Find pumpkin picking near Lexington, Louisville and Bowling Green on our list of Kentucky pumpkin patches.
Benton Farms – Walton
A fourth generation working family farm purchased in 1941 that lets you go pumpkin picking in the patch after a hayride. The farm originated in 1901. There’s also family friendly kids straw/tunnel maze, barnyard animals, and a haunted house fundraiser. This is more of a farm than an agritainment center. Enjoy country cooking, desserts and fudge. Must preorder pumpkin rolls Admission is $7 with children three years and younger free. Free parking. U-pick pumpkins are $1-7. Pre-picked pumpkins are $2-8. Open weekends in October.
Location: 11956 Old Lexington Pike, Walton KY 41094
Neltner’s Farm & Greenhouses – Melbourne, KY
Founded by Joseph Neltner in 1892, six generations have worked this land just south of Cincinnati. Enjoy their farm fall festival and pumpkin picking on weekends in October. There’s also a corn maze, petting zoo and more. Find out what’s happening there this fall on their Facebook page. Weekday admission to the farm shop, pumpkin patch, maze, and petting zoo is free. Weekend admission is $5 for ages 3 and up. Weekends offer live music, wine tasting, demonstrations, crafters, folk art and pottery. There are also seasonal apples, home cooked food and ice cream.
Location: 6922 Four Mile Road, Melbourne, KY 41059
Sunrock Farm – Wilder
A 106 acre hands on educational farm serving Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. It offers a guided farm tour, hayride to pumpkin picking, and visit with the farm animals. Guided tour for families and small groups in October also includes goat milking, egg gathering and (on weekends) free apple cider and cookies in the farm store. Tour costs $8-10 per person. Pumpkins range in price from $1 to $12. Cash only – checks and credit cards are not accepted. About the farm: The original farm was 47 acres, with a farmhouse and barn built in 1848. Thirty three acres was purchased by Frank Traina in 1978. Since then, an additional 73 acres has been added to the farm through adjacent land purchases.
Location: 103 Gibson Lane, Wilder KY 41076
Country Pumpkins – Dry Ridge
Pumpkin patch allows you to cut pumpkins off the vine on Friday evenings, Saturday and Sunday. $8 gets you a pumpkin and hayride to the patch. Get lost in their 4 acre cornfield maze for only $4 or take your child into the children’s maze. Also available: barrel train rides, play area, corn box, straw bale maze, petting zoo, corn hole and face painting (donation). About: The Colson and Pennington families started selling pumpkins here in 2000, on the dairy farm started by the Colson family in 1947.
McGlasson Farms – Hebron
A sixth generation family owned and operated farm located along scenic Route 8. They now operate a roadside farm market supplying fresh produce to local guests and travelers. In the fall, they allow people to pick their own pumpkins in addition to selling pre-picked pumpkins. On weekends at their fall festival, you can hear live music, buy their apple cider and devour a caramel apple.
The Pumpkin Patch – Independence, KY
A family owned 120 acre dairy farm with buildings dating back to the 1800s. Pick your own pumpkins after the hayride. Visit the petting zoo, hay maze and gift shop as well. $3 admission includes parking. Pumpkins ($1-10) and face painting ($2) are extra. They are open the last weekend in September and every weekend in October.
Location: 12478 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.
Daniel’s Petting Farm – Walton
A petting farm and pumpkin patch in Northern Kentucky. Take a hay ride for pumpkin picking on weekends in October.
Location: 1850 Walton Nicholson Pike / KY Route 16, Walton, Kentucky 41094
Reed Valley Orchard – Paris, KY
This apple orchard has been run by Dana and Trudie Reed since 1998. Pick your own pumpkin from the patch and stop by the first Saturday in October for the annual country festival. This farm has been mentioned in Southern Living, Country Journal Magazine and the book Romantic Kentucky. Note: They don’t accept debit or credit cards.
Location: 239 Lail Lane, Paris, Ky 40361
Happy Jack’s Pumpkin Farm – Frankfort, Kentucky
Pick your own pumpkins on weekends from mid-September to October at this Central Kentucky farm.
