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Siouxland Pumpkin Patches

now updated for 2023!

in background, bright orange mini pumpkins. in foreground, the post title.

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 is being updated to reflect 2023 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 2023: Sunflower Days are weekends in September, beginning September 9th, 2023. Click here for more information on Sunflower Days at Scarecrow Farm. Then September 30th & October 1st, 2023 enjoy Oktoberfest at Scarecrow Farm. After that, in October Scarecrow Farm is open from 10am to 7pm for fall fun!
2023 Costs: $14.95 per person .Flowers, pumpkins, and treats not included in admission other than 1 bloom included with each Sunflower Days admission!
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, and petting zoo! To eat, enjoy some pick your own apples from their apple orchard,  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 were an apple cannon, and a new adult beverage station in the former zipline tower with 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

4818v3 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 2023: Open from sunrise to sunset every day from September 1st to October 31st, 2023.
Costs: $3 for small pumpkins, $5 for large pumpkins, or 10 pumpkins for $30. Corn Maze admission for those 12+ is $10 per person. No change is available for pumpkins or the corn maze or anything else, so bring exact cash. 
Fun Features: This sweet and simple 8-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: Read my post about Madcat Pumpkin Patch, visit the Madcat Pumpkin Patch website, or follow Madcat Pumpkin Patch on Facebook!

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!

Adele's Cat Pumpkin Patch

Location :33031 482nd Avenue, Jefferson, SD
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 18 miles/25 minutes
2023 Dates open: Saturdays and Sundays from September 23rd to October 28th, from 10am to 5pm on Saturdays and on Sundays noon to 5pm
Costs: Admission $10 per person ages 3+, free for babies and toddlers 2 and under
Fun Features: Corn maze, straw pyramid with slides, mini train
For more information: Follow Adele's Cat Pumpkin Patch on Facebook

Harvest Hollow Pumpkin Farm

Location: 23805 Nature Ave, Le Mars, IA
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 26.4 miles/ 34 minutes
2023 Dates open: The owners are retiring and will not be opening for the 2023 season except for limited appointments to sell this year's pumpkin crop. To congratulate them or to find out more about Harvest Hollow Pumpkin Farm and how to make an appointment for this year, please visit their Facebook page.

Holly View Acres

Location: 2941 Moville Blacktop, Hornick, IA
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 30 miles/35 minutes
2023 Dates open: September 15th through October 29th, on Fridays from 2 to 6pm and on Saturdays from 10am, and Sundays from 1 to 5pm
Costs: FREE admission. corn maze free for kids under 5, $6 for kids 5-12, and $8 for ages 13+
Fun Features: 9-acre corn maze with hidden mailboxes, hayrides, cornhole, corn kernel beach, farm kitties, cute photo ops galore, and a farmyard playground with slides and swings
For more information: Visit the Holly View Acres website or connect with Holly View Acres on Facebook

Hillside Harvest 

Location: 3185 Highway 141, Smithland, IA
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 35 miles/36 minutes 
2023 dates open: Open from September 23rd through October 29th, on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 6pm
Costs: $5 for ages 3 & up. FREE for babies and toddlers under 3!
Fun features: Tons of fun is available at Hillside Harvest, including a giant slide, racing slides, a corn maze, a farm-themed kids area, a corn pool, food trucks or other vendors onsite every weekend, a special live music event on October 28th, and pick-your-own pumpkins!
For more information: follow Hillside Harvest on Facebook

Hoefling's Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

aerial view of Hoefling's Pumpkin Patch
photo used with permission from Hoefling's Pumpkin Patch

Location: 5303 D Ave, Marcus, IA
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 41.7 miles/50 minutes
Dates open in 2023: Open beginning September 22nd on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3 to 7pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 6pm.
Costs: Free gate admission
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

children playing in corn pit at Harvest Moon in Oakland Nebraska
photo used with permission of Harvest Moon Oakland

Location: 1410 Highway 77, Oakland, NE
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 45.5 miles/53 minutes
Dates open: Opening day for 2023 is September 17th, 2023. 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 64 regular admission is $12, with discounted admission at $9 for seniors & veterans. Season passes are $25, and firepit rental is $45 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, puppet barn, 2 giant jumping pillows, adult tricycles, corn maze, go-karts, barn slides, ziplines, Deadwood Forest, basketball shoot-outs, skeeball, and many activities for very young children.  Plus, find delicious food and treats in the Harvest Table. Harvest Moon is always updating, and new for 2023 is a mini train on weekends, a build block pen, and a new gift barn, and new in 2022 was an updated treehouse and giant games!

