Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Northwest-central Kansas?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Northwest-central Kansas, 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! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.

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 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.

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 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

Ellis County

  • Cottage Lane Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn maze, haunted corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, farm animals, school tours
    1001 West 15th, Ellis, KS 67637. Phone: (785) 726-2490. Email: [email protected].  Directions: I-70 to Ellis, Exit 145. Turn West at downtown stoplight. Turn South at 110th Avenue We are on the left, past the creek. Open: Saturdays 11am to 5pm, Sundays 1pm to 5pm, Weekday tours by appointment only, call (785) 726 to 2490. U-Pick Pumpkins: Generally the last weekend in September to end of October; Schedule: September 20th to November 1st. Payment: Cash, Check. Please contact us for updated information and other seasonal events. More information and photos can be found at Cottage Lane Pumpkin Patch and Hand Poured Country Candles

Graham County

Norton County

Osborne County

Phillips County

  • Hunter's Pumpkin Farm - pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, cow train / barrel train rides, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted trail, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, trike track, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    1323 East Highway 9, Kirwin, KS 67644. Phone: 785-533-1448. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 2 pm to 7 pm; closed on weekdays. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, Check. Hunter's Pumpkin Farm is all about good old-fashioned fun for the whole family. Whether your on your way to the pumpkin patch to find that perfect jack-o-lantern, purchasing some yummy homemade breads, checking out the animals, or hanging out watching the kids run and play, we're certain you will see why this is a fun pumpkin patch for many. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 17, 2016)

Rooks County

Russell County

  • Granny Mae's Pumpkin Patch - corn maze, pumpkins and gourds, picked or ready to pick
    3871 198th Street, Dorrance (off I70), KS 67634. Phone: 785-483-9667. Email: [email protected]. Open: weekends in October; Saturdays 10 am to 6 and Sundays 1 pm to 5. Directions: Take I-70 to the Dorrance exit (#199), South (follow signs) - 3 miles South, 2 miles West, 1/2 mile North.  Granny Mae's offers an old-fashioned fall festival atmosphere with bonfires, marshmallow roasts, and live music.  Choose your favorite pumpkin directly from the vine or wander through the woods where hundreds of pumpkins are tucked among scarecrows and straw bales.  See the Gift Shoppe in the Harvest Barn to see our selection of scarecrows, candles, potpourri and other fall accents. Enjoy a cup of hot cider and roasted peanuts by the fire while the kids enjoy a scavenger hunt in our five-acre corn maze. Outhouse, picnic tables, group meeting area , firepit, Cider house & concessions, gift barn with crafts etc, kiddie games, kiddie barrel ride, haunted forest, pumpkin patch, Hay bale park for kids, corn maze with prizes, old fashioned candy store, firepit with roasted nuts.(UPDATED: August 20, 2021)
    A visitor writes on October 02, 2014:
    "Stumbled across this little gem on our way across Kansas. What a wonderful surprise. Was expecting "just a pumpkin patch" only to discover so much more! Definitely worth the trip! Will be making this a yearly destination."
    A visitor writes on October 22, 2009:
    "Simply can't say enough. Breathtaking. Thought pumpkin patches were only for people with children. We have no children but went and spent the day walking around and setting by the fire. Lovely gift shop, Neat old time candy store. Try the hot cider! Incredible! "
    A visitor writes on October 01, 2009:
    "I visited Granny Mae's with my family last weekend for the first time. Was so amazed to see such an incredible place tucked away in Rural Russell County. The people there so warm and welcoming. The sights, sounds, and wonderful smells are incredible. So much for to enjoy. It was like stepping back in time to a more peaceful time. "
    A visitor writes on September 30, 2009:
    "Absolutely the neatest place I have ever taken my family to. Very warm and welcoming and we spent the entire day. Felt like we were in Branson! Musicians were terrific. So much for the kids to see and do. They hand roast peanuts by the fire and offer them free. Kids love the haunted forest! Love it! Love it! Love it! I can't say enough. Wholeheartedly recommend it! "
    A visitor writes on September 08, 2008:
    "Awesome. Step back into the old days, relax around the fire and make smores. I can't say enough about this place. It just puts you in the mood. The best in Ellis County."
    (Note: they're actually in Russell County..)

Smith County

Trego County