Beyond Traditional Pumpkin Picking
The leaves are changing color, the air is getting crisp and Wisconsin pumpkin patches, farms and orchards are welcoming the fall season. With activities from picking your own pumpkin to hayrides to corn mazes, the autumn activities happening around the state are a bountiful harvest of fun. While all the locations feature family-oriented activities suitable for all ages, if your older kids have a need for more thrills and excitement, consider one of these Wisconsin locations where the offerings go beyond the traditional fall activities. From launching, catapulting and smashing pumpkins to corn cannons to haunted adventures, these places have something captivating for all ages.
Head to Altenburg’s for a wide range of autumn activities perfect for the whole family. Your little ones will enjoy their cute spook house (not too scary for the younger ones!), rubber duck races, horse-drawn hayrides and pick-your-own pumpkins. The older kids will love the straw fort made of big bales of hay and the opportunity to shoot corn out of a cannon at a target. Something for everyone!
This pumpkin patch and orchard offers all the favorite fall farm activities and beyond. Mommsen’s features a petting zoo, hayrides, a corn maze, all your favorite fall foods and pumpkin artillery! Those looking for action-packed pumpkin flying fun will love their medieval trebuchet, air cannon and spring powered catapult.
Pleasant Valley Tree Farms doesn’t wait for Christmas to get into the holiday spirit. They celebrate the season of fall offering a corn maze, hayrides and a bountiful harvest of pumpkins, squash, gourds and apples. The adventure-seekers in your family will love their Spooky Ridge Trail, jack-o-launcher sending pumpkins flying hundreds of feet and the opportunity to shoot their corn cannon.
Offering classic fall fun and more, get lost in their corn maze, enjoy a hayride out to their pumpkin patch, watch the pumpkin cannon launch pumpkins half a mile, taste your favorite fall foods and enjoy their farm animals including their famous pig races! If your day filled with fun leaves you wanting more, Schuster’s Dark Nights offer haunted excitement. The spooky activities include a haunted forest, flashlight corn maze and a bonfire.
Treinen Farm is your destination for super-sized fall fun. Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride out to their 14-acre pumpkin patch to pick from one of their 15 varieties of pumpkins, and satisfy your craving for fall treats by sampling their array of specialty fall foods such as cider donuts and caramel apples. Your older kids will love their pumpkin slingshot and the challenge of their huge corn maze—spanning 15 acres and filled with twists and turns!