As one of the most popular fall-tivities among children and adults of all ages, visiting the pumpkin patch is essential to complete your fun fall to-do list. Whether you’re taking the family out for the afternoon while the ground is still snow-free or making sure you capture the best “fall vibes” for your Instagram, there are plenty of patches to pop into and pumpkins to pluck in the FM area, check them out!
Geared towards Kids & Families
These pumpkin patches are especially perfect for family outings! Check out each patch’s activities and events to see how you can plan your family’s next day out.
Lil’ Bitz Pumpkin Patch
A classic in the FM area, the Lil’ Bitz Pumpkin Patch is open until the end of October and has plenty of activities for the family to enjoy! Go on a horse-drawn carriage ride, play games like mini golf, farm animal croquet, and more, take home pumpkins to decorate your home for the fall, and snap lots of great photos at their many photo opportunities throughout the patch. They even have bonfires for families to enjoy, as long as the weather cooperates of course. $9 general admission and $7 military admission.
7414 40th Ave N Fargo, ND
Fridays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.,
Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch
Heading a little further into Minnesota, check out the Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch! Enjoy the patch’s petting zoo area, cheer at the duck races, take a barrel car ride, stroll through the enchanted forest and more. Kids can participate in Cowboy Camp where they try activities like roping a steer head or other rope tricks! Spend a perfect fall day out in the beautiful scenery through the end of October, $6 general admission, $3 horse-drawn carriage rides and $2 barrel car rides!
14447 Highway 10, Glyndon, MN
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thea’s Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze
Another wonderful pumpkin patch is Thea’s Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze! Find 7-10 acres of pumpkins to browse for the one you’ll take home, and check out the many kids games and attractions too. With the wide pumpkin varieties they offer, the pumpkins cost anywhere from $1-$10. General admission to the patch is $10, kids under four are free!
19982 Appaloosa Rd, Pelican Rapids, MN
Monday-Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.,
Fridays 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.,
Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Learn more about Thea’s corn maze in our Corn Maze Tour!
Although these pumpkin patches are perfectly fine for the kiddos, they also have some fun events for adults! In addition, we’ve included a few farmer’s markets and shops where you can find the perfect pumpkin, gourd and fall decor!
SheyWest Garden Center
This gem in West Fargo offers great finds for your home goods and gardening needs, and they don’t disappoint for the fall season either. Look through their pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin to pair with your other autumn decorations. SheyWest, 225 40th Ave W, West Fargo Visit daily and find the stores hours at facebook.com/sheywestnd
Learn more about SheyWest in their feature story at fargomonthly.com/sheywest-more-than-just-a-gardencenter!
Farm in the Dell of the Red River Valley
Head across to the river to Farm in the Dell of the Red River Valley pumpkin patch for a self-serve pumpkin patch! Visit the farm, find your pumpkin and stop by the stand with the cashbox. From there, it’s up to you if your pumpkin will become a spooky jack-o-lantern or a perfect fall centerpiece in your living space!
7378 40th St. N. Moorhead
Lost in the Valley Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
The fall destination is back this year to offer even more fall fun at the Lost in the Valley Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch! Hop on a tractor ride to the pumpkin patch and venture through the rows of gourds to find the perfect one to take home! Visit through the end of the month, and pick your pumpkin for $5!
Red River Valley Fairgrounds, 1805
Main Avenue West, West Fargo
Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.,
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.