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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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Pierce's Pumpkin Patch

Pierce's Pumpkin Patch
2491 HWY 14
Chariton, IA
About Us: We grew our first pumpkins in 1981. We wanted our business to be family oriented. All pumpkins, squash, gourds, Indian corn and decorati...
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North River Adventures

North River Adventures
2768 Highway 65 and 69
Carlisle, IA
In 2012, North River Adventures opened with the idea to bring family oriented fun through a large corn maze and pumpkin patch to the Des Moines are...
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Upstream Gardens and Orchard

Upstream Gardens and Orchard
5987 NE 88th Street
Altoona, IA
About Us: Chris Gorman and his two sons opened Upstream Gardens in 2014 as a seasonal (April - October) full service and pick-your-own fruit and v...
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Harvest Barn Marketplace

Harvest Barn Marketplace
2721 US Highway 34
Osceola, IA
Our story begins with my husband and I growing up on farms in Pennsylvania. We loved it and knew we wanted to provide this opportunity to our child...
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Geisler Farms

Geisler Farms
5251 NorthEast 94th Avenue
Bondurant, IA
Geisler Farms, owned and operated by Darrell and Malinda Geisler, is a third-generation family business that raises corn and soybeans 14 miles nort...
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Howell's Pumpkin Patch

Howell's Pumpkin Patch
3145 Howell Court
Cumming, IA
Fall is a magical time of the year, especially at Howell's Pumpkin Patch, located just 25 miles south of Des Moines off I-35. Here, the fall colors...
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Iowa Orchard

Iowa Orchard
9875 Meredith Drive
Urbandale, IA
Histoey: Beginning in 1939 Winton Etchen was 16 when he planted 50 apple trees in northern Iowa. In 1960, he and his wife Dorothy moved to Des Moi...
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Center Grove Orchard

Center Grove Orchard
32835 610th Avenue
Cambridge, IA
About: Center Grove Orchard, owned and operated by the Larry D. and Pat Black Family, has been open to the public since 1994. We planted our first...
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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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