Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in Northwest-central Kansas? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of those in Northwest-central Kansas, 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 August 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
- Cottage Lane Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, pumpkin
patch-pick in the field, corn maze, haunted corn maze, straw or hay bale
maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, prepicked produce,
gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, farm animals, school
1001 West 15th, Ellis, KS 67637. Phone: (785) 726-2490. Email:
Directions: I-70 to Ellis, Exit 145. Turn West at downtown stoplight. Turn
South at 110th Avenue We are on the left, past the creek. Open: Saturdays
11am to 5pm, Sundays 1pm to 5pm, Weekday tours by appointment only, call
(785) 726 to 2490. U-Pick Pumpkins: Generally the last weekend in September
to end of October; Schedule: September 20th to November 1st. Payment:
Cash, Check. Please contact us for updated information and other seasonal
events. More information and photos can be found at
Cottage Lane Pumpkin Patch and Hand Poured Country Candles.
- Hunter's Pumpkin Farm - 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, tractor-pulled hay
rides, haunted trail, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and
already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties,
picnic area, trike track, farm animals, birthday parties, school
tours, group reservations
1323 East Highway 9, Kirwin, KS
67644. Phone: 785-533-1448. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Saturday 10 am to 7 pm,
Sunday 2 pm to 7 pm; closed on weekdays.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates.
Directions: For a map to our farm,
click here. Payment: Cash, Check. Hunter's Pumpkin Farm is
all about good old-fashioned fun for the whole family. Whether
your on your way to the pumpkin patch to find that perfect
jack-o-lantern, purchasing some yummy homemade breads, checking
out the animals, or hanging out watching the kids run and play,
we're certain you will see why this is a fun pumpkin patch for
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 17, 2016)
Granny Mae's Pumpkin Patch - corn maze, hay rides, pumpkins and
gourds, picked or ready to pick
3871 198th Street, Dorrance (off I70), KS 67634. Phone: 785-483-9667. Email:
Open: Every Weekend Starting September 27 thru October from
Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm. Directions: Take I-70 to the Dorrance exit (#199), South (follow signs) - 3 miles South, 2
miles West, 1/2 mile North. Granny Mae's offers an old-fashioned fall festival atmosphere with hayrack
rides, bonfires, marshmallow roasts, and live music. Choose your favorite
pumpkin directly from the vine or wander through the woods where hundreds of
pumpkins are tucked among scarecrows and straw bales. See the Gift Shoppe in the Harvest Barn to see our selection of
scarecrows, candles, potpourri and other fall accents. Enjoy
a cup of hot cider and roasted peanuts by the fire while the kids enjoy a
scavenger hunt in our five-acre corn maze. Outhouse, picnic tables, group
meeting area , firepit, Cider house & concessions, gift barn with crafts
etc, kiddie games, hay rack ride, kiddie barrel ride, haunted forest,
pumpkin patch, Hay bale park for kids, corn maze with prizes, old fashioned
candy store, firepit with roasted nuts.
(UPDATED: August 25, 2016)
A visitor writes on October 02, 2014: "Stumbled across this little gem on our way across Kansas.
What a wonderful surprise. Was expecting "just a pumpkin patch" only
to discover so much more! Definitely worth the trip! Will be making
this a yearly destination."
A visitor writes on October 22, 2009: "Simply can't say enough. Breathtaking. Thought pumpkin
patches were only for people with children. We have no children but
went and spent the day walking around and setting by the fire.
Lovely gift shop, Neat old time candy store. Try the hot cider!
A visitor writes on October 01, 2009: "I visited Granny Mae's with my family last weekend for
the first time. Was so amazed to see such an incredible place tucked
away in Rural Russell County. The people there so warm and
welcoming. The sights, sounds, and wonderful smells are incredible.
So much for to enjoy. It was like stepping back in time to a more
peaceful time. "
A visitor writes on September
30, 2009: "Absolutely the neatest place I have ever taken my
family to. Very warm and welcoming and we spent the entire day. Felt
like we were in Branson! Musicians were terrific. So much for the
kids to see and do. They hand roast peanuts by the fire and offer
them free. Kids love the haunted forest! Love it! Love it! Love it!
I can't say enough. Wholeheartedly recommend it! "
A visitor writes on September 08, 2008: "Awesome. Step back into the old
days, relax around the fire and make smores. I can't say enough about this
place. It just puts you in the mood. The best in Ellis County."
(Note: they're actually in Russell County..)