Montana October 05, 2016
These 7 Charming Pumpkin Patches In Montana Are Picture Perfect For A Fall Day
No storefront display could ever compare to picking out your pumpkins from a pumpkin patch. There’s something about scouting for your own pumpkins that really puts you in an autumn state of mind. Here are the best places in Montana to go for fall festivities this year.
1. Sweet Pickin’s Pumpkin Patch, Kalispell
Sweet Pickin’s started as a small family business in 2002. They’re still a family owned farm, but they’re now one of the most popular places in the state. They offer rides, fresh kettle corn and a giant jumping pillow for kids of all ages. They’re open from 10AM-5PM daily until Halloween.
2. J&K Farms, Laurel
J&K Farms is open daily from 9-6 until Halloween. It’s free to wander around, but the pumpkins cost $0.25 a pound. They also have a hayride (which they offer until dark) and a corn maze on the property.
3. Meadowlark Farm, Hamilton
Meadowlark Farm has been around for nearly a decade, but they opened a u-pick pumpkin patch in 2014. They’re open from Thursday-Sunday until Halloween, and you can pick up some decorative corn stalks and gourds while you’re there. They also have some rides and activities for their young visitors.
4. Rocky Creek Farm, Bozeman
Located about 4 miles east of Bozeman on Frontage Road, Rocky Creek Farm’s pumpkin patch is open 6 days a week (closed Mondays) from Noon-5PM, except Saturdays when they are open from 9-5. You’ll find free hayrides, straw forts, sheep, pigs and a haunted swamp here as well as your future jack-o-lanterns. Don’t leave without picking some delicious fall raspberries if they have them.
Enjoy the huge pumpkin patch, obstacle course, mini maze, petting zoo, Treasure Hunt Thursdays and pony rides on Fridays at the Missoula Maze. They’re open 5 days a week until Halloween (closed Monday and Tuesday), and they also have a night maze you can attempt at dusk.
6. Montana Corn Maze, Manhattan
This beautiful farm has a tricky maze which is drawn and cut without using computers or a GPS. When (if) you find your way out, you can pick up some of the pumpkins they have for sale. They’re open every Saturday and Sunday through Halloween.
7. Applestem Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Vaughn
Applestern is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Halloween. They've got a huge variety of pumpkins for you to take home, but their main draw is the Haunting Nights at the Corn Maze, which takes place every Friday and Saturday evening at 7.
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