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The Best St. Louis Area Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes

While you could buy a ready to go pumpkin from the grocery store, it’s a lot more fun to make the trip to one of the many St. Louis area farms that offer pick-your-own patches. Not only do they present a beautiful backdrop for choosing the perfect pumpkin, but most of these patches have a variety of family friendly activities and entertainment. No matter which side of the river you are on, you can find a great place for fall fun near you.

* Post has been updated for 2021 but please check websites or Facebook pages for each patch before you go for up to date information.

St. Louis pumpkin patch

Patches on the Missouri Side

Bloomsdale Farms

This new family fun farm south of the city is sure to be a hit. Attractions include a corn maze, rides, petting zoo, photo ops, tire pyramid, jumping pillow, hay pyramid, duck derby, sunflowers, apple cannon, smores, and pumpkin patch.
Hours are Saturday- Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through October 31st. Admission is $14.95 online for ages 2 & up or $18.95 at the gate.

Brookdale Farms

This beautiful farm in Eureka offers a huge variety of activities and is open for the year. Brookdale’s 17-acre corn maze is the largest in St. Louis. They also feature a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pony rides, cow train, corn pit, playground, pumpkin cannon and more. If you are looking for something scarier, they also offer a haunted hay ride and corn maze.
Hours are Wednesday – Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with a haunted corn maze Fri. & Sat. 7 p.m. – midnight.
Admission is $9 for 12 & up, $6 for ages 4-11, and free for 3 and under. They accept cash only but an ATM is on site.

Centennial Farms

Centennial Farms is located in scenic Augusta, Missouri. While their apples are almost finished for the season, pumpkins are now available. Each year, starting the last weekend in September, their farm turns into a “Pumpkin Fantasyland” with full size pumpkin and gourd characters representing farm folks, storybook characters and some of your favorite movie characters.ย They also have a kids play area with a play fort with slide, climbing wall, grain bin, straw tunnel and many photo opportunities.
Hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily Saturdays and 11-5 Sundays. Admission is free.

Daniels Farm & Greenhouse

Daniel’s in St. Peters is a great option for those in St. Charles County. They offer a giant straw maze, tube slides, fort maze, petting zoo, swings, corn boxes, antique farm equipment, and much more. Weekends include pony and small train rides plus a nerf zone for an additional charge. They have pumpkins, gourds, straw bales, mums, and more available for purchase.
Hours are Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for those over 2.

Dickherber Farms

Dickherber Farms in Dardenne Prairie may not have a pumpkin patch, but if you are looking for a great corn maze or farm animals then it may be the place for you. Their corn maze is filled with 34 checkpoints to solve a word puzzle and to help you navigate through the paths. They have a large selection of Petting Farm animals including mini donkeys, mini horse, cattle goats, pigs, sheep, chickens, kittens, ducks, and pilgrim geese.
Hours are 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday -Saturday and 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $8 per person, under 4 is free.

Eagle Fork Farms

Eagle Fork Farms in Moscow Mills is known for their intricate GPS cut corn mazes. This year’s maze theme is a bicentennial tribute maze and is open and ready to be explored. In addition to the maze they feature gemstone mining, pumpkins, horse and tractor rides, apple cannon, and a kid’s play area with activities and animals.
Hours daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. General admission is free with a fee for each activity of $3-$6.

Hermans Farm Orchard

Hermans Farm in St. Charles features u-pick produce seasonally with apples and pumpkins available in the fall. Apples are currently available for $10 for a 5 lb bag to fill. Pumpkin picking should start soon. They also feature an impressive castle playground, hay rides and pedal tractors. Hours are 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily. Admission is $5 for anyone over 2.

Kirkwood Farmers Market

Each October, Summit Produce at the Kirkwood Farmers Market sets up a Fall Fun Zone and Pumpkin Patch. In addition to pumpkins, there are pedal tractors, a haunted tunnel, straw mountain, slides, trampolines, needle in a haystack game and more.
The pumpkin patch is open October 1- October 31. Hours 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily. Admission $5, free for just the pumpkin patch.

Meert Tree Farm

If you are looking for a classic pumpkin patch and corn maze on a budget, check out Meert Tree Farm in Festus. You can take a wagon ride to their patch and wander their corn maze all for free.
Their patch opens Sept 29th. Hours are Wednesday Through Sunday: 9 AM to 4:30 PM

Pierce Century Farm

At Pierce Century Farm in Hillsboro you can explore a corn maze, take a hay ride through the apple orchard, pick a pumpkin, and enjoy homemade treats. You can also take aim with a high-powered apple cannon.
Their Fall Fun Days run from the last weekend in September thorough the last weekend in October. Hours: Fridays 10am-1pm, Saturdays 10a-6pm, Sundays 1pm-5pm. Admission is $9 for those over 2.

