The 10 Best Pumpkin Picking Spots in Iowa!

When fall comes to Iowa, folks leave their homes to seek a pleasant place to find that perfect pumpkin. Not all pumpkin-picking places are the same, though. Some add a little bit of extra fun to make sure you’re not in a hurry to grab your gourd and rush off too soon. That’s what makes these our favorite places for pumpkin picking in Iowa.

Howell’s Pumpkin Patch, Cumming, IA

Perhaps the premier pumpkin picking place in the Des Moines area, Howell’s Pumpkin Patch in Cumming is much more than a place to wait for the arrival of the Great Pumpkin. Along with horse-drawn wagon rides, visitors enjoy a cafe, a petting zoo, a corn maze—and can even relax with goat yoga.

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Colony Pumpkin Patch, North Liberty, IA

Folks searching for a fall fix in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area need look no further than Colony Pumpkin Patch. With features like a 10-acre corn maze, as well as hayrack rides, and the Lil’ Pumpkin Playground, families can do much more than gather future jack-o’-lanterns at this pumpkin patch.

Buffalo Pumpkin Farm and Event Center, Buffalo, IA

Quad Cities-area folks who find fall to be among the most festive of seasons have a nearby reason to celebrate. Buffalo Pumpkin Farm and Event Center boasts bushels of autumn fun for the whole family. Take advantage of the kid’s train, a sunflower maze or the petting zoo, before heading out to the patch to pick your perfect pumpkin. 

Pioneer Trail Orchard & Pumpkin Patch, Council Bluffs, IA

The best pumpkin patch in Southwest Iowa is perched above the bluffs over the Missouri River, just outside Council Bluffs. Yes, you can pick out a pumpkin at Pioneer Trail Orchard and Pumpkin Patch, but don’t stop there! Pioneer Trail also boasts a haunted house and regular karaoke and open mic nights. 

Pumpkinville & Cornmaze, Mitchellville, IA

With its centralized location between Des Moines and Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, Pumpkinville and Cornmaze is an easy autumn escape for many folks in Eastern Iowa. Test your mettle in the large or mini corn mazes, and then pick the perfect pumpkin to adorn your porch, stoop or table. 

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Pumpkin Patch Pizzazz, Monticello, IA

For families in the Dubuque/Northeast Iowa area, Pumpkin Patch Pizzazz, near Monticello, is the place to go for a dose of autumn spirit. With everything from a farm park to goat walks and corn and hay bale mazes, the whole family will find something to make everyone happy. (And they also have pumpkins, too).

Harvestville Farm, Donnellson, IA

If you’re looking for a little more than “just a pumpkin patch,” you can’t get much fancier than Harvestville Farm. Located in the southeast corner of the state, this farm has it all when it comes fall festivities, starting with a cafe and mercantile. During the fall season, this year-round farm offers tractor and horse-drawn wagon rides, a corn maze, family play areas, bonfires and even a build-your-own scarecrow station.

Uncle Bill’s Farm, Grinnell, IA

Named one of the best pumpkin farms in the United States by Travel + Leisure magazine, Uncle Bill’s Farm offers a plethora of pumpkins for your picking and carving pleasure. With acres and acres of pumpkins to pluck and poke, you’re certain to find the perfect pumpkin to carve this season. There’s also a corn pool, a corn maze, farm animals and live entertainment during pumpkin season. 

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Pierce’s Pumpkin Patch, Chariton, IA

For pumpkin-picking people in the Pella/Oskaloosa area, Pierce’s Pumpkin Patch is a good bet. The pumpkin farm offers family fun like a hay bale maze, food, vendors, crafts, a country store with Halloween-themed goods and more than 120 varieties of pumpkins and gourds.

Deal’s Orchard, Jefferson, IA

People looking for a fantastic pumpkin farm in west-central Iowa should check out the Deal’s Orchard near Jefferson. In additional to plenty of pumpkin picking, gourds, cider and apples, the orchard boasts a corn maze, a corn pool, giant slides, and an orchard store, along with lots of other pumpkin season agritainment.

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32835 610th Avenue, Cambridge, IA
About: Center Grove Orchard, owned and operated by the Larry D. and Pat Black Family, has been open to the public since 1994. We planted our first... Read More
33130 Panther Creek Road, Adel, IA
In 1991 we purchased 32 acres without a home or utilities. We put up a small shed for our tools and a small tree house for our kids to play in. In ... Read More
21534 Chestnut Road, Council Bluffs, IA
About Us We bought our 30-acre farm in 1994 after an extensive search around the Council Bluffs area. We then moved from our small acreage just ea... Read More
2237 160th Street, Fort Dodge, IA
History: Community Orchard began in the early 1940's when a local medical doctor and his wife bought the current farm. Originally it was operated ... Read More
2355 Union Avenue, Fredericksburg, IA
We are a family owned and operated apple orchard. We are open everyday Sunday to Saturday, July to Christmas, 10 am to 5 pm. During September and O... Read More
14922 535th Street, Griswold, IA
About: Mike and Donna Brahms operate 3 Bee Farms with their sons, Steve and Shawn. They are a small family-owned business located in southwestern ... Read More
4823 Dingleberry Road North East, Iowa City, IA
Wilson’s is a U-Pick apple orchard located just North of Iowa City. Surrounded by old oak forest, the farm occupies both sides of a valley wi... Read More
1102 244th Street, Jefferson, IA
About: We are a family run apple orchard located in Jefferson, Iowa. Deal’s Orchard has 45 acres of apple trees with over 25 varieties of ap... Read More
1844 194th Street, Mondamin, IA
About Us Our 33 acre orchard clings to the slopes of the Loess Hills that overlooks the Missouri River valley, 3 miles east of Mondamin, Iowa. In... Read More
1348 295th Street, Montour, IA
About Us: Hinegardner Orchard was started in May of 1960 when the first 600 apple trees were planted by Oris and Jean Hinegardner, along with thei... Read More
6190 320th Street, Sanborn, IA
About Us: Jay, Amy, Blake and Claire Solsma live on a farm near Sanborn in  northwest Iowa. Jay raises corn, soybeans and Hereford cattle. In... Read More
9875 Meredith Drive, Urbandale, IA
Histoey: Beginning in 1939 Winton Etchen was 16 when he planted 50 apple trees in northern Iowa. In 1960, he and his wife Dorothy moved to Des Moi... Read More
51428 170th Street, Ames, IA
You can find us at the North Grand Farmers Market in Ames (Wednesdays 3-6 and Saturday from 8-1) and at the farm. We are open 7 days a week from 9-... Read More
22324 Highway C-12, Ireton, IA
We have farm animals, fun cut-outs to take your picture with, pick your own pumpkins, (or not) and a great little gift shop to take some treasures... Read More
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