We know you need a pumpkin for this fall, so we made you this list with 10 patches all within one hour of Downtown Milwaukee.

WITH FALL IN FULL SWING, there’s one big question on everyone’s mind: Where the heck am I going to get that perfect pumpkin for this year’s jack-o-lantern masterpiece? If you’re looking for recommendations, these 10 pumpkin farms within an hour’s drive of Downtown will surely be the perfect fit for you and your party, whether it’s the gang or the kids.

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1.

Swan’s Pumpkin Farm

5930 Co Hwy H, Franksville

Swan’s Pumpkin Farm is celebrating its 40th season and serves as a delightful attraction for visitors of all ages. Bring the kids for a tractor-drawn hayride, visit to the petting zoo or puppet show or get a sitter and enjoy Wanda’s Spook House or the Witch Hollow corn maze. Whoever you bring, top off your visit with novelty treats or fresh produce on your way out!


 

 

2.

Lindner Pumpkin Farm

19075 W Cleveland Ave, New Berlin

In addition to all the fun and activities you’d expect from any pumpkin patch, Lindners’ Big Back Yard is packed with things to do. Games for kids and adults are offered at affordable prices, including a pedal tractor racetrack and pumpkin bowling. Save $1 off your admission to the Big Back Yard with any non-perishable donation to the New Berlin Food Pantry.


 

 

3.

Ebert’s Greenhouse Village

W1795 Fox Rd, Ixonia

Ebert’s Greenhouse Village boasts all your standard pumpkin patch activities to get the whole family in the fall spirit. That includes a corn maze, games, pony rides and, of course, pumpkin-picking. Treat yourself to their selection of flowers, garden art and decor to commemorate your trip…but you’ll want to take plenty of pictures, too.


 

 

4.

Jim’s Pumpkin Farm

N124W17781 Lovers Ln, Germantown

Established in Germantown in 1969, Jim’s Pumpkin Farm is jam-packed with stuff to keep the little ones entertained. Let them stuff their own scarecrows, get their faces painted and take a ride on a pedal tractor before taking them home with their favorite pumpkin.

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5.

Schuett Farms

W299 S6370 WI-83, Mukwonago

Are you a corn maze veteran? Does the thought of endless corridors of thick maize get your blood pumping? If this sounds like you, test your skills at Schuett Farms’ 10-acre corn maze with over 3 miles of path. For the easygoing maze-walker, their interactive checkpoint system will help you through the maze on your smartphone. Sick of corn mazes? Check out their 30-foot slide or win prizes testing your accuracy with pumpkin launching.


 

 

6.

Land of the Giants Pumpkin Farm

11823Durand Ave, Sturtevant

 On your trip to pick out your pumpkin at Land of the Giants Pumpkin Farm, send the kids on a ride in the barrel train or let them jump in the pumpkin bounce house. Make sure to stop by the animal pens before you leave, you won’t want to miss using ropes and pullies to send treats to the top of the goats’ favorite climbing tower!


 

 

7.

Basse’s Taste of Country Pumpkin Fest

3190 County Rd Q, Colgate

Pumpkin Fest is just beginning at Basse’s Taste of Country, a great pumpkin farm to go to if you’re looking for something with a few more amenities than your average pumpkin patch. Kick back and play skee ball and straw bale Jenga before you take on the ropes course, and come on a weekend if you want to visit the beer barn with craft beers on tap.


 

 

8.

Cedarburg Creek Farm

649 WI-60 Trunk, Cedarburg

Cedarburg Creek Farm has a little bit of something for everyone, including bounce houses, a corn maze, free hayrides and a free petting zoo (goat treats are extra). Call ahead if you’d like to plan your trip around their live musical entertainment.


 

 

9.

Green Meadows Petting Farm

33603 High Dr, East Troy

This one is for the animal lovers out there who want the pumpkin-picking to step aside and let the petting zoo take center stage. In addition to play areas, picnic grounds, a pumpkin patch and a hayride, Green Meadows Petting Farm’s pond and 20 pens are filled with furry and feathered friends to pet and feed.

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10.

Creekside Valley Farm

13101 N Wauwatosa Rd, Mequon

Creekside Valley Farm emphasizes a family experience. They state that one of their main goals is that they want families to visit and learn something, and that they also want families to come and not pay for everything. When you go, take pictures in the Goliath chair, then measure the kids up next to the “How Tall this Fall” Scarecrow patches. If any of the décor or produce in the shop catches your eye, drop the kids off in the theater room for free popcorn and movie screenings (or Packers games on Sundays) while you take your time to browse.


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Photos courtesy of: Chris Kessler; Getty Images; Basse’s Farm; Carly Jo Hintz; Joseph Morales and Company; Marcus Center

  

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