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Pumpkin Picking & Pumpkin Patches Guide for IA

Iowa Pumpkin Picking Farms and Fall Pumpkin Patch Farms - go pumpkin picking at a local farm in Iowa.

When there's a crisp snap in the air, nothing beats a day at the local pumpkin patch farm. It's guaranteed to put a Jack-o-Lantern-sized smile on everyone's face! We have the best Iowa pumpkin picking farms and Halloween festivals for the state of Iowa. These pumpkin farms offer the best Iowa pumpkin picking so get some friends or family together and get started picking pumpkins in Iowa!

Check out our collection of pumpkin patches, farms, and stands across Iowa and the US.

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Pinter's Gardens and Pumpkins

Pinter's Gardens and Pumpkins
2475 State Highway 9
Decorah, IA
Here's our story:Thirteen years ago, Shane and Elisa Pinter started Pinter Landscaping - a full service design and landscape installation company.&...
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East View Orchard

East View Orchard
2355 Union Avenue
Fredericksburg, IA
We are a family owned and operated apple orchard. We are open everyday Sunday to Saturday, July to Christmas, 10 am to 5 pm. During September and O...
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Pumpkin Paradise

Pumpkin Paradise
1734 Killdeer Avenue
Waverly, IA
***Closed For 2018 Season***
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U-pick Pumpkins and More

U-pick Pumpkins and More
2335 Highway 218
Osage, IA
About: U-Pick Pumpkins & More is a Pumpkin Patch (and more!) that is owned and operated by Howard and Mable Buerckley. Located 2 miles East of...
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Red Barn Learning Farm

Red Barn Learning Farm
27251 State Highway 30
Hayfield, MN
About: The Scanlan family would like to welcome you to our cozy acreage just SW of Rochester, MN! The Red Barn Learning Farm is a destination that...
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Tweite's Family Farm

Tweite's Family Farm
1821 Frontier Rd SW
Byron, MN
Over the years, a trip to Tweite’s Family Farm has become a tradition for many families. As we head into our 27th year of operation, we are p...
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Van Lin Orchards

Van Lin Orchards
4002 Tschumper Road
La Crescent, MN
At Van Lin Apple Orchards we are committed to Quality Apples and Service that we have brought to you and the community for over 20 years+. We have ...
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Northwoods Orchard

Northwoods Orchard
8018 75th Avenue NW
Oronoco, MN
History Established in 1987, strawberries were the main crop at Northwoods Orchard for over ten years while our apple trees matured. We are long-t...
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Heartland Farms

Heartland Farms
5111 Osage Road
Waterloo, IA
We started growing strawberries in 1983 near the bottom of the farm crisis.  Bad times. I remember being down at the local café (where ...
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Some pumpkin patch tips for getting the best pumpkin in Iowa this year:

If you can, pick yours right off the vine and out of the pumpkin patch. The pumpkin flesh should be free of soft spots which can invite mold and rot. If you're planning to use your pumpkin for carving, choose one that's big enough. Make sure the base is solid and the stem is intact (also, don't carry it by the stem - it might break off). If your pumpkin is destined for a pie, choose a small one grown especially for eating. Once you get your fresh-picked pumpkin home, "cure" it by keeping it undisturbed in a cool, dark place. This toughens up the rind and helps prevent rot.

While you're pumpkin hunting, amaze your friends by sharing these Pumpkin Facts:

  • The Irish brought the tradition of pumpkin carving to America. Originally, they carved turnips to celebrate All Hallows Eve - but pumpkins were plentiful in the states, and easier to handle.
  • The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140 pounds.
  • Pumpkins were once used to cure freckles and snake bites.

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