Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in northwestern Iowa, Sioux Falls area?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of thoses in northwestern Iowa, Sioux Falls area, 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 activitites, so if you are looking for popcorn (many types), coffee or to donate to both the Socuts and U.S. miltary troops, click here and help the scouts!

Updates for August 2017

Although most pumpkin patches  and corn mazes are now closed,  it is time to tag your 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. In the meantime, you may find 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 recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. 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

Buena Vista County

Calhoun County

Carroll County

Cherokee County

  • Hoefling's Pumpkin Patch - corn maze, 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, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, school tours, group reservations
    Corners Of C38 And L36, Marcus, IA 51035. Phone: 712-490-3329. Alternate Phone: 712-376-2696. Email: gthoefling@yahoo.com. Open: Fridays 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays noon to 6:00 pm October 1 pm to October 31. Directions: Located four miles south of Marcus, Iowa at the corners of Highways L36 and C38. Haunted Corn Maze Saturday, October 26, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Day time Corn Maze Open October 1 to October 31 on Fridays 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays noon to 6:00 pm; Also open by special appointment to anyone by contacting owners. Payment: Cash, Check. We have over 12 different types of pumpkins, specialty pumpkins in different colors and textures, over 30 different types of gourds including bird house gourds, broom corn, Indian Corn, and squash. (ADDED: October 23, 2013)

Clay County

  • Hawk Valley Gardens - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, we also have pie pumpkins, farm market, gift shop
    2670 Highway 18, Spencer, IA 51301. Phone: 712-363-1587. Email: srloring@yahoo.com. Open: Regular Hours Weekdays 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm Weekends Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Sundays 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Closed Mondays Clay County Fair Hours (2012) Sept 8 to Sept 16 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Directions: Hawk Valley Garden is located in Northwest Iowa, 4 miles east of Spencer, Iowa on Highway 18 or 17 miles west of Emmetsburg, Iowa on Highway 18. We are 8 miles south of the Iowa Great Lakes/Okoboji area. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Hawk Valley Garden is family operated pumpkin stand that carries over 150 different varieties of pumpkins, squash, gourds, Indian corn and many other fall items. We specialize in heirloom varieties and other "hard to find" pumpkins and squash. For you bakers, we have 7 kinds of pie pumpkins and 35 varieties of winter squash. Other items include bittersweet, hay bales, broom corn, fall mums, and many other fall items. Also we have chickens, ducks and guineas on site which customers can view. So we do have one major rule: No Pets Allowed!. (UPDATED: August 15, 2013)  (UPDATED: November 15, 2011)

Crawford County

  • Uncle LeRoy's Pumpkin Patch - Closed at the end of 2015
    2555 Hwy 59 South, Denison, IA 51442. LeRoy and Dorothy want to thank everyone for supporting Uncle LeRoy's Pumpkin Patch. It has been a wonderful 15 years, lots of fun and many great memories! We have decided to close. It was a very tough decision for us to make but it is time. We couldn't have had these last 15 years without the support of Denison and the surrounding communities! We will be having an auction August 28th. We hope you can make it!! Thanks again for everything!.(UPDATED: July 20, 2016, JBS)  (UPDATED: September 14, 2014)  (ADDED: September 12, 2010, from their website)

Dickinson County

Emmet County

  • Erickson's Produce - Pumpkin Patch
    201 Hwy 4 North, Wallingford, Iowa 51365. Phone: 712-867-4410. Open: By Appointment Only. Payment: Cash only.

Humboldt County

Ida County

Kossuth County

  • Scuffham's Gardens - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, we also have pie pumpkins,
    2307 Plum Creek Road, Algona, IA 50511. Phone: 515-295-2000. Email: scuffjon@gmail.com. Open: October Fridays from 3pm to 6pm, Saturdays from 10am to 4pm, Sundays from 12pm to 4pm. Directions: 1 1/2 miles Northeast of Algona off of Highway 18 on Plum Creek Road. Payment: Cash, Check. We produce quality products and sell them at a fair market price. (UPDATED: February 24, 2016)
  • Also see Center Creek Orchard's pumpkin patch, just across the border in minnesota

Lyon County

Monona County

O'Brien County

  • Solsma's Punkin Patch - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, we also have pie pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), inflatables/bounce house, school tours, group reservations
    6190 320th Street, Sanborn , IA 51248. Phone: 712-729-3174. Email: solsma@solsma.com. Open: Monday through Friday 11am to 6pm; Saturday 9am to 6pm; Sunday 1pm to 6pm; Evenings by appointment. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 4 miles east of Sanborn, Iowa on Highway 18. Click here for a map and directions. Open every day from Labor Day to Halloween. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Homeraised drug free Hereford beef. Homegrown Ruby Red popcorn. (UPDATED: October 24, 2013) (UPDATED: August 20, 2009)

