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
Location: 5426 12th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417 (corner of 11th Ave S & E 54th St)
Hours: 11 am – 7 pm daily, October 14-31, 2022.
Admission/Discounts: Free admission; 2022 pumpkin prices TBA.
What’s picking: Over 2,000 pre-picked pumpkins on the lawn.
Other activities: Warm cider, lawn games, crafts, petting zoo, autumn scavenger hunt and family-photo mini session.
Twin Cities NORTH METRO PUMPKIN PATCHES
Location: 28186 Kettle River Blvd., Wyoming, MN 55092
Hours: Open select weekdays noon – 6pm, weekends 10am – 6pm. Sept. 17-Oct 30, 2022.
Admission/Discounts: Season passes available and it pays for itself in two visits.
2022 Daily Admission $10-$19 (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 trolley ride 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, trolley rides, jumping pillow, 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 with kids here.
Location: 125 Bunker Blvd., Ham Lake, MN 55304
Hours: 10am-6pm weekends, weekdays 4-7pm. MEA Hours. Late September-October 31, 2022.
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: “State Fair” inspired food, including cheese curds, mini donuts, corn dogs, fried pickles and hot apple cider!
Location: 17270 125th Ave N, Dayton, MN 55327
Hours: Opens for the season September 17, 2022. Weekend hours start at 9am, weekday hours at 12pm. Please note kids attractions open at noon (and Sundays at 9am.)
Admission: Free admission to the market place and pumpkin patch. Wristbands for adults & kids vary according to day of the week and range from $7-$12/pp. Not all activities are available each day and some come at an additional cost.
What’s picking: Pumpkins from their 20-acre field.
Other activities: The list includes fall classics such as a corn maze and scenic hayride.
Location: 2575 Andover Blvd, Andover, MN 55304
Hours: Opens Sept 24, 2022. Mon-Thurs 4 – 7pm, Fri 3-7pm, weekends & MEA 10am – 6pm starting late September through Halloween.
Admission: $5/pp includes a hayride, animal visits and self-guided tour of the farm. $3 to just visit the animals. (No maze this year)
What’s picking: Pumpkins and squash
Other activities: 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 55092
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: 8846 Highway 10 Ramsey, MN 55303
Hours: Open September-October, 2022. 10am-6pm, until 7pm Oct weekends.
Admission: General admission day wristbands include available activities and are $5/pp or $30/household. Nighttime wristbands are $10/pp or $45/household.
What’s picking: Pumpkins and squash, or pick them up in the barn.
Other activities: Each year, Pearson’s designs a brand new corn maze. Come at night for the flashlight version!
Location: 450 Apple Orchard Rd, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Hours: Open weekends in October 1-23, 2022, 11am-4pm; Opens Wed-Fri beginning Oct 5, 2022, 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: Wagon rides and corn maze.
Location: 8174 Lake Dr, Lino Lakes, MN 55014
Hours: Opens September 17, 2022. Wednesday-Monday 10am-6pm (Closed Tuesdays).
Admission: Ages 3+ $14.99/weekdays and $17.99/weekends. Online ticket purchase for Joyer Adventure Farm required.
What’s picking: Pumpkin Patch. The Garden Center carries pumpkins, squash, gourds, mums, sunflowers, kale, corn stalks, hay bales, ornamental corn and more.
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 55074
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 typically hosts 12 Days of Halloween with special activities.
Location: 15281 Panola Dr, Lindstrom MN 55045
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: 8001 109th Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Hours: Weekends 10am-6pm. Late September through October.
Tickets: $12/pp Admission
What’s picking: 3 pumpkins for $12.00 (in addition to admission).
Other activities: Included: Corn maze & corn pit, straw bale maze, duck, goat and pig races, animal show, magic show, kids play area, live music, petting zoo, hayride. Extras: giant slide, climbing wall, kiddy train, pumpkin slinger, inflatables, pony rides, gunny sack races.
twin cities EAST METRO PUMPKIN PATCHES
Location: 14421 S. 90th St., Hastings, MN 55033
Hours: Season starts in Late September, Open daily 10am – 4pm.
Admission: $7/pp ages 5+, $5/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 55042
Hours: Open weekdays 9am – 7pm, weekends 9am – 6pm. Activities are up and running Saturdays 10am – 5pm, Sundays 11am – 5pm starting late September.
Admission Fee: 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!
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twin cities West METRO PUMPKIN PATCHES
Location: 9100 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Hours: Open daily 10am-6pm, July – November.
Admission: Free admission; pumpkins range from $1-$12 apiece.
What’s picking: The perfect pumpkin, along with fresh fall season produce.
Other activities: Pumpkin bounce house, mini corn maze, and haunted house for the littlest ones.
Location: 311 Enterprise Drive East, Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Hours: Open daily 10am-6pm. Opening Day: August 27, 2022.
Admission: Free admission. Fall activities for kids are $7.50/child.
What’s picking: Thousands of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. Stop by the Country Store for more fall finds.
Other activities: Ride a tractor-pulled wagon ride through the orchard to the Great Pumpkin Patch. “Little Farmer Activities” are all-inclusive and offer things like a train ride, tire mountain, corn pit, giant hay pile and more.
Location: 6480 County Rd 26, Minnetrista, MN 55364
Hours: Opens Saturday, September 3, 2022. 10am-6pm daily.
Admission: $8-$10/pp or purchase a season pass, $14-$20.
What’s picking: Pumpkins offered in a variety of shapes, sizes & colors.
Other activities: Trick-or-treat around the orchard during the last two weekends of October, paint your pumpkin onsite. Painting supplies included with pumpkin purchase.
twin cities SOUTH METRO PUMPKIN PATCHES
Location: 5716 W. 280th St., New Prague, MN 56071
Hours: Open daily mid-September through Halloween, 9am to 7 pm
Admission: Free admission and free parking, 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.
Location: 6885 160th St, Apple Valley, MN
Hours: Market is open daily starting at 9am to shop for pumpkins – pie pumpkins and carving pumpkins (when in season)
Other activities: The annual Fall Festival takes place October 1 & 2, 2022. Free corn pit, $5 bouncy pumpkin. Find fall décor like scarecrows, mums and more.
Location: 12860 Old Brick Yard Road, Shakopee, MN 55379
Hours: Open weekdays 11am – 6:30pm, weekends 9am – 6:30pm
What’s picking: Free hayrides (October weekends) to pick-your-own pumpkins from the field. Pre-picked, homegrown produce available to purchase.
Other activities: Enjoy the working farm and work your way through the Free corn maze.
Location: 3121 W 150th St, Shakopee, MN 55379
Hours: Weekends & MEA 10am-7pm). Sept. 17th – Oct. 30, 2022.
Admission/Discount: $12-$19/pp. Buy early for a presale discount, Special prices for military, seniors & PCAs. Season passes available.
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, giant slide, and exotic petting zoo. Never mind the corn cannon, try a pumpkin blaster.
pumpkin patch ROAD-TRIP
Location: 27251 State Hwy 30, Hayfield, MN 55940
Hours: Saturdays & Sundays; 9am-4pm; Mid-September through October (also MEA Thurs & Friday 10am-3pm)
What’s picking: U-Pick or Pre-picked pumpkins.
Other activities: Petting zoo, FREE wagon rides, corn pit, barnyard play yard, interactive red barn, picnic shelter, and $3 pony rides.
Pumpkin Patches we hope to see return in 2022
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 ourTwin Cities Apple Orchard Guide for more classic fall fun.
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