10 Pumpkin Patches in Central Arkansas to Visit this Fall
We have great news: many of our favorite Little Rock-area pumpkin patches are open for the 2020 season. Insert pumpkin latte-fueled happy dance here.
Pandemic note: To open, all farms received state approval of their reopening plans. Expect social distancing, masks and handwashing stations — along with pumpkins and play. We advise that you call ahead before your pumpkin patch visit; for many farms, open hours can be dependent on the weather.
1. Asbury UMC Pumpkin Patch at Asbury United Methodist Church in Little Rock
You can still get the pumpkin patch experience at this convenient location in west Little Rock. Pick your perfect pumpkin and take pictures.
Where: 1700 Napa Valley Drive, Little Rock. | Admission: Free admission, pumpkins range from $1-$20. | Dates/Hours: Oct. 7-31: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon- 5 p.m. Sunday | For info: 501-225-9231, Asbury-LR.org.
2. BoBrook Farms in Roland
Along with their usual attractions, BoBrook Farms is promoting social distancing with a drive-thru scarecrow scavenger hunt and even bigger hay mazes and pyramids.
Where: 3810 Combee Lane, Roland. | Admission: $7 admission includes all attractions, children under 2 free; pumpkins sold separately and range from $0.50-$12. | Dates/Hours: Sept. 26-Oct. 31: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday | For info: 501-519-5666, BoBrookFarms.com.
3. Family Farm Fall Harvest and Pumpkin Patch in Malvern
The farm is complete with a pumpkin patch, hayrides, a John Deere train, pond fishing, farm animals for petting, ziplining, slide mountain, hay tunnels and a climbing wall.
Where: 18448 Hwy 67, Malvern. | Admission: $5, children under 2 free. Admission includes all attractions except the zipline; pumpkins sold separately. | Dates/Hours: Sept. 26 – Nov. 7. Closed Sundays and Mondays. | For info: 501-337-4171, FamilyFarm.org.
4. Motley’s Pumpkin Patch in Little Rock
A full day of entertainment includes a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, country store, tractor-drawn wagon rides and a petting zoo. Kids can climb on a hay bale mountain and slide back down.
Where: 13724 Sandy Ann Drive, Little Rock. | Admission: $8.95 basic admission, $11.95 do-it-all admission, children under 3 and seniors ages 60 and up free. | Dates/Hours: Sept. 26-Oct.31: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday & Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday | For info: 501-888-1129, MotleysPumpkinPatch.com.
5. Roseberry Farms in Benton
Offerings at Roseberry Farms include homegrown pumpkins in a pick-your-own patch, farm animals, hayrides and thrills on the tractor-pulled barrel ride, the Big Slide, a Hay Fort and more!
Where: 12223 Highway 9, Benton. | Admission: $7, children under 2 free; pumpkin prices vary. | Dates/Hours: Sept. 26-Nov. 1: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday | For info: 501-722-8545, Roseberry-Farms.com.
6. Schaefers and Collins Pumpkin Patch in Mayflower
Families can take a hayride or a walk out to the patch to pick out a pumpkin. Activities include train rides, play area, pony rides, bounce house, corn pit, duck races, petting zoo and more.
Where: 864 Lollie Road, Mayflower. | Admission: Varies. | Dates/Hours: Sept. 26-Oct. 31: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday. For info: 501-470-3127, SchaefersPumpkinPatch.com.
More Pumpkin Fun!
These patches are a little farther down road, but open and worth the time for even more pumpkin fun:
7. Cox Berry Farm & Nursery in Clarksville
This family-owned farm, in business for almost 50 years, is a Clarksville institution, allowing families to choose from many pick-your-own experiences ending in late fall with pumpkins. Children can walk and find photo opportunities along a trail lined with fun characters, decorations and a rope maze.
Where: 1081 Highway 818, Clarksville. | Admission: Entry to the farm free; pumpkin prices vary by weight; pumpkin trail $3 per person; cash or check only. | Dates/Hours: Oct. 1-31: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday | For info: Call ahead before visiting: 479-754-3707, CoxBerryFarm.com.
8. Fall Festival at 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, 1.5-acre corn maze, bounce house, old-fashioned games and the pumpkin patch. A country store features homemade jams and jellies, apple cider, local honey and more.
Where: 693 County Road 57, Mountain Home. | Admission: $7 includes all Fall Festival attractions; pony rides are an additional $2; pumpkins sold separately. | Dates/Hours: Sept. 22-Nov. 15, Private groups: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday by appointment; evening spots will also be available by appointment, Public: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays-Sundays | For info: 870-425-7028, MountainHomeBerryFarm.com.
9. Peebles Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze in Augusta
Pumpkins take over 60 acres of Peebles Farm, with 10 acres set aside for visitors to pick their own. This year the pumpkin patch will be open Monday through Thursday for retail and wholesale pumpkins only. On the weekends, families can visit for pumpkins and activities. Please check their site and Facebook page for the latest on available attractions, hours and more.
Where: 100 Woodruff 249, Augusta. Located on Highway 64 between Augusta and McCrory. | Admission: $10, includes most attractions, such as barnyard, corn maze, cotton patch and admission to pumpkin patch; children ages 2 and under free; hay wagon rides $3; train rides $1; pumpkins sold separately ($2-$60). | Dates/Hours: Sept. 22-Oct. 31: 2-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday is TBD, Saturday, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. | For info: 870-919-6162, PeeblesFarm.com.
10. Pumpkin Hollow in Piggott
When in Piggott, enjoy a pig scramble, corn mazes, hayrides, pony rides. The pig scrambles, events where kids try to catch a slippery pig, and zipline, are reserved for weekends. Everyday attractions include farm animals, an interactive Kids’ Barn, the Pumpkin Hollow Express barrel train and a pond levee slide. Visit the Friendly Forest and two separate corn mazes with different difficulty levels are also available. Bring a flashlight and brave the mazes on Fright Nights, when other hair-raising attractions are also open, such as the Frightmare Farmhouse, Bubba’s Butcher Barn and Zombie Paintball Patrol. Pumpkin Hollow will be following directives to mask, social distance, and clean/disinfect.
Where: 671 County Road 336, Piggott. | Admission: $10 for standard package, $15 for kids' armbands (Saturday and Sunday only). | Dates/Hours: September 19-October 31: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Corn Maze open additional evening hours on Fright Nights; click here for details. | For info: 870-598-3568, PumpkinHollow.com.
The following pumpkin patches that have been part of this list in the past are not opening for the 2020 season:
- Mary’s Place Pumpkin Patch in Bryant
- Garner Homestead Family Farm in Lonsdale
- Pumpkin Patch at First United Methodist Church in North Little Rock
- Arkansas Portable Pumpkin Patch
- Corn Maze at Lollie in Mayflower
As of publication, following pumpkin patches are still finalizing details of the 2020 season check their sites for the latest updates:
- Arkansas Frontier in Quitman
- Hicks Family Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch in Lonoke