When the leaves start to change and the air turns crisp, my family loves to welcome the fall season by visiting local pumpkin patches farms. Many even feature additional activities like pumpkin bowling, corn mazes, treats & baked goods, or even a petting zoo! Below are some of our favorite places to find the perfect pumpkin in the Milwaukee area.
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A Guide to Milwaukee Pumpkin Farms
Basse’s Taste of Country – Colgate
Dates: September 22nd– October 31st (Weekend Hours: 10 am – 5:30 pm; Weekday Hours: 1:30 – 5:30 pm)
Cost: General Admission is $12.99 + tax (Weekend) and $9.99 + tax (weekday) (Pumpkins not included. Additional cost for pumpkins, pony rides, and apple blasters). Seniors – $10.99+ tax (weekend) and $8.99 (weekday) (65 and older. Ticket booth price ONLY, not available online. Pumpkins not included. Additional cost for pumpkins and apple blasters) Military – $10.99 + tax (weekend) and $8.99 + tax (weekday) (Present valid Military ID. Ticket booth price ONLY, not available online. Pumpkins not included. Additional cost for pumpkins and apple blasters) Children under 2 years are FREE.
Description: Enjoy a hayride out to our pumpkin patch to pick-your-own perfect pumpkin, challenge yourself in our 8 acre corn maze (Incornibles!), and enjoy many new and fun filled family activities during the fall! We have 35+ fun fall activities that the entire family can enjoy! Don’t forget decorations for fall, we have all you need such as Indian corn, corn stalks, straw bales, pumpkins (all sizes, from small to our 100-400lbs giant pumpkins!), squash, gourds, and more.
Cedarburg Creek Farm – Cedarburg
Dates: Begins September 22nd
Cost: FREE admission and hay wagon rides
Description: In addition to the pumpkin patch and corn maze, kids can enjoy a petting zoo, hayrides, and a barrel train!
Elegant Farmer – Mukwonago
Dates: Autumn Harvest Festival runs from September 8th – October 21st, Saturdays & Sundays Only.
Cost: Admission and parking are free. Additional cost for other activities varies.
Description: Select your perfect pumpkin from the patch and enjoy a tractor-pulled hayride. Elegant Farmer offers fun activities for all ages, including pony rides, train rides, and a five-acre corn maze. Stick around to try some specialty foods, including warm cider donuts, pulled pork, make your own caramel apples and more!
Jim’s Pumpkin Farm – Germantown
Dates: Open daily 9 am – 6 pm starting September 23rd. Hayrides offered Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 6 pm.
Cost: FREE admission. **Bring cash for any purchases.
Description: This quaint and peaceful farm offers an ample selection of fall decorations such as gourds, straw bales and pre-picked pumpkins. Kids can explore the corn maze, stuff their own scarecrow and check out the Straw Jumping Area, plus more!
Barthel Fruit Farm – Mequon
Dates: Call 262-242-2737 for availability before you head there.
Description: Come and find the perfect pumpkin in their patch. Whether you are looking for a giant or a pie pumpkin, they have the pumpkin for you. They have great pumpkins every year. Come and pick one or a car full.
Cozy Nook Farm – Waukesha
Dates: Fall Season runs September 22 to October 31, 2018, every day 9:00 a.m. to 7:30p.m.
Description: Bring your family, a school group or just yourself to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the beautiful autumn season on the farm. Farm Tours and hayrides are available by reservation on the weekdays. HAYRIDES are available on the weekends, rides leave on the hour from 11-4 Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy a 1/2 hour ride through the fields of Cozy Nook Farm. Adults $3.00 Children under 10 $2.00. Please call ahead to reserve space for your group or family.
Lindner Pumpkin Farm – New Berlin
Dates: Open daily from 10 am – 6 pm, September 24th through October 31st
Cost: $4 per person ($3 per person with a non-perishable food donation for the New Berlin Food Pantry) for admission to the Petting Zoo and Lindners Big Back Yard.
Description: Meet the goats, mini-pigs, llamas, mini-horses, bunnies and more! Kiddos can enjoy unlimited playtime on the Giant Slide, Olde Tyme Playground, Corn Maze, Scarecrow Speedway pedal tractor racetrack and Li’l Punkin Playground; other rides and games available for an additional fee. Check out Megan’s experience at Lindner Pumpkin Farm in 2015.
