Pick One: Twin Cities Pumpkin Patches

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?


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Pinehaven Farm

Location: 28186 Kettle River Blvd., Wyoming, MN
Hours: Open weekdays noon – 6pm, weekends 10am – 6pm starting 9/21/19.
Admission/Discounts: General admission is $9-$14/pp depending on the day you visit. 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.

Anoka County Farms – currently closed, but plan to reopen.

Location: 128 Bunker Blvd., Ham Lake, MN
Hours: Open Monday – Thursday 3pm – sunset, Friday 12pm – sunset, and weekends 10am – sunset
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.

Eveland Family Farm

Location: 2575 Andover Blvd., Andover, MN
Hours: Mon-Thurs 4 – 7pm, Fri 3-7pm, weekends & MEA 10am – 6pm starting 9/21/19.
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 Sept 21 thru Oct 31, 2019 – 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 starting Sept 28, 11am-5pm & Wed-Fri starting Oct 2, 1-4pm
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: Weekends at the orchard bustle with wagon rides (thru Oct 20), a corn maze, and live music.

Waldoch Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

Location: 8174 Lake Dr, Lino Lakes, MN
Hours: Opening Sept 21, 10:00am – 7:00pm *last entry to the corn maze is at 6:00pm.
Admission: Hayride to the pumpkin patch is complimentary; pumpkins are sold by size and start at $3. Corn maze and fall fun area admission is $12 a person ages 3+. If you are interested in pony rides, enjoy them for $6/person. You can also tour Joyer Barnyard without paying an admission fee.
What’s picking: Pick-your-own pumpkins and other fall produce.
Other Activities: Weekend hayride to the pumpkin patch, a barnyard with lots of animals, and kid friendly food served on weekends.

Pleasant Valley Orchard

Location: 17325 Pleasant Valley Rd, Shafer, MN
Hours: Open daily 10am-6pm

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 starting 9/21/19 thru 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.


Afton Apple Orchard

Location: 14421 S. 90th St., Hastings, MN
Hours: 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 ($9/ages 11+, $7/ages 2-10) is open Fri-Sun starting Sept 14, 2019. 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 mid-September.
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), make your way through the corn maze ($4), enjoy the fall scenery on a hay ride ($4.50), pan for gems and lots more. Thanks to one of our readers for bringing Country Sun Farm to our attention!


Marshall’s Farm Market

Location: 9100 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie, MN
Hours: Open daily 11am-6:30pm
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.


Barten Pumpkins

Location: 5716 W. 280th St., New Prague, MN
Hours: Open September 21 through Halloween 2019, 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 5 & 12) treat visitors to free pony rides & hay rides (see website for times), face painting and a petting zoo.

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 Sept 28 & 29, 2019, 9am-5pm. $5 covers activities such as the straw maze, corn pit, storytime and face painting.

Peter’s Pumpkins & Carmen’s Corn

Location: 12860 Old Brickyard Road, Shakopee, MN
Hours: Open weekdays 11am – 6pm, weekends 9am – 6:30pm
Admission: Free
What’s picking: Free hayrides to pick-your-own pumpkins from the field.
Other activities: Enjoy the working farm and free face painting on October weekends.

Sever’s Fall Festival

Hours: Fridays (1-8pm), Saturdays (10am-8pm), Sundays (10am-6pm) Opening Sept 13 at a NEW location.
Admission/Discount:  $17/per person for Festival, $0.39/lb pumpkins (no admission needed for pumpkin patch). Find a $1 off coupon on the website.
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. Their new location for 2019 has expanded the fun!

Hug a Pumpkin, Shakopee, Canterbury

Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch – closed for 2019, check back in 2020

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 – also closed for 2019.

Deb’s World Famous Pumpkin Bars

Click here for the printable version Deb’s World Famous Pumpkin Bars

4 eggs
1 cup  vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
1 – 15 oz can of pumpkin2 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

mix ingredients well

spread in greased 10×15 pan

bake at 325 for 20 minutes

mix ingredients well

spread on cooled bars

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