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Des Moines Area Pumpkin Patches

Des Moines pumpkin patches

It’s not really fall until you go to a pumpkin patch and take a hayrack ride! Start a family tradition and make memories and head to one of the many area pumpkin patches. 

Want to pick apples? Check out our guide to where to pick apples, here

Here’s a list of our favorite places to get pumpkins and enjoy the fall fun in Des Moines and Central Iowa.

Berry Patch Farm

62785 280th Street, Nevada
Open: Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Free

Features:

  • hayride
  • U-pick pumpkins, apples, and raspberries
  • baked goods

Center Grove Orchard

32835 610th Avenue, Cambridge
Admission: $10.95 Monday – Friday; $12.95 Saturday and Sunday

Features:

  • hayrides
  • train rides
  • jumping pillows
  • corn maze
  • pumpkins and apples
  • super slides
  • and much more!

Geisler Farms

5251 NE 94th Avenue, Bondurant
Open Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Admission: ages 3 and up

  • Option A: Corn Maze, Fun Zone & Hayride: $8
  • Option B: Fun Zone & Hayride (2 and younger free): $6

Cash, credit, and debit cards are accepted. Cash preferred at concessions.

Features:

  • corn maze
  • hayride
  • family fun zone
  • pumpkin patch

Howell’s Pumpkin Patch

3145 Howell Court, Cumming
Open: September 8 – November 2 open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission (24 months & older): $11 per person

Features:

  • old-fashioned wagon ride
  • pumpkin patch
  • corn maze
  • Corn Indy pedal go carts
  • pony rides
  • kiddy korral with friendly farm animals
  • duck races
  • bonfires
  • cafe and gift shop with homemade goodies

Iowa Orchard

9875 Meredith Drive, Urbandale
Open: daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Family Fun Weekends mid-September through Halloween
School tours: Mid-September through Halloween: Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $5/person; no charge for ages 2 and under

Farm Fun Zone includes:

  • hay bale slide
  • corn box
  • tire obstacle course
  • face painting
  • badminton
  • horseshoe toss
  • award-winning apples and baked goods (for purchase)

North River Adventures

2768 Hwy 65/69, Carlisle, Iowa
Open: October 7 – October 31; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: 21 acres of Maze & Jumping Pillow: $11
Jumping Pillow Only: $5
Kids 3 and Under: Free
Free to come. Purchase Pumpkins, Gourds, & Mums
Credit Cards Accepted – MasterCard, Visa, Discover

Features: 

  • corn maze
  • jumping pillow and kid’s zipline 
  • pumpkin patch
  • games and family activities
  • picnic tables and campfire rings available for rent

The Pumpkin Ranch

2425 Hiatt Apple Trail, Winterset
Opens September 21 – October 28, Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays noon to 5 p.m.
Admission: $9.50/person. Includes all activities offered on the day you attend. Children 2 years old and younger are free

Features:

  • hayrack rides
  • horseback rides
  • corn maze
  • zip lines
  • tire tower
  • climbing obstacles
  • playground
  • face painting
  • professional photos
  • jump pillow and jump pad
  • tennis ball launchers
  • concession stand
  • pumpkins
  • fire pit reservations (for a fee)

Pumpkinville & Cornmaze

618 Center Ave S, Mitchelville
Open: September 16 – October 31
Daily hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Admission: Free

Features: 

  • Straw train
  • Tug-a-pumpkin
  • Corn granary 
  • Straw jump
  • Big and mini corn maze (there is a fee to do the mazes)

Upstream Gardens & Orchard

5987 NE 88th Street, Altoona
Open: Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission: Free

Features:

  • natural growing practices
  • pumpkins
  • U-pick apples and already picked
  • Raspberries
  • pumpkin patch, pick in the field
  • pumpkin patch – already gathered from the field
  • honey from hives on the farm
  • cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)

Williamson’s Pumpkin Paradise

4012 62nd Avenue, Ankeny

Features:

  • pumpkin patch
  • pumpkins for sale in the shop or farm stand
  • train rides
  • straw or hay bale maze
  • tractor-pulled hay rides
  • wagon rides
  • fresh eggs
  • U-pick and already picked, concessions/refreshment stand
  • porta-potties
  • petting zoo and farm animals
  • birthday parties
  • school tours

Wills Family Orchard

33130 Panther Creek Road, Adel
Open September 22 – October 21, Saturdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays noon to 6 p.m.
Admission: $7. Kids 2 and under are free. 

Features:

  • U-pick pumpkins
  • corn maze
  • wagon rides
  • barnyard
  • apple picking
  • a shop full of delicious treats

Find more ideas for family-friendly fall activities in this roundup.

What are your favorite fall family traditions?

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