Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Northwest Michigan?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Northwest Michigan, 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 January 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

Antrim County

  • Farmer White's - prepicked pumpkins, 11373 US-31, Williamsburg, MI 49690. Phone: 231-632-1500. Email: [email protected]. Directions: north of M-72 about 10 miles, 2 miles south of Elk Rapids on US-31.  Open: July-Aug, daily 9am to 8pm; Sep-October from 9am-6pm.U-Pick - sweet cherries, Sweet and tart cherries, some sweet cherry varieties u-pick. Fall apples include Gingergold, Honeycrisps, and
    Northern Spy. Unpasteurized apple cider. Dried
    cherries, cherry Concentrate, jams, jellies & other
    gourmet cherry products. Fresh daily McColley
  • Friske Orchards Farm Market - U-pick strawberries, cherries, peaches, and apples
    10743 N. US-31, Ellsworth, Michigan, 49729. Phone 231-599-2604. Email [email protected].
    Integrated Pest Mgmt. Open: Staffed farm market open 8 am to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, year round. 8 am to 7 p.m. July-Labor Day. Directions: 10743 N US-31 at Atwood, 10 miles south of Charlevoix just north of C-48 intersection. Cafe, bakery, old fashioned general store, climate-controlled fruit stand, Christmas room, Country Haus gift and home decor shop. Orchard playland and barnyard animals. Monthly special events. Also prepicked Asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, sweet and tart cherries, peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, raspberries, apples, cider, cherry juice and concentrate, dried fruits, jams, jellies, butters, syrups, and honey.
  • King Orchards - sweet and tart cherries, strawberries, peaches, apricots, nectarines, apples
    Central Lake, MI. Phone: 877-937-5464. U-pick sweet and tart cherries (we pit too.) U-pick peaches, apricots, nectarines, apples, tart cherry juice concentrate, sweet corn, fruits and vegetables in season and unpasteurized cider. Opening with strawberries in June, Monday-Saturday, 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 12-6 pm, through Thanksgiving. Directions: 2 locations: 1) 9 miles N of Elk Rapids on US-31 and 2) 3-one half miles NW of Central Lake on M-88.
  • Royal Farms Inc. - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, haunted corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, school tours
    10445 N. US 31, Ellsworth/ Atwood, MI 49729. Phone: 231 599-3222. Email: ro[email protected]. Directions: Royal Farms is located on US 31, approximately 10 miles south of Charlevoix. Click here for a map and directions. Open: May 1st to Memorial Day weekend: Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm Memorial weekend to Labor Day weekend: Monday to Saturday 8am 7pm and Sunday 8am to 6pm Labor Day weekend to October 31st: Sunday to Saturday 9am to 6pm November to December 24th: Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Call for picking dates on fruit, corn maze is open September-October. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Welcome to our environmentally friendly Farm! Royal Farms is a boutique like farm market that specializes in fresh quality fruit, vegetables, cherry products, Montmorency and Balaton Cherry juice concentrate, flowers, gifts and more. They feature an in house pastry chef, with lots of pastries, pies and goodies to choose from. Royal Farms is verified with the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP).

Benzie County

Charlevoix County

  • Kiteley Farms - pumpkins, Indian corn, gourds, etc.
    03805 Brock Road, Charlevoix, MI.  Phone: 231-547-2318. U-pick strawberries, red and black raspberries. Fresh homegrown vegetables. Fresh herbs. Sweet corn (picked daily), Maple syrup, jams and jellies, etc. Also, in the Spring, pyo strawberries and a children's strawberry patch, and in the summer, pyo raspberries . Open 8 am to 7 p.m., approximately June 18 to October. Call for opening. Directions: Go 3 miles from Charlevoix on M-66 to Shaw Rd., turn right to Brock Rd. Turn left, go 3/4 mile or 2 miles W of Ironton to Brock Rd., turn right 1/4 mile.
  • Moyer Creek Farms - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
    05435 US 131 South, Boyne Falls, MI 49713. Phone: 231-675-3912. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily, call for hours. Directions: we are four miles south of Boyne Mountain on US 131. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.

Emmet County

  • Coveyou Scenic Farm Market - Uses natural growing practices, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, Fall festival, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    4160 US Highway 131 South, Petoskey, MI 49770. Phone: 231 347-0011. Alternate Phone: 231 348-1278. Email: [email protected]. Open: Hayrides and U - pick pumpkins every Saturday and Sunday in October leaving on the hour from 12 pm to 4 pm. Directions: Located 2 miles south of Petoskey directly on US131. Heading south from Petoskey when you see the lake - start to break. Our farm comes up quick!. Click here for a map and directions. U pick pumpkins with a hayride is open on Saturday and Sunday in October from 12 pm to 4 pm. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. 138 year old centenial farm just outside of Petoskey with superb views of Walloon Lake and the rolling hillsides.
  • Northern Michigan Equine therapy - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals
    05025 Church Rd, Boyne City, MI 49712. Phone: 231-881-5590. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturday October 24 Noon to 6pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Saturday October 24th Only. Payment: Cash, Check. 2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Fundraiser for Northern Michigan Equine Therapy. Come help us carve 100 pumpkins to create the largest light pumpkin display! Games, Wheelchair excessable hayrides, farm animals, Silent Auction. Food, cider, pumpkin carving. Pumpkin carving and refreshments are donation based.
  • Pond Hill Farm - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    5581 S Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs, MI 49740. Phone: 231-526-FARM. Email: [email protected]. Directions: 5 miles north of downtown Harbor Springs on M119. 1 mile past Birchwood Golf and Country Club. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in June, July. Open: every day year round 8am to 6pm. We follow organic practices, but are not seeking certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Farm Raised Meats- beef, pork, and lamb. Homemade Canned Goods - Salsa, jams, pepper jelly, relishes, sauces, dressings, marinara, and more! Shoot the squash rocket and feed the farm animals and fish!. (UPDATED: April 30, 2018, JBS)

