Forecast: Gorgeous fall weekends ahead to hit one of these Twin Cities pumpkin patches before Halloween! And even if you’re not in the market for a jack-o-lantern, these patches are crammed full of fall fun from corn mazes and farm animals to hayrides and train rides. Check out the list below. Did we miss any?
NORTH METRO PUMPKIN PATCHES
Location: 28186 Kettle River Blvd., Wyoming, MN
Hours: Open weekdays noon – 6pm, weekends 10am – 6pm starting mid-September in 2021.
Admission/Discounts: 2021 Season Passes Available now $30/pp before September 18th; Regularly $34/pp.
2021 Daily Admission TBA: The fee covers the majority of attractions offered at the farm; there are a few nominal exceptions.
What’s picking: Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and pick-your-own. The setting is especially beautiful when the fall colors are at peak.
Other activities: Included in admission to Pinehaven Farm are a bundle of fun fall activities: playground equipment, mazes, all-terrain trikes, a petting farm, wagon rides and special events on select weekends. Treats are available for purchase daily, full concessions for sale on weekends only. Read about our visit to Pinehaven Farm here.
Location: 2575 Andover Blvd, Andover, MN
Hours: Mon-Thurs 4 – 7pm, Fri 3-7pm, weekends & MEA 10am – 6pm starting late September through Halloween.
Admission: $4/pp includes a hayride, kids corn maze and self-guided tour of the farm.
What’s picking: Pumpkins and squash
Other activities: Hayrides run at 4, 5 & 6pm on weekdays and run continuously from 10:30am until close on weekends. Exploring the farm and its many inhabitants is a highlight — llamas, alpacas, goats, pot-bellied pigs and more. A lovely picnic shelter is available whether you bring your own food or purchase concessions at the farm.
Location: 6903 Wyoming Trail, Wyoming, MN
Hours: Opening mid-September through Halloween – 9 am to dusk 7 days a week
Admission: Free admission – PYO pumpkins are $4/ea in a 40 acre field
What’s picking: PYO pumpkins from the field, $4 apiece. Pre-picked pumpkins start at $6.
Other activities: Sat/Sun hayrides $3ea – M-F hayrides $8/ea by reservation (includes 1 pumpkin and 2 Indian corn/ face painting and concessions on weekends/ many pic taking ops..
Location: 450 Apple Orchard Rd, White Bear Lake, MN
Hours: Open weekends in October, 11am-5pm; Opens Wed-Fri Oct 7th, 1-5pm
Admission: No charge to enter the orchard; there is a cost for the fall activities.
What’s picking: PYO pumpkin from a 6-acre patch
Other activities: Wagon rides and corn maze.
Location: 8174 Lake Dr, Lino Lakes, MN
Hours: Opens early October. Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm & weekends, 10am-6pm.
Admission: 2021 TBA.
What’s picking: Pick-your-own pumpkins and other fall produce. Other produce requires a $5/field access fee.
Other Activities: Joyer Barnyard with lots of animals, the corn maze, other fall activities, and kid friendly food served on weekends.
Location: 17325 Pleasant Valley Rd, Shafer, MN
Hours: Open daily 10am-5pm
Admission: Free; extra fee for weekend hayrides to the pumpkin patch ($3/pp).
What’s picking: PYO pumpkins weekends only thru October. PYO apples available on select weekends.
Other activities: The orchard hosts 12 Days of Halloween with special activities.
Location: 15281 Panola Dr, Lindstrom MN
Hours: Open daily, 10am-dusk. Late September through Halloween
What’s picking: Pick-your-own pumpkin and carry it out, $3.99 any size.
Other activities: Families can explore the corn maze, and there’s a hay bale maze for the youngest.
Location: 128 Bunker Blvd., Ham Lake, MN
Hours: This farm has been closed for a few seasons, but we hope to see it back in 2021.
Admission: $5 per car on weekends & MEA includes pumpkin games and the petting farm, additional activities extra. Cash only, no checks or credit cards accepted at the farm.
What’s picking: Pumpkins and other produce available for purchase.
Other activities: Paid activities include inflatables, hayrides, pony rides (weekends only) and a dump truck hill to play on. Concessions are also available weekends.
EAST METRO PUMPKIN PATCHES
Location: 14421 S. 90th St., Hastings, MN
Hours: Season starts in Late September, Open daily 10am – 6pm.