Pin Oaks Farm Pumpkin Patch

Take a scenic drive an hour west of St. Louis to visit Pin Oak Farm in New Haven. Not only can you pick pumpkins right off the vine, but they offer an array of activities as well. There is a 5-acre corn maze, animals to pet, straw bale maze, play area, tub o’corn, and a kiddie corral with bounces houses, pumpkin golf, and more.
The patch will be open September 24- October 31. Hours: Fridays-Sundays 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and $7.50 for Kiddie Corral

Pumpkins Galore

Pumpkins Galore has been operating in Wright City for over 30 years and now has over 100 acres of pumpkins. Other activities include a corn maze, sand box, grain box, petting zoo, hay ride, pedal tractors, build your own scarecrow, hay rides, pony rides, and much more. Weekends include wagon rides, pony rides, concessions, and chainsaw artist.
The pumpkin patch opens September 25th. Admission and most activities are free. Corn maze is $5 for everyone over 4. Hours daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Stuckmeyers Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Stuckmeyers is another budget friendly patch in the south county area with pumpkins, mums, corn stalks, and more. Located in Fenton, the farm features farm animals , hayrides, Fort Spooky play area, and a corn maze. On weekends there are also pony rides, inflatable farm train, inflatable slide, and an inflatable Haunted House.
Halloween Farm Fun Days start September 25th. Hours: Monday through Friday – 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sundays 9 am to 5 pm. Admission is free, fees for some activities

Sullivan Farms

Sullivan Farms operates a pumpkin patch in Florissant. They offer a free hayride and a free straw castle maze. They also have the popular fresh baked Pumpkin, Zucchini, and Banana Nut breads again this year. Pony ride area available on the weekends.
The farm is expected to open the fall fun on September 25th. Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 am – 9pm, Sunday 10 am – 8 pm. Free admission, other activities may have a fee.

Thies Farm

Thies Farm creates a popular Pumkinland attraction each October at their Maryland Heights location. Pumpkinland features an impressive straw bale play area with structures, tunnels, and photo ops. General admission includes access to the whole Pumpkinland play area, farm animals, corn maze and wagon ride. Concessions, face painting, pumpkin decorating, pony rides and a corn cannon are available on weekends only for an extra charge.

Pumpkinland is open October 1-31st. Hours are 9am-5pm Tuesday thru Sunday. Children 2 -14 $8.00 , Age 15 and Older $6.00, Infants and Toddlers under 2- Free! Walk-ins are welcome as long as they are not at capacity, but reservations are preferred.

Patches on the Illinois Side

Boonie’s Farm

Located in Worden, Boonie’s offers a wide variety of activities. Not only is there a pumpkin patch, but they also have a barrel train, farm animals, trike track, photo-ops, corn maze, giant slide, pumpkin cannon, and more. Their location is also pet friendly.
Fall fun runs until October 31st. Hours are Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $12.95 if purchased online in advance or $16.95 on site for anyone ages 3 and up.

Braeutigam Orchards

Braeutigam in Belleville is one we visit every year. If you are looking for a more authentic family farm experience, this is the one to visit. They have a cute kids play area, plus tractor rides, and farm animals. Their store and bakery sell amazing cider doughnuts and slushies along with other goodies. You can also purchase food to feed the various farm animals.
Apples are available for picking in September with pumpkins typically starting the third weekend in September. Hours: Monday through Friday: 8am-6pm, Saturday: 8am-5pm, Sunday: 9am-5pm. Admission and tractor rides are free.

Broom Orchard

Broom Orchard is located near the charming town of Carlinville, Illinois. With no admission fee to pick pumpkins or apples, this farm provides family fun on a budget. They also have a play area and corn maze for no charge.
Broom currently has apples and pumpkins for picking and an Apple Festival September 25-26th. Hours are Monday-Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 12-5. Their Pumpkin Festival is October 9th & 10th with more activities and vendors. Hours for festival weekend will be 9-6.

Country Kids Pumpkin Patch

We first visited Country Kids Patch in Hoyleton, Illinois last year and it immediately became one of our favorites. In addition to the u-pick patch, they have a huge corn maze with scavenger hunt, pig races, bounce ponies, giant hi-ho cherry-o and candyland games, and so much more. They are also one of the few patch locations that has real restrooms in case you have a child like mine that refuses to use a port a potty.
Country Kids opens for the season September 19th. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9-5:30, Sunday 10:30 to 5:30. Admission is $6 per person.

DeMange Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

DeMange in St. Jacob offers an array of fall fun for the whole family. Admission includes the corn maze, hay ride, corn pit, hayfort, refreshments, and photo spots. They also offer an “after dark” corn maze experience with different themes.
Open weekends starting September 18th, Saturdays 10 am.m – 10 p.m and Sundays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for those 3 and up before 5 p.m. After Dark admission is $10 with a glow maze Saturdays after 7 p.m.

