Last updated on September 16th, 2022 at 04:32 am.
One of the best fall activities is to pile the family into the car and visit the local pumpkin patch. Below we have compiled a list of the best pumpkin patches in Springfield, MO & Southwestern Missouri.
Many fun and fond memories are created for children during autumn. Perhaps it is the cold air that makes our memory sharper or the delightful tastes and smells of pumpkin donuts, candied apples, and Halloween candy.
In the fall season, it’s time to watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” on repeat, play on hay bales, eat kettle corn and of course, pick your own pumpkins.
Going to a pumpkin patch is a great way to rekindle old memories and connect with your inner child. You can also pass on your family traditions to your children such as face painting, straw mazes, and cute photo ops! Maybe bring along the grandparents so that all ages can have a wonderful time together.
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The 11 Best Pumpkin Patches in Springfield MO
Below you will find a few pumpkin patches in Springfield, Missouri as well as additional pumpkin patches that are near Springfield. Some offer more than others, so take a look to see all the fun activities each pumpkin farm has this time of year in addition to pumpkin picking such as pony rides and corn cannons!
Tip: Since dates, prices, and times are subject to change, it is important that you call the farm before going.
Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park
What more do you need than a 207-acre farm with free entry? Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park is a year-round park where you can go fishing, hiking, biking, or shopping at their gift center.
However, the harvest festival happens on the first four weekends of October. During this time, the 5 acres of the land are transformed into a pumpkin patch. Fall seasonal activities include an animal barn with farm animals and a farm-themed playground
You can also attend one of their affordable workshops on creating jewelry or cheese, researching survival or bugs, or support the parks department by purchasing matching t-shirts for your whole family.
But don’t forget about the fantastic pumpkins! Each pumpkin is sold by the pound and proceeds go back to making the farm better.
Open Tuesday through Sunday 9am-5pm
Address: 3825 W Farm Road 146 Springfield, MO 65802
Urban Roots Farm
Located in downtown Springfield Missouri, owners Adam and Melissa Millsap have cultivated the 1.7-acre Urban Roots Farm since 2010. They grow vegetables year-round using natural and sustainable techniques.
This is a self-serve, honor system farmstand, and a great place to pick up a pumpkin from a local farmer if you don’t want the full pumpkin patch experience.
Open M-F 8am-8pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm
Address: 823 W State St, Springfield, MO 65806
Support your Local farmer by heading to the Fassnight Creek Farm. This is a fun urban farm where you can pick up fall decorations and pick out the perfect pumpkin.
Overall, a wonderful place to take the family and educate all about a real growing farm. Like Urban Roots, this is a great local option for farm grown pumpkins and more!
Address: 1366 S Fort Ave, Springfield, MO 65807
Fall Fun Facts: Did you know the real name for Indian corn is actually maize corn? Did you know that Native Americans used corn stalks to make dolls?
Additional Pumpkin Patches near Springfield
Within about 15-30 minutes from Springfield are several additional pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and pumpkin farms.
Barnhouse Pumpkin Patch & Festival
The Barnhouse Pumpkin Patch is a must! This charming pumpkin patch & event farm has an exciting Fall Festival every year.
They offer a variety of pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, milo stalks, Indian corn, hedge apples, straw, mums, and scarecrows.
Fun festival activities for the kids include; cornhole, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling a hay maze, ring toss, bounce house and an outdoor movie theater.
This is also one of the only patches on our list that hosts outdoor movie nights and food trucks.
Every Saturday and Sunday from Sep 25th – Oct 31st., food and craft vendors are also on site selling everything from hats to home decor.
Barnhouse Pumpkin Patch is about 15 minutes from Springfield.
Open 7 days a week 10am-6:30pm
Address: 5484 W Sunshine St, Brookline, MO 65619
Fieth Family Farm
If you want to support a family farm, check out Fieth Family Farm!
They have a fantastic and affordable pumpkin patch, a great selection of gourds, and squash as well as amazing treats, and barrels of mums for $5!
This location offers discounts to veterans and seniors, as well as makes accommodations for group bookings so you and your friends can get the most fun out of your event.
Open September 25th through October 31st
Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 12-8pm
Fieth Family Farm is about 30 minutes (27 miles) from Springfield.
Address: 1663 E 490th Rd, Bolivar, MO
Campbell’s Maze Daze
Will your family attend only the best corn maze in Missouri? Then it is time to visit Campbell’s Maze Daze and Pumpkin Patch just south of Springfield. They offer acres of you-pick pumpkins, a corn maze and hayrides.
If you want something spookier, try their limited-time Haunted Maze and bonfire site! They take care of the bonfire and skewers and you bring the food or purchase a special package from them to avoid the hassle. This location features live entertainment, tractor and hay rides, bounce houses, swings, forts, and more!
