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Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Baton Rouge and south-central Louisiana? Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Baton Rouge and south-central Louisiana, 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.

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Updates for December 2023

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.  If you are looking for pick your own apples with pumpkins and often also fun activities, see this page.

NOTE: Many farms went out of business in the past 2 years and others are dropping their websites and switching to Facebook pages 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! And Find a a local farm market here

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

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Ascension Parish

Assumption Parish

East Baton Rouge Parish

  • Blackwater United Methodist Church - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, restrooms, Bounce house
    10000 Blackwater Road, City Of Central, LA 70714. Phone: 225-261-4646. Alternate Phone: 225-261-7557. Fax: 225-261-4699. Email: [email protected]. Open: Pumpkin Patch October 6 - 30, 2014; Pumpkin Patch Hours: Monday to Friday 10 am to 7 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm; Car Show - October 25, 2014; Craft Show - October 25, 2014; Trunk-or-Treat - October 26, 2014 (see their website for hours); ; Proceeds from this year's patch will go to local and foreign missions; Monday -Fridays are open for School field trips. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, Fall festival, corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809. Phone: 225-763-3990. Email: [email protected]. Open: late September through October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Activities will include: Corn Maze, Sunflower Fields, Pumpkin Patch, Petting Farm, Hayride, Satsuma picking, Hay Mountain, Rock Rascal Treasure Hunt, Take home crafts, Picnic Area with local food vendors Arbor Day tree planting, Gourmet in the Garden, Cocktails in the Garden, Garden Fest, Wine & Roses, Trees 'n Trails, Master Gardener, Herb Society, Burden Horticulture Society and so much more!. 2020 Admission is $15 per person and, free for children 3 and younger.

East Feliciana Parish

  • Barn Hill Preserve Louisiana - pumpkins, petting zoo, corn maze
    11342 Highway 955 E, Ethel, LA 70730. Phone: 225-286-3003. Email: [email protected]. Open: September 30, 2023 and October 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29, 2023, plus November 4th and 5th. General admission includes: Tour our zoological park, Petting Zoo, Kangaroo Walkabout, Fall Games, Free small pumpkin from the patch, Corn maze, Face Painting, Animal Shows. Barn Hill Preserve Louisiana facebook page.  (ADDED: September 3, 2023, JBS)

Iberia Parish

Iberville Parish

Livingston Parish

  • Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin and Strawberry Patch - pumpkins, picnic area, face painting, birthday parties, school tours
    31458 La 43 Hwy, Albany, LA 70711. Phone: 225-567-3493. Alternate phone: (225) 567-9113. Email: [email protected]. Directions: 3 miles North of Albany on the corner of highway 43 and highway 1064. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in March, April, May. Open: Call for current days and hours; School Tour Times: From 9 am to 1 pm; Call about field trips and school tours. Payment: Cash, only. Or cell phones: (985) 974-0260 or (985)-320-0698. We also have Tractor Races.Pick a Pumpkin from the field, They also have: Zip line, Jumping Pillow, Tunnel Slide, Face Painting, Duck Racing, Pedal Tractors, See Cotton Growing, Hay Maze, Milk a Cow, Roll Down the Hill, Catch Mrs. Heather telling how pumpkins grow, Merry go round, Play Horse Shoes, Nature Trail, Lots of places to take pictures, Weigh & Measure your pumpkin, Bring a Picnic Lunch, Paint a pumpkin (on the weekend only). (UPDATED: September 25, 2019, JBS)
    A visitor writes on September 21, 2014: "I felt compelled to send in a response after reading the completely inaccurate comments about this Pumpkin Patch that my children have been to at least once or twice a year for 16 years. I was so shocked by the comments that I showed them to a couple of former teachers of my kids who go to Ms. Heather's with their class yearly. First of all, yes they do purchase pumpkins in bulk, but there is a field there that has pumpkin plants growing. And Ms. Heather uses those plants daily to tell the children exactly how pumpkins are grown. This pumpkin patch is so popular that the re is no way that they would be able to grow the amount of pumpkins that they need. Secondly the people working there have always been polite and very welcoming. In the 16 years that we have been visiting we have never been treated rudely by anyone. The large building is indeed a house. It is the owner's home. The farmer's home. They live there and it is in fact a privately owned business. I have never had the impression that it had anything to do with a church fundraiser. I can't imagine where that comment came from. Next the school's come back year after year from all over south Louisiana and Mississippi, not because the owner knows them or "It's one of THOSE kinds of things" but because the children LOVE it. Each year they add something new and my children who are now from high school down to 1st grade look forward to exploring the new attractions every year. Lastly I want to talk about price. Children pay $7 each and adults are free. That means that my family pays $14 (my oldest is now considered an adult) and we can enjoy all of the activities available from the time we get there until dark. My kids can ride the horse tire zip lines, go through the corn maze, play on the huge red inflated tarp, take endless pictures in many different spots set up specifically for picture taking, race rubber ducks with water pumps and a lot of other things that I can't remember right off hand. Yes Pumpkins are cheaper at Walmart. So if you are an adult (which I suspect the person with the negative post must be since they stated that they weren't asked to pay anything), you can go buy a pumpkin at Walmart, but if you want a fun and inexpensive family day then ignore the previous comment and visit Ms. Heather's. A family with 4 children will only pay $28. You will be glad you did."
    A visitor writes on July 27, 2014: "We visited Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin and Strawberry Patch in the fall, wanting to get some pumpkins for carving for Halloween. First, it is not a pumpkin patch. Pumpkins are trucked in (a flatbed arrived as we were walking in) and come in cardboard boxes on pallets just like at Walmart. They are placed in a grassy field. There a few displays, like a few rows of corn, a few bales of hay, a tractor and wagon, etc. The day we went, there were quite a few school buses with children. It looked like the children were charged $4 for a 5-8 inch pumpkin. The people working were not very nice or polite. I felt unwelcome and like an intruder the whole time. I didn't like being watched over the whole time. What looks like a gift shop from the outside is actually a home so I don't know what they are trying to present. I got the feeling it was a combination of a private venture and a church fundraising thing, or a private thing passed off as a church fundraiser. Probably some teacher or relative made a shady deal with school administrators for field trips. It seemed like "it's one of THOSE kinds of things". I'm glad the day we went we were not charged admission. I would have asked for a refund, even though I probably would not have received it from them. A waste unless you need to drive to the boonies to let your children walk in the grass. By the way, W-mart has bigger pumpkins for carving, and at a better price."
  • Saint Francis Episcopal Church - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
    726 Maple Street, Denham Springs, LA 70726. Phone: 225-665-2707. Alternate Phone: 225-610-8397. Fax: 225-665-2709. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 12noon to 6 pm; October 07 to 31, 2012. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. The Pumpkin Patch is a fund raiser for the church and the Mission Church located in New Mexico where the Navajo Indians grow the harvest to support their community. We host field trips for daycare and kindergarten classes in the morning hours. Children are told a pumpkin story, given a small sample of 'pumpkin juice', and allowed to exploer the patch. Admission to the patch is free of charge. This is our 17th year hosting the Pumpkin Patch and people in the community know us year round as the 'Pumpkin Church'.

