Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in Southwestern Louisianna? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of those in Southwestern 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
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
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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
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.
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
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
Grant Christmas Tree Farm, Inc. - pumpkins for sale in
the shop or farmstand, Bathrooms, Gift Shop,
Hwy. 10, Pitkin, LA 70656. Phone: 318-634-3408. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Monday to Saturday 8
to 6; Sunday 12-6pm. Directions: Midway between DeRidder &
Oberline on Hwy. 377 (716 Whittaker Road). Pumpkins are
available October 14th through Thanksgiving. We have several
varieties and sizes for your perfect mix. Prices range from
$3-$20 depending on size and variety. The Fall Harvest Festival
takes place on the three Saturdays following Thanksgiving day.
The dates for 2017 are Nov 25th, Dec 2nd, & Dec 9th. This is a
time to load up the family and spend a day “down on the farm”.
While you are visiting us, you will see the donkey working an
old time cane press. Here you can learn about the process of
extracting the juice from the sugar cane in preparation to make
syrup. Just steps away is the outdoor syrup mill where the juice
is boiling over a roaring fire with a sweet aroma that fills the
air. Once you have learned about the syrup cooking and have
become hungry from the sweet smell, take a trip to the kitchen.
We serve homemade biscuits, syrup, sausage and milk gravy. We
also offer a barbecue sandwich. After feeling like you have been
to grandma's house you can return to the outdoors and listen to
some bluegrass and gospel music or take your children to the
Click here for our Facebook page.
22, 2017) (UPDATED: December 02, 2015, JBS)
- CM Farms LLC - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, cow
train / barrel train rides, corn maze, haunted corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn
maze, pig races, goat walk, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, concessions
/ refreshment stand, restrooms, inflatables/bounce house, jumping pillow,
farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours,
252 Cm Farms Road, Dry Creek, LA 70637. Phone:
email@example.com. Open: October hours: Friday nights - 6 pm to 11 pm
and Saturdays - 10 am to 11 pm November hours: Saturdays - 10 am to 9 pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: If using
a GPS, put in 200 John Broussard Road Dry Creek, LA 70637. The GPS system
does not recognize that we changed the road name to CM Farms road 3 years
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard,
Click here for our Facebook page.
Pines Farm - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered
from the field,
Hwy 190, Ragley, LA 70657. Phone: 337-725-4223. Open: October 1 to 31, on
Saturdays, from 8:30am to 4 pm (depending on weather); and we may open more
week days - call!. Directions:
located 1.5 miles from Hwy 171 going east Next to Ragley U.S. Post Office
(east side). For a map to our farm,
click here. Payment: Cash, only. We will be adding a web page with maps , business hours
, and types of pumpkins. I am interested in commercial sales, also.
- Moss Bluff
United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins
735 Sam Houston Jones Parkway, Moss Bluff, LA 70611. Phone:
337-855-6241. Open: October 10 through October 31, 2010; Patch
hours are weekdays from 3 pm to 6:30 pm; Saturday from 9 am to
6:30 pm and Sunday from noon to 6:30 pm. Proceeds from this
year's patch will go to the SWLA Methodist Children's Home. Large
variety of sizes, shapes and prices of pumpkins for sale, along
with gourds and Indian Corn. Our patch is decorated for the
perfect fall photo opportunities and the public is encouraged to
bring their cameras. Opening Day activities will include "Howdy"
the clown, jolly jumpers, face painting, music, a bake sale & for
a nominal fee Natchitoches meat pies, hot links, popcorn & soft
drinks. All proceeds from pumpkin sales go to various local
missions. Admission is free. Look for the green fence! For more
info call 337-855-6241 weekdays from 8 a.m. - noon.
- St. Luke Simpson
Methodist Church - pumpkin patch on the church lawn
1500 Country Club Road, Lake Charles, LA 70605. Phone:
337-474-1500. Open: Monday thru Saturday from 10:30AM to 6:00PM,
and on Sunday from 11:00 to 4:00PM. On October 8th, our first
delivery of our great pumpkins will be ready for shoppers. Mark
your calendars for early viewing of the enormous selection and
varieties arriving to our site. The fundraising project is
sponsored by the Missions Committee, and the proceeds will be
used to fund. For more information about the great activities
happening at St. Luke Simpson Methodist Church, visit our
A visitor writes on
October 13, 2012: "In addition to selling pumpkins of all
sizes, color, and variety, we offer decorative hay bales. Feel
free to take pictures, browse, or sit and visit in our beautiful
Fall setting. Did you know these fun facts about pumpkins?
Pumpkins contain potassium and Vitamin A. Pumpkin flowers are
edible. The largest pumpkin pie ever made was over five feet in
diameter and weighed over 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked
pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs and took six hours to
bake. In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an
ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling. Pumpkins were
once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites.
The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140 pounds
- Faubourg Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins
for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the
field, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food), farm
animals, school tours
2043 Faubourg Rd, Ville Platte, LA
70586. Phone: 337-360-1341. Alternate Phone: 337-363-3969. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Monday to Friday 8am to
12:30 pm for school visits Weekends - drive up and ask October
1st to November 1st. Directions: Directions: highway 363 Located
close to Ville Platte. Near the Grand Prairie area.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Many great photo opportunities Mini-science lesson given.
Jefferson Davis Parish
Midnight Productions - corn maze
7600 Hwy 71 South,
Alexandria, LA. Phone:
From Alexandria, two miles past I-49 on the left. Open:
October 3rd, 2008 to November 1st, 2008,
Friday 6-10pm and
Saturday 6-10pm and close from
Sunday through Thursday.
Last person enters
maze at posted
St. Landry Parish
- Anderson Farms - follows organic
methods, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch-
already gathered from the field, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled
hay rides, prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms,
picnic area, face painting, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
400 Slagle Road, Leesville, LA 71446. Phone: 337-208-7107. Fax:
email@example.com. Directions: We are located 1.5 miles east from
the intersection of Hwy 171 and Hwy 468. Also may see mapquest,
click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, October,
November. Open: Monday to Friday 3pm to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday
2pm to 6pm. Open for pumpkin picking and tractor-driven hayrides from the
last weekend of September through the last weekend of October. Watermelons
from July through August. Spring vegetables start in May and end in August.
We follow organic methods, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, Check.