Siouxland Pumpkin Patches 2018

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. This roundup will be updated as more information about 2018 pumpkin patch hours, rates, and events 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 Farms

Location: 1592 Charles Avenue, Lawton, Iowa
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 8.7 miles/ 15 minutes (4 miles East of Menards)
Directions from downtown Sioux City: Take US-20 East to Lawton, then turn left on Charles Ave. Scarecrow Farms will be on the right.
Dates open
Costs: Admission is $9 for ages 3 & up and free for ages 2 & under, firepit rental is $39.95 for 4 hours, shelter rental is $79.95 (small shelter) or $149.95 (large shelter) for 4 hours, and zipline $14.95 per ride or $34.95 for 3 rides by the same rider. Everything but the firepits, ziplines, shelters, and food/gift purchases (including pumpkins and apples and anything from the Treat Shack) is included with the admission price. Discounted admission available for groups over 20, just call to discuss options!
Fun Features: At Scarecrow Farms you'll have fun with the pumpkin patch, hay maze, hayrack rides, mini train, ghost story barn, 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 2018 are a new pedal cart track, and the corn maze will be cut into two routes, one smaller and easier to find your way out of, and one larger and more complicated! 
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!

Diane's Pumpkin Patch

information based on 2017 dates and rates; will be updated when 2018 information becomes available
Location: 22324 C-12, Ireton, IA
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 28.9 miles/38 minutes
Directions from downtown Sioux City: take Hamilton Blvd north. It will become K-22, stay on it. Then, turn left on C-12.
Dates open: Open beginning Sept 30th Fridays 4-6pm, Saturdays 10am-6pm, and Sundays 1-5pm
Costs: free other than pumpkin etc purchases!
Fun Features: Hay rides, petting zoo, and painting. Fun for all ages!
For more info: Visit Diane's Pumpkin Patch on Facebook

Ufford Hills

information based on 2017 dates and rates; will be updated when 2018 information becomes available
Location:  3691 E. Main St. Vermillion, SD 57069
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 36 miles/37 minutes
Directions fro downtown Sioux City: take I-29 north to Junction City, then take exit 26 to head West on SD-50 toward Vermillion and Yankton. Turn left on Fairview Ave, then right onto 318th/ E. Main St
Dates open: Farm open year round Tuesdays from 3-7pm, Harvest Fest first two weekends in October, Farmers Market at the Meadow Barn 5-8pm Wednesdays 
Costs:  Harvest Fest $1, pumpkins $1-20 depending on size, gourdes 50c, Hayrides $2, corn maze $3, horse rides only the first two weeks of October $5
Fun Features: Bounce houses, corn pit, petting zoo, and train rides all free with admission. Grass fed beef, soup bones, jerky, steak, goat meat, and more for sale, as well as spicy chili pepper powder ranging from mild to the intense Scorpion Ghost pepper powder (just typing it scares my taste buds, but I bet my husband would love it)! There are also handmade bead, stone, leather, and horsehair crafts for sale at their Country Market.
For more info: Visit Ufford Hills on Facebook , Instagram, or their website

Hoefling's Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

Location: 5303 D Ave, Marcus, IA
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 41.7 miles/50 minutes
Directions from downtown Sioux City: Take US-75 north, then turn right on 210th/C38 which will become 530th St, then turn right on D Ave
Dates open: September 28-Oct 31, open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3-7pm and Saturdays and Sundays from noon-6pm. Lighted Corn Maze open Sat 10/26 from 7-9pm. Haunted Corn Maze open Sat 10/20 and 10/78 from 7:30-9:30pm.
Costs: No gate fee. Daytime corn maze $4, lighted corn maze $5, Haunted Corn Maze $6, free corn maze admission for veterans on 10/13
Fun Features: Visitors should expect dozens of varieties of pumpkin, squash, and decorative corns, hay rides, a corn maze, pumpkin bowling, bean bag toss, and lots of cute selfie opportunities! In the past a special haunted corn maze has been a big hit on the weekend before Halloween, and Family Fun Nights featuring smores and hot dogs around a bonfire! 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

