Got Pumpkin? Wisconsin Patches, Treats and Festivals for Fall
Whether you like to paint them or carve them, bake ‘em or eat ‘em, or bring them home to make your space feel as autumn as possible, it’s time to hit the pumpkin patch to pick out your favorite for the fall season. And Wisconsin has just what you’re looking for with pumpkin patches, orchards and fall farms galore. Read on to discover your new favorite patch to visit with loved ones this fall.
Wisconsin Pumpkin Patches
Mommsen's Produce Patch - Rice Lake
Mommsen's offers a massive pumpkin patch to explore a well as pick-your-own apples, a petting zoo and corn mazes. Take a family photo in front of their 30-foot-tall pumpkin pyramid and grab a fresh caramel apple to snack on. Visit on weekends to see pumpkins launched more than 300 feet from a medieval trebuchet catapult!
Swan’s Pumpkin Farm - Franksville
You’ll find thousands of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes for your pickin’ pleasure at Swan’s Pumpkin Farm. Older kids can wander through a spooky corn maze while younger kids can stick to the adorable animals in the petting zoo. And of course, no pumpkin patch is complete without apple cider donuts from the Cauldron Café.
Apple Holler Restaurant & Playhouse - Sturtevant
In addition to picking perfect pumpkins and apples at Apple Holler, you can also enjoy a restaurant, dinner theatre, tours, animals, and the Apple Holler Mining Company's gemstone panning for precious stones!
Treinen Farm - Lodi
Treinen Farm is famous for its unique corn maze designs and has been named one of the top ten mazes in the U.S. by USA Today! After wandering your way through, enjoy over 50 varieties of pumpkins, a tube slide, tractor tire playground, mini-maze and plenty of friendly farm animals. Take a walk together through nature trails lit up with fall color and an Enchanted Woods trail sprinkled with magical fairy doors. Bring a picnic along to spend the whole day exploring with family.
Creek Bed Country Farmacy - Poynette
Speaking of corn mazes, twist and turn through Wisconsin’s largest at Creek Bed Country Farmacy. Board a relaxing hayride to the pumpkin patch and have the kids play in the Farmacy’s “Back 40" Playground, complete with swings, corn sensory tables, play structures and a 75-foot gunny sack slide. Fill up on a tasty burger or sandwich from the Eat Shack and save room for dessert—an apple cider donut sundae is the cherry on top of a perfect fall day!
Vesperman Farms & Bures Berry Patch, Inc - Barneveld
Two great farms near Barneveld that explode with pumpkins in the fall are Vesperman Farms, farmed by the Vesperman family for more than a century, and Bures Berry Patch, where there farming philosophy minimizes the environmental impact involved in producing a wide variety of premium fall produce. You’ll find all the classic fall family activities at Vesperman Farms, while a tour at Bures Berry Patch will teach you and your group all about the growing process.
Country Bumpkin Farm Market & Lil’ Bumpkin Play Village – Wisconsin Dells
The family fun is endless at Country Bumpkin, where the kids can spend hours in the Lil’ Bumpkin Play Village, petting alpacas and goats and soaring down a zipline. Take a hay ride around the 30-acre produce farm—with a wheelchair accessible wagon, everyone in your group can enjoy this classic fall activity.
No commercial pie dough or canned fillings for these sweet treats from this small but iconic shop located along the Mighty Mississippi. Each pie is made by hand from the freshest ingredients possible. Their pumpkin pie is no exception – it’s a fall favorite.
Hubbard Avenue Diner - Middleton
Hubbard's motto is “famous for pie!” Three of their fall featured flavors are pumpkin, pumpkin chocolate chip and pumpkin pecan. How could you not give them a try?
Norske Nook - Osseo
Several of the made-from-scratch pies at Norske Nook have won awards at the annual APC National Pie Championships. Try the pumpkin cream cheese for a seasonally sensational piece of pie! You can find Norske Nook all around the state, with additional locations in DeForest, Hayward and Rice Lake.
Sweetie Pies - Fish Creek
Among the many treasures of Door County, this little gem was named by National Geographic Traveler as one of the top five places to get pie in America. Fill up on tasty treats before hiking through astonishing fall color at nearby Peninsula State Park.
Looking for more family friendly fall adventures? Take a scenic train ride through brilliant foliage.