Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, petting zoos, and more open this fall near Fayetteville

Pumpkins from the patch at Mcgarrah Farms


Fall is here, and with it will (eventually) come cooler weather, beautiful foliage, and pumpkin-spice-pretty-much-everything over the next several weeks.

Halloween candy and costumes are out in department stores. Football season is in full swing. A few of the leaves have already begun to change from green to varying colors of fall.

It’s also the season to pick up some pumpkins and decorative gourds for carving, painting, sticker-ing, and stacking.

Of course, you could head to the grocery store for that (boring), but for those who like a little more fanfare with their fall pumpkin picking experience, there are plenty of options for that as well.

Below are eight local pumpkin patches we know of around Northwest Arkansas that will be open this season, several of them complete with hay rides, corn mazes, pony rides, petting zoo’s, and other autumn fun.

Feel free to let us know about any great new spots that we may have missed. Happy October, everyone.

Sequoyah UMC Youth Pumpkin Patch

Location: 1910 Old Wire Road, Fayetteville
Dates: Through Oct. 31
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 12-7 p.m.
What: Church pumpkin sale
More info: Facebook page

Reagan Family Farm

Location: 241 E 13th St., Fayetteville
Dates: Through Oct. 31
Hours: Thursdays 4-6 p.m., Fridays 3-6 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
What: Stacking pumpkins, Jack-o’-lanterns and pie pumpkins
More info: Facebook page

Farmland Adventures

Location: 5355 Parsons Road, Springdale
Dates: Open through Nov. 3
Hours: Thursdays 3-9:30 p.m., Friday 1–9:30 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
What: Giant corn maze, pumpkin patch, pony rides, petting zoo, pig races, a kids play area and more
More info: FarmLandAdventures.com

Ranalli Farms Pumpkin Patch

Location: 2190 W Henri De Tonti Blvd., Springdale
Dates: Through Oct. 31
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 12-5 p.m.
What: Pumpkin patch
More info: ranallifarms.com

Shipley Farms (Formerly Dickey Farms)

Location: 14306 Wildcat Creek Road, Springdale
Dates: Through Oct. 31
Hours: Friday 1 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
What: Pumpkin patch featuring over 100 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds. Venture into the patch to harvest the perfect pumpkin. Carving pumpkins of all sizesGiant pumpkins for porch displays
Heirloom squash for baking
Gourds for tabletop decor
More info: shipleyfarmsar.com

Ozark Corn Maze

Location: 12880 Hwy 112, Cave Springs
Dates: Open through Oct. 28
Hours: Friday noon – dark, Saturday 10 a.m. until dark, Sunday noon until dark.
What: Three corn mazes, hay maze, corn cannon, pumpkin sling shot, barrel train, pony rides, play area, corn box, pumpkin patch, miniature donkeys, corn pool, John Deere combine slide, 20 acre pumpkin patch.
More info: OzarkCornMaze.com

VanZant Farms

Location: 3705 AR-264, Lowell, AR
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
What: Fruit farm with pumpkins
More info: vanzantfruitfarms.com

McGarrah Farms

Location: 14816 Miser Road, Pea Ridge
Dates: Through Oct. 31
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday noon-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 12-6 p.m.
What: Pumpkin patch, tall grass maze, mule-train rides, hay rides, hay tunnels, picnic area. Admission is $8 per person.
More info: mcgarrahfarms.com

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