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5 of Iowa’s Best Pumpkin Patches

Iowa is abundant in autumnal activities that help to celebrate the cooler weather and welcoming of the state’s gorgeous fall season. Here are five of Iowa’s best pumpkin patches to visit this October.

Enchanted Acres

Sheffield

The Enchanted Acres pumpkin patch in Sheffield offers more than just seasonal fun—it also acts as a hub for agricultural education where guests can pick their perfect pumpkin, enjoy interactive fall crafts and feed goats. On the weekends, the farm hosts workshops that celebrate everything from canvas paintings to string art. On Saturdays and Sundays, the little ones can also participate in the “Books in the Barn” camp, complete with a themed story and activity. For more information, visit www.enchantedacresia.com

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Harvestville Farm

Donnellson

Located in rural Southeast Iowa in the city of Donnellson is Harvestville Farm—a fifth-generation farm that transforms into a harvest haven, with 40 acres of pumpkins, squash and gourds. The property also has two large play areas, a 10-acre corn maze, wagon rides, and a number of other special events all throughout the fall season. For more information, visit www.harvestvillefarm.com.     

Bloomsbury Farm

Atkins

What started as a homesteaded in 1856, later evolved into a fifth-generation farm managed by Dave Peterson and his family, who have since grown the property into one of Eastern Iowa’s most popular agri-tourism hubs. Each September, the farm plays host to Sunflower Days—an event which allows guests to indulge in their “you-pick” sunflower field, along with a number of other special attractions like apple blasters, corn shooters and gemstone mining activities. Then come October, Bloomsbury Farm encourages visitors to celebrate autumn via their 18-acre pumpkin patch, 10-acre corn maze, and over 20 other additional attractions. For more information, visit www.bloomsburyfarm.com

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Pumpkinville

Mitchellville

Mitchellville’s own Pumpkinville is really as magical as it sounds. Beyond having a stunning pumpkin patch on the farm, where kiddos and families can explore and pick their favorite gourd for the season, the property also offers a number of unique, seasonal activities that truly make it one of the most unique places to visit in Iowa. Whether you’re taking a hayrack ride or playing on the straw train, Pumpkinville’s farm guarantees a good time for people of all ages. For more information, visit www.pumpkinvillecornmaze.com

Pinter’s Gardens & Pumpkins

Decorah

Since 1998, the Pinter Family has been leaders in providing excellent experiences for families and Iowa residents, as well as pristine landscaping design to businesses throughout the Northeast corner of the state. The year round “agri-tainment” destination attracts visitors most during the fall season, when thousands of visitors flock to the property to explore their famous pumpkin patch, play in the gardens, and navigate the gorgeous corn maze. For more information, visit www.pintersgardensandpumpkins.com

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  1. Would be grateful for a listing of our pumpkin patch that has been hosting visitors in Grinnell, Iowa for over 40 years. unclebillsfarm.com Lots for all to do…wagon rides, Saturday/Sunday magic shows, farm animals, playground, jumping pillows, glass beehive, chick exhibits, 2 corn mazes, etc. Thanks so much!

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