Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in Southeastern South Dakota? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of those in Southeastern South Dakota, 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
Bon Homme County
- Sanderson Gardens - pumpkins, raspberries, rhubarb, winter
squash, strawberries, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas
wreaths and boughs, saws provided, trees tied, pumpkin patch-pick in the
field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides,
prepicked produce, tractor-pulled hay rides
47657 US Hiway 14, Aurora, SD 57002. Phone: 605-693-4871. Email us at:
Directions: 4 miles east of Brookings on Hiway 14 And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, September. Open:
strawberries- 8am to noon sweet corn, melons, tomatoes 10am to 5pm
pumpkins-self serve daylight hours christmas trees-10am to 5 weekends, 4pm
to 5pm weekdays Strawberries-mid june through early July Sweet Corn, melons,
tomatoes-late July and august pumpkins etc-late september thru october
christmas trees-thanksgiving to late december Payment: Cash, Check.
wholesale rhubarb roots available
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Black Hills Spruce, Blue Spruce.
- Ufford Hills Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze - 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, haunted corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze,
straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, corn cannon, we
also have pie pumpkins, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay
rides, wagon rides, Bounce house, Maple Syrup from trees on the
farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the
premises), U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, picnic area,
face painting, Inflatables/bounce house, petting zoo, farm
animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school
tours, events at your location (call for info)
3691 East Main
Street, Vermillion, SD 57069. Phone: 605-624-3618. Fax:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Harvest Festival first weekend
in October 201 3, Friday 5 till Dusk, Saturday Noon till Dusk,
Sunday Noon till Dusk.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin
Click here for updates. Directions: 3691 East Main Street
Vermillion SD. Just off interstate 29 and highway 50. Feel free
to call for specific directions.
Click here for a map and directions. Corn maze is now open!
Corn maze closes October 31st; Harvest Festival is the first
weekend in October. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page. Last weekend in October
will be the Haunted Corn Maze open noon till we freeze.
- Area 81 Crop Maze - corn maze, haunted corn maze, snacks and
refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
27159 US HWY 81, Bridgewater, SD 57319. Phone: 605-261-5120. Email:
email@example.com. Directions: We are located 6.5 miles north of
Freeman, SD on US Hwy 81. OR We are 7.5 miles South of SD Hwy 42 and US Hwy
81 intersection. Please see our website for a map with driving directions
from your location. And for a map to our farm,
Click here. Open: weekends August through October. Please see our
website for exact days and times as they may change slightly from year to
year. Area81 Crop Maze's Corn Maze is open every weekend starting in August
through October. We have a Haunted maze at the end of October. See our
website for exact dates and times. We will open anytime by appointment.
Payment: Cash, Check.
Apple Orchard - apples, pumpkins, gift shop,
27249 SD Highway 115, Harrisburg, SD 57032. Phone: 605-743-2424. Email:
for their contact form. Directions: The orchard is located 5 miles south
of Sioux Falls, on Minnesota Avenue.
Click here for a map. Open: Fall Hours, Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm,
Saturday: 10am to 5pm, Sunday: 12pm to 5pm. The orchard was established in 1984 on 78 acres.
We have approximately 6,000 trees with thirteen varieties to satisfy
everyone's tastes. We also plant seven acres of pumpkins. Harvesting begins
in Mid-August, and continues into late October. Please come out and enjoy a
day in the country! We have many exciting fall events and new attractions
planned. Veda's Homemade Apple Pie, Also available Apple Wood Chips, Pony
Rides & Train Rides (Weekends Only)
And we have festivals:
Harvest Festival, a weekend in early October, enjoy a day in the country
picking apples & pumpkins. Come out and meet Sneakers the live scarecrow.
Enjoy horse drawn hayrides, pony rides, inflatable playground, train rides,
homemade apple and pumpkin pie, an lost of fun.
Great South Dakota Weigh Off (SD Giant Pumpkin Growers Association): Come
and see the incredible 500 lb. pumpkins. Weigh-in and winner announced after
11a.m. Call for details.
Pumpkin Festival on a weekend in mid October: Enjoy the country with a
horse-drawn hayride to one of the many pumpkin patches, pony rides, food,
inflatable playground, train rides, Kettle-Korn, face painting, Children's
Barn & lots of fun.
- Heartland Country Corn Maze - corn maze, snacks and refreshment
27455 SD highway 11, Harrisburg, SD 57032. Phone: (605)
firstname.lastname@example.org . Open: August 13 to October 24, 2010;
Last person enters at closing time; Hours: Friday 5:00 to 9:00 pm; Saturday
12:00 to 9:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm; Hours subject to change due to
rain/mud; When in doubt call; also open Labor Day Noon to 5:00 pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: located
2-1/2 miles East of Harrisburg, SD, then 1-1/2 miles South on S.D. highway
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Fun for the
whole Family! Enjoy a walk through the wonderful natural environment
provided by maturing corn. With a Maze Map and a list of questions in hand,
find your way to ten checkpoints which contain answers. Find the Hidden
checkpoint and receive a FREE treat from the Concession Barn. HAUNTED MAZE!
Get ready for a spooky good time this coming Halloween! Come and see what's
waiting in the corn. Visit our Haunted Maze October 29 & 30, 2010 (6:00 -
9:30 pm) (sorry, no group discounts for haunted maze).
- That Pickin Patch - No
pesticides are used,
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, Fresh eggs, farm market, farm animals
26711 455th Ave, Humboldt, SD 57035. Phone: 605-351-6736.
Alternate Phone: 605-595-4785. Email:
email@example.com. Open: self service/ deposit box
payment all week, dawn till dark, September 13 to October 31.
Directions: 26711 455th Avenue Humboldt SD 57035.
Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides
on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check.
- Yogi Bear Camp Resort - corn maze, haunted corn maze,
wagon rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms,
picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
26014 478th Ave,
Brandon, SD 57005. Phone: 605-332-2233. Alternate Phone: 800-638-9043. Fax: 605-332-2233. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Friday 5 pm to 9
pm; Saturday 12 pm to 9 pm; Sundays 1 pm to 5 pm; Labor Day 10 am
to 5 pm. Directions: From the intersection of I-90 and I-29, go
east on I-90 to Exit 402, turn north, 2 blocks to entrance of
campground and corn maze.
Click here for a map and directions. The Corn Maze is open
August 1st to October 31st with Fright Nights on October 30 and
31. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
Admission includes: Corn Maze, Jumping Pillow, Wagon Rides,
Visits by Yogi Bear, use of 2 playgrounds and picnic area. Add a
round of mini-golf for only $2 per person.