Pumpkin Patches in Des Moines Area


pumpkin patchHappy Fall! The air is crisp and the leaves are turning shades of yellow, red, and orange. Load up the family and head to one of the many pumpkin patches in Des Moines! 

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

Pumpkin Patches in Des Moines and Central Iowa

Berry Patch Farm

62785 280th Street, Nevada
Open: Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Free


  • hayride
  • U-pick pumpkins, apples, and raspberries
  • baked goods

Center Grove Orchard

32835 610th Avenue, Cambridge
Admission: $11.95 Monday – Friday; $15.95 Saturday and Sunday


  • hayrides
  • train rides
  • jumping pillows
  • corn maze
  • pumpkins and apples
  • super slides
  • and much more!

Geisler Farms

5251 NE 94th Avenue, Bondurant
Open Sept 7 to Oct 27, Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Special hours: Fridays in October: 1 – 8 p.m. and Monday, October 14 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Admission: 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

3145 Howell Court, Cumming
Open: September 7 – November 3 open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission (2 years & older): $11 per person


  • 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

9875 Meredith Drive, Urbandale
Pumpkin patch open: daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting mid-September through October 31. 
Family Fun Weekends September 29 through October 28 weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
School tours: Mid-September through Halloween: Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 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

2425 Hiatt Apple Trail, Winterset
Opens September 20 Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays noon to 5 p.m.
Admission: $7 on Friday; $9.50 on Saturday and Sunday. Includes all activities offered on the day you attend. Children 2 years old and younger are free


  • hayrack rides
  • horseback rides
  • corn maze
  • zip lines
  • tire tower
  • climbing obstacles
  • playground
  • face painting
  • professional photos
  • jump pillow and jump pad
  • tennis ball launchers
  • concession stand
  • pumpkins
  • fire pit reservations (for a fee)

Pumpkinville & Cornmaze

618 Center Ave S, Mitchelville
Open: September 16 – October 31
Daily hours: 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

5987 NE 88th Street, Altoona
Open: Tuesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. to 7 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

33130 Panther Creek Road, Adel
Open September 7 – October 27, Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m.
Admission: no fee for the pumpkin patch and farm store. Festival weekends are $7 per person. Kids 2 and under are free. 


  • 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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