14 Pumpkin Patches to Visit This Fall

Whether you need pumpkins for decoration or pumpkin pie, these pumpkin patches are the perfect fall staple.

THERE ARE A LOT OF great pumpkin patch options in the surrounding Milwaukee area. We’ve gathered 14 of these patches in alphabetical order for your convenience: 

1. Apple Barn Orchard Winery

W6384 SUGAR CREEK RD., ELKHORN

Grab a radio flyer wagon at Apple Barn Orchard Winery and embark on the quest to find the pumpkin of your dreams. Once your pumpkins are in tow, head to the winery to taste some award-winning wines. Don’t forget to stop by The Country Store and Bakery to get some homemade apple cider, caramel apples and cider donuts. Of course, what would be a place called Apple Barn Orchard Winery without the apples? If so inclined, visitors can even head out to the fields and pick their own apples straight from the tree. You’re sure to leave Apple Barn Orchard Winery with a full belly. 

2. Basse’s Taste of Country 

3190 COUNTY LINE Q, COLGATE

Head on down to Basse’s Taste of Country for Pumpkin Fest from Sept. 19-Oct. 31 for pumpkins, a corn maze and over 65 other fall activities. Basse’s even boasts having pumpkins that are 100-400 pounds for all of your pumpkin needs. Located in Colgate, Basse’s is just 24 minutes northwest of Milwaukee.

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3. Cedarburg Creek Farm

649 WI-60 TRUNK, CEDARBURG

For affordable family fun, Cedarburg Creek Farm is the place to be. Family owned and operated, the farm has a pumpkin patch, corn maze, free wagon rides and best of all no admission fee! For the kiddos, big or small, Cedarburg Creek Farm offers kid’s straw bales, bouncy houses, pony rides, a barrel train and a petting zoo because what fall farm is complete without one. A unique addition they offer is an antique tractor plowing demo. 

4. Cozy Nook Farm

S11 W30780 SUMMIT AVE., WAUKESHA

Cozy Nook Farm lives up to its name with a warm family atmosphere. The working dairy farm not only has 65 cows but a fall market that begins each year at the end of September featuring over 40 different varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds. For over 50 years, Cozy Nook Farm has welcomed visitors to its farm to pick pumpkins and buy fall decorations.

5. Creekside Valley Farm

13101 N. WAUWATOSA RD., MEQUON

With a slogan like “Where families harvest memories,” you’re sure to have a good time this fall at Creekside Valley Farm. Specializing in pumpkins and squash, you can get all your fall necessities here. Make memories as you get lost in the corn maze, and while you’re it, don’t forget to check out the farm animals!

6. Ebert’s Greenhouse

W1795 FOX RD., IXONIA

Are you ready for fall? Ebert’s Greenhouse is. Find the perfect pumpkin to carve, enjoy caramel apples and apple cider donuts, fresh apples from Pieper’s Apple Farm, fresh apple cider from Poyer’s Market, Chippy’s Popcorn and pumpkin cookies. Yum! Need fun Halloween decor? Then check out their Gift Shoppe. 

7. Green Meadows Petting Farm

33603 HIGH DR., EAST TROY

At Green Meadows Petting Farm, pumpkin season starts Sept. 23. A day on the farm consists of one free pumpkin with admission, a tractor ride around the farm and getting to hand feed the animals at the petting farm. Green Meadows has goats, sheep and chickens visitors can feed, along with a cow they can milk. They even offer for children age 8 or younger a complimentary pony ride.

8. Jerry Smith Farm

7150 18TH ST. (HIGHWAY L), KENOSHA

Located in Kenosha, Jerry Smith Farm is just 30 miles from Milwaukee. Pick pumpkins, go through the haunted manor, take a hayride, run through the leaves and say hi to the animals at the petting zoo. Be sure to try one of their famous fall sugar cookies and wash it down with some apple cider.

9. Jim’s Pumpkins

N124 W17781 LOVERS LN., GERMANTOWN

Need pumpkins? Jim’s got’em! Jim’s Pumpkins is “Germantown’s best-kept secret.” Take a coaster wagon to pick your own pumpkins and afterward stuff a scarecrow. Bet you can’t say you’ve ever done that before! Themed photo opportunities are also available.

10. Land of the Giant Pumpkin Farm

11823 DURLAND AVE., STRTEVANT

Open from Sept. 26 through Halloween, Land of the Giant Pumpkin Farm has an assortment of fall fun with pumpkin picking, army truck rides through the pumpkin patch and barrel-train rides. For the animal lovers out there, Land of the Giant Pumpkin Farm even has goats, alpacas and potbelly pigs visitors can feed.

11. Linder’s Pumpkin Farm

19075 W. CLEVELAND AVE., NEW BERLIN

With everything from pumpkins, a petting zoo, corn maze, giant slide, old-time playground, scarecrow speedway pedal tractor racetrack, lil’ pumpkin playground and even pumpkin bowling, you can’t go wrong with Linder’s Pumpkin Farm. There’s enough fun for the whole family.

12. Meadowbrook Pumpkin Farm & Market

2970 MILE VIEW RD., WEST BEND

Meadowbrook Pumpkin Farm & Market has a lot more than just pumpkins. If you’re brave enough, try your hand at the haunted cornfield or Meadowbrook’s Night Time Haunt from 6 P.M. to midnight filled with live monster actors, air action monsters, 100’s of scary creatures and interactive spooky sound and light effects. Take a haunted walk through the pirate ship, Hillbilly Cabin and the Mine. For those a little less courageous, take a stroll through the Daytime Creepy Field. No matter the age, pick pumpkins, take a tractor ride, head to the petting zoo, explore Safari Trail and find your way out of the Kids Corn Maze.

13. Schuett Farms

STATE HIGHWAY 83 & ROAD X, MUKWONAGO

Schuett Farms, not to be confused with the fictional Schrute Farm, is a fun-filled paradise for lovers of all things fall. Try your hand at the corn maze, take a hayride to feed the cows corn, pick your own pumpkins (many giant pumpkins are available this year), climb up the hay bale pyramid to slide down their giant slide and get some freshly made cider donuts and hot apple cider. An assortment of food is available if you work up an appetite. Pumpkin launching is also offered on the weekends. In addition, a new nighttime flashlight corn maze will be offered a few weekends this year. 

14. Swan’s Pumpkin Farm

5930 HIGHWAY H, FRANKSVILLE

“It’s time for some pumpkin-pickin’, lip-licking, fun, food and adventures at Swan’s Pumpkin Farm!” says Swan’s. Here, there’s something for everyone. For spooky stuff, check out Wanda’s Spook House, The Witch Hollow Maze and The Graveyard. For not-so-spooky stuff, head on over to Corn City, the petting zoo, tractor-drawn hayrides, Swan’s Corn City Puppet Theater, or try your hand at the Pedal Cart Adventure.

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Allie is an Editorial Intern at Milwaukee Magazine. She is a senior at UW-Milwaukee studying Creative Writing and Journalism. You can follow her on Instagram at @alliehabck