19 Pumpkin Patches in Central Arkansas to Visit this Fall
Enjoy fall harvest time at a pick-your-own pumpkin patch that offers hayrides, corn mazes and other family activities. Start planning your harvest fun now -- many of the farms will start welcoming visitors at the end of the month and the beginning of October, but some will even open this weekend (Sept. 19-21)!
Note: We advise that you call ahead before your pumpkin patch visit; for many farms, opening dates and hours are dependent on the weather.
1. Arkansas Frontier in Quitman
Not only can your family pluck a pumpkin from the U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, they can also learn about the lives of early settlers and Native Americans on the living history farm. Tour a replica of a pioneer homestead, learn a lesson in the schoolhouse and see a covered wagon. Little ones can also meet the animals who live on the farm—pigs, miniature horses, sheep, rabbits and a llama. In the Enchanted Forest, visitors stroll through a nature trail of storybook characters like Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs.
1625 Wesley Chapel Road, Quitman. $8, includes all attractions except Gem Stone Mining; pumpkins purchased separately.
Oct. 1-31: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Available for groups by reservation Mon.-Fri. For info: (501) 589-3122, ArkansasFrontier.com.
2. Asbury’s Pumpkin Patch at Asbury United Methodist Church in Little Rock
Pick your perfect pumpkin and take pictures in this patch, conveniently located in west Little Rock.
1700 Napa Valley Drive, Little Rock. Pumpkins range in color and price.
Oct. 11-31: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. For info: (501) 225-9231, Asbury-LR.org.
3. BoBrook Farms in Roland
Not far from Pinnacle Mountain State Park, you’ll find this charming sunflower maze and pumpkin patch. Enjoy a hayride, sunflower maze, farm animals and a hay maze. Plus, kids can climb on a hay mountain formed from 200-300 bales of hay, and jump into the corn pit of 5,000 pounds of corn. When you’re ready to find a pumpkin, head to the 12-row pumpkin patch; some of the pumpkins are even left on the vine for families to cut themselves. Concessions and crafts are also available for purchase.
3810 Combee Lane, Roland. $6, includes all attractions; pumpkins sold separately and range from 50 cents-$12.
Oct. 1-31: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. & Sun. For info: (501) 519-5666, BoBrookFarms.com.
4. Cox Berry Farm & Nursery in Clarksville
This family-owned farm in Clarksville has been in business for close to 50 years; families can choose from many Pick-Your-Own experiences ending in late fall with pumpkins. In September and October, families can also snag apples from the orchard; in October, you’ll find Gold Rush, Fuji and Arkansas Black varieties. Plus, during the autumn season, younger children will love walking along a trail lined with fun characters, decorations, photo opps and a rope maze.
1081 Hwy. 818, Clarksville. Entry to the farm free; pumpkin prices vary by weight; pumpkin trail costs extra.
Oct. 1-31. For info and hours: (479) 754-3707, CoxBerryFarm.com.
5. Family Farm Fall Harvest and Pumpkin Patch in Malvern
Known by local families for its summer day camp, Family Farm also offers a pumpkin patch in October. Visitors can enjoy a hayride and John Deer train, fishing in the pond, petting farm animals, braving the “slide mountain” and running through hay tunnels.
18448 Hwy. 67, Malvern. $5, includes all attractions except the zipline; pumpkins sold separately.
Oct. 4-Nov. 1: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat; available by reservation Mon.-Fri. for school field trips. For info: (501) 337-4171, FamilyFarm.org.
6. Garner Homestead Family Farm in Lonsdale near Hot Springs
Day trip to this family farm near Hot Springs for the complete autumn harvest experience, including a hayride, barnyard animal show featuring two goats (including a pygmy) that give kisses, pull a rabbit out of a hat and more, cornfield trails to run through, and an animal petting area. Youngsters can also frolic in a play area with tire swings, tunnels and climbing poles, hunt for arrowheads in the “arrowhead hunting grounds,” or hike a woodland trail down to a creek bank where kiddos can pan for “fool’s gold.” And, of course, don’t forget to pick up a locally-grown pumpkin!
1376 Hwy. 128/Hot Springs Village Cutoff, Lonsdale. $6, includes all attractions, children under 3 free; pumpkins sold separately and range from $2-$25.
Sept. 23-Nov. 1: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. For info: (501) 463-0510, GarnerHomesteadFamilyFarm.com.
7. Hay Days at Wildwood Park for the Arts in Little Rock
Celebrate fall with tractor-drawn hayrides, storytime featuring American tall tales and Native American folklore, and pumpkins to take home.
20919 Denny Road, Little Rock. $5, includes hayride and pumpkin patch.
Oct. 11-31: noon-4 p.m. Sat.; available Oct. 21-31 by reservation for school field trips. For info: (501) 821-7275, WildwoodPark.org.
