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Siouxland Pumpkin Patches

Now updated for 2021!

One of the best parts of living right in the middle of some of the world's best farmland is access to amazing pumpkin patches! Here are some of the great pumpkin patches within a 2 hour drive from downtown Sioux City, listed by distance from downtown Sioux City. I definitely recommend checking the website or Facebook page of the patch you plan to visit before heading out this year, as things may change quickly, and some are limiting attendance, requesting mask wearing, or taking other precautions to limit the spread of illness.
This roundup has been updated to reflect 2021 pumpkin patch hours, rates, and events, and I will update throughout the season as new details are available. Please e-mail me if you own or operate a pumpkin patch and would like to update your entry or add a patch to our list!

Scarecrow Farm

aerial view of Scarecrow Farm pumpkin patch in Lawton, Iowa, showing a big dirt area where pumpkins are placed, plus sevearl play areas surrounded by white fencing. inside the play areas, trikes, and a slide that looks like an old farm truck are visible
Photo used with permission from Scarecrow Farm

Location: 1592 Charles Avenue, Lawton, Iowa
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 8.7 miles/ 15 minutes (4 miles East of Menards)
Dates for 2021: Sunflower Days begin September 11th, 2021. Click here for more information on Sunflower Days at Scarecrow Farm. Fall Days at Scarecrow Farm are every Thursday through Sunday in October, beginning October 1st, 2021. In October, Scarecrow Farm is open from 10am to 7pm
2021 Costs: TBA
Fun Features: At Scarecrow Farms you'll have fun with the pumpkin patch, hay maze, hayrack rides, mini train, ghost story barn, jumbo slide, tire swing, corn box, trike track, jumping pillow, petting zoo, pick your own apples from their apple orchard, plus there are hot drinks like apple cider and more treats for sale in the Hay Stack Treat Shack including pie and carving pumpkins, pumpkin carving tools, gourds, squash, apples, local honey, hay bales, jams, jellies, salsa, cold bottled sodas and root beer, and much more! New in 2021 are an apple cannon, and a new adult beverage station in the former zipline tower--it will feature beer, wine slushees, yard games, and seating with great views of the patch! 
For more info: Visit the Scarecrow Farms website and Facebook page and check out our post about visiting Scarecrow Farm. We had so much fun!

cover image from 100 Things to do in Sioux City & Siouxland Before You Die along with the words "Featured in 100 Things to do in Sioux City & Siouxland Before You Die"

Dailey's Madcat Pumpkin Patch

orange pumpkins sit in a field of dirt and some green vines and leaves
photo used with permission from Mike Dailey

48183 335th St, Jefferson, SD 57038 (corner of 335th Street and 482nd Avenue)
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 12.6 miles/17 minutes (but just 5 minutes from Dakota Valley schools)
Dates open in 2021: all day everyday, from sunrise to sunset, until pumpkins are gone for the year! 
Costs: $3 for small pumpkins, $5 for large pumpkins, or $30 for 10 pumpkins! No change is available, so bring exact cash. 
Fun Features: This sweet and simple 7-acre pumpkin patch lets you pick your own pumpkins from the field! If you're looking for pumpkins in a field on a working farm, this is the patch for you! When the weather is dry, you can drive all around the dirt road surrounding patch. Also look for straw bales, corn shucks, and squash for sale!
For more info: Contact owner Mike Dailey at (712)253-7336 or (605)232-4272

Diane's Pumpkin Patch

Diane's Pumpkin Patch in Ireton, IA is permanently closed as of 2020 due to the happy reason of retirement! If you know the owners, be sure to congratulate them!

Harvest Hollow Pumpkin Farm

Location: 23805 Nature Ave, Le Mars, IA
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 26.4 miles/ 34 minutes
Dates open in 2021: Fridays 2-7pm, Saturdays 10am to 7pm, and Sundays 1-7pm
Costs: $7 per person ages 4+, FREE admission for 3 & under
Fun Features: Corn maze, pedal track, petting zoo, horse drawn wagon rides, enchanted trail, haunted cemetery, and spook house
For more info: To find out more about Harvest Hollow Pumpkin Farm, visit their Facebook page.

Hoefling's Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

Location: 5303 D Ave, Marcus, IA
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 41.7 miles/50 minutes
Dates open in 2021: TBA
Costs: TBA
Fun Features: Visitors should expect dozens of varieties of pumpkin, squash, and decorative corns, hay rides,a corn play area, a corn maze, pumpkin bowling, bean bag toss, and lots of cute selfie opportunities! Ladies Night  lighted corn maze, and haunted corn maze events are favorites each year, so watch for announcements of those special event dates! There is also a gift shop featuring handmade pumpkin bread, cookies and popcorn balls, plus caramel apples, bottles of pop and more.
For more info: Visit the Hoefling Pumpkin Patch Facebook page

Harvest Moon Oakland

harvest moon pumpkin patch in oakland nebraska
photo used with permission from Harvest Moon

