It’s October, which means cooler weather, prettier leaves, and loads of fall fun. If you’re a huge fall fan, like I am, you’ll be looking for ways to fill each autumn hour with seasonal joy, and there’s no better way to do that than at a pumpkin patch. On this list you’ll find a dozen of Arkansas’s perfect pumpkin patches, and you’ll love every single one.
1. Peebles Farm and Corn Maze (Augusta)
You can pick your own pumpkin here, but there’s so much more to do while you’re at it. Located in the delta region, Peebles Farm is home to an incredible corn maze. This 16-acre corn maze is handcut into extraordinary shapes, and it takes about half an hour to complete during the day. You can buy concessions, pet farm animals, go on a horse and wagon ride, and so much more. You’ll find Peebles Farm and Corn Maze on County Road 249 in Augusta.
2. Motley’s Pumpkin Patch and Tree Farm (Little Rock)
Located at 13724 Sandy Ann Drive in Little Rock, Motley’s Pumpkin Patch is big fun for the whole family. Motley’s offers tractor-drawn wagon rides around the farm and pumpkins you can pick right off the vine. And if you’re looking for fall decorations, you’re not going to find more hay bales, corn husks, and various sizes of gourds anywhere.
3. Scott Pumpkin Patch (Scott)
Scott Pumpkin Patch is an interactive experience that will make you feel like a kid again. They’ve got pig races, rubber duck races, a barnyard zoo, even laser tag on Saturday nights. You’ll find them at 14900 Highway 165 in Scott.
4. BoBrook Farm (Roland)
BoBrook Farm isn’t just a farm—it’s also a venue. Though it’s popular for weddings and other events, it’s also popular in October, when it serves as one of Central Arkansas’s many pumpkin patches. You can pick berries and other goodies there, too, but pumpkin season is here, and BoBrook Farm is a great place to pick those orange orbs. You’ll find them at 13810 Combee Lane in Roland.
5. Schaefers Pumpkin Patch (Mayflower)
The fun starts with a hayride out to the pumpkin patch at Schaefers. On the weekends you’ll find pony rides, train rides, crafts, and live music at 864 Lollie Road in Mayflower.
6. Mary’s Place (Bryant)
You can pick your pumpkin at Mary’s Place, but you can also have a fall blast there. There’s a train ride, a miniature western town, and, of course, a hay ride. You’ll find Mary’s Place at 3705 Highway 5 in Bryant.
7. Hicks Family Farms (Lonoke)
The kids running around the Hicks Family Farm on a regular basis are the fifth generation of Hicks kids to grow up there. The Hicks Family Farm has been around for more than 100 years, and now they share that tradition with the public. Their corn maze is in seven acres of corn, and they have a hay bale maze for the little ones. They’ve got farm animals for petting and plenty of pumpkins for the picking. They’re located at 184 Lasiter Road in Lonoke.
8. Old Milo Tree Farm & Pumpkin Patch (Hamburg)
Old Milo’s goal is to make every day feel like a fall festival, and they’re succeeding at just that. They have a hay ride out into the fields, where you get to pick your own pumpkin right off the vine. If you’re in the market for mums or gourds of any shape or size, you’ll find them at 604 Ashley Road 485 in Hamburg.
9. Cox Berry Farm (Clarksville)
There’s a pumpkin trail at Cox Berry Farms, complete with fairy tale characters, a small tunnel and rope maze. There are also plenty of cut-outs where you can have a fall-themed photo op. Pick your own pumpkin at 1081 Highway 818 in Clarksville.
10. Ranalli Farms (Springdale)
Ranalli Farms is a great place to pick out a pumpkin and pump up your holiday decor. This little pumpkin patch offers up incredible photo opportunities too! They’ve also got a bakery and produce shop that will rock your socks off. You’ll find them at 2122 West Henri De Tonti Boulevard in Springdale.
11. Mountain Home Berry Farm
At Mountain Home Berry Farm, the weekends from the last of September to the first of November are all Fall Festival, all the time. The festival tour includes a petting zoo, a hayride, a corn maze, and the pumpkin patch. You’ll also find a country store there. Mountain Home Berry Farm is located at 693 County Road 57 in Mountain Home.
12. McGarrah Farms (Pea Ridge)
You can go on a mule train ride at this locally owned family farm! (Have I ever expressed how much I love mules? I love mules, y’all!) There’s a tall grass maze, a picnic area, and lots of hay stacks to play on. There are two options for pumpkin picking there: you can cut one from the vine or you can select a pre-picked pumpkin. You’ll find the farm at 14804 Miser Road in Pea Ridge.