Basse Country Delight – Muskego
Dates: Open Tuesday – Friday from 8 am – 6 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8 am – 4 pm. Call 414-422-0315 for picking availability.
Description: Pick your own pumpkins from their growing field or choose from already picked stock. Feed the goats and chickens and enjoy famous homemade apple cider donuts! The farm also sells seasonal decorations, handcrafted items, honey, maple syrup, jelly and jam.
Creekside Valley Farm – Mequon
Dates: September 15th through October 31st
Cost: FREE general admission. Corn maze is $5/person (FREE for ages 4 and under). Hayrides are $3/person (FREE for ages 4 and under) Saturday/Sunday.
Description: One of our Facebook friends described it as “organized, affordable and fun,” while another said it was “EVERYTHING you would want in a good, wholesome, family pumpkin farm experience without all the extra commercialism.” Clean, affordable and low-key. There is a corn maze for the kids and they show Packer games in the barn. What’s not to love?
Swan’s Pumpkin Farm – Franksville
Dates: Opening for the 2018 season on September 8th – call ahead for specific dates for pumpkin picking.
Cost: Free admission and parking.
Description: A Watermelon Festival (September 8th and 9th) kicks off the season with a flourish! The “Not-so-Scary Stuff” includes a corn city, petting zoo, hayrides, barrel train rides, puppet theater and pony rides. There’s also “Scary Stuff” like Wanda’s Spook House, The Witch Hollow Corn Maze and The Graveyard. And what would a pumpkin farm be without Eats & Treats? Check out The Cauldron Cafe for cider donuts, caramel apples and pumpkin pie or browse The Country Market for a variety of seasonal produce.
Schuett Farms – Mukwonago
Dates: Fall festivities begin on September 29th but may be sooner pending weather. Make sure to check their website, Facebook or Instagram page for updates.
Cost: FREE general admission; plenty of activities to enjoy and stuff to buy!
Description: Here you can pick your own pumpkin, explore the 8-acre Corn Maze, enjoy Hayrides and Pumpkin Launching, plus view Hay Bales painted to look like ginormous Jack-o-Lanterns! New this year, Schuett Farms will offer a nighttime flashlight maze on select weekends; check the website for current details.
The Family Farm – Grafton
Dates: E-mail [email protected] or call 262-377-6161 for the most current info on this seasons opening.
Cost: $6.25 per adult; $5.25 senior (62+) and disabled visitors; $3.75 per child (age 2-12 years); FREE for children under 2. Wagon rides are $1 per person.
Description: Fall festivities are plentiful at this historic 30-acre farmstead, which originated in the 1870s. Start your visit in the Admission Barn which offers harvest treats (pumpkin pie, pumpkin torte, delicious apple cider, caramel apple sundaes, fresh baked cookies, kettle and caramel corn) and lunch for all ages. You’ll find gifts, fall decor, mums and antiques for sale in the Barn too. Take a hayride to the patch and pick your own pumpkin, or collect some from the grounds, which also feature a peaceful nature walk, pond and creek. Explore six restored farm buildings and see antique tools and implements on display – many of which were used 100 years ago! Kiddos will enjoy feeding and petting the animals at the farm zoo and nursery.
Land of the Giants Pumpkin Farm – Sturtevant
Dates: Open Friday, Sept. 28th through Halloween. Weekends 10am-6pm and M-F 12pm-6pm.
Cost: FREE admission and parking. During the week a “Pumpkin” bounce house is available ($2/jumper) and on the weekends, Take a ride to the pumpkin patch ($3/rider) or a barrel-train ride ($3/rider).
Description: Bring the family out to Creuziger’s Land of the Giants pumpkin farm this fall. Spend time with your family on our family-run farm (FREE Admission to play area!). Feed the goats, alpacas, and mini donkey, take a barrel-train ride or ride to the pumpkin patch, and there is even a bounce house! Find thousands of pumpkins for decoration, carving, and cooking.
What goes hand-in-hand with the perfect pumpkin? A bushel of juicy apples, of course! Check out our Guide to Apple Orchards to find our favorite local places for apple picking!