Grand Traverse County (including Old Mission Peninsula)

  • Amon Orchards - sweet cherries, tart cherries, apricots, nectarines, peaches, table grapes, raspberries, blackberries, apples and pumpkins
    Acme, MI. Phone: 616-938-9160.  Email: [email protected] We make our own jams, jellies, sauces & fudge. Have dried cherries, cherry juice concentrate, bakery items. U-pick/we pick fruits in season. Barnyard Petting Farm. Mail order of jams & jellies and Christmas gift boxes. Open Jan.-May, mail & phone orders only (800-937-1644). June, call for farm market hours. July, 8 am to 8 pm, Aug., 9 am-6 pm, September-December, 10 am-5 pm. 8 miles N of Traverse City on US-31 N (towards Petoskey). 2 miles N of Acme and the Grand Traverse Resort. On E side of highway. Has "Amon Orchards" sign on roof of building.
  • Edmondson Orchards - pumpkins, sweet & tart cherries, apricots, peaches and nectarines
    Traverse City, MI. Phone: 231-223-7130.  Email: [email protected] U-pick . Retail farm market with cherry products. Open July 1-October 31, 9 am-9 pm, (summer); 10 am-5 pm, (after Labor Day.)  Directions: 8 miles N of Traverse City on M-37 (Old Mission Peninsula.)
  • Gallaghers Farm Market - corn maze, farm animals, pumpkins, mixed vegetables
    7237 E Traverse Hwy, Traverse City, MI 49684. Phone: 231-947-1689. Email: [email protected]. Directions: 3-1/2 miles W of Traverse City on M-72. Open: July 1 to Labor Day from 8 am to 8 pm; otherwise 8 am to 6 pm. The market offers local fresh fruits and vegetables in season.  These include strawberries, sweet and tart cherries, blueberries, raspberries, apricots, peaches, apples, sweet corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, pumpkins and many more. Home baked goods, homemade jams, jellies, local wines, cherry products, honey, maple syrup, corn maze and petting farm. Your whole family can spend the day at our farm exploring our pumpkin patch, visiting the farm animals, and shopping for homemade or homegrown fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and other items.(UPDATED: July 19, 2017, JBS)
  • Ghost Farm of Kingsley - straw or hay bale maze, haunted house, haunted trail, Trick-or-treating event,
    5010 Peirce Rd, Kingsley, MI 49649. Phone: 231-645-1447. Email: [email protected]. Open: Ravencrow's Revenge Haunted Walk and The Cursed Barn Haunt Event and our lights our hay maze is Every Friday and Saturday, from 7 pm to 11pm, October 3 pm to November 1; Cobby's Hay Maze is open every Saturday and Sunday, from 12pm to 5pm October 4 pm to October 26; Trick - or - Treat Spooky Walk is October 18th and October 25th from 12pn to 5pm. Directions: From Traverse City, Head south on Garfield Road approximately 10 minutes into the Village of Kingsley. At the intersection of Garfield and M-113 take a left (this intersection is a blinking yellow light in Kingsley). Heading east, you will go about 4 miles, turn left onto Peirce Road Head north about 1.5 miles. Ghost Farm of Kingsley's driveway is on the left side about 400 ft before the dead end of Peirce Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Ravencrow's Revenge Haunted Wal k 2014- The Farmer is back and is dealing with an infestation of crow's. He seeks the help of the witch in the woods much to his regret. $9/ticket The Cursed Barn Haunt $5/ticket.Fear Deal-Both haunts for $13. Spooky Trick-or-Treat Walk: Children come in costume to trick-or-treat through our spooky haunted walk. Cobby's Hay Maze. Go through an indoor hay bale maze and find each stamp point to help Cobby solve a farm mystery. $5 per ticket.
  • Jacob's Corn Maze, Fruit/Vegetable Market & U-Pick - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, corn maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, haunted corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, horse-drawn hay rides, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    7100 E. Traverse highway (m-72 West), Traverse City, MI 49684. Phone: 231-632-6293. Email: [email protected]. Open: 2014 Maze Season: August 23th - November 2nd on Sunday from Noon to 7:00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 10:00am to 6:00pm;
    Wednesday from 10:00am to 9:00pm; Friday from 10:00am to 9:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 9:00pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are located 3.5 miles from West Grand Traverse Bay on West M-72. Our farm is on the left, has a big silo, and is 3/4 of a mile past the big windmill. Click here for a map and directions. Saskatoons available for U-Pick  mid July; Frozen Saskatoons available after that until they sell out; Raspberries available for U-Pick Tuesday, July 12 through mid-August; Frozen Raspberries available after that until they sell out. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We have our very own Horticulturist/Educator on-site. He is available to teach to any group. School groups love him!.  
  • Rennie Orchards - sweet & tart cherries, apples
    11221 Munro Rd. Williamsburg, MI 49690. Phone: 231-264-8387. Directions: From Traverse City: 12 miles N on US-31 to Angell Rd. Turn right - 2 miles to Munro Rd. Left on Munro Rd. 1 miles Farm on left. U-pick, we-pick dark & lite sweet cherries & tart cherries in July. Fall apple season - 3rd weekend in Sep through October hrs-10 am to 5pm. 15 varieties of apples, honeycrisp, gala, jonagold. Also pears, prunes, pumpkins, squash, gourds. Weekday field trips by appointment. Weekends - continu¬ous hayrides, bon fire, teepee, small maze, and more. Open July-mid Sep 10 am to 8pm. Then through October 10 am to 5pm.

