With the summer heat out the door and cooler, fall weather on the way, it’s time to break out the flannel and take the trip to the local pumpkin patch to pick out your next jack-‘o-lantern. These patches provide plenty of fun for the entire family, and a trip to one (or all) of them is sure to put you in the seasonal spirit.
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Pete’s Pumpkin Patch in Rolla, MO is open every weekend starting September 24 through the end of October. Pickers will be chauffeured to the pumpkin patch via hayride for a true autumn experience. Select your pumpkin before heading to the bounce house, hay tower, barrel cars, and Pete’s Incredible Super Slide. For an extra fee, you can also scale the rock climbing wall or do some mining. Concessions are available for purchase.
Campbell’s Maze Daze & Pumpkin Patch in Clever, MO is bursting with ways to celebrate the season. Featuring a four-acre corn maze, hayrides, a scavenger hunt, karaoke, and painting pumpkins, there’s something for everyone. For an extra fee, you can also participate in fun activities like bonfires and face painting.
For pumpkin lovers in Southwest Missouri, Rutledge - Wilson Farm Park in Springfield is the best place to visit. While the farm is home to an abundance of events throughout the year, it truly comes alive from September 30 to October 30 during the annual Harvest Fest. Guests can partake in fall activities, pick their own pumpkin, explore the corn maze, take a pony ride, and, if brave enough, walk along the Haunted Trail.
With a 2016 theme celebrating the famous Peanuts special, The Great Pumpkin, Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch in Kearney, MO is sure to be a family favorite. The patch not only has tons of cucurbits that will make beautiful decorations, but it also has hayrides, plenty of farm animals to pet, a mining activity, and a corn maze. Kiddos will also be thrilled on the jumbo jumper and barrel train. In the evening, sit around the campfire and breathe in the crisp fall air.
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Jefferson City, MO
Opening for the season on September 23, Fischer Farms Pumpkin Patch has always been a popular patch in the central Missouri area. In addition to offering a corn maze and access to the pumpkin patch, guests can embark upon a hayride or pet the farm animals. Don’t forget to pick up a multitude of fresh produce while you’re there.
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For fall festivities near Kansas City, check out Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch in Liberty, MO. The patch is not only home to an abundance of pumpkins waiting for picking, but it’s also filled with activities that are sure to delight all ages. Watch one of Uncle Lester’s Pig Races, dig for gold at the Mining Camp, get up close and personal with baby goats at the Petting Farm, or climb aboard Little Bud’s Railroad for a winding adventure. When you’ve worked up an appetite, sink your teeth into an array of tasty goodies from sandwiches to fudge, wine, and kettle corn.
West Plains, MO
McWilliams Pumpkin Patch in West Plains, MO is brimming with a variety of things to do. The main attraction is the pumpkin patch, which is filled with Jack Be Littles, Batwing Pumpkins, Bushel Gourds, mums, Indian corn, and everything in between. Pick out your favorite one and enjoy the other games offered. Kiddos can ride a pony, zoom down the monster slide, conquer the corn maze, or fly down the zipline.
The Perryville Pumpkin Farm 2016 season kicks off from September 10 to October 31. Every weekend, guests can take a ride through the colorful farm to pick out their very own pumpkins. Once you’ve found the perfect one, dress it up at the Pumpkin Decorating Station. Participants can also go geocaching, navigate the corn maze, feed the goats, or make corn angels in the corn pit. On weekends, a food stand is available to serve up hot brats and more.
From September 17 to October 31, patrons from all over Missouri will flock to Pickin’ Patch Farm in Marionville, MO. The pumpkin patch is home to rows and rows of colorful pumpkins. Whether you want to bake a mouthwatering pie or carve the spookiest jack-‘o-lantern, Pickin’ Patch has you covered. And with hayrides running every 15 to 30 minutes, you can celebrate the season as it was meant to be.
Join the Spring Hill Pumpkin Patch in Cabool, MO for its 2016 season. Running during weekends in October, the patch features a wide variety of pumpkins for the picking as well as plenty of things to do. Admission into the patch includes access to a corn maze, playground, corn tub, train rides, and more.
Head to Fieth Family Farm in Bolivar, MO for a multitude of attractions. The farm packs tons of entertainment in every visit. In addition to having pumpkins for sale for decoration, visitors can get up close and personal with the farm animals, conquer the tire mountain, tell stories around a crackling campfire, or venture through the haunted house. The 2016 season kicks off on September 24.
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Every Saturday and Sunday in October, residents of Dixon, MO and surrounding towns head to Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch. Lined with rows and rows of bright orange pumpkins, Uncle Buck’s is a family favorite for fall fun. Besides pumpkin-picking, visitors can compete in 9 hole mini golf, watch magic and puppet shows, go on a hayride, brave a zip line, and pet the farm animals. There is also a full concession stand available.
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