Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Southeastern Minnesota?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of thoses in Southeastern Minnesota, 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

See this page for the northern Minneaplis area, and this one for southern Minneapolis.  The rest of southeast MN is below:

Dodge County

  • Red Barn Learning Farm - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, goat walk, wagon rides, Fresh eggs, farm market, gift shop, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food), pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    27251 State Highway 30, Hayfield, MN 55940. Phone: (507)365-8321. Alternate Phone: (507)272-7465. Email: redbarnfarm@kmtel.com. Open: All weekends in October: Saturday 10am to 5pm Sunday 12pm to 5pm. Directions: Just 17 miles SW of Rochester, MN. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page.  

Fillmore County

Freeborn County

  • Farmer John's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, farm market, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food), birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    90537 273rdst, Austin, Select your state 55912. Phone: 507-437-9180. Alternate Phone: 507-437-2642. Email: Joulla5@aol.com. Open: Sunday through Saturday 12 to 6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Highway 251 to Mower Freeborn Road, South three fourths mile to 273rd Street, then West one half mile. For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.. Click here for our Facebook page. Do you want a pumpkin or an experience? Come for the pumpkins – stay for the fun! Where kids can be kids - and learn! We are not in the entertainment business! Experience the beauty, quiet and freedom of this beautiful country farm located on a dead end road with lots of convenient parking. Free admission, Free Wagon Rides, Free pumpkin for your baby born after 10/15/15. Pick your own pumpkins - over 30 varieties or pick some raspberries. Shop the barn for all fall decorating supplies. Be sure to have your camera. The children love the silo. (UPDATED: September 13, 2016) (UPDATED: September 13, 2015)    
  • Hilltop Greenhouse and Farm - pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, gift shop, restrooms, farm animals, school tours
    83204 300th Street, Ellendale, MN 56026. Phone: 507-889-3271. Email: sales@hilltopgreenhouse.com. Open: Middle of September to the end of October; Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 1pm to 4pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Hilltop Greenhouse and Farm is located 2 miles North of Hollandale on County Road 28, or 3 miles East of Geneva on County Road 35 then 2.5 miles South on County Road 28. Watch for directional signs. Click here for a map and directions. Hilltop Greenhouse and Farm opens for the season April 20th with spring sales; Plants and Vegetable will be for sale until the end of October. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Hilltop Greenhouse and Farm is family owned and operated. All of our plants and produce are grown on our farm with sustainable practices. Take a ride to the country and enjoy the beautiful countryside view while you are able to shop for unique annuals, vegetables, perennials, shrubs, produce, and more. You will be glad you came and will be sharing the experience with family and friends!.
  • Oak Knoll Farm CSA - Uses natural growing practices, pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, we also have pie pumpkins, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, farm animals
    20791 785th Ave, Albert Lea, MN 56007. Phone: 507-402-7637. Alternate Phone: 507-402-7637. Email: oakknollfarms@yahoo.com. Open: The pumpkin patch is closed this year due to a bad growing season; Come on out next year in 2014 fall: In 2014 our hours will be Monday to Friday 11am to 6pm May - October 31st Contact us to learn more:. Directions: 20791 785th Ave, Albert Lea, MN 56007: Just east of Love's travel center 1 mile on Hwy46 and then North on 785th Avenue 1 mile. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check.  

Goodhue County

  • Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch at Veterans Memorial Park! - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival,
    6335 Portland Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423. Phone: 612) 861-934. Email: ellen@wheelfunrentals.com. Open: September 24th - October 30th: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to Sunset. Directions: For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: September 13, 2016)
  • Willow's Keep Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, corn maze, haunted corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, haunted house, Trick-or-treating event, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, group reservations
    47385 highway 52 Blvd, Zumbrota, MN 55992. Phone: 507-491-2639. Email: galatyt@yahoo.com. Open: (OPENING Saturday, September 17) September 17, 18, 24 and 25, October 1, 2,8, 9, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 29 and 30 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 47385 US-52 Blvd, Zumbrota, MN 55992 FRIGHT at the FARM is located on US highway 52. From Rochester: Follow US highway 52 north. Access into the property is from highway 52 left turn lane. From Twin Cities: Follow US highway 52 south. The entrance to the property is located just south of the highway 60 interchange. Turn right into the property. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 13, 2016)

Houston County

  • Doubletree Carriage Company - horse-drawn hay rides, wagon rides, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, events at your location (call for info)
    221 W Cedar St, Houston, MN 55943. Phone: 507-459-3546. Email: hillequinemassage@acegroup.cc. Directions: Please call. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in All year. Open: Anytime By Appointment. We specialize in your special event; We are available for a variety of events including weddings, birthdays, funerals, etc. Payment: Cash, Check. We specialize in your special event. If it's special to you, it's special to us.   
  • The Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand,
    16764 State 44, Spring Grove, MN 55921. Phone: 507-459-1949. Email: andromeda009@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days a week, Labor day through October 31. Directions: Located between Caledonia, MN and Spring Grove, MN, about 3 miles east of Spring Grove on State highway 44. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Also available: Squash, many varieties!.

