Every year we see wonderful family-owned farms in Kansas that offer pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and other fall fun for families. As the leaves change color and the air begins to cool, local farms are throwing festivals and opening their farms to locals to celebrate the turning of the season. Pumpkin patches, giant slides and hayrides abound – there’s no doubt that Kansas loves this time of year!
Bring on Kansas Pumpkin Patches
It’s not fall in Kansas unless you’ve ventured out to the pumpkin patch. Most farms offer the traditional pumpkin patch and hay rides. But I’ve listed 7 farms right here in the Heartland that offer SO much more. From homemade old-fashioned cider at a working Cider Mill to a handmade medieval weapon down in southwest Kansas, I’ve got you covered!
Throughout the state of Kansas, discover plenty of pumpkin patches to choose from and you can’t go wrong at any of them. Read on for my picks: 7 of the Best Pumpkin Patches in Kansas.
Walter’s Pumpkin Patch, El Dorado, Kansas
Walter’s Pumpkin Patch is a 30-acre “pick your own pumpkin” patch located 30 minutes Northeast of Wichita. Season opens mid-September and offers new attractions every year! Walter’s has something for every age and plan on spending at least half a day to experience everything! From jumping pillows to corn mazes and underground slides to human gerbil wheels, you’ll never experience another pumpkin patch like Walter’s! Check their website for admission info.
Don’t miss: the brand new train ride around the farm!
Applejack Pumpkin Patch, Augusta, Kansas
Whether you are looking for a traditional go out and find your own special pumpkin among the vines, from exploring the corn and milo mazes, to being a little daring and experiencing the zipline or rat racer, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The pumpkin patch is open the last weekend of September until October 31st. Applejack Pumpkin Patch is the place to go for farm family fun. It’s a tradition you’ll enjoy year after year! Make sure to check the website for pricing and admission info.
Don’t miss: the corn and milo mazes.
KC Pumpkin Patch, Olathe, Kansas
Sister-patch (or maybe I should say brother patch – of Applejack Pumpkin Patch), KC Pumpkin Patch is kid-friendly, country-style entertainment just a few miles from Kansas City! The owners of this patch are what inspired the owner’s of Applejack Pumpkin Patch to open their own business! At KC Pumpkin Patch, there’s something for everyone — from ages two to ninety-two!
Come hungry and “pig out” in the Hog Wild Café. Shop the new Mercantile Store for gifts and goodies. You’ll be able to slide down a mountain, experience a goat walk, be a little risky and try out the zipline, get your kiddo lost in the corn maze, shoot the gourd gun, and enjoy a paintball gallery.
Don’t miss: the Mining Sluice & Geode Cracker — buy bags of rough to mine and keep what you find! Check out the website for admission prices and hours.
Louisburg Cider Mill & Country Store, Louisburg, Kansas
Louisburg Cider Mill are known for their Fall Festivities! While the mill has all the traditional findings a regular pumpkin patch would have, what sets them apart is their cider and apple butter. Their cider making method dates back 2,000 years, and it still produces the best quality cider today! Their fruit butters and preserves are made using the “open kettle” method. Whiles yes, it does take a little longer to make, I promise you … it’s well worth it! Check the website for additional info and a schedule of the live music.
Don’t miss: the 10-acre “themed” maze and the live music played daily.
Kerby Farm Pumpkin Patch, Bonner Springs, Kansas
The Kerby Farm Pumpkin Patch in Bonner Springs is a highly ranked Fall destination for family fun near Kansas City! Pick out your own pumpkin. Challenge your mind in the maze. Take your family on a hayride. Spend some time in the past and practice lassoing a cow! The possibilities and memories are endless! Check the website for opening dates and admission prices.
Don’t miss: the spook house
Granny Mae’s Pumpkin Patch, Dorrance, Kansas
I absolutely LOVE the story behind Granny Mae’s Pumpkin Patch.
According to the website, Granny Mae’s Pumpkin Patch was created in honor of the owner’s grandmother, Sara Mae Herber. Granny Mae was a teacher and avid gardener who found inspiration in the changing of the seasons, the beauty of nature, and the innocence and wonderment of childhood. In 1942, the Herber’s purchased a plot of land in rural Russell County to grow crops and a family. Today, that same land grows beautiful pumpkins and wonderful memories for many, many people. The pumpkin patch you visit now is the personification of Granny Mae and the values that defined her life; a legacy of love for people, nature, and life.
At Granny Mae’s Pumpkin Patch, they have created six unique patches – Munchkin Land, SuperFreaks, Land of Giants, Gourd Grove, Full Moon Farm, and the Pumpkin Patch – where they grow pumpkins and gourds in every shape, color, and size imaginable.
Everything grown at the patch is planted by hand and is never treated with herbicides. Because of this, every stage (from picking, painting and carving, to pies) is safer and healthier for your family.
What started with a single patch and a dream to offer pumpkins to friends and neighbors, has become a fall-themed festival shared with thousands of wonderful people from far and wide.
From sing-alongs on the trolley ride through Scarecrow Meadow to roasting peanuts over an open-fire, the beloved fall games and activities so many of us enjoy returning every year to Granny Mae’s Pumpkin Patch.
Don’t miss: anything. Come experience it all and leave with lasting memories! See website for more info!
Pumpkin Paradise, LLC, Sublette, Kansas
Pumpkin Paradise, LLC began in 2002 when the Steve Weidner family decided to expand Steve’s pumpkin-growing hobby into a pick-your-own pumpkin patch and corn maze open to the public. The patch has grown from a half-acre pumpkin patch and a half-acre maze in 2002 to 12 acres of pumpkins and produce and a 4-acre maze in 2016. He spends most of the year researching pumpkin varieties and ordering every type of seed he can find. Now he plants over 200 varieties of pumpkins, gourds, and squash each year!
Open from the last Saturday in September through Halloween. They’re not just selling pumpkins…they’re selling fun! See website for all the attractions and prices.
Don’t miss: the Trebuchet Demo – a medieval weapon that can throw projectiles farther and higher than a traditional catapult. Hang built by Steve!