Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Baton Rouge and south-central Louisianna?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Baton Rouge and south-central Louisianna, 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.

Especially this year, due to Coronavirus, be sure to click on the links (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this year's dates on the website for each festival. If they don't have a website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.

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! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.

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 September 2020

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 pie crust recipe is here! And we have home 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.

Keep in mind, many farms, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and Haunted Houses are trying to cope with rapidly changing state COVID requirements: ALWAYS see their own website, Facebook page or call them before you go.

NOTE: Many of the farms are dropping their websites and switching to Facebook pages - but they don't tell anyone, including search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo or us, or redirect their website,  thus breaking all links to them. If a link is broken please click the "click here to report a broken link or blank page" so we can find the replacement link! Thanks!

After Halloween, find a 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.  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

Ascension Parish

Assumption Parish

East Baton Rouge Parish

  • Blackwater United Methodist Church - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, restrooms, Bounce house
    10000 Blackwater Road, City Of Central, LA 70714. Phone: 225-261-4646. Alternate Phone: 225-261-7557. Fax: 225-261-4699. Email: joanne@blackwaterumc.org. Open: Pumpkin Patch October 6 - 30, 2014; Pumpkin Patch Hours: Monday - Friday 10 am - 7 pm; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday  1 pm - 5 pm; Car Show - October 25, 2014; Craft Show - October 25, 2014; Trunk-or-Treat - October 26, 2014 (see their website for hours); ; Proceeds from this year's patch will go to local and foreign missions; Monday –Fridays are open for School field trips. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.    
  • LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, Fall festival, corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809. Phone: 225-763-3990. Email: mfuller@agcenter.lsu.edu. Open: September 27  to 28, 2014, from 8:30 am 5:00 pm October 4, 11, 18, 2014, 4 pm to 7pm Night Maze October 25, 2014, 4 pm to 9 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Arbor Day tree planting, Gourmet in the Garden, Cocktails in the Garden, Garden Fest, Wine & Roses, Trees 'n Trails, Master Gardener, Herb Society, Burden Horticulture Society and so much more!.