Mower County

Olmsted County

  • Sekapp Orchard - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand,  pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, honey, corn maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, concessions / refreshment stand,  restrooms
    3415 College View Road East, Rochester, MN 55904. Phone: (507) 282-4544. Email: info@sekapporchard.com. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. 
  • Tweite's Family Farm - corn maze, pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, kiddie (mini) corn maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, U-pick and already picked, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), trike track, mini-golf, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    1821 Frontier Road Sw, Byron, MN 55920. Phone: 507-365-8035. Email: info@tweite.com. Open: Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 5:30 pm, September 19 to October 25; MEA October 14 pm to 16, from 10 am to 5:30 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: If you are coming from the East, we are located 12 minutes West of Rochester off of US highway 14 — Turn South on 19th Avenue. If you are coming from the West, we are located 30 minutes East of Owatonna on US highway 14 (just 3 miles East of Kasson) — Turn South on 19th Avenue. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Tweite's Pumpkin Patch is more than just a pumpkin patch. Enjoy over 22 acres of amusements, including theme parks, golf, live entertainment, gem mining, 4 acre corn maze, specialty foods & more. View our website for a complete listing, sign up for our e-newsletter for updates/ promotions and more. Enjoy our award winning Theme Park, 12-Acre Corn Maze, and Pumpkin Patch! Teacher’s start planning your Fall Educational Field Trips to our Farm. (UPDATED: August 05, 2015)    

Steele County

  • Oak View Nursery Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, cow train / barrel train rides, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, trike track, mini-golf, petting zoo, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    7921 South County Road 45, Owatonna, MN 55060. Phone: 507-451-0454. Email: dan@oakviewnursery.net. Open: weekends October 1st through October 30, 2016, Saturdays from 10am to 6pm and Sundays from 12 pm to 6pm.  Directions: Owatonna, Interstate 35 to Highway 14 East 1/2 mile, then South on County Road 45 for 6 miles. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Oak View Nursery and Pumpkin Patch is fun for the whole family. Voted Best Hay Ride and Corn Maze in Southern Minnesota! So much to do Plus... Pumpkin launcher, Bounce house and Giant Inflatable Slide, Remote Control race car track, Paintball target range, Jacob's ladder, Woods trail, Indoor Game area, Pumpkin Painting, Education Station, Mini Golf, Family Game area, Food Stand, Fireside seating, Fall Decorations and more! Perfect for School Groups and Birthday Parties - Call soon to reserve your date!. (UPDATED: September 24, 2016)  (UPDATED: September 10, 2015)

Wabasha County

  • Apple Ridge Orchard - Apples, pumpkins, wagon rides,
    47418 240th Avenue, Mazeppa, MN 55956. Phone: 507- 843-3033. Open: daily from 9 am to 6 pm. Seasonal hours Apples galore! (Including famous Apple Ridge Honeycrisp, Haralson, Honeygold, and Sweet Sixteen). Plus, fresh-pressed apple cider, pumpkins, caramel apples, and a festive harvest atmosphere. Favorite family events include pick-your-own apples and you-pick pumpkins with tractor-pulled wagon rides every weekend. Kids Corn Maze. Apple Ridge llamas and barnyard animals love kids. Located just 15 minutes north of Rochester. Apple Ridge Orchard information and map on website. Click here to visit our Facebook page. Pick-Your-Own Apples Pick-Your-Own Grapes and Pumpkins Animal Barnyard (Goats, Sheep, Alpacas) 2 Corn Mazes (Young and Not-So-Young) Alpaca Petting Area. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Roper Pumpkin Patch - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, Other fruit or veg, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    104 Orchard Lane, Lake City, MN 55041. Phone: (507)269-1877. Email: wg_one@yahoo.com. Open: daily, stop at the house and ask. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Right off highway 63 at the city limits of Lake City MN. Look for the big field of pumpkins and follow the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Coming Fall 2009. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check.

Waseca County

  • Harvest Hills Farms - pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, U-pick and already picked
    7561 403rd Ave, Janesville, MN 56048. Phone: 507-835-1504. Email: harvesthillsfarms@yahoo.com. Open: October 1 to October 30 Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm. Directions: 9 miles Northwest of Waseca MN on County Road #5. Please call for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. In October we offer group tours for schools, churches, scouts etc. by appointment on weekdays and evenings. Group events include picking a pumpkin, husking calico corn, shelling corn and optional activities such as education on farms, crafts and cook-outs.

Winona County

  • Tews Corn Maze - corn maze, pumpkin patch in the field, pumpkins (brought in from the field), restrooms, gift shop, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food),
    20723 Tews Road, Winona, MN, MN 55987. Phone: 507) 523-2975. Open: weekends from Saturday, September 24 through Sunday, October 30, noon to 6 p.m. and weekdays and evenings by appointment. (We may have to close in case of inclement weather) and  Enjoy TWO FLASHLIGHT MAZES! Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 6 pm to 10 opm, Price $10 Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 (MEA Weekend) 6 pm to 10 pm, Price $10 . Directions: From the East & West: I-90 to the Lewiston Exit #242, north to Lewiston to US Hwy. 14. Right on US Hwy.14, go a half mile, left on Winona Co. Hwy. 25, go 4.5 miles, left on Tews Road. Payment: Cash, checks, only.. 2016 Admission Price $10 for ages 5 and up. Ages 4 and under free. Includes the Maze, Giant Inflatable, Hayride,Pig Races, Petting Zoo and Duck Races. (Food is priced separately.) Pumpkins are free for a free-will donation that will be given to families in need. ).

 

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