Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in New Orleans and Southeast 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.

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 CALLING.

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.

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 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

Jefferson Parish

  • Banting's Nursery - pumpkins (harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn), pumpkins (in a market, stand or shop), restrooms, gift shop,
    3425 River Road, Bridge City, LA 70094. Phone: (504) 436-4343. Email: westbank@bantingsnursery.com. Open: Mon- Sat 8am-5pm Sun 9am-4pm. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover . Click here for our Facebook page. Join us at the New Orleans Fall Garden Festival in the New Orleans Botanical Gardens at City Park. This festival features plants, art, music, cooking demos, children’s activities, and even a scarecrow contest! Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 and Sunday, Oct 6, 2019. (ADDED: October 01, 2019, Suggested by a visitor)
  • St. Augustine's Episcopal Church - pumpkin patch (already gathered from the field)
    3412 Haring Road, Metairie, LA. Phone: 504-887-4801. Open: daily from October 9th (2009) from 9am to 8pm every day until Halloween, October 31st . Directions: the Pumpkin Patch is situated on the church property at the corner of Yale and Green Acres Road. The church will be selling pumpkins, carving kits, and baked goods for this annual fundraiser.
    A visitor writes on October 04, 2009: "There is a Pumpkin Patch at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church and Pre-School in Metairie, LA. They have shipments of pumpkins and a little bale of hay for pictures. I think the pumpkins are usually delivered around the 24th of October."
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church - pumpkin patch (already gathered from the field)
    3245 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA 70058. Phone: (504) 366-0123. Open: October 12, 2014 to October 31st with a Truck-or-Treat following close on Halloween; hours are 9 am - 6 pm (Monday thru Saturday) and noon - 6pm on Sundays. St. Mark's offers a program Monday-Friday for children from pre-school to third grade. Please call  for information on the school program. Reservations are required in advance.
  • St. Martin's Episcopal church Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins (already picked)
    2216 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA. Open: October through Halloween from 10am to about 6pm..
    A visitor writes on October 25, 2009: " Just a pumpkin patch to pick your pumpkin and small hay bails for fall photos "

Lafourche Parish

Orleans Parish

  • City Park - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, school tours, group reservations
    Big Lake Trail, City Park, New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70124. Phone: (504) 300-1289. Email: wheelfunrentalsnola@msn.com. Open: October 3rd - October 25th: 7 days a week 10:00am to Sunset. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Located at New Orleans' City Park, Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch is the place to go for fall fun for kids! Fun rides like bounce houses and slides, carnival games, pumpkins, fall themed food and more are waiting for you to enjoy! The New Orleans pumpkin patch is the perfect autumn family activity, so get the kids ready for a day of nonstop fall fun! You'll be able to pick out the perfect pumpkin, play some games, and end the day with a sweet snack! The pumpkin patch is serving up some family fun at Wheel Fun Rentals!.
  • First Presbyterian Church in New Orleans - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, events at your location (call for info)
    5401 S. Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70125. Phone: 504-866-7409. Email: pumpkinpatch@fpcno.org. Open: Monday through Friday 3 pm to dusk, Saturdays from 10 am to dusk, and Sundays from 1pm to dusk; October 6th to October 30th or until the pumpkins run out. Directions: The corner of S. Claiborne and Octavia Streets between Jefferson Ave. and Octavia. From I-10, exit Carrollton Ave. heading South. Turn left onto S. Claiborne Ave. (Note: There is no immediate left onto Claiborne. You will need to go 1/2 block past Claiborne and make a U-turn in order to make the turn onto Claiborne Ave.) Follow Claiborne Ave. and turn left where Claiborne intersects Jefferson Ave. The church and the Pumpkin Patch will be in front of you. . Click here for a map and directions. Family Fun Fest Day is Saturday October 19th from 10 am until 4 pm; The costume contest and Movie night is on Saturday October 26th from 4:30pm until 7pm. Payment: Cash, only. Profits benefit the Program of Hope Homeless ministry and Christian Education ministries with First Presbyterian Church in New Orleans.  
  • Sugar Roots Farm - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, Fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    10701 Willow Drive, New Orleans, LA 70131. Phone: 504.296-0435. Email: sgarland@sugarrootsfarm.com. Open: We have a Pumpkin Fest the last weekend before Halloween every year; This year, 2015, it will be October 24th and 25 Thursday, and you must buy tickets in advance; Please check our website for more details. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are 15 minutes from downtown New Orleans! We are located in Lower Coast Algiers, just past the English Turn community. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch! - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms
    1 Palm Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124. Phone: (504) 300-1289. Email: ellen@wheelfunrentals.com. Open: October 14th - 16th and October 21st - 30th: Monday - Friday from 6 pm to 9 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm. Directions: For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.  (ADDED: September 13, 2016)

