Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in southeastern Iowa? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of those in southeastern Iowa, 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!
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New for this year, see our Top Ten list of best pumpkins to make pumpkin pies and for
baking and cooking. Also, our Master List of 100 Varieties of Pumpkins for
every purpose. Then see this page for our easy pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin recipe.
Updates for December 2021
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
Des Moines County
Ghost Train - haunted
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641. Phone: 319-385-2912. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
see the website. Fun at a "Haunted" train station, ghosts and
goblins, fall food and fun for all ages. MCRR Running Times: 6:00 -
10:00pm. The railroad takes on an eerie feel for its annual Ghost
Train. Join us for a spooktactular event on the 'Train of No
Return.' Watch for more information on this exciting event. Located
in McMiIllin Park in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
Fainting Goat Acres Pumpkin Patch - permanently closed
Fairfield, IA 52556. UPDATE: September 16, 2021: The owner tells me
they are now permanently closed
- Rolling Prairie Acres - Pumpkin Patch
708 E. Ringgold Street, Sigourney, Iowa 52591. Phone: 641-622-1221. Strawberry
patch (in the Spring).
- Appleberry Orchard - corn maze, corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, Honey from
hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market,
gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic
area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school
tours, group reservations
2469 Highway 2, Donnellson, IA
52625. Phone: 319-372-1307. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates.
Click here for updates. Directions: From the West, we are
7 miles East of Donnellson on Highway 2. From the East, we
are 2.5 miles West of Ft. Madison on Highway 2.
Click here for a map and directions. Open for the season
August 1 to October 31; August hours are Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm; September and October
hours are Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm
and Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm;. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page. Join us at Appleberry
Acres, our fun farm play area, for all sorts of terrific fun!
You're kids will have a blast playing on our Tire Sand Pile,
Play House, Horse & Wagon, Ring Toss, Checkerboard, Straw
Hut, & Corn Stalk Teepees, Coal Mine, Spookley the Square
Pumpkin, Scavenger Hunt, Wagon rides (weekends only), Barrel
train rides (weekends only). We grow 27 varieties of
pumpkins, all sizes, shapes, orange and white pumpkins! Find
the perfect match for your fall festivities! Try all of our
ten varieties of winter squash including Acorn, Blue Hubbard,
Buttercup, Butternut, Carnival, Kabocha, Long Island Cheese,
Red Kuri, Spaghetti and Sweet Dumpling. Many colors, shapes
and sizes of gourds including Apple, Dutch Crookneck, Kikuza
and Thelma Sanders. (UPDATED: September 18, 2015) (ADDED:
August 15, 2012, by JBS)
Harvestville Farm - pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in
the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field where
they grow, pumpkin patch- harvested and laid out on the
ground or lawn, corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, we also
have pie pumpkins, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay
rides, wagon rides, Fall festival, gift shop, concessions /
refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring
your own food), inflatables/bounce house, jumping pillow,
trike track, birthday parties, school tours, group
1977 highway 2, Donnellson, IA 52625. Phone:
(319) 470-1558. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Pick your own pumpkins are September 22nd to October 31st. Click here for current open hours, days and dates.
Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated
pest management practices (IPM). Payment: Cash, Check, Debit
cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. Throughout the spring &
summer months our farm features: plants, annuals, seeds,
fresh veggies, fruits, Farm to Table Dinners and Home and
Garden Decor. In September and October our 40 acres of
pumpkins, squash and gourds turn our farm into a harvest
haven along with two large play areas for families of all
ages to enjoy, a 10 acre corn maze, wagon rides and special
fall events. In November our farm transforms once again into
a winter wonderland that features fresh cut trees, wreaths,
roping, gift items and arrangements up until the Christmas
holiday. (UPDATED: August 27, 2018)
A visitor writes on September 3, 2007: "We
make a trip to this place every year (this is our third). Looks like
they just opened up again for the season on September 1st. The number of
varieties of pumpkins and squash is endless. We love them. Hope this
brings more folks to her place, it's really great! They have other
events throughout the year, but of course, fall is their big season.
- Barnyard Blooms -
UPDATE: October 08, 2016: The owner tells me they are now
337 Cemetery Lane, Grandview, IA
Van Buren County
- Sass Family Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop
or farmstand, pumpkin patch- harvested and laid out on the
ground or lawn, Fall festival, haunted corn maze, kiddie
(mini) corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, we also have pie
pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted house, Fresh
eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms,
picnic area, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, petting
zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding
parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your
location (call for info)
3060 160th St, Riverside, IA
52327. Phone: 319 648-3788. Alternate Phone: 319 936-0533.
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday from 11 am
to 6 pm Mid September to end of October.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates.
Directions: Directly off highway 218 on 160th Street in the
country outside of Riverside, Iowa. 20 minutes south of Iowa
City and 20 North of Washington.
Click here for a map and directions. Sweet Corn is early
July; Fresh produce as the garden is available; Fall events
and pumpkins available mid September to end of October.
Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: February 08,