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

Pumpkins from the patch at Mcgarrah Farms


Fall is here, temperatures are finally starting to cool, and pumpkin-spice-pretty-much-everything is already popping up on menus around the region.

Halloween candy and costumes are out in department stores. Football season is in full swing. The last few days, we’ve even noticed a few of the leaves have begun to change from green to varying colors of fall.

You know what that means right? It’s decorative gourd season, y’all.

Now, there are various ways to acquire said decorative gourds. You could pick one up at the grocery store. If you planned ahead, maybe you could grow one yourself.

But for those who like a little more fanfare for your fall pumpkin picking experience, well, 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 new spots that we may have missed in the comments below.

Happy pumpkin’ picking, 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. 2
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 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 6:00 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 sizes. Giant 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 Nov. 3
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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