8. Hicks Family Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch in Lonoke
Romp through the corn maze, visit the pumpkin patch, enjoy a pony ride and make friends with a barnyard full of farm animals. Little ones can saddle up for a pony ride and the whole family can take a hay ride.
184 Lasiter Road, Lonoke. $8, includes all attractions, children under 5 free with paying adult; pumpkins and food sold separately.
Sept. 27-Nov. 1: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 1-6 p.m. Sun; available by reservation Mon.-Fri. for school field trips. For info: (501) 941-2703, HicksFamilyFarms.com.
9. Holland Bottom Farm in Cabot
Stop by this produce stand for decorative gourds, white pumpkins and mums to spruce up your front porch; or shop for edibles like tomatoes, potatoes, squash, pie pumpkins, honey, jam and more. For a pick-your-own experience, families can head to the pumpkin patch behind the stand. On the last two weekends before Halloween, hop on a free tractor-pulled hayride out to the field (10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. & Sun., plus Halloween Day).
1255 Bill Foster Memorial Hwy./Hwy. 321, Cabot.
Produce stand open through Oct. 31: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. For info: (501) 843-7152, (501) 743-8181; HollandBottomFarm.com.
10. J&P Ranch, Inc. in Scott
Since 1999, this pumpkin patch has been bringing smiles to little ones. Kids can wind their way through a hay maze made of round bales, take a hayride in a tractor-pulled covered wagon, gaze at an aquarium filled with fish, and feed rabbits, goats and chickens in a petting zoo. Little ones can also hop on a horse for a quick, hand-led horseback ride or blow off steam on basketball and volleyball courts. A mobile pumpkin patch (complete with Frankenstein-esque monster) is available to visit to schools and churches, and brings along pumpkins, chicken and rabbits.
966 McCoy off of I-40 East, Scott. $5, includes all activities and a free pumpkin for each child under 12.
Sept. 29-Nov. 2: 1-5 p.m. Sat. & Sun.; field trips and groups welcome 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mon.-Fri. by reservation only. For info: (501) 920-6537.
11. Mary’s Place Pumpkin Patch in Bryant
At Mary’s Place, kids will enjoy rides on the new train which takes riders through the Sherwood Forest. You’ll stop at the Western town setting which has lots of spots for photo opps. Plus, kids can play on a wooden maze, a treehouse, and a hay mountain with a tunnel.
3705 Hwy. 5 N., Bryant. $9 includes all attractions and large pumpkin; $6 includes all attractions and no pumpkin.
Sept. 25-Nov. 8: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. For info: (501) 847-3900, MarysPlaceInBryant.com.
12. Motley’s Pumpkin Patch in Little Rock
This Little Rock farm offers a full day of fun, including a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, country store, tractor-drawn wagon rides, and a petting zoo full of goats, chickens and pigs. Kids can also climb on a hay bale mountain and take a slide back down to the ground. Or, pick an oinker to compete in the pig races. Plus, don’t miss a special performance of Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show (see website for schedule).
13724 Sandy Ann Drive, Little Rock. $8, children under 3 and seniors ages 55 and up free.
Sept. 27-Nov. 2: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. & Sun; available by reservation Mon.-Fri. for school field trips. For info: (501) 888-1129, MotleysPumpkinPatch.com.
13. Mountain Home Berry Farm
If you’re in the northern part of the state during the harvest months, make a stop at this popular attraction. During its Fall Festival, families can go on an hour-long hayride tour that stops by the petting zoo (featuring an adorable miniature donkey), Mulch Mountain, kid’s corn maze and the pumpkin patch. A country store features homemade jams and jellies, apple cider, local honey and more.
693 County Road 57, Mountain Home. Entry to pumpkin patch free; $6 includes Fall Festival attractions; pumpkins sold separately.
Sept. 19-Nov. 2: noon-5 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Available to groups, birthday parties and field trips by reservation Wed.-Fri. For info: (870) 425-7028, MountainHomeBerryFarm.com.
14. Peebles Farm in Augusta
Pumpkins take over 60 acres of Peebles Farm, with 10 acres set aside for visitors to pick their own. Plus, visitors can hop on horse and carriage rides, explore the you-pick cotton field and more. Adventurous tykes can stumble through a 20-acre corn maze—the aerial view of the labyrinth forms the outline of a tractor pulling a pumpkin-loaded cart. Fearless families can even try and navigate the maze with flashlights after dark on Friday and Saturday evenings, but be prepared for some extra thrills and frights!
Hwy. 64 between Augusta and McCrory, Augusta. $8, includes most attractions, such as barnyard, corn maze, cotton patch and admission to pumpkin patch; children ages 2 and under free; hayrides $3; horse and carriage rides $3; pumpkins sold separately.