Location: 966 Hickman Hill Road, Frankfort KY 40601
Devine’s Corn Maze – Harrodsburg
A corn maze and pumpkin picking patch. Open September 13th through October 31, 2013. Enjoy the three mazes, hay maze, hayride, trike track, giant slide and rubber duck races. Halloween weekend turns the maze into a Field of Horror.
Location: 623 Talmage-Mayo Road, Harrodsburg KY 40330
Gallrein Farms – Shelbyville
This Shelby County farm offers fresh vegetables, a petting zoo, four acre cornfield maze, and pumpkin picking in October. There’s also hayrides, petting zoo, pony rides, music and more fall fun available weekends only. When you are done, shop for fall produce and items for decorating. Food and bakery items available for purchase on weekends. No admission fee to enter the farm or ride the hayrides. Pumpkins are priced per pound. Farm market open on weekdays. Fall season ends November 1.
Location: 1029 Vigo Rd, Shelbyville, KY 40065
Hinton’s Orchard – Hodgenville (near Bowling Green)
An eight acre pumpkin patch with 60 varieties of pumpkins to pick from. The maze has one mile of trails through the three acre cornfield, find the informational stations to complete the scavenger hunt, and up the challenge during one of the special flashlight nights. There are also hayrides running to the patch, kids play area and live music. Pumpkin pie ice cream, apple dumplings and funnel cakes are available from Hinton’s Kitchen and Adams Family Foods.
Wurth Farms – Paducah
During their October Days celebration, they invite the public to their pumpkin patch on weekends. They have hayrides, petting zoo, straw maze, live music and horseback rides. Balloon animals are made for guests a few hours on Saturday. Inflatables offer kids a place to jump and play. Prices vary by activity The concession stand offers fall treats such as caramel apples and apple sundaes. Wurth Farms is a family owned farm and greenhouse that was established in 1908 by their grandparents.
Cayce’s Pumpkin Patch – Princeton
Opened in 1994 as a wagon load of pumpkins and has since expanded to the farm you can visit today. Ride the hayride to the patch, get lost in the corn and soybean mazes and engage in other fall fun. Bring your flashlight to try the maze at night. The barn has corn box and soybean box with hidden treasures for kids. There is also a straw maze for small children in the barn. Find items for fall decorating in their store. Classes and church groups are invited to visit the farm for an educational experience.
Location: 153 Farmersville Road, Princeton, Kentucky
Winder’s Farm – Mortons Gap
Pick a pumpkin from the patch, take a hayride through the woods, get lost in the corn maze, and play on the playground (swings, bounce house and old farm wagon). You can also slide down the zip line and try your hand at their miniature golf course (just $1 more with admission). At night, get scared at the haunted attractions, including The Haunted Holler, Nightmare Manor and go for a ghost hunt with paranormal equipment. $7 admission per child includes pumpkin, play area and hayride. Adult admission is $2 (hayride only). Open Fridays and weekends from mid-September through the last weekend in October.
Location: 127 Flat Creek Street, Mortons Gap, Kentucky
Christian Way Farm – Hopkinsville
A third generation family farm started in the early 1920s by Guy Corley. Fall activities including u-pick pumpkins and cornfield maze start September 14, 2013. Fall farm admission is $6 for ages 2+. Mini-golf only is $6-7 or $10 when the mini golf and farm combination admission is purchased.
Location: 19590 Linville Road, Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Trunnell’s Farm Market – Utica, Kentucky
A 1600 acre working farm owned and operated by fourth generation farmer Kevin Trunnell and his family. Pick a pumpkin, navigate the cornfield, go for a hayride and visit the barnyard animals. Find out what is happening at the farm this fall on Facebook.
Location: 9255 U.S. Highway 431, Utica, Kentucky 42376
White Oak – West Liberty
Pumpkin picking in Eastern KY. Children will enjoy the farm animals, small corn maze and playground. They are building a recycled tire playground for 2014. Free admission and parking. Hayrides to the patch are $2. Pumpkins are priced by size between $1 and $25.
Sally Gap Pumpkin Patch – Williamsburg
Opens in mid-September. Admission is $5.00 per person. Pick your own pumpkins with free pumpkins to children. Horse drawn hayrides, four acre cornfield maze and smaller maze for kids. Learn how to make apple cider and corn meal at one of the daily demonstrations. Farm animal zoo, corn cannon and pumpkin launcher will keep children entertained.