Location: 1410 Highway 77, Oakland, NE
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 45.5 miles/53 minutes
Dates open in 2021: Opening day for 2021 is September 18th, 2021. After that, Harvest Moon will be open from 10am to 3pm on Tuesdays through Thursdays, from 10am to 6pm on Fridays, and from noon to 8pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Harvest Moon is closed on Mondays. 
Costs: Free for babies & toddlers 2 & under. For ages 3 to 65 regular admission is $8.75, with discounted admission at $7 for seniors and $6 for veterans. Season passes are $18, and firepit rental is $30 for 4 hours, including firewood.
Fun Features: At the picturesque Harvest Moon, you'll find not only pumpkins but also a 3 acre corn maze, giant jumping pillows, puppet barn, go-karts, basketball shoot-outs, giant slides, ziplines and much more!
For more info: Visit Harvest Moon on their website or Facebook page

Fields of Fun

Fields of Fun logo featuring a black and white barn on a background with a golden sky and a green striped field
graphic used with permission from Fields of Fun

Location: 3273 400th Street, Sioux Center, IA
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 46 miles/54 minutes
Dates Open in 2021: TBA
Costs: Adult corn maze admission is $7 per maze or $12 for both mazes, while kids and groups of 15+ people can go in the mazes for $6. The Lil Sprout Corn Maze, Corn Box, Petting Zoo, play area, and exploring the pumpkin patch are all free! Apples are $1 per pound, paintball is $1 per 10 paintballs, hayrides are $3, barrel train $2.75, bonfire pits are $20, with firewood for another $10 (or you may bring your own!) and pumpkins are 38c per pound. 
Fun Features: Corn Maze, Petting Zoo, Hayrides, and of course, lots of pumpkins! There will also be all sorts of goodies for sale, from classic baked goods to trendier fare like iced coffee!
For more info: Visit the Fields of Fun website or connect with them on Facebook and Instagram


pumpkinland in orange city, iowa
Photo used with permission from Pumpkinland

PumpkinLand is permanently closed, but for a happy reason (retirement), so feel free to send well-wishes to the owners!

Country Apple Orchard

Location: 27249 SD Highway 115, Harrisburg, SD
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 79.3 miles/ 1 hour 10 minutes
Dates Open in 2021: Every Friday through Sunday in September and October
Costs: Free admission for kids under 36" (for reference, my 4-year old is 38" so this will probably be most babies and toddlers and some petite preschoolers), $13 for adults and school kids. pony rides are $5, and the apple cannon range costs $5 per bucket! Produce prices vary, and most of the other fun is included in admission cost!
Fun Features: This apple orchard has more than a dozen delicious varieties of apples you can pick! It also has tons of fun fall attractions including a petting barn, pony rides, barrel train rides, rubber duck races, giant pillows and haystacks for jumping, a zipline, and pick your own apples! New for 2021 is the Country Apple Beer Garden, with a variety of beverages for the 21+ crowd.
For more info: To find out more, visit the Country Apple Orchard website or connect with them on Facebook.

Mazing Acres Pumpkin Patch

a vintage black truck is piled with pumpkins, and has the Mazing Acres logo on its front door
photo used with permission from Mazing Acres

Location: 30851 433rd Avenue, Yankton, SD
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 72 miles/ 1 hour 17 minutes
Dates open in 2021: Open from September 4th through October 31st on Fridays from 2 to 6pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 6pm
Costs: Daily admission costs and family season pass prices for 2021 TBA
Fun Features: Mazing Acres has several acres of pumpkins, from classic orange to more exotic varieties of pumpkins and other gourds, and guests get to take a hayride out to the field to choose their perfect pumpkin! Mazing Acres also includes 5 acres of corn maze with a unique design--the 2021 maze has a farm family theme! Also at Mazing Acres are a barrel train, a pipe slide, duck races, tire mountain, trike track, hayrack rides, tetherball, and more! New for 2021 are a Mega Bounce area and a 150-foot Mega Slide, the only one in the state of South Dakota!
For more info: Visit the Mazing Acres website or connect with them on Facebook or Instagram! I'm also working on a full post all about Mazing Acres, so I'll be sure to link that right here once it's done!

Solsma's Punkin Patch

a pile of pumpkins sits next to fall decorations at Solsma's Pumpkin Patch

6190 320th Street, Sanborn, IA
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 73.1 miles/ 1 hour 18 minutes
Dates open for 2021: Open daily from Labor Day to Halloween
Costs: TBA
Fun Features: Solsma's pumpkin patch features 65 varieties of pumpkins, plus a corn maze and a country store with a variety of seasonal and home decor. The real show stealer though is their delicious locally made foods and home decor items available for purchase, including honey, frosted cupcakes, fresh picked apples, hormone free beef, the Solsma's famous ruby red popcorn, and wines from Summerset Winery and Country Barn Winery (specific offerings vary by week but feel free to call them if you'd like to know what's available a certain week!) In 2021, Solma's is also expanding their backyard fun, and hosting food trucks on weekends, so watch for those fun developments!
For more info: Check out the official Solsma Punkin Patch website and Facebook page for the latest details on fall fun at Solsma's!