East Feliciana Parish

Iberia Parish

Iberville Parish

Livingston Parish

  • Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin and Strawberry Patch - pumpkins, picnic area, face painting,  birthday parties, school tours
    31458 La 43 Hwy, Albany, LA 70711. Phone: 225-567-3493. Alternate phone: (225) 567-9113. Email: farmforkids@yahoo.com. Directions: 3 miles North of Albany on the corner of highway 43 and highway 1064. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in March, April, May. Open: Call for current days and hours; School Tour Times: From 9am to 1pm; Call about field trips and school tours. Payment: Cash, only.   Or cell phones: (985) 974-0260 or (985)-320-0698. We also have Tractor Races.Pick a Pumpkin from the field, They also have: Zip line, Jumping Pillow, Tunnel Slide, Face Painting, Duck Racing, Pedal Tractors, See Cotton Growing, Hay Maze, Milk a Cow, Roll Down the Hill, Catch Mrs. Heather telling how pumpkins grow, Merry go round, Play Horse Shoes, Nature Trail, Lots of places to take pictures, Weigh & Measure your pumpkin, Bring a Picnic Lunch, Paint a pumpkin (on the weekend only). (UPDATED: September 25, 2019, JBS)
    A visitor writes on September 21, 2014: "I felt compelled to send in a response after reading the completely inaccurate comments about this Pumpkin Patch that my children have been to at least once or twice a year for 16 years. I was so shocked by the comments that I showed them to a couple of former teachers of my kids who go to Ms. Heather's with their class yearly. First of all, yes they do purchase pumpkins in bulk, but there is a field there that has pumpkin plants growing. And Ms. Heather uses those plants daily to tell the children exactly how pumpkins are grown. This pumpkin patch is so popular that the re is no way that they would be able to grow the amount of pumpkins that they need. Secondly the people working there have always been polite and very welcoming. In the 16 years that we have been visiting we have never been treated rudely by anyone. The large building is indeed a house. It is the owner's home. The farmer's home. They live there and it is in fact a privately owned business. I have never had the impression that it had anything to do with a church fundraiser. I can't imagine where that comment came from. Next the school's come back year after year from all over south Louisiana and Mississippi, not because the owner knows them or "It's one of THOSE kinds of things" but because the children LOVE it. Each year they add something new and my children who are now from high school down to 1st grade look forward to exploring the new attractions every year. Lastly I want to talk about price. Children pay $7 each and adults are free. That means that my family pays $14 (my oldest is now considered an adult) and we can enjoy all of the activities available from the time we get there until dark. My kids can ride the horse tire zip lines, go through the corn maze, play on the huge red inflated tarp, take endless pictures in many different spots set up specifically for picture taking, race rubber ducks with water pumps and a lot of other things that I can't remember right off hand. Yes Pumpkins are cheaper at Walmart. So if you are an adult (which I suspect the person with the negative post must be since they stated that they weren't asked to pay anything), you can go buy a pumpkin at Walmart, but if you want a fun and inexpensive family day then ignore the previous comment and visit Ms. Heather's. A family with 4 children will only pay $28. You will be glad you did."
    A visitor writes on July 27, 2014: "We visited Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin and Strawberry Patch in the fall, wanting to get some pumpkins for carving for Halloween. First, it is not a pumpkin patch. Pumpkins are trucked in (a flatbed arrived as we were walking in) and come in cardboard boxes on pallets just like at Walmart. They are placed in a grassy field. There a few displays, like a few rows of corn, a few bales of hay, a tractor and wagon, etc. The day we went, there were quite a few school buses with children. It looked like the children were charged $4 for a 5-8 inch pumpkin. The people working were not very nice or polite. I felt unwelcome and like an intruder the whole time. I didn't like being watched over the whole time. What looks like a gift shop from the outside is actually a home so I don't know what they are trying to present. I got the feeling it was a combination of a private venture and a church fundraising thing, or a private thing passed off as a church fundraiser. Probably some teacher or relative made a shady deal with school administrators for field trips. It seemed like "it's one of THOSE kinds of things". I'm glad the day we went we were not charged admission. I would have asked for a refund, even though I probably would not have received it from them. A waste unless you need to drive to the boonies to let your children walk in the grass. By the way, W-mart has bigger pumpkins for carving, and at a better price."
  • Saint Francis Episcopal Church - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
    726 Maple Street, Denham Springs, LA 70726. Phone: 225-665-2707. Alternate Phone: 225-610-8397. Fax: 225-665-2709. Email: secretary@stfrands.org. Open: Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm and Sunday 12noon to 6pm; October 07 to 31, 2012. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. The Pumpkin Patch is a fund raiser for the church and the Mission Church located in New Mexico where the Navajo Indians grow the harvest to support their community. We host field trips for daycare and kindergarten classes in the morning hours. Children are told a pumpkin story, given a small sample of 'pumpkin juice', and allowed to exploer the patch. Admission to the patch is free of charge. This is our 17th year hosting the Pumpkin Patch and people in the community know us year round as the 'Pumpkin Church'.

Pointe Coupee Parish

St. Helena Parish

St. James Parish

St. Martin Parish

St. Mary Parish

West Baton Rouge Parish

  • Louisiana Maze - corn maze
    Poplar Grove Plantation, 1246 Corn Maize Lane, Port Allen, Louisiana 70767. Phone: 225 - 343 - 1119 or 877 - 843 - 9421. Email: louisianamaze@hotmail.com. Directions: We are exactly 3.5 miles north of the new Mississippi River Bridge, To get to our maze, go North down LA 1 and cross over the overpass, Turn left onto Corn Maize Lane (by the large ear of corn), Go down Corn Maize Lane approximately 900 feet, Cross over the railroad track. The maze is located behind the railroad track. DON'T BE FOOLED!!! There are two mazes in Port Allen. WE ARE NOT THE CORN MAZE LOCATED ON LA 1. If it doesn't say WAFB, Cajun Country Corn Maze, you are not at our maze. Click here for a discount coupon!

West Feliciana Parish