Open September 25th through October 31st, 12-7 pm
Campbell’s Maze Daze is about 35 minutes (21 miles) from Springfield.
Address: 177 Carob Road, Clever, MO 65631
5 Additional Pumpkin Patches near Springfield in Southwestern Missouri
Up to driving over up to an hour or more for a fun pumpkin patch? Continue reading for Missouri pumpkin patch recommendations worth the drive!
Gunter Farms Pumpkin Patch
Interested in visiting a pumpkin patch that is also a dairy farm year-round?
Gunter Farms Pumpkin Patch has a zip line, tube swing, pumpkins, barrel train rides, an 8-acre corn maze, hay rides, fire pits, gravity wagon basketball, and the opportunity to get up close and meet the dairy cows! Snacks and fall treats are available on weekends!
Enter Gunter Farms for only $7 a person (2 years and younger enters for free).
Gunter Farms also has a military discount to honor those who served.
Open October 1st – 31st
Friday 3-8pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 1-6pm
Gunter Farms is about 45 minutes (38 miles) from Springfield.
Address: 1148 State Hwy WW, Conway, MO 65632
Stuckmeyer’s Farm Market
Although Stuckmeyer’s is open year-round, they transform the farm into an autumnal wonderland! You can visit to try their freshly picked caramel apples, enjoy live music, and send the kids out on their accurately named “Fort Spooky” playset.
While you are here, stock up on a variety of gourds, fruits and veggies, and garden mums all grown in-house. They are located only 21 miles from St. Louis if you are in the area!
Weekends September 24th through October 31st, 10am – 5pm
Stuckmeyer’s Farm is about 3 hours (200 miles) from Springfield.
Address: 249 Schneider Dr, Fenton MO 63026
Thies Farm Pumpkinland
Where do you go in Missouri to find pumpkins, gliders, swings, tunnels, a pirate ship, corn mazes, a hay tower, and a giant castle made of straw all in one location? Pumpkinland at Thies Farm of course! As if it could not get any better, there’s free admission. When picking strawberries and sunflowers here is out of season, why not try pumpkins instead?
October 1st – 30th, Tuesday through Sunday 9am-5pm
Pumpkinland at Thies Farm is about 3 hours (210 miles) from Springfield.
Address: 14101 Creve Coeur Airport Road, 63146
Sullivan Farms’ Pumpkin Patch
Time to bounce your way into Sullivan Farms for their iconic bounce house! Sullivan Farms has absolutely beautiful grounds for those of you who enjoy photography.
Bring home their homemade pumpkin, zucchini, and banana nut bread, fresh apple cider, cupcakes, and butter popcorn, or channel Martha Stewart and buy a pie pumpkin to make your own treat (We will stick with buying their premade gourmet goods ourselves!)
While you do your shopping, let the kids loose to explore the property or try out the petting zoo. There’s a reason it is one of the top pumpkin patches in Missouri.
Pumpkins sold starting October 1st, 10am – 9pm (8pm Sundays)
Sullivan Farms is about 3.5 hours (220 miles) from Springfield.
Location: 16704 New Halls Ferry Road Florissant, MO 63034
Eagle Fork is another Missouri classic pumpkin patch, although it is also a whole experience beyond that! We would call it one of the quintessential fall destinations in Southwest Missouri. It is a landmark and historical location, as well as hosting face-painting, an assortment of mouthwatering foods, and engaging activities for every family member. You can forget to eat before you go and visit their Iron Turbine Pub instead.
Check out their incredible trailer to get a taste of the festivities, as well as a bird’s eye view of their incredible crop art that has been featured by ESPN. This is also the only location on our list that features mining activities OR apple cannons.
Our only note is to pay close attention to their hours on the Facebook page and event availability as their attractions can rotate. Their page is incredibly responsible and they are happy to help you schedule and create the perfect family experience (with no admission cost!)
Open September 10th, 10am-6pm except for Mondays
Eagle Fork is about 3.5 hours (206 miles) from Springfield.
Address: 65 Eagle Fork Ln, Moscow Mills, MO 63362
5 Tips for Your Pumpkin patch Adventure
- Dress in Layers & bring a light rain jacket.
- Wear boots. Even if it’s not a rainy day, the fields could still be muddy. Here is my favorite boot for fall. If you have kids, these cute rain boots are perfect!
- Bring a garbage bag (for muddy boots) and an extra pair of shoes for the drive home.
- Bring a picnic blanket and picnic lunch to enjoy on the farm.
- Don’t forget sunscreen and hand wipes!
I hope your day exploring a pumpkin patch near you that included loads of fun! Make sure to look mini pumpkins to decorate the house as well!
If you are looking for more fall fun, check out the 11 Best Apple Orchard Options in Missouri.