Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in South-Central South Dakota? Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in South-Central 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. 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 November 2022

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!

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Charles Mix County

Gregory County

  • Swift Family Enterprises - pumpkin patch, pumpkins
    34860 281st Street, Burke, SD 57523. Phone: (605) 775-2947. Email: [email protected]m.  Open:September and October, the self-service stand is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a weeks 24/7 self serve, but to pick in the patch, please schedule an appointment first by calling us, by emailing, or by messaging on  Swift Family Enterprises Facebook page.   Directions: 3 miles north and 1/4 mile east of Lucas on the Lucas Road. For help, stop by our house or call (605) 775-2947.  Whether you're hunting for that perfect doorstep pumpkin or for a carving challenge with lots of character, there's a good chance we have what you're looking for at our roadside stand! We offer seventeen different pumpkin varieties, ranging from giant white Polar Bears to petite orange Munchkins, so take your pick!  In 2015, we introduced a brand new selection of specialty pumpkins. These eye-catching pumpkins come in fun shades of yellow, pink, red, and grey, and often exhibit warts and other fun features.  While pumpkins may be our most prominent product, we also carry a wide selection of squash, gourds, baskets, ornamental corn, and straw bales.  (ADDED: October 22, 2022, JBS)

Mellette County

Todd County

Tripp County