One of the best things about fall (aside from the cooler weather, of course) is the seasonal fun that comes along with it, and that definitely includes a trip to a pumpkin patch. Luckily, there seems to be no shortage of pumpkin patches in Mississippi, and nowadays, most also offer corn mazes, hay rides, and games, making a visit perfect for the entire family. Here are a few of our favorites from around the state.
1. Lazy Acres, Chunky
The perfect place to spend a fall afternoon, Lazy Acres boasts an impressive pumpkin patch, corn maze, and over 25 attractions and shows. Visit the pumpkin patch throughout the month of October from 1 pm – 6 pm on Fridays, 10 am – 6 pm on Saturdays through October 8th, 10 am - 9 pm on Saturday, October 15th, 22nd, and 29th, and Sundays from 1 pm – 6 pm. Lazy Acres is located at 596 Lazy Acres Road in Chunky.
2. Downtown Pumpkinpalooza, Starkville
Head to Starkville’s Main Street on October 28th from 6 pm – 8 pm, and in addition to trick-or-treating, after hours shopping, a farmers market, and fun jumpers, you’ll find a quaint pumpkin patch as well as a pumpkin painting station. Get more information on this annual event
3. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Oxford
Every fall, the lawn of the historic St. Peter’s Church is filled with thousands of pumpkins in preparation for the church’s annual sale. Offering a variety of pumpkins, the sale runs until Halloween evening, with all proceeds going toward supporting youth and children activities. The church’s pumpkin patch is opened Mondays – Saturdays from 10 am – 6 pm and Sundays from 12 pm – 6 pm. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is located at 113 S. 9th Street in Oxford.
4. Mitchell Farms, Collins
Promising “pumpkins galore,” you’re sure to find the perfect pumpkin at this patch, and the fun doesn’t end there. During the fall, the farm offers a ton of activities and not one but two, corn mazes. The pumpkin patch is opened through November 6th, from 9 am – 6 pm on Saturdays and 1 pm – 5 pm on Sundays. Mitchell Farms is located at 650 Leaf River Church Road in Collins.
5. Courtney Farms, Ocean Springs
Perfect for the young and old, this Ocean Springs shop has already picked pumpkins in addition to a variety of creative gifts, unique furnishings, and an array of plants. Visit Courtney Farms at 810 Bienville Boulevard in Ocean Springs Sunday – Monday from 11 am – 5 pm.
6. Southern Promiseland Farm, Kiln
Open until October 29th, this 1.5-acre pumpkin patch has an impressive selection and offers plenty of photo-ops, so be sure to bring your camera. Aside from pumpkins, you’ll find plenty of other activities, including a 10-acre corn maze, educational farm tours, and hay rides. Visit the farm on Fridays from 6 pm – 9 pm, Saturdays from 11 am – 9 pm, and on Sunday October 16th and 23rd from 1 pm – 4 pm. Southern Promiseland is located at 1212 Raygan Lane in Kiln.
7. Middleton Farms, Moss Point
Every October, this working dairy farm opens its 5-acre pumpkin patch, which also includes a variety of corn and other gourds. Head to the farm on October 8th, 15th, and 22nd, from 10 am – 6 pm, and you can enjoy a ton of additional activities, like bottle-feeding calves, farm tours, pony rides, and more. Middleton Farms is located at 21500 Otis Cooper Road in Moss Point.
8. Bull Bottom Farms, Duck Hill
Bull Bottom Farms is holding its Fall Festival every weekend until November 8th. The $10 admission covers a trip to the pumpkin patch plus access to all sorts of games and activities. The Fall Festival is held from 10 am – 8 pm on Saturdays and from 1 pm – 5 pm on Sundays. Bull Bottom Farms is located at 1641 Sayles Road in Duck Hill.
9. Pumpkin Patch Farms, Blue Mountain
Between the hay-filled covered wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch to an abundance of activities, rides, and games, you’ll definitely get your fill of fall fun at this farm. Opened through November 1st, the pumpkin patch can be visited Wednesdays – Saturdays from 9 am – 5 pm and on Sundays from 1 pm – 5 pm. Pumpkin Patch Farms is located at 2100 County Road 805 in Blue Mountain.
10. Farmer Jim’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, Rolling Fork
This 3-acre pumpkin patch has hundreds of pumpkins for the picking and includes everything from your basic orange pumpkins to gourds and heirloom pumpkins. There are also plenty of already picked pumpkins and several corn mazes, including a haunted one. The pumpkin patch is opened on Saturdays from 9 am – 6 pm and on Sundays from 2 pm – 6 pm throughout the month of October. Farmer Jim’s is located on Highway 16 in Rolling Fork.
11. Cedar Hill Farm, Hernando
At Cedar Hill Farm, you can head out to the patch and pick your own pumpkin or select one from the Pumpkin Stand, where you’ll find thousands of pumpkins and gourds in a variety of shapes and sizes. The pumpkin patch and stand are opened throughout the month of October on Monday – Thursday from 9 am – 4 pm, Friday from 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm – 5 pm. Cedar Hill Farm is located at 8 Love Road in Hernando.
12. Nichols-Boyd Pumpkin Patch, Brandon
At Nichols-Boyd, you can make an entire day of pumpkin picking with the Pumpkin Patch Tour, which includes a hay ride, tour of the farm, interactive time with the animals, and the pumpkin of your choice. For an extra dollar, you can take the tour as well as get lost in the farm’s corn maze. If you’d rather an already picked pumpkin, check out the Pumpkin Patch Store, where you’ll find all sorts of merchandise in addition to a variety of pumpkins, of course. The fall fun continues throughout the month of October. Click
for more information, including hours. Nichols-Boyd is located at 3970 Highway 43 North in Brandon.
13. Country Pumpkins, Caledonia
With no admission fee, Country Pumpkins is the perfect place for some affordable family fun. After choosing from the extensive selection of pumpkins and gourds, you can visit the corn maze, take a hay ride around the farm, grab a bite from the concession stand, or simply take in the gorgeous surroundings. Visit the pumpkin patch from now until November 6th from 8 am – 6 pm on Monday – Saturday and from 12 pm – 6 pm on Sunday. Country Pumpkins is located at 860 Spruill Road in Caledonia.