Location: 1410 Highway 77, Oakland, NE
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 45.5 miles/53 minutes
Directions from downtown Sioux City: Take US-75 South to Winnebago, then at the roundabout take US-77. Harvest Moon is on 77 and should be on your right.
Dates open: Sept 16th-Oct 28th, 10am-3pm on Tuesday through Thursday, noon-6pm on Fridays, and from noon-8pm on Saturdays and Sundays
Costs: $8.50 per person ages 3+, $5 for military, kids 2 & under are free and so are teachers when they bring their class. Groups of 10+ are $7.50 per person. Fire pits or barn party $25
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


pumpkinland in orange city, iowa

Location: 4123 Jackson Ave, Orange City, IA
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 44.9 miles/ 55 minutes
Directions from downtown Sioux City: Take US-75 North to  IA 60-North. Turn left on Jackson Ave and stay on Jackson through Orange City, about 8 miles from 60, until you reach Pumpkinland
Dates open: September 1st-October 31st, 10am-dark Monday through Saturday and closed Sundays
Costs: Admission to the pumpkin patch, mini maze, petting zoo, and store is free. Large corn maze is $6 for adults, $5 for ages 5-12, and free for kids 4 & under. Firepit rental is $10 if you bring your own wood or $20 if they provide firewood for you.
Fun Features: In addition to many varieties of pumpkin, squash, and decorative corns, Pumpkinland also has a 7 acre corn maze plus a mini maze, a petting zoo, many cute photo opps, and sells a variety of jams, jellies, baked goods and seasonal decor in their store.
For more info: Visit the Pumpkinland website or Facebook page

Solsma Punkin Patch

Location: 6190 320th Street, Sanborn, IA
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 73.1 miles/ 1 hour 18 minutes
Directions from downtown Sioux City: Take US-75 North to IA-60 North, then turn right to take the US 18/ Park Street exit towards Spencer.  The pumpkin patch will be on your left about 12 miles down US-18/ 320th Street
Dates open: Everyday from Halloween to Labor Day. Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 1pm-6pm. Evenings by appointment!
Costs: Free admission to pumpkin patch, $5 per person for corn maze, prices vary by item for country store
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-feel free to call them if you'd like to know what's available a certain week!)
For more info: Check out the official Solsma Punkin Patch website and Facebook page for the latest details on fall fun at Solsma's!

Poppy's Pumpkin Patch

Location: 55275 837th Road, Norfolk, NE
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 84.4 miles/ 1 hr 38 minutes
Directions from downtown Sioux City: Take NE-35 to Warnerville, then Airport Road to 25th Street to 837th street
Dates open: September 18th to October 28th, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am-3pm, Thursdays-Sundays 10am-6pm, closed on Mondays
Costs: Free for babies & toddlers under 2, $7 for ages 3+, $6 for ages 65+ and for military with ID, firepits $25 for 2 hours, party room $35, group rates may be available
Fun Features: Tons of pumpkins, a raft ride, cool slides and climbing structures, crafts, free face painting every weekend from 11am-5pm, and much more, plus a café on Saturdays and Sunday where you can get meals for under $5 or seasonal snacks like pumpkin bars and gourmet caramel apples!
For more info: Check out the Poppy's Pumpkin Patch website for more info.

Hawk Valley Gardens

pumpkins and mums at Hawk Valley Garden pumpkin patch in Spencer, Iowa

Location: 2670 US-18, Spencer, Iowa
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 98.5 miles/ 1 hour 50 minutes
Directions from downtown Sioux City: Take US-75 North to IA-60 North, then turn right on 400th street (at Hospers). Turn left on 190th Ave/M38, then right onto 365th street, which will turn into 360th street and then US-18
Dates open: Sept 8th- Oct 28th, from 4-7pm on Tuesday through Thursday and 10am-6pm on weekends
Costs: Pumpkins available from 50c to $50 depending on size and variety
Fun Features: Working farm with 150+ varieties of vegetables, mostly pumpkins and other squash, plus antique tractors, live chickens, and more
For more info: Visit Hawk Valley Gardens on Facebook

Farther from Sioux City

Omaha area

There is an awesome pumpkin patch near Omaha named Vala's which I am not including because it is over 2 hours away. Many Sioux City area families love to visit it despite the distance, and you can find more info on Vala's from Omaha based bloggers The Walking Tourists and Family Fun in Omaha!

Des Moines area

Check out this post from the Des Moines Parent blog for a comprehensive list of the best pumpkin patches around Des Moines