINTMENT. The Maize Maze, ½ mile east of Elgin, is
again planning to open for the 17 th year on Sat., July
30. The theme is “AMAZING IOWA BARNS” and will promote
and tell the story of the BARN and it's importance to
agriculture since farming was started by our ancestors
in the 1800”s. 2016 Cost is free for children age 4 and
under, Age 5 to 11- $5, Age 12 and over cost is $7.
Field trips that include the Gilbertson Nature Center,
petting zoo and historical barns can be scheduled for
any time. We are within walking distance to:
Gilbertson Nature Center
- Petting Zoo
- Mavis and
Conner Dummermuth Historical Museum (large collection of
- Hart Dummermuth Historical House (an
1890's - 1920's farm home replica)
- Fishing Pond
- 5 miles of Trails (Walking, Hiking, Horseback Riding &
- Various smaller mazes and
(ADDED: July 20, 2016, JBS)
- Enchanted Acres - pumpkins for sale in the
shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin
patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, straw
or hay bale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, gift shop,
concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area,
face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties,
weddings and wedding parties, school tours
Street, Sheffield, IA 50475. Phone: 515-371-0450. Open:
September 20 through October 27 Friday 9 am to 6 pm Saturday
1 pm to 6 pm Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash,
Click here for our Facebook page. Bring your family to
Franklin County for some magical fall fun at Enchanted
Acres. You can pick your own pumpkins, wind your way through
the enchanted timber, and giggle while watching our goats.
- Smith Farm - Pumpkin Patch
2151 120th Street, Kanawha, Iowa 50447. Phone: 641-762-3679. Strawberry patch
(in the Spring).
- U-pick Pumpkins & More - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in
the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
horse-drawn hay rides,
2335 Highway 218, Osage, IA 50461. Phone: (641)-732-5361.
Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available
in September, October, November. Open: Our road - side stand is open
September through November; Our team of Belgians will give you a
wagon ride to the pumpkin patch on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to
5pm; Wagon rides are available from September through Halloween;
Sleigh rides are available by appointment only during the winter
months. Payment: Cash, Check. We also sell squash, Indian corn,
broom corn, corn shocks, gourds, and mums.
- Pinter's Gardens and Pumpkins - pumpkins for
sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the
field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
Fall festival, cow train / barrel train rides, corn
maze, goat walk, we also have pie pumpkins, wagon rides,
haunted house, gift shop, concessions / refreshment
stand, porta-potties, restrooms, jumping pillow, pedal
kart track, farm animals, school tours, group
2475 State highway 9, Decorah, IA 52101.
Phone: 563-382-0010. Email:
[email protected]. Open: The Pumpkin Patch is
open Saturday 9 am to 5:30 and Sunday's 10 am to 4
Starting September 17th - October 30th.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates.
Directions: For a map to our farm,
click here. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page. Outdoor
playground also includes big slides, pedal go karts,
sand tire hill, bunnyville, outdoor chess, corn box,
tetherball, pumpkin sling shot and pumpkin cannon.
Serving lunches, seasonal treats and bakery sweets
including cupcakes and homemade fudge. $8 Admission,
see website for attractions with additional fees.
Season Passes Available. Seasonal outdoor decor and
garden gifts will be available in our retail area.
(UPDATED: September 22, 2016)
- Papa's Garden Patch - Pumpkin Patch
1264 Reed Avenue, Belmond, Iowa 50421. Phone: 641-444-4112.