Wyoming September 26, 2017
These 6 Charming Pumpkin Patches In Wyoming Are Picture Perfect For A Fall Day
Few activities make for a perfect fall day better than a visit to a pumpkin patch. Though the iconic orange fruit isn’t native to Wyoming, it has adapted well to the soil here, providing a bountiful harvest suitable for carving jack o’ lanterns or making pumpkin butter, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin pie. Since pumpkins are ready to harvest starting around mid to late-September, now is the perfect time for finding a patch near you and heading out to take your pick of the pumpkin crop.
1. Ellis Harvest Home, 2927 Highway 26, Lingle, Wyoming
This fun farm is 2 miles west of Lingle. Though it's not far from town, Ellis Harvest Home goes out of their way to make the trip worth it. Kids of all ages can pick their own pumpkin from the patch, then make their way through the corn maze, and make s'mores or roast hot dogs over the fire pit. The patch at Ellis Harvest Home is open from 10 a.m. to dark Saturdays and Sundays starting September 30 and running through October 29
2. Gallagher's Pumpkin Patch, 3 Miles Northwest of Edelweiss, Clark, Wyoming
You might be surprised to find a pumpkin patch on a beef ranch, but Gallagher's is more than a typical farm and ranch. From the last Saturday in September through October, this patch is open every Saturday from 11 a.m. to dark and on Sundays from 2 p.m. to dark. Visitors can pick their own pumpkins for carving or making into pies, explore corn and hay bale mazes, visit the farm animals, and enjoy a picnic before calling it a day.
3. Koltiskia's Pumpkin Patch, 120 Cat Creek Road, Sheridan
When it's time for fall, the Koltiskias welcome visitors from near and far to "come pick a punkin." You can do just that between mid-September and mid-October, and visit the petting zoo or take a hayride while you're there. Traditionally, they've opened their gates from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
4. SonHarvest Seasons, 21 Two Valley Road, Riverton, Wyoming
Since the late 1990s, picking pumpkins at the SonHarvest patch has been a tradition for many families around Fremont County. Open the last week of September through the end of October all week long from 9 a.m. to dusk, activities include horse-drawn hayrides and corn mazes.
5. Straw Igloo, 1015 Lane 9, Powell, Wyoming
This unique produce stand is always open, and relies on the honor system for payment. That means you can visit any day, any time, when the pumpkins are nearing harvest-readiness, usually about mid-September. You'll find pumpkins along with all types of seasonal produce inside the quaint straw bale hut, in addition to fresh-from-the-farm free-range eggs.
6. Harvest Farmers Market, 315 Main Street, Sundance, Wyoming
Not all communities around Wyoming have full-blown pumpkin patches to go picking in, but many do have awesome farmers markets that are the next best thing. In Sundance, for example, the Harvest Farmers Market offers a large selection of harvested pumpkins from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every weekday and until 7 p.m. on Thursdays (they're closed on weekends). Head in to the market any time in late September through October to pick your perfect pumpkin.
Where do you enjoy spending a fall day picking pumpkins in Wyoming?