Pumpkin Patches in Des Moines Area


Pumpkin PatchHappy Fall! The air is crisp and the leaves are turning shades of yellow, red, and orange. It’s time to decorate and secure some pumpkins for carving!

Get out to one of the local pumpkin patches to enjoy fun fall activities and select your perfect pumpkin.

Want to pick apples? Check out our guide to where to pick apples, here.

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Pumpkin Patches in Des Moines and Central Iowa

Berry Patch Farm

Where: 62785 280th Street, Nevada

When: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Admission: Free


  • U-pick pumpkins, apples, and raspberries
  • Baked goods

Center Grove Orchard

Where: 32835 610th Avenue, Cambridge

Where: Every day 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission: $11.95 Monday – Friday; $15.95 Saturday and Sunday


  • Hayrides
  • Train rides
  • Jumping pillows
  • Corn maze
  • Pumpkins and apples
  • And much more!

Geisler Farms

Where: 5251 NE 94th Avenue, Bondurant

When: September 12th through October 25th. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Admission: $8 for ages 3 and up
Cash, credit, and debit cards are accepted. Cash preferred at concessions.


  • Corn maze
  • Hayride
  • Family fun zone
  • Pumpkin patch

Howell’s Pumpkin Patch

Where: 3145 Howell Court, Cumming

When: September 12 – November 1 open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission: $9 and up for ages 2+


  • Old-fashioned wagon ride
  • Pumpkin patch
  • Corn maze
  • Corn Indy pedal go-carts
  • Pony rides
  • Kiddy korral with friendly farm animals
  • Duck races
  • Bonfires
  • Cafe and gift shop with homemade goodies

Iowa Orchard

Where: 9875 Meredith Drive, Urbandale

When: Pumpkin patch open: open daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. late September through Halloween

Family Fun Zone on weekends September 2 through October weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission: $5/person; no charge for ages 2 and under

Farm Fun Zone includes:

  • Hay bale slide
  • Corn box
  • Tire obstacle course
  • Face painting
  • Badminton
  • Horseshoe toss

The Pumpkin Ranch

Where: 2425 Hiatt Apple Trail, Winterset

When: September 17 to October 31; Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays noon to 5 p.m.

Admission: $8 and up for ages 2+


  • Hayrack rides
  • Horseback rides
  • Corn maze
  • Ziplines
  • Tire tower
  • Climbing obstacles
  • Playground
  • Face painting
  • Professional photos
  • Jump pillow and jump pad
  • Tennis ball launchers
  • Concession stand
  • Pumpkins
  • Firepit reservations (for a fee)

Pumpkinville & Cornmaze

Where: 618 Center Ave S, Mitchelville

When: Daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Admission: Free


  • Straw train
  • Tug-a-pumpkin
  • Corn granary
  • Straw jump
  • Big and mini corn maze (there is a fee to do the mazes)

Upstream Gardens & Orchard

When: 5987 NE 88th Street, Altoona

Where: Monday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission: Free


  • Natural growing practices
  • Pumpkins
  • U-pick apples and already picked
  • Raspberries
  • Pumpkin patch, pick in the field
  • Pumpkin patch – already gathered from the field
  • Honey from hives on the farm
  • Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)

Wills Family Orchard

Where: 33130 Panther Creek Road, Adel

When: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. | 2021 Apple & Pumpkin Fest Weekends – Saturdays 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sundays Noon – 6 p.m., starting September 18th thru the end of October.

Admission: $6 and up for ages 2+


  • U-pick pumpkins
  • Corn maze
  • Wagon rides
  • Barnyard
  • Apple picking
  • A shop full of delicious treats

Find more ideas for family-friendly fall activities around Des Moines.

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