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

Photo: Courtesy, McGarrah Farms

Put on your flannel shirt, grab a pumpkin spice latte, and get ready for some pumpkin’ pickin, hay-riding, corn-mazing, apple-blasting, and other fall fun, everyone.

It’s decorative gourd season, y’all.

Of course, there are plenty of ways to get your hands on a few porch pumpkins this year. You could pick one up at the grocery store. If you got started a few months ago, 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 seven 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.

Ozark Corn Maze at McGarrah Rivercrest Orchard

Location: 2991 S Dead Horse Mountain Rd
Dates: Open through Oct. 31
Hours: Thursday-Friday from noon until 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m..
What: Large corn maze, a pumpkin patch, a sunflower patch, hayrides, bumper cars, bounce pillows, a trackless train, corn cribs, a fall ball zone, barn chute slide, a 4-acre Barnyard Play area, apple blasters
More info: OzarkCornMaze.com

Sequoyah UMC Youth Pumpkin Patch

Location: 1910 Old Wire Road, Fayetteville
Dates:Through Oct. 31
Hours: Sunday-Friday 12 p.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-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: 2-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
What: Stacking pumpkins, Jack-o’-lanterns and pie pumpkins
More info: Facebook page

Farmland Adventures

Location: 5355 Parsons Road, Springdale
Dates: Open through Nov. 6
Hours: Thursdays 3-9:30 p.m. (Oct. only), 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 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m..
What: Pumpkin patch
More info: facebook.com/ranallifarms

Ozark Fall Fest

Location: 12880 Hwy 112, Cave Springs
Dates: Open through Oct. 31
Hours: Friday 5-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
What: Corn maze, hayrides, corn cannon, cornhole, trike races, pony rides, wagon train, live music, climbing wall, and more
More info: EventsOnTheFarm.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-Friday 1-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 12-6 p.m.
What: Pumpkin patch, tall grass maze, mule train ride, tractor hayride, haystacks, hay tunnels, bounce pads, ball zone. Admission is $10 per person.
More info: mcgarrahfarms.com