Find a local pumpkin patch

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 thoses 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. 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 September 2017

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.

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

Allen Parish

  • Grant Christmas Tree Farm, Inc. - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand,  Bathrooms, Gift Shop,
    17030 Hwy. 10, Pitkin, LA 70656. Phone: 318-634-3408. Email: grantfarms1983@gmail.com. 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 petting zoo. Click here for our Facebook page.
    (UPDATED: September 22, 2017) (UPDATED: December 02, 2015, JBS)

Avoyelles Parish

Beauregard Parish

  • 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, group reservations
    252 Cm Farms Road, Dry Creek, LA 70637. Phone: 337-328-8916. Email: fun@cmfarmsllc.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 ago. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page
  • Crooked 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: Hwy 190 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.

Calcasieu Parish

  • 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 website.
    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

Cameron Parish

Evangeline Parish

  • 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: ljfontenot@centurytel.net. 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

Lafayette Parish

Rapides Parish

  • Midnight Productions - corn maze
    7600 Hwy 71 South, Alexandria, LA. Phone: 318-641-1146. Phone: 318-542-1021. Phone: 318-793-8112. Fax: 318-641-1146. Email: info@midnightproduction.com. Directions: 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 closing time.

St. Landry Parish

Vermilion Parish

Vernon 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: 337-239-0066. Email: andersonfarms@me.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.

 

 

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