Pointe Coupee Parish

St. Helena Parish

St. James Parish

St. Martin Parish

St. Mary Parish

West Baton Rouge Parish

  • Cajun Country Corn Maze Louisiana Maze - corn maze
    40833 LA-16, Amite City, LA 70422. Phone: 225 - 343 - 1119 or 877 - 843 - 9421. Email: [email protected]. Open: See the Corn Maze Calendar for dates and times. Directions: Get a Map. There are two mazes in Port Allen. WE ARE NOT THE CORN MAZE LOCATED ON LA 1. If it doesn't say WAFB, Cajun Country Corn Maze, you are not at our maze. Free Activities include pig races, Corn Crib, rubber Duck Races, Slides,tube slide and our roller slide
    Sand Pile, Spider Web Crawl, Petting/ Viewing Zoo, Pirate Ship.
    Activities that Require Admission Tickets and/or Armbands: Two Phase Corn Maze~ What this place is all about!! Getting lost while having fun following maps, and using passports to find your way through! This 7.5 acre maze will have you lost for longer than you ever expected! (ADMISSION PAID) Cow Train Rides, hayrides, corn cannons, jumping pillows, and
    Friendly Fire~ Arena-style, Air-powered Nerf Ball Gun Fun! Challenge your friends to see who has the best guts, no glory!! You gotta see it to believe it! (TOKEN PAID)
    Zombie Paintball~ A wagon ride equipped with glow in the dark paint ball guns (6 per wagon) pulled through one of the most eerie forest scenes imaginable. Try your best to shoot the zombies lurking in the shadows! Available both day and night.(WRISTBAND PAID)
    The following Paid Activities are only available after dark in October
    Haunted Corn Maze~ Only in October, Only at Night and Only for those not weak of Heart! A secret third phase of the corn maze is haunted after never know what may be lurking in a cornfield at night!
    Haunted Trail~ For those of you looking for an even more scary experience...try making it through a dimly lit forest filled with spooks, tricks and scares.
    Haunted Pallet Maze~Find your way through this challenging maze while being chased by our goblins galore!
    Click here for a discount coupon. And RECEIVE and additional $1.00 OFF OF ADMISSION WITH COMPLETION OF SURVEY
    (this offer is valid with any other discount coupons!) (1 survey per family is accepted) (UPDATED: October 19, 2020 JBS)

West Feliciana Parish

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