Plaquemines Parish

St. Bernard Parish

  • Saint Bernard Parish Catholic Church Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, hayride
    2805 Bayou Road, Kenilworth, Saint Bernard, Louisiana. Phone: (504) 682-0980. Near Saint Bernard Parish Catholic Church, (Expansive grounds behind church). Open October 10 - 30th, 2006. Admission to the fair is (Pre-schooled - $7.00 per child which includes a pumpkin film viewing of Elmo Says Boo, the hayride, pumpkin patch visit, trick-or-treat bag, coloring book, and a snack of cookies and orange drink (Accompanying adults pay $2). Extra pumpkins are also available for sale. Hours are weekdays from 9 am to 2 P.M (Pre-booked Students, daycares, schools). Open to individuals on weekdays from 3 -6 PM. ($3 per child/$2 Adults). Saturdays from 11:00 am to 6 pm and Sundays from 2 - 6 PM. $3.00 Per Child which includes a visit to the pumpkin patch, a small pumpkin and the hayride. (Accompanying adults pay $2). 

St. Charles Parish

  • Montz Pumpkin Farm & Hayride - pumpkin patch, wagon rides
    17834  River Road, Montz, LA, Phone: 985-652-3672. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 9AM to 4PM. The tractor leaves on the top of the hour. The cost to pick a pumpkin from his patch includes the wagon ride, pumpkin and washing facilities. 
    A visitor writes on October 18, 2013: "Good Afternoon! I just called Montz's to make sure they were still running, and they are! The price is now $6 a person and they run Saturday and Sunday from 9AM to 4PM. The tractor leaves on the top of the hour. I figured you'd like to update the information you have on your page! This page has been a great resource!"
    A visitor writes on October 11, 2008:: "My daughter & I have gone to this every year for about 5 years now. It's easy to get to - just take Airline Hwy. From New Orleans, you'll cross over the spillway, stay in the left lane, & turn left at the first street immediately off the bridge. Follow it to the end, where you'll curve right onto River Road. The farm is well marked, & will be on your right side, with the levee on the left. If you're coming from Baton Rouge, you'll stay in the right lane, & turn right on the last street before you get on the bridge over the spillway. It simply says "Montz" on the sign where you turn."

St. John the Baptist Parish

St. Tammany Parish

  • St. Peter Catholic Church Pumpkin Patch - Pumpkin patch
    125 S. Jefferson Avenue, Covington, LA. Open: October 14-31, from 10 a.m. until dark. In addition to a large selection of pumpkins, a variety of mini-pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, corn stalks and other items. Food and craft booths also will be open on the weekends.
  • Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, school tours
    66192 Street Mary Drive, Pearl River, LA 70452. Phone: 985-863-2726. Alternate Phone: 985-863-7935. Fax: 985-863-5431. Open: Chose your pumpkins or gourds Monday thru Thursday 10am to 6pm Friday and Saturday 11 am to 7 pm Sunday 11am to 5pm food, story time, crafts and pictures on weekends. Directions: From New Orleans take I-10 toward Slidell. Pass Slidell exits take I-59 north toward Hattiesburg. Do Not take first exit 3A take exit 5A to LA 41 Spur. Make a left at stop sign, go under the over pass, cross railroad tracks, stop sign. Go straight to LA 41 Spur. At this intersection is a gas station and Street Tammany Sheriff Complex on the right. Turn right go 1 mile the church on left at the corner Street Mary Drive and LA 41 Spur. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.

Tangipahoa Parish

  • Homegrown Produce Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Bounce house, haunted house, haunted rides, haunted trail, Honey from hives on the farm, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, Inflatables/bounce house, birthday parties, school tours
    19354 Rolling Pines Drive, Amite , LA 70422. Phone: 985-517-1690. Alternate Phone: 985-517-0247. Email: homegrownproducefarm@yahoo.com. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm; Sunday from 10am to 5pm, closed 0n Monday; September 28th to October 31st. Directions: Go 8 miles east of Amite on Highway 16.Turn left on Graham Road. Go 0ne mile, turn left on Rolling pines, go to 19354. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, SFMNP Vouchers.
  • Liuzza Produce Farm, Inc - pumpkins, corn maze, horse-drawn hay rides, wagon rides, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    56457 Holden Circle, Amite, LA 70422. Phone: 985-981-5788. Fax: 985-247-2219. Email: liuzza_produce@hotmail.com. Open: one day only to the public: October 27th, 2012 from 10am to 3pm. Directions: Exit I-55N at Independence (Exit 40). Ver right off the ramp. Turn Left on Pine Street. Travel approximately 2 miles and turn Left down the second Holden Circle (pass up the first). Parking is at the cabin down Holden Circle on the Right. About 5 miles from Interstate 55. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page.We’ve got wagon tours and “U-Pick” harvests, growing your own seeds and interacting with our animals. There are plenty of fun events for guests of all ages to enjoy! Pack a picnic and come visit! We even have seasonal events like our Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maize!.  (UPDATED: September 22, 2018, JBS)

Terrebonne Parish

Washington Parish