Sept. 26-Oct. 31: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat., noon-dusk Sun. For info: (870) 919-6162, PeeblesFarm.com.
15. Pumpkin Hollow in Piggott
Spend a beautiful autumn day enjoying all the fun, including the corn mazes, hayrides, catfish feeding, pony rides and pig scrambles (weekends), farm animals, Kids’ Barn, kids’ “train” ride, a slide down the pond levee, shopping, tasty treats, haunted attractions, and much more. The Friendly Forest, decked out with scenes and interactive displays, is designed just for children and the faint-of-heart. Two separate corn mazes with different difficulty levels are also available for visitors. Bring a flashlight and brave the mazes on Fright Nights, if you dare.
671 County Road 336, Piggott. $10 for standard package, $15 for Kids’ Daytime Armbands.
Sept. 20-Oct. 31: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-6 p.m. Sun. Corn Maze open additional evening hours on Fright Nights; see website for details. For info: (870) 598-3568, PumpkinHollow.com.
16. Roseberry Farm in Benton
This brand-new pumpkin patch in Benton is operated by three brothers on a 56-acre farm. For its first year in business, Roseberry Farm will offer homegrown pumpkins in the 3-acre, pick-your-own patch; farm animal visits with chickens, goats and rabbits; hayrides; and thrills on the barrel ride, a tractor-pulled train made from 55-gallon drums cut in half. Treats at a small concession stand will also be available. Field trips, birthday parties and large groups are welcome by reservation.
12223 Hwy. 9, Benton. $6, children under 2 free; pumpkin prices vary.
Sept. 25-Oct. 31: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thu.-Sun. For info: (501) 722-8545, Roseberry-Farms.com.
17. Schaefers and Collins Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze at Lollie in Mayflower
This popular spot boasts a brand-new building and larger play area this year; visitors can take a hayride to the field where the pumpkins are grown and make their pick. Children can also meet the barnyard animals and tumble around a play area with hay tunnels, cut-outs for pictures, a large sand box, swings and more. On weekends, kids will delight in train and pony rides, bounce houses and face painting. And, families can get spooked on a haunted, nighttime hayride (check website for dates and times). After all the wholesome fun, head to farm next door to get lost in the corn maze—every year a new design is etched into the corn stalks, and this year’s is a special design to celebrate its 10th year. Field trips, groups and birthday parties welcome by reservation.
Pumpkin patch: 864 Lollie Road, Mayflower. $5 includes play area, hayride and a pumpkin; hayride only $1; haunted hayride $5; other attractions and concessions available for additional fees.
Pumpkin patch opens Sept. 27-Oct. 31: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun.; haunted hayrides Fri. & Sat. For info: (501) 470-3127, SchaefersPumpkinPatch.com.
Corn maze: $7, seniors ages 60 and up $6, children ages 3-12 $5, children under 3 free; mini corn maze, hayride and train ride $3 each.
The maze will be open Sept.-Oct.; check website for updates. Noon-10:30 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sat., 1-8 p.m. Sun. For info: (501) 269-7903, CornMazeAtLollie.com.
18. Scott Pumpkin Patch
After taking a year off from the pumpkin business, this popular patch is back. The new location in Scott will offer pig races, a bucking barrel, barnyard zoo, hayrides, hay mountain, rubber duck races, a toddler zone, tractor playground and a pirate ship. Birthday parties and field trips available by reservation.
14900 Hwy. 165, Scott. $8, seniors ages 65 and up and veterans $7, children under 3 free.
Sept 27-Nov. 1. For info and hours: (501) 920-2901, Facebook.
19. St. Joseph Farm Fest in North Little Rock
Housed on the 63 acres surrounding the former St. Joseph Orphanage, this new educational farm will teach visitors about sustainable agriculture and carbon-negative farming—and, of course, give families a chance to pick pumpkins on the four-acre patch. Unique activities include a maze made from Sorghum-Sudangrass, a fast-growing grass that stands up to 12 feet tall; demonstrations on non-GMO pasture poultry; and tours through the seven-acre Food Forest, a project designed to feed the hungry and planted with fruit, berry and nut trees. The opening weekend (Oct. 18-19) will feature music all day, hayrides, the Arkansas Craftsman Fair, local food and a pioneer village filled with costumed actors.
6800 Camp Robinson Road, North Little Rock. $15 Sat., $10 Sun.; children under 12 $7; children 2 and under free.
Oct. 15-Oct. 31: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. & Sun.; open Wed.-Fri. by reservation for school groups, homeschool groups and custom tours. For info: (870) 370-4047, StJosephFarm.com.