Pioneer Trail Orchard & Pumpkin Patch

Location: 21534 Chestnut, Council Bluffs, IA
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 105 miles/1 hour 37 minutes
Dates open for 2021: TBA
Costs: TBA
Fun Features: Haunted house and maze, corn maze, dino dig, 6-hole disc golf course, haunted mine, gold mining, classic horror and Halloween movies projected on the side of the barn on Fridays and Saturdays at dusk, and lots of pumpkins! They also have an apple orchard open in September, and winery open year round!
For more info: Visit the Pioneer Trail Facebook page

Poppy's Pumpkin Patch

mums and pumpkins sit in front of a Happy Fall sign at Poppy's Pumpkin Patch in Norfolk, Nebraska

55275 837th Road, Norfolk, NE
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 84.4 miles/ 1 hr 38 minutes
Dates open for 2021: Opening day for 2021 is September 11th, 2021. After that, Poppy's will be open on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm, and on Thursdays through Sundays from 10am to 6pm. Poppy's Pumpkin Patch is closed on Mondays. 
Costs: Babies & toddlers 2 & under are free! For ages 3-64, admission to Poppy's is $8.50, with discounted admission of $7.50 for seniors and  military. Family season passes are $80. Fire pits are $25.
Fun Features: Poppy's features tons of pumpkins, a raft ride, cool slides and climbing structures, crafts, free face painting every weekend from 11am-5pm, and much more. There's also a cafĂ© on Saturdays and Sunday where you can get hot dog or pulled pork meals for under $6, or seasonal snacks like pumpkin bars and gourmet caramel apples! New for 2021 is Poppy's Pioneer Trail Ride!
For more info: Check out the Poppy's Pumpkin Patch website for more info.


Location: 12102 South 180th Street, Gretna, NE
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 113 miles/1 hour 44 minute
Dates Open for 2021: Open for September Festival Weeks Sept 4th through 19th, then open for the regular season from Friday, September 24th through Sunday, October 31st. Open Sunday through Thursday from 9am to 9pm and on Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to 10pm.
Costs: Free for babies and toddlers 2 or younger. For ages 3+, daily passes on weekends cost $29.95 per person, Mondays through Thursdays $15.95 per person, and September Festival Days $19.95 per person. Tax will also be added to ticket prices. Season passes are $67.95 per person plus tax. Adventure Passes also available which include one day admission plus several activities, and discount available for military personnel. 
Fun Features: Vala's is considered by some to be the best pumpkin patch in the entire world--it's pretty much a pumpkin & fall themed amusement park! There are hay rides, corn maze, pirate maze, storybook barn, giant rocking chair, haunted farmhouse and trail, lost pumpkin mine, creepy hollow village, barnyard animal band, scarecrow band, petting corral, big slide, giant games, go-karts, peddle trikes, graveyard golf, pumpkin patch train, face painting, pony rides, gemstone mining, tons of photo opportunities, and much more! Because there is so much going on and some of the attractions are included while some cost an additional fee, I definitely recommend visiting their site and reading about Vala's from these families who have been there!
For More Info: Visit the Vala's Pumpkin Patch website or connect with them on Facebook. You can also check out these posts on Vala's from Omaha based bloggers The Walking Tourists and Family Fun in Omaha!

The Grove

Photo used with permission of The Grove

Location: 2071 220th Street, Milford, IA
Distance from Downtown Sioux City: 102 miles/1hr, 45 minutes
Dates Open for 2021: Saturdays and Sundays from September 11th through October 30th, from 10am to 6pm.
Costs: Free for babies and toddlers under 2, $8 for kids 2-11, and $10 for people 12 & older.
Fun Features: Visitors to the Grove will find a delightful pumpkin patch and corn maze plus much more. A highlight is the ropes course, and visitors will also love the sheep shed, yard games, trike track, and much more! The Grove also hosts fun events like Grove Olympics and The Grove After Dark. New in 2021 are a human hamster wheel, a new corn bin, and a panning station! Expect tons of seasonal fun at the Grove this fall. 

Hawk Valley Gardens

pumpkins and mums at Hawk Valley Garden pumpkin patch in Spencer, Iowa
Photo used with permission from Hawk Valley Gardens

Hawk Valley Garden is now permanently closed. According to a Facebook post from July 2020, they thank all of their supporters and visitors, and look forwards to spending more time with their grandchildren. 

Farther from Sioux City

I had to cut this list off somewhere, so I chose two hours...but there are SO many great pumpkin patches in the Midwest. If you're looking for a pumpkin patch worth a road trip, here are some suggestions from other Midwest bloggers:

Other Pumpkin Patches in Iowa

Other Midwest Pumpkin Patches


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