With Fall offically here, it's time for Kansas Citians to head out to one of the many pumpkins patches around the metro. Farms all over the KC have oodles of pumpkins available for pickin' once fall rolls around. Sort through piles of pumpkins or head out to the patch to pick your own. Hop aboard a railroad, take a hayride, make your way though a corn maze, pet farm animals and enjoy all the fun things that come with fall.
Times, prices and dates are subject to change, PLEASE call before you go!
Carolyn's Country Cousins is Kansas City's 'mega patch' which is so big you can spend the whole day there--making it the KC Guide's Top Pick. With thousands of pumpkins, 50 acre U-pick patch, huge corn maze, Little Bud's Railroad, petting zoo, playground, and activites all day long, Carolyns Country Cousins is an extravaganza not to be missed.
The Weston Red Barn Farm has been a favorite of Kansas Citians for decades--and is an educational farm for those young and young at heart. Pick out unusual pumpkins (like Australian Blue & New England Cheese) and gourds or head out on their tractor-drawn hayride to their patch to pick your own. Red Barn Farm also has animals, corn maze and two country stores (both which have yummie RBF apple butter!).
- 16300 Wilkerson Road, Weston, Mo. 64098
- 816.386.5437-due to school events, call for time.
The KC Pumpkin Patch has something for everyone and boasts 50+ acres of pumpkin picking fun. From their 1,000's of u-pick pumpkins, scarecrow corn maze, and the Pumpkin Express Train, to hayrides, and the Three Little Pig Farm, it's perfect for pumpkin patching. They even have a Pumpkin Cannon for husbands!
- 29755 W. 191st St, Gardner, KS 66030
- Open 7 days a week, September 29th through October 31st
I love driving out to family owned Johnson Farms-- there is just something about driving south on Holmes with the trees turning. They've got over 30 acres of fun--you can pick your own or buy them already picked in their HUGE pumpkin shed. Grab a gourd or squash or take some beautious flowers. The little ones will love theri new Giant Tunnel Crawl, Tractor Pulled Wagon Ride, Farm Animal Corral, a free turn on our Jumping Pillow (extra jumps require ticket purchase) a Pumpkin Cannon Launching, daily Pig Races and Access to 60 acres of U-pick fall produce including pumpkins, gourds, squash and fall veggies.
- 177th & Holmes Road (State Road D), Belton.
- M-F 12-6, Sat-Sunday, 9-6.
So I ADORE Pumpkins Etc., I love to drive down the scenic Platte County roads and head there every year. This family run farm doesn't boast glitz and glamour, but a down home pumpkin patch. They've got rows of beautiful mums, pumpkins and gourds galore and a great barn with goodies inside. They've also got the cutest, kid-friendly kittens that make my heart melt...(and they give them away free on Halloween!).
Located East of Platte City on Farmer Lane (between 92 hwy and HH)
The Louisburg Cider Mill stakes it's claim as KC's 'biggest and best' pumpkin patch with pumpkins for pickin', Hay Castle, Maze, wagon rides and fun for the whole family. Don't miss their October Ciderfest whith great eats, entertainment and crafts. Of course, don't forget to take some of that delish Apple Cider with you on your way home!
- Hwy 68, Louisburg, KS 66053
- Open 7 days a week, 8am-6pm.
Faulkners Pumpkin Farm has miles of pumpkins, gourds, squash, cornstalks, and crafts and boasts a new location
in 2008. They also have a great children's play area, train rides, petting farm and hayrides around the pumpkin farm. Open until October 30th.
- 10600 Raytown Rd, Kansas City, MO 64134
This famed children's farmstead is open year round, and has a great pumpkin patch that opens on October 6th. With already gathered pumpkins, hay bales maze, pony rides, horse drawn hay rides and a petting zoo, the Deanna Rose Children's farmstead is a beautiful place to spend a day with the kiddos.
- 13800 Switzer, OP, KS 66221
There is ALWAYS construction on Switzer, call for the best directions!
Kerby Farm Pumpkin Patch, located in Bonner Springs, not only has pumpkins galore...but corn mazes, farm animals, spook house, a tractor pulled hay-ride and fun for the whole family. Opens September 29th.
15943 158th Street
Bonner Springs, KS