Pumpkin Patches in Des Moines

Pumpkin Patches in Des Moines

Going to the pumpkin patch is much more than just picking out a pumpkin, it is an experience. Des Moines and surrounding communities offer a lot of options full of pumpkins, apples, activities, mazes and more. Check out the list below.

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pumpkin patches, Des Moines, Iowa

Center Grove Orchard

32835 610th Ave

Cambridge, Iowa 50046


Located in Cambridge which is between Ames and Ankeny. This is my favorite orchard and pumpkin patch to visit every fall. It is loaded with fun activities for the whole family including apple picking, a pumpkin patch, farm animals, corn maze, corn pool, jumping pillow, hay rack rides, rubber duck races, and much more.

They also have a store with already picked apples, apple cider, apple cider donuts, caramel apples, sauces, and more.

Check their event calendar for some fun fall festivities here. Farmyard opens September 8 for the 2018 season.


Weekday Admission: $10.95 for 3 years or older

Weekend Admission: $12.95 for 3 years or older

Deals Orchard 

1102 244th Street

Jefferson, Iowa 50129


Deal’s Orchard offers LOTS of apple varieties. Check here for what varieties are available when. They also offer a beautiful Apple Barn that hosts great gifts, yummy apple treats, and more. A few years ago we attended the Fall Festival which was lots of fun. This year it will be October 13 & 14. There will be pony rides, jumping pillow, haunted house, corn maze, wiggle cars, corn pool, food, live music, and more.

Geisler Farms

5251 NE 94th Avenue

Bondurant, Iowa 50035


Geisler Farms is so much more than a pumpkin patch. Open weekends during September and October. They offer a corn maze, hayride, kids fun zone and more. Check out the prices for pumpkins and gourds here. 


Maze & Hayride: $8.00

Fun Zone & Hayride – $6.00

2 years and younger free. The pumpkin patch is free.

Howell’s Pumpkin Patch

3145 Howell Court

Cumming, Iowa 50061


Opening September 8 through November 2. Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

General admission $11

Lot of pumpkins, mums, Indian corn, corn stalks, gourds, antique farm machinery, and more. There is a corn maze, wiggle cars, pedal tractors, haystacks for climbing, giant slide, corn box to play in and more! Don’t forget the friendly barnyard with sheep, goats, pigs, and chickens. Shopping is available, treats, and ice cream.

Iowa Orchard

9875 Meredith Drive

Urbandale, Iowa 50322


The Iowa Orchard is located right in the city, in Urbandale. Do not be fooled by the name, they also have lots of pumpkins and gourds available to pick from. They offer lots and lots of varieties of apples. They also offer pies, apple cider, different sauces and much more.

The Family Fun Zone is open mid-September through Halloween. Open on the weekends only from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5 per person. Children 2 years and younger are free. They also offer tour packages you can sign up for.

The Pumpkin Ranch

2425 Hiatt Apple Trail

Winterset, Iowa 50273


The Pumpkin Ranch will be open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. On Friday’s they will be offering discounted admission for $7.00 per person. Children ages 2 years and under are free.

The Pumpkin Ranch is known for their Mega Corn Maze, they have a jumping pillow, zip lines, hayrack rides, horseback riding, toddler town, and much more.

Opens September 21 for the 2018 season.

Saturday & Sunday $9.50 per person

Fridays $7.00 per person.

Click here for event calendar to see special days for face painting, family photos, and more!

Pumpkinville & Cornmaze

618 Center Avenue S

Mitchellville, Iowa 50169


Daily 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Pumpkinville is fun for all ages. Which includes straw train, straw jump, will’s worm, sack races, tug-a-pumpkin, and granary. There is a big maze and mini maze offered.


No admission fee into the farm.

Large Maze: $7 per person

Small Maze: $1 per person

Uncle Bill’s Farm

244 400th Avenue, Grinnell, Iowa


Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday’s 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Uncle Bill’s Farm in Grinnell, Iowa is the place to take your loved ones to enjoy plenty of family-friendly fun!  They have lots and lots of safe, farm-style attractions that many thousands of folks have enjoyed for over 25 years.  No matter the weather, the farm has plenty of indoor and outdoor fun on tap as well as several picnic shelters, indoor restrooms (not portables) and free parking.  Folks look forward to all the new things Uncle Bill adds to the farm fun each year. There are 10 acres of pumpkins, corn pool, indoor glass beehive, chick incubator & brooder, live entertainment on the weekends and more.

$8 for ages 3 and up on the weekdays and $11 for ages 3 and up on the weekends.

Wills Family Orchard

33130 Panther Creek Road

Adel, Iowa 50003


This is a definite must do this fall season. We made a trip to Will Family Orchard a couple of years ago and enjoyed every minute of it. Located just west of Adel, they offer organic apples for picking, a pumpkin patch, farm animals, a cute little store to shop at and paint your own gourd.

They host an Apple & Pumpkin Fest several weekends during the season.

Williamson Paradise Farms

4012 NE 62nd Avenue, Ankeny


A small but very fun farm to run play and learn about pumpkins. Corn pit, carousel, corn maze, train ride, lots of furry animals and more. Of course, lots of pumpkins as well.

Activities cost between $1-$2 depending on the activity.


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