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Siouxland Pumpkin Patches

Now updated for 2020!

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 COVID-19. 
This roundup has been updated to reflect 2020 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

Location: 1592 Charles Avenue, Lawton, Iowa
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 8.7 miles/ 15 minutes (4 miles East of Menards)
Dates for 2020: Weekends in September and everyday in October; 10am-7pm on weekends and noon-7pm on weekdays. Weekends in September are Sunflower Festival and Fall Fun starts 10/1!
2019 Costs: Costs have not yet been announced for 2020, but will likely be in the same ballpark as 2019 costs. Prices will be updated when available! Weekday admission to Scarecrow Farm is $7.95 for ages 3 & up and free for ages 2 & under. Weekend admission to Scarecrow Farm is $9.95 for ages 3 & up and free for ages 2 & under. Haunted Forest admission is $12.95 per person. Sunflower Festival $11.95 per person.
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. Pumpkins start at 39c/lb with a $2 minimum.  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 2020 are jumbo slides and barnyard games! 
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"


Diane's Pumpkin Patch

Location: 22324 C-12, Ireton, IA
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 28.9 miles/38 minutes
Dates open in 2020: will be updated when available!
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

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 2020: September 25th through October 30th, on Mon-Weds & Fri from 3-7pm, and Saturday & Sunday from noon-6pm.
Costs: Will be updated when available! (Veterans receive free corn maze pass on Oct 3rd & 4th!)
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 on 10/10, a lighted corn maze on 10/17, and a haunted corn maze on 10/24 & 10/31 are sure to be big hits too (all 3 events start at 7:30). 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 2020: Open from September 19th through the end of October, 10am-3pm on Tuesday through Thursday, 10am-6pm on Fridays, and from noon-8pm on Saturdays and Sundays
Costs: $8.75 per person ages 3+, $6 for military, $7 for seniors, and  kids 2 & under are free (so are teachers when they bring their class!) Large group discounts may be available. Fire pits or barn party $30.
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

Location: 3273 400th Street, Sioux Center, IA
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 46 miles/54 minutes
Dates Open in 2020: Tuesdays through Saturdays in September & October, beginning Tues 9/1, open from 10am-10pm on Tues-Thurs and from 10am-11pm on Fridays & Saturdays. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Costs: Corn Maze cost $6 for adults and $5 for kids, discount available for large groups, hayrides $3/per person, bonfires $20 plus $7 for firewood (or bring your own!), RC Cars $5 for 10 minutes.
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

pumpkinland in orange city, iowa

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 2020: Open Labor Day weekend from noon-5pm Sun-Monday, then after that through Halloween, open Saturdays from 10am to 6pm and Sundays from 11am to 5pm
  • Family Fun Festival 9/12-9/13
  • Apple Festival 9/19-9/20 
  • Harvest Festival 10/3-10/4
  • Pumpkin Festival 10/10-10/11
Costs: Free admission. Train rides are $2, pony rides are $3, and wristbands for inflatables are $7. 
Fun Features: Petting barn, pony rides, barrel train rides, haystacks for jumping, and pick your own apples!
For more info: To find out more, visit the Country Apple Orchard website or connect with them on Facebook.

Mazing Acres Pumpkin Patch

a corn maze map from Mazing Acres looks like a barn and a tractor

Location: 30851 433rd Avenue, Yankton, SD
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 72 miles/ 1 hour 17 minutes
Dates open in 2020: Open from September 11th through October 31st on Fridays from 2 to 6pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 6pm
Costs: Admission cost $9.50 for ages 3+, with a $2 off discount for active military and for senior citizens, and free admission for babies and toddlers 2 & under. There is also a family season pass available for $80! Pumpkins will be $2-8, with concessions also available for purchase, and food trucks will be on site on weekends.
Fun Features: Mazing Acres includes 5 acres of corn maze, barrel train, a pipe slide, duck races, tire mountain, trike track, hayrack rides, tetherball, giant candyland, and more!
For more info: Visit the Mazing Acres website or connect with them on Facebook or Instagram!


Solsma Punkin Patch

Location: 6190 320th Street, Sanborn, IA
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 73.1 miles/ 1 hour 18 minutes
Dates open for 2020: 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!

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 2020: Open from Sept 28th to Oct 31st, from 5-9pm on Weds & Thurs, from 5-10pm on Fri, from 10am to 10pm on Sat, and from noon to 7pm on Sun. Pumpkin Festival on 10/5 & Costume Day on 10/12
Costs: Will be updated when available (was $6/person in 2018)
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 pumpkin patch website 


Poppy's Pumpkin Patch

Location: 55275 837th Road, Norfolk, NE
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 84.4 miles/ 1 hr 38 minutes
Dates open for 2020: September 18th to November 1st, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am-3pm, Thursdays-Sundays 10am-6pm, closed on Mondays
Costs: Free for babies & toddlers under 2, $8 for ages 3+, $7 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.

Vala's

Location: 12102 South 180th Street, Gretna, NE
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 113 miles/1 hour 44 minute
Dates Open for 2020: Tuesday, September 18th through Sunday, November 1st. Open from 9am to 9pm on Sunday through Thursday and from 9am to 10pm on Friday & Saturday.
Costs: Admission is $13.95 per person on Monday through Thursday, $17.95 per person on Friday-Sunday in September, and $25.95 per person on Friday-Sunday in October. Season passes are $62.95 per person. Pumpkins are 49c/lb. Train rides $3.50, pony rides $7, apple blaster starts at $4, zombie paintball starts at $2.50, prices vary for gemstone mining, budgie barn, and face painting.
Fun Features: 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!
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!

Hawk Valley Gardens

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

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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