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 2023: September and October, Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 9pm. Fields of Fun is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
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 $2 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 39c per pound. (note: the pricing on their website appears to be the same as the 2021 season still. I'm not sure if that means the prices stayed the same, or they just didn't update yet. Based on other area pumpkin patches, I would assume there may be a slight increase in prices.)
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! Their grandchildren opened Fields of Fun, so that's a great one to consider instead if you're a fan of the PumpkinLand family!

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 2023: Every Friday through Sunday in September and October. Limited hours on Labor Day weekend due to extreme heat!
Costs: FREE admission to the orchard and pumpkin patch areas, and for the "festival area" with all of their other fun: free admission for kids under 35" (probably most babies and toddlers and some petite preschoolers), $14.50 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! There is also a $36 season pass option. 
Fun Features: This apple orchard has more than a dozen delicious varieties of apples you can pick, but extreme heat means you-pick apples are not available in 2023. 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 was 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 2023: Open from September 16th through October 29th on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 6pm
Costs: Daily admission costs and family season pass prices for 2023 TBA! Tickets available to purchase starting September 5th, 2023.
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 were a Mega Bounce area and a 150-foot Mega Slide, the only one in the state of South Dakota! 
Mazing Porches: Mazing Acres rolled out a fun new service in 2022: porch decorating! If you've ever wanted a fall porch display worthy of social media or a magazine cover, Mazing Acres can make it happen for you. Packages begin at $350 for a 35+ pumpkin residential package! 
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 : Open daily from Labor Day to Halloween, from noon to 9pm
Costs: FREE admission
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!) Solma's also loves to host food trucks, so watch their social media for the latest updates on who might be at the patch when you're there!
For more info: Check out the official Solsma Punkin Patch website and Facebook page for the latest details on fall fun at Solsma's!

Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch

Location: 3935 State Highway 133, Blair, NE
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 86 miles/ 83 minutes
Dates open for 2023: Open from September 8th to October 29th, on Mondays through Wednesdays from 9am to 3pm, on Thursdays from 9am to 9pm, on Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to 10pm, and on Sundays from 9am to 7pm.
Costs: FREE for babies and toddlers under 3, for everyone 3 and older: $13.95 on Mon-Thurs, $18.95 for Fri-Sun in September, $22.95 for Fri-Sun in October. Season passes available for $54.95
Fun Features: Corn maze, corn pool, slides, Daisy Train, Tornado Alley, jump pillows, petting zoo, pedal karts, hayrides, mystery house, pumpkin shooter and more!
For more information: Visit the Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch website or connect with Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch on Facebook

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 2023: TBA
Costs: FREE Admission
Fun Features: For 2023 season, offering you-pick apples and pumpkins. Also hosting Madness Haunted Farm, so please visit their Madness Hunt Haunted House page for more information on that
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 2023: Opening from September 19th to October 29th 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 $9.95, with discounted admission of $8.95 for seniors and military. Adult-only nights are $18 per person to attend. Season passes are $22. 
Fun Features: Poppy's features tons of pumpkins, a raft ride, cool slides and climbing structures, and peacocks, an alpaca, and a baby donkey! 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.
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 2023: Open September 2nd
Costs: Free for babies and toddlers 2 or younger. Weekday admission $21.99, weekend admission $43.99. Cider and Sunflower Festival admission $30.79. Tax will also be added to ticket prices. Season passes are $99.99 per person plus tax. Adventure Passes also available for $17.49 which includes several activities (admission is separate.)
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 2023: Saturdays and Sundays from September 23rd and 24th through October 29th, from 10am to 6pm.
Costs: 2023 TBA. For reference though, their 2022 prices were: 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 were a human hamster wheel, a new corn bin, and a panning station. New in 2022 was awesome new basketball shootout, 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


  1. What a great list. Includes everything we need to know about local fall fun! :)


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