Pick One: The Best Twin Cities Pumpkin Patches

Baby by pumpkin patch at Pleasant Valley Orchard in Shafer, Minnesota

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?

MINNEAPOLIS PUMPKIN PATCHes

Our Lady of Peace Pumpkin Patch

Location: 5426 12th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417 (corner of 11th Ave S & E 54th St)
Hours: 11 am – 7 pm daily, October 12-31, 2021.
Admission/Discounts: Free Admission; 2021 Pumpkin prices TBA. 
What’s picking: Over 200 pre-picked pumpkins on the lawn.
Other activities: Warm cider, lawn games, crafts, autumn scavenger hunt and family-photo mini session.

NORTH METRO PUMPKIN PATCHES

Pinehaven Farm

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 $9-$17 (save by pre-purchasing online): 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.

Eveland Family Farm

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.

Lendt’s Pumpkin Patch

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.

Pine Tree Orchard

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.

Waldoch Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

Location: 8174 Lake Dr, Lino Lakes, MN
Hours: Opens September 18, 2021 – October 3, 2021. Wednesday-Monday 10am-6pm (Closed Tuesdays).
Admission: Ages 3+ $14.99/weekdays and $17.99/weekends. Online ticket purchase required.
What’s picking: Pumpkin Patch.
Other Activities: Joyer Barnyard with lots of animals, the corn maze, other fall activities, and kid friendly food served on weekends. 

Pleasant Valley Orchard

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.

Tom’s Pumpkin Farm

Location: 15281 Panola Dr, Lindstrom MN
Hours:  Open daily, 10am-dusk. Late September through Halloween
Admission: Free
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.

Anoka County Farms 

Location: 125 Bunker Blvd., Ham Lake, MN
Hours: 10am-6pm weekends, weekdays 4-7pm. MEA Hours. September 25-October 31, 2021.
Admission: $5/pp with many fun fall activities included in the price. 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 hayrides, pedal tractors, a play area and lots more. Concessions are also available weekends.

Image Courtesy Anoka County Farms Facebook page

EAST METRO PUMPKIN PATCHES

Afton Apple Orchard

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.

Country Sun Farm

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

Marshall’s Farm Market

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.

SOUTH METRO PUMPKIN PATCHES

Barten Pumpkins

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: This year, enjoy photo ops in the pumpkin patch and free entertainment such as live music and hayrides most weekends in October.

Pahl’s Market

Location: 6885 160th St, Apple Valley,MN
Hours: Market is open daily starting at 9am to shop for pumpkins (when in season)
Admission: Free
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.

Peter’s Pumpkins & Carmen’s Corn

Location: 12860 Old Brickyard Road, Shakopee, MN
Hours: Open weekdays 11am – 6:30pm, weekends 9am – 6:30pm
Admission: Free
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.

Sever’s Fall Festival

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.

Girl and dad fishing for a pumpkin in the gourdwalk, Severs Corn Maze in Shakopee, Canterbury

Pumpkin Patches we hope to see return in 2022

 

Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch

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.


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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  4. 5 stars
    Please UPDATE informed for Anoka County Farms.

    FALL FAMILY PUMPKIN FESTIVAL at Anoka County Farms thru October 31, 2021!

    We’re Located at 125 Bunker Lake Blvd NE, Ham Lake

    Hours:
    Saturday & Sunday: 10 am until 6 pm
    Monday – Friday: 4 pm until 7 pm
    MEA Oct 20 & 21: Noon – 7 pm

    Family Fun for Everyone! All Ages are Welcome to Share in the Seasonal Harvest & Festivities. $5 Admission per person at the gate. (2 and under free / cash only)
    Included in Admission: Hayride, Farm Animals, Pumpkin Bowling, Tractors, Tonka Truck Hill, Giant Hay Bales & Rainbow Activity Area, Snoopy Bowl Corn Pit, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Movie, Pedal Tractors! Cash Only

    PUMPKINS are Pre-Picked (45 cents per lbs), Big Slide ($2 – 3 x down)Bounce House ($2 – 1 time) Pumpkin Painting ($3) Cash Only

    State Fair Inspired Concessions on the Weekends! Cheese Curds, Mini Donuts, Corndogs, Hotdogs, Brats, Fried Pickles, Hot Cider, Caramel Apple Dessert!

    Contact Us:
    info@anokacountyfarms.com
    http://www.anokacountyfarms.com
    763-427-0000

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