Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in southeastern Iowa? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of thoses in southeastern Iowa, 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
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
crust recipe is here! And we have
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
Des Moines County
Ghost Train - haunted
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641. Phone: 319-385-2912. Email:
see the website. Fun at a "Haunted" train station, ghosts and
goblins, fall food and fun for all ages. MCRR Running Times: 6:00 -
10:00pm. The railroad takes on an eerie feel for its annual Ghost
Train. Join us for a spooktactular event on the 'Train of No
Return.' Watch for more information on this exciting event. Located
in McMiIllin Park in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. (UPDATED: August 18, 2008)
Fainting Goat Acres Pumpkin Patch
- pumpkins (brought in from the field), concession stand
(drinks, snacks and/or food),
2237 Kale Blvd, Fairfield,
IA 52556. Phone: 651-341-0749. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Call for for hours and
availability. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash,
Check . Fainting Goat Acres Pumpkin Patch organically raises
White Casper, Cotton Candy, Jaradale, and Howden pumpkins.
Apple cider and kettle corn will be for sale. Games for kids
available. First year open is 2016. We hope to grow with more
pumpkins, varieties, activities for kids in the future.
(UPDATED: October 12, 2016, JBS) (ADDED: August 26, 2016, Suggested by a visitor)
- Rolling Prairie Acres - Pumpkin Patch
708 E. Ringgold Street, Sigourney, Iowa 52591. Phone: 641-622-1221. Strawberry
patch (in the Spring).
Appleberry Orchard - corn maze, corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, Honey from
hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market,
gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic
area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school
tours, group reservations
2469 Highway 2, Donnellson, IA
52625. Phone: 319-372-1307. Email:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates.
Click here for updates. Directions: From the West, we are
7 miles East of Donnellson on Highway 2. From the East, we
are 2.5 miles West of Ft. Madison on Highway 2.
Click here for a map and directions. Open for the season
August 1 to October 31; August hours are Monday - Saturday 9
am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm; September and October
hours are Monday - Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 am to 7 pm
and Sunday 11 am to 7 pm;. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page. Join us at Appleberry
Acres, our fun farm play area, for all sorts of terrific fun!
You're kids will have a blast playing on our Tire Sand Pile,
Play House, Horse & Wagon, Ring Toss, Checkerboard, Straw
Hut, & Corn Stalk Teepees, Coal Mine, Spookley the Square
Pumpkin, Scavenger Hunt, Wagon rides (weekends only), Barrel
train rides (weekends only). We grow 27 varieties of
pumpkins, all sizes, shapes, orange and white pumpkins! Find
the perfect match for your fall festivities! Try all of our
ten varieties of winter squash including Acorn, Blue Hubbard,
Buttercup, Butternut, Carnival, Kabocha, Long Island Cheese,
Red Kuri, Spaghetti and Sweet Dumpling. Many colors, shapes
and sizes of gourds including Apple, Dutch Crookneck, Kikuza
and Thelma Sanders. (UPDATED: September 18, 2015) (ADDED:
August 15, 2012, by JBS)
Harvestville Farm - corn maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized
haybale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, horse-drawn hay rides,
tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Fresh eggs, gift shop,
concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area,
birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours,
events at your location (call for info)
1977 Highway 2,
Donnellson, IA 52625. Phone: 319-470-1558. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Monday to Saturday from
9am to 7pm; Sundays from 11am to 7pm, September 1st to October
Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkins: September 21
to October 31; Corn maze is open from September 1 to October 31;
Moonlight maze is open Saturday nights in October from 7pm to
10pm. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard,
Click here for our Facebook page. Today we have over 40
acres and 175 varieties of pumpkins, squash, gourds, vegetables,
and other fall ornamentals. We believe that education and
entertainment go hand in hand, and we offer a variety of rural
focused activities and events for families, students, and groups
of all sizes and ages. To plan your next day trip to the
beautiful Iowa countryside, browse our website to see all the
family activities and special weekend events happening at the
pumpkin patch. Kathy's Pumpkin Patch is now Harvestville Farm!
Same owners, same location, same family fun!
(UPDATED: October 24, 2013, from their website) (UPDATED: August 15, 2012) (UPDATED:
August 10, 2009)
A visitor writes on September 3, 2007: "We
make a trip to this place every year (this is our third). Looks like
they just opened up again for the season on September 1st. The number of
varieties of pumpkins and squash is endless. We love them. Hope this
brings more folks to her place, it's really great! They have other
events throughout the year, but of course, fall is their big season.
Barnyard Blooms -
UPDATE: October 08, 2016: The owner tells me they are now
337 Cemetery Lane, Grandview, IA
52752. (UPDATED: July 31, 2009)
Van Buren County
Sass Family Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop
or farmstand, pumpkin patch- harvested and laid out on the
ground or lawn, Fall festival, haunted corn maze, kiddie
(mini) corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, we also have pie
pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted house, Fresh
eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms,
picnic area, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, petting
zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding
parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your
location (call for info)
3060 160th St, Riverside, IA
52327. Phone: 319 648-3788. Alternate Phone: 319 936-0533.
email@example.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 11 am
to 6 pm Mid September to end of October.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates.
Directions: Directly off highway 218 on 160th Street in the
country outside of Riverside, Iowa. 20 minutes south of Iowa
City and 20 North of Washington.
Click here for a map and directions. Sweet Corn is early
July; Fresh produce as the garden is available; Fall events
and pumpkins available mid September to end of October.
Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: February 08,
2017) (UPDATED: October 08, 2013, from their website)
(UPDATED: July 24, 2010)