There is nothing like autumn in Wisconsin. As the leaves begin to change and a chill arrives in the air, welcome the fall season by visiting local pumpkin patches and farms that are just a short car trip away. Many of the listed Pumpkin Farms feature additional activities like pumpkin bowling, corn mazes, treats & baked goods, or even a petting zoo! Below are ten of our favorite places to find the perfect pumpkin in the Milwaukee area.
With so many summer activities canceled due to the pandemic, these are surely going to be popular. Make sure to call ahead and visit the websites to stay up to date on COVID openings and procedures. Many places have gone cashless and some are still determining if certain events like hayrides will be available. Mask up, follow social distancing protocols, dress for the farm, and don’t forget a reusable bag or pillowcase to lug that gorgeous pumpkin home!
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Our Top Picks for Milwaukee Pumpkin Farms
Basse’s Taste of Country – Colgate
- Apple and Sunflower Fest (Sept 9th-12th), Thursday & Friday Sept. 9th&10th: 3pm – 7pm, Saturday & Sunday Sept. 11th&12th: 10am – 7pm
- Pumpkin Fest (Sept 18th – Oct 31st), Weekday Hours: 1:30pm – 5:30pm, Weekend Hours: 10am – 5:30pm
Cost: General Admission is $12.99 + tax (weekdays) and $14.99 + tax (weekends) (Additional cost for pumpkins, pony rides, and apple blasters) Children under 2 years are Free. **Basse’s has gone CASHLESS!
Description: This place will satisfy all ages as there are a plethora of things to do! Enjoy a hayride out to our pumpkin patch to pick-your-own pumpkin, challenge yourself in the corn maze, and enjoy many new and fun-filled family activities during the fall! They have 35+ fun fall activities that the entire family can enjoy. Fall decorations and produce are also available.
Cedarburg Creek Farm – Cedarburg
Dates/Hours: Opening mid-September – October 31st. Daily: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Cost: Free admission and hay wagon rides
Description: This is a great affordable option for the family. In addition to the pumpkin patch and corn maze (a separate fee for the maze), kids can enjoy a petting zoo and hayrides! They have a full kitchen open to order food for the family and have a great selection of fall produce and local apples.
Elegant Farmer – Mukwonago
Dates/Hours: September 11 – October 24, 2021, Market is open 7 days a week, but orchard is open weekends only from 10 am – 5 pm
Cost: Admission and parking are free. Additional cost for other activities varies.
Description: Select your perfect pumpkin from the patch and enjoy a tractor-pulled hayride. Elegant Farmer offers fun activities for all ages, including pony rides, train rides, and a five-acre corn maze. Stick around to try some specialty foods, including warm cider donuts, pulled pork, and make your own caramel apples!
Lindner Pumpkin Farm – New Berlin
Dates/Hours: September 18th- October 31st. Daily: 10:00-6:00
Cost: For admission to the Petting Zoo and Lindners Big Back Yard: $5 per person Monday – Thursday, $6 per person Friday through Sunday ($1 off per person with a non-perishable food donation for the New Berlin Food Pantry) Barrel train, pumpkin bowling, and kid’s games are a variety of additional costs.
Description: Meet the goats, mini-pigs, llamas, mini-horses, bunnies, and more! Kiddos can enjoy unlimited playtime on the Giant Slide, Olde Tyme Playground, Corn Maze, Scarecrow Speedway pedal tractor racetrack, and Li’l Punkin Playground. A wide variety of fall produce is also available. Check out Megan’s experience at Lindner Pumpkin Farm in 2015.
Creekside Valley Farm – Mequon
Dates/Hours: Opens Friday, September 17th. Open Daily: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
Cost: Free general admission. The corn maze is $5/person (Free for ages 3 and under). Weekend Hayrides are $2/person (Free for ages 3 and under).
Description: Creekside farms specializes in hay and pumpkin sales. Get lost in their corn maze and visit with the many farm animals. Fall decor and produce are for sale as well as peddle tractors, swings, and pumpkin games for the kids. New for 2021: Theater Room, Scavenger Hunts!
Schuett Farms – Mukwonago
Dates/Hours: Fall festivities begin the last weekend in September, but may be sooner pending weather. Daily: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Cost: Free general admission. The corn maze is $6 per person and weekend hayrides are $5 per person. Children 2 and under are free.
Description: Here you can pick your own pumpkin, explore the corn maze, and enjoy giant slide and hayrides. Schuett Farms feature items are sweet corn, all-natural beef, and maple syrup. They will offer a nighttime flashlight maze on select weekends; check the website for current details.
Green Meadows Petting Farm – East Troy
Dates/Hours: Last weekend of September – October 31st. Tuesday – Sundays 10:00AM- 4:00PM
Cost: Adults $14.00, seniors $12.00, children one and under are free.
Description: While Green Meadows is mainly a petting farm, they also have a pumpkin patch where you can check all the boxes for fall fun. Enjoy endless outdoor playground type activities, feed animals, and hop on the hayride or pony ride! If you haven’t already been, this is definitely a great spot to bring the whole family for memories galore.
Meadowbrook Pumpkin Farm – West Bend
Dates/Hours: Check their website for announced dates, predicting early September. Monday- Wednesday 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM, Thursdays and Sundays 10:00 AM- 10:00 PM, and Friday and Saturdays 10:00- midnight.
Cost: $10 flat fee for any size pumpkin, which includes a wagon ride. $5 for each additional pumpkin. The corn maze is an additional fee.
Description: Fun for all ages at this pumpkin farm! Little ones will enjoy a petting zoo, safari trail, tractor rides, and corn maze. Much older kiddos (15+) and adults can get in the spirit with their haunted corn mazes after dark and mingle around a bonfire.
Barthel Fruit Farm – Mequon
Dates/Hours: Oktoberfest Celebration September 25 + 26, Will be open for fall season starting in early October, check back closer to the season for specific hours.
Cost: Free admission and parking
Description: If you’re looking for just simple pumpkins, Barthel Fruit Farm has you covered. Choose from already picked pumpkins or pick your own in their patch. Plenty of apples and fall produce available too. Don’t forget to visit their greenhouse and bakery too!
Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Farm – Franklin
Cost: Free admission and parking
Description: Offering pre-picked and pick-your-own pumpkins, gourds, and flowers of all shapes, sizes, and colors! Thousands to pick from and so much fun to spend the day in the country and find your perfect fall decorations. Fun for the whole family when you visit the pedal cart track, pumpkin bowling, corn pit, play area, hiking trail, petting zoo and more. All at no charge! New this year – a haunted walking trail on October 22 and 23.