Kalkaska County

Leelanau County

  • Westover Market - blueberries, black and red raspberries, gooseberries, pumpkins
    Maple City, MI. Phone: 231-228-5514.  U-pick/we pick blueberries, black and red raspberries, gooseberries, annuals, perennials, shrubs, maple syrup, jams, pumpkins, vegetables in season and gifts. Open mid April-October 31, Monday-Sun., 9 am-6 pm. Directions: Take M-72 W out of Traverse City, approximately 13 miles to County Rd. 667 (Maple City Road). Turn right, follow County Rd. 667 into Maple City. 100 yds. past flashing light, turn left on Burdickville Rd. (County Rd. 616) one quarter mile on the left.

Manistee County

  • Calvin Lutz Farms - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, we also have pie pumpkins,
    8576 Chief Road, Kakeva, MI 49645. Phone: 231-889-5594. Fax: 231-889-5845. Email: [email protected]. Open: May 10am to 5 pm Monday thru Saturday June thru October 8am to 6pm Monday thru Saturday - 12pm to 5pm on Sunday. Directions: US 31, 14 miles north of Manistee, Michigan. go east on 9 mile road to Chief road, 3 miles, go south on Chief road 1/2 mile to farm on right. Click here for a map and directions. Asparagus May to June Strawberries June to July Sweet cherries July to August Peaches August Garden vedgtables August to October Pumpkins Squash October Christmass trees and Wreaths November to December. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Grossnickle Farms - strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
    9918 Healy Lake Rd. Kaleva, MI 49645. Phone: 231-362-3796. Email: [email protected]. Our season opens in May and continues on into October. We start with prepicked Asparagus in May and end with pumpkins in October. In between we have u-pick strawberries, raspberries and blueberries and prepicked sweet corn, green beans and a large selection of fresh garden vegetables. Directions: We are located a miles N. of Kaleva on Healy Lake Rd. Open: May-Oct; Monday to Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 12pm-4pm.

Missaukee County

  • Geers Farms - pumpkins, gourds, wagon rides, harvest decorations, Straw bale maze
    5600 W. Geers Road, McBain, MI, 49657. Phone: 231-825-4032. Email us at: [email protected]. -Open 10 am to 6pm every weekend in October -Private groups may arrange other times -Restrooms available inside the activity building -Watch them make donuts inside the activity building, also available for purchase -Straw bale maze -pumpkins are pre picked, but also some in patch for you to pick -Take a wagon and walk out to the patch or ride the horse and wagon and get dropped off -pumpkins are weighed on an old fashioned scale and charged by the pound -fun picture opportunities -farm animals to pet -balloon bounce for kids -wagon rides led by draft horses -free parking.

Wexford County

  • Pahl's Pumpkin Patch - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, goat walk, we also have pie pumpkins, wagon rides, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    11168 N M37, Buckley, MI 49620. Phone: 231-269-4400. Alternate Phone: 231-620-1242. Open: from September 28th to October 31st; 7 Days A week from 10am to 6:30pm. Directions: From Traverse City- Head South on M-37 for 18 miles. When you enter the village of Buckley take a right at the yellow blinking light. Continue for 1.2 miles and turn in the 2nd driveway to your left after the big curve. If you are coming from the South- Take M-37 from Mesick for just under 7 miles. You will see Pahl's Country Store on the right just before the big curve. Click here for a map and directions. Barrel train rides, tractor pulled wagon rides, concessions, and face painting are weekends only; The pony rides, corn mazes, hay maze, and animal viewing are available every day; Field trips are welcome if scheduled in advance. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We sell gourds, straw, squash, corn stalk bundles, costumes, snacks, animal feed, produce, decorations, baked goods and lots more. Weekend concessions include hot dogs, cider, donuts, hot chocolate, and more. All rides are 3$. The mazes are free. No cost to enter.