Admission: $5/pp ages 5+, $4/pp under age 4. Includes hay rides when available, use of play equipment and petting farm.
What’s picking: Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick-your-own starting in late September and running through the month of October. Call (651) 436-8385 to check the status of picking.
Other activities: Afton’s 15-acre corn maze ($10/ages 11+, $8/ages 2-10). The maze is divided into three progressively challenging phases. 3 additional mazes are included in admission. We haven’t tried the corn maze, but my kids love the tire hill and the play structure.
Location: 11211 N 60th St, Lake Elmo, MN
Hours: Open weekdays 9am – 7pm, weekends 9am – 6pm. Activities are up and running Saturdays 10am – 5pm, Sundays 11am – 5pm starting late Septembers.
Admission: Free, with a charge for all fall activities with the exception of the petting farm and outdoor display photo ops.
What’s picking: Pumpkins, though you don’t choose them from the field.
Other activities: Play in a giant corn pit outfitted with buckets, slides and toys ($3), bounce house ($3), Silly String Zone ($3), make your way through the corn maze ($4), enjoy the fall scenery on a hay ride ($5), pan for gems ($6-$20).
Thanks to one of our readers for bringing Country Sun Farm to our attention!
Find our complete guide to fall fun in the Twin Cities.
West METRO PUMPKIN PATCHES
Location: 9100 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie, MN
Hours: Open daily 11am-7pm, July – November.
Admission: Free admission; pumpkins range from $1-$12 apiece.
What’s picking: The perfect pumpkin, along with fresh fall produce.
Other activities: Pumpkin bounce house, mini corn maze, and haunted house for the littlest ones. 2020 details TBA.
SOUTH METRO PUMPKIN PATCHES
Location: 5716 W. 280th St., New Prague, MN
Hours: Open daily September through Halloween, 9am to 7 pm
Admission: Free admission, thousands of pumpkins are $1 to $6
What’s picking: Pumpkins of every shape and size (pre-picked) most priced at $2-$6.
Other activities: Family Fun Saturdays (Oct 3 & 10) treat visitors to free pony rides & hay rides (see website for times), face painting and a petting zoo.
Location:6885 160th St, Apple Valley,MN
Hours: Market is open daily starting at 9am to shop for pumpkins (when in season)
Other activities: The annual Fall Festival takes place late September. $5 covers activities such as a pallet maze, corn pit, storytime and face painting, but if you spend $25, the kids play free.
Location: 12860 Old Brickyard Road, Shakopee, MN
Hours: Open weekdays 11am – 6:30pm, weekends 9am – 6:30pm
What’s picking: Free hayrides (weekends) to pick-your-own pumpkins from the field.
Other activities: Enjoy the working farm and work your way through the corn maze.
Location: 3121 W 150th St, Shakopee, MN
Hours: Fridays (1-8pm), Saturdays (10am-8pm), Sundays (10am-6pm). Sept. 10th – Oct. 31, 2021.
Admission/Discount: $19.79/per person for festival including tax and online fee, $0.49/lb pumpkins (no admission needed for pumpkin patch).
What’s picking: Pick-your-own pumpkins at Sever’s Fall Festival.
Other activities: Sever’s Corn Maze is well-known for its extensive menu of activities featuring their corn maze, corn pits, and exotic petting zoo.
Location: Veteran’s Memorial Park – 6335 Portland Ave. S., Richfield, MN
Hours: Open weekends, 10am-sunset.
Admission: Pumpkin patch wristbands $5-$10/pp come in 2 options and may include entrance to the patch, inflatables, games, 9 holes of mini golf and a hayride.
What’s picking: Pumpkins, plain and simple.
Other activities: Pumpkins, concessions and surrey rentals are available for purchase.
There is also a Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch located at Como Lake in St Paul.
Deb’s World Famous Pumpkin Bars
Easy and Yummy Fall Treat
4 eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 2 cups sugar 1 – 15 oz can of pumpkin 2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp salt 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 stick of butter 8 oz plain cream cheese 1 tsp vanilla 1 lb powdered sugar
- Bars Mix first 9 ingredients well
spread in greased 10×15 pan
bake at 325 for 20 minutes
mix Frosting ingredients well
spread on cooled bars
If we missed anything, let us know your own favorite pumpkin patches and we’ll share with the community. Looking for apple orchards? Skip over to our Twin Cities Apple Orchard Guide for more classic fall fun.
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