Eckert’s Farms

As the largest pick-your-own family-owned farm in the country, Eckert’s is well known around the St. Louis area. They have three area locations in Belleville, Grafton, and Millstadt. The Belleville and Grafton locations offer apple and pumpkin picking and a few assorted activities. The Millstadt Farm is the place to be in the fall as their Family Fun Farm opens. On Wednesdays and Thursdays a variety of activities are available including a petting zoo, playground, mini golf, tractor rides, and more. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays there is also a corn maze, inflatable jumping pillow, pig races, pumpkin cannon, go carts, food options, and live entertainment. 

Belleville and Grafton hours: Picking available daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Field access is $2 on Mon-Thurs, $3 on Friday and $5 on weekends.ย Online reservations are recommended for weekends.

Millstadt Farm: Wednesday & Thursday: 9am – 6pm $2.20 admission Friday & Saturday: 9am – 10pm. Sunday: 9am – 6pm Admission is $10 on Fridays, and $16.50 on Saturdays and Sundays. Online reservations are recommended for weekends. They are also open Columbus Day.

Greene Fields Farms

When this sweet family could no longer afford to visit a pumpkin patch as a family, they created their own in Greenfield, Illinois. A whole lot of pumpkins, mums, and even more faith is what sustains Greene Field Farms. The patch features a huge variety of pumpkins, farm animals, corn bin, and super cute photo spots.
Hours: Friday Noon-5:00pm, Saturdayย 10am-5:00pm, Sundayย Noon-5:00pm, Columbus Day 10am-4:00pm. Admission is free.

Heritage Farms

Heritage Farm in Godfrey has opened their first ever pumpkin patch last year and the fun is even better this year. They have over 45 different varieties of pumpkins plus a kid’s activity zone with corn maze, pumpkin bowling, tire jumper, pedal tractors, kids slide, corn crib, and more. Food trucks will be available on certain days and times with other treats available for sale.
Hours: Saturday 10AM – 5PM Sunday 10AM – 5PM Columbus Day 10AM – 4PM Admission to the patch is free. The Kid’s Zone is $6 per child and the corn maze is $2 per person.

Pumpkin Blossom Hill

Pumpkin Blossom Hill is located just outside The small town of Red Bud. This fun farm has a corn pit, slides, corn maze, swings, tractor playground, thomas the train, four-car train, and refreshments. Not only can you purchase pumpkins, but they also have a craft/antique store on site.
Hours are Monday – Saturday: 10AM-6PM, Sunday: 10AM-4PM. Admission is always free. Cash or check only accepted for purchases.

Relleke Pumpkin Patch

Relleke in Granite City has been a favorite for families and school groups for many years. Relleke has a large assortment of activities including a corn maze, hay rides, pony rides, bounce houses, pumpkin chucker, jungle maze, corn corral, sand art, haunted maze, pyramid slide, barrel train, kid sized carnival rides, paint your own pumpkin, and more.
Pumpkin sales are daily starting September 20th with Fall Fun activities on weekends starting September 25th. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Most entertainment is available only on weekends and Columbus Day. Some activities such as corn maze, corn pit, playground, and animals are available on weekdays for $6 armband admission. Admission is free on weekends but you must purchase tickets for the activities which start at $1 each. Most activities require 2-3 tickets.

Rinkel Farm

Rinkel Pumpkin Farm is open again this year in Glen Carbon with their adorable pumpkin patch. If you are looking for something a little smaller where you can more easily keep an eye on your kids, this is a great place. They offer a corn maze, hay bale maze, farm animals to feed, tractor playground, fun photo ops, and more.
Hours are Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $5 per person age 3 and up or $15 for a season pass.

Scharf Farm

Looking for a less busy family owned pumpkin patch and local produce? Check out Scharf Farm in Millstadt. During October, they offer a pumpkin patch, cornstalks, straw bales, and mums for all your fall decor needs. Kids will enjoy the chickens roaming around the scenic farm.
Hours are Mon – Sat 9-6 and Sun 10-5. Admission is free.

Stuckmeyer’s Plants and Produce

Stuckmeyer’s produce store is located between Columbia and Waterloo, Illinois. Each fall they set up a free kid play area next to their shop. There are inflatable bouncy slides and climbers, playground, hay fort, photo ops, games, and more. Pre-picked pumpkins, mums, and other goodies are available for purchase.
Hours are Mon – Sat 8-6 and Sun 9-5. Admission is free.

Do you have a favorite patch or one that should be added to the list? Feel free to drop a comment or contact us at midwestnomadfamily@gmail.com

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