Osceola County

Palo Alto County

Plymouth County (Sioux City area)

  • Diane's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, restrooms, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    22324 Hwy C-12, Ireton, IA 51027. Phone: 712-552-1912. Email: didenpatch@yahoo.com. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: from October 1st thru October; weekends Saturday 10 to 6 and Sunday  1pm-5pm; open week days by appointment. Also take schools and other groups by appointment Free pumpkin painting Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: September 18, 2016) (UPDATED: June 23, 2012)
  • Harvest Hollow Pumpkin Farm - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, kiddie (mini) corn maze, horse-drawn hay rides, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), trike track, pedal kart track, petting zoo, farm animals, group reservations
    23805 Nature Avenue, Lemars, IA 51031. Phone: 712 546-4837. Open: Fridays 5 pm to 7 pm, Saturdays 10 am - 7 pm and Sundays 1 - 7 pm from September 26th thru October 31, 2015 Open for groups weekdays by appointment. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. $7.00 per person (3 and under free). (ADDED: September 23, 2015)

Pocahontas County

Sac County

Sioux County

  • Pumpkinland - corn maze, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, kiddie (mini) corn maze, we also have pie pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, group reservations
    4123 Jackson Avenue, Orange City, IA 51041. Phone: 712-737-8364. Email: nkdaveh@hotmail.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm; closed Sundays, September 1 to October 31. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Directions from Le Mars: Start out going north on 5th Avenue SW/US-75 Bus N toward 3rd Street SW. Continue to follow US-75 Bus N. Merge onto IA-60 N. Turn left onto Jackson Ave/County Hwy-K64. Continue to follow County Hwy-K64 through Orange City (2 3/4 miles). 4123 JACKSON Avenue is on the left. Click here for a map and directions. PUMPKINLAND open from September 1 to October 31, Monday through Saturday. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We sell many varieties of pumpkins - - either already picked or pick your own, a large selection of squash, apples, gourds, dried gourds, ornamental corn, and popcorn. We also sell a large assortment of fall crafts & decorations, jams, jellies, and baked goods. Additional attractions include: MAZELAND -- a seven acre corn maze, a MUNCHKIN MAZE, ANIMAL-LAND petting zoo, and fantastic fall photo opportunities. (ADDED: September 02, 2014)

Webster County

  • The Community Orchard - corn maze, pumpkin patch, cider mill, haunted house and more
    2237 160th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Phone: 515-573-8212. Email: mail@communityorchards.com. Open: from August 1 to Christmas every year, Monday - Saturday: 8am - 5pm, Sunday: 10am - 5pm. Apple Fest celebration with orange wagons shuttling people to and from the pumpkin patch weaved through the thousands of people who had turned out to take part in the games or enjoy the fresh food that was being served outside and at the Apple Orchard Cafe. The 50-acre orchard was started in the 1940s and produces an average of 13,000 bushels a year, making it one of the largest apple orchards in Iowa. There is an on-site bakery and cider-making operation a warehouse had been turned into a spooky maze called ‘‘The Black Hole.’’
    A visitor writes on November 06, 2011: "I went with a tour group and we saw some of the behind-the-scenes places. I took my family back the next day to show them what a nice place this was. Their gift shop has an extensive selection of gift and food items, frozen, fresh and canned. They have fresh apple cider and a cafe serving sandwiches and pie. They also have a little riding toy park. At Hallowe'en time, they have a building with Hallowe'en items. I'm not sure when they open for the year, but they remain open until December 23. Family owned and operated since 1952."

Woodbury County

  • The Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, Farm Animals, Haunted House, Pumpkin Patch Train
    4313 Gordon Dr, Sioux City, IA 51106-1902.Open: Sept 15 through October 31st (Halloween), daily, from  Noon to 8pm; 7 days a week.  Pumpkin Patch Animal Park Day Pass - $3 in 2010.  (ADDED: October 24, 2010, from their website)
  • Pumpkin City Corn Maze - corn maze, haunted house
    2500 Harbor Dr, Sioux City, IA 51111. Phone: 712-274-9208.  Alternate phone: 712-574-0171. Open: September 14th through October 31st, from 3 pm to 8 pm on Monday to Friday and 10 am to 8 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Directions: 6 blocks north of Sioux Harbor truckstop. Fundraisers available for schools and activity groups. (ADDED: October 24, 2010, from their website)
  • Scarecrow Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, train rides, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Bounce house, haunted trail, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, Bounce house, farm animals
    1592 Charles Avenue, Lawton, IA 51030. Phone: 712-944-5644. Alternate Phone: 712-251-8056. Email: info@scarecrowfarm.com. Open: September 26th through Halloween; Business hours Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Noon - 6:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 6:30pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 4 miles East of Menards on Highway 20. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 04, 2016)

 

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