Pumpkin Patches in Oklahoma
Find farms for pumpkin picking near Oklahoma City or Tulsa with our list of Oklahoma pumpkin patches. Many have wonderful farm entertainment for the whole family. Not only pumpkins but they also have corn mazes, hayrides, farm animals, petting zoos, and bonfires. Most are open from late September through early November.
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Orr Family Farm – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Pick your own pumpkin or find larger and decorated pumpkins for sale. They feature their corn maze, hayrides, cannon blasters, farm yard fun and now their Zombie Apocalypse Paintball experience. Visit them this Fall! Their address is 14400 South Western, Oklahoma City, OK 73170. It is 14 miles south of downtown Oklahoma City.
T G Farms – Newcastle and Norman, Oklahoma. Pick your own pumpkin from the patch as well as enjoy tractor drawn hayrides, corn maze, hay maze, petting zoo, tricycle race track, duck pond, general store and concession stand. Admission fee is $8-10 per person, plus tax. Pony rides are an additional $4. Free parking. Both locations are open daily in season. Location: 4335 West Highway 9 West Norman, OK (Just 26 miles south of Oklahoma City.) 2nd Location: 1580 NW Highway 37 Newcastle, OK (Just 16 miles south of Oklahoma City.)
Jahn’s Pumpkin Hill – Cyril, Oklahoma. Jahn’s Hill is a u-pick pumpkin patch in Southwest Oklahoma run by Mary and Jerry Jahn with pumpkins, petting zoo, round bale maze, tractor-pulled farm tours and concession stand. Learn more on their Facebook page. Open daily in October. Admission is $7 per guest, which includes one free pie pumpkin. They are located at 46154 County Street 2710, Cyril, OK 73029. It is 60 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.
Daze In A Maze – Marshal, OK. Enjoy a hayrack ride at this pumpkin patch near Covington and Enid. Other activities available include the 300,000 sq ft field maze, six acre jungle maze, hay bale maze, dino dig, petting zoo, zip line and concession stand. They are open starting Labor Day weekend. They are located at 26048 N Hwy 74, Marshal, OK 73056. They are 52 miles north of Oklahoma City.
Woodbine Farms Pumpkin Patch – Ardmore, Oklahoma. Hop on a tractor pulled hayride and pick your own pumpkin in Ardmore in October. Also enjoy duck races, bounce house, corn cannon, farm animals, culvert swing, sand piles, rope bridge, concession stand and other fall fun. Farm open from Tuesday through Sunday. Note: They don’t take credit/debit cards. Admission is $6 per person with children 24 months and under free on weekends. Pumpkins are pick and pay ranging from $2-8+. They are located at 5109 Kings Road, Ardmore, OK 73401. It is 99 miles south of Oklahoma City.
Pleasant Valley Farms – Sand Springs, Oklahoma. They host an annual winter squash and pumpkin festival on a weekend in October with hayrides, haunted trail, petting barn, duck races and face painting. The farm opens late September. Pumpkins are available throughout October. Their location is at 22350 W 71st S., Sand Springs, OK 74063. They are 19 miles east of Tulsa.
Shepherd’s Cross – Claremore, Oklahoma. Enjoy their pumpkin festival throughout October. Enjoy numerous farm activities including the pumpkin patch, petting zoo, farm museum, hay maze, corn cob bowling and picnic area. Hayrides and scarecrow making also available. They are open from September 24th through November 7th, 2015. It is at 16792 East 450 Road, Claremore, OK 74017. It is 36 miles northeast of Tulsa.
Livesay Orchards – Porter, Oklahoma. Take a hayride to the patch of pumpkins on weekends in October at this farm owned by Kent and Steve Livesay. The orchard was purchased by their uncle in 1966: it is Oklahoma’s largest peach orchard and grows a variety of other crops as well. Enjoy the pumpkin playland with play area, hay bale maze, pumpkin bowling, ring toss and farm learning center. It is located at 39232 E. 231st St. S, Porter, OK. It is 40 miles southeast of Tulsa.
Annabelle’s Fun Farm – Welch, Oklahoma. Tim and Bethany Wright decided to open a pumpkin patch in 2011 when they realized there weren’t any in their area of Oklahoma. Other activities besides the hayride and pumpkins include the corn maze, petting zoo, train, and corn gun. They will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from September 26, 2015. More information is available on their Facebook page. Their location is 444606 E 110 Rd, Welch, OK 74369. It is 86 miles northeast of Tulsa.
Wild Things Farm – Pocola, Oklahoma. A 90 acre farm started in 2000 by Jim and Cathie Greene. They have a pumpkin patch, hayrides, seven acre corn field maze opening the last weekend in September and a flashlight maze. Other available activities include pony rides and campfire cookouts. Learn more about the farm via Facebook. They are located at 700 Beaty, Pocola, OK 74902.
Pumpkins were first grown in the New World. They were originally grown by Native American farmers in combination with other crops along river banks. The squash and pumpkins were first grown along with sunflowers and beans. Then they were grown with maize (corn) and beans. The “Three Sisters,” as they are known, aid each other in growth. The squash prevents weeds and preserves moisture in the ground. The corn serves as a trellis for the beans to grow, and their growth helps to stabilize the corn in the wind. The pumpkins looked different than the ones which are turned into jack-o-lanterns today. How about some Jack-o-Lantern History.
The word pumpkin, despite the American origin of the plant, has greek origins. In Greek, Pepon means large melon. As the word and squash gained use in France, England and America, the word pumpkin emerge.
Did you know that October 26th each year is National Pumpkin Day?
Fun Facts About Halloween Pumpkins
Before Columbus, pumpkins were not a native fruit in Europe. Jack O’Lanterns were carved from turnips or gourds. Pumpkins were native to Central America for over 5000 years before being brought back to Europe by the French explorer Jacques Cartier. Pumpkins are a fruit and really a member of the squash family which includes melons, cucumbers, gourds and more. The Irish are credited with bringing pumpkin carving to America. Pumpkin flowers and seeds are edible. It generally takes 80-120 days for a pumpkin to go from seed to grown fruit. Most pumpkins in the United States are ripened and used in October. Funtober has more information on pumpkins here.
Circleville Pumpkin Show “The Greatest Free Show On Earth”
The small town of Circleville, Ohio is located just south of Columbus. It has a population of 12,000 which has over 400,000 visitors to their annual downtown pumpkin festival. This year the Circleville Pumpkin Show runs October 21st – 24th, 2015. The four day event features seven different pumpkin parades with 50 bands and 40 floats. There are over 300 food and craft vendors with 30 plus amusement carnival rides. Expect to find lots of band music, stage acts, pageants, pumpkin pie eating, and even hog calling contests. This is one spectacular event that started back in 1903.