Pumpkin Patches in Oregon
Find farms for pumpkin picking near Bend, Eugene or Portland on our list of Oregon pumpkin patches. Here are the best farms in Oregon with pumpkins and family entertainment. Many have their own festivals, hayrides, corn mazes, petting zoos, and children’s activities. Which are the ones located nearest to you?
Pumpkin Farm Locations 2015
The Pumpkin Patch – Portland Oregon. A 700 acre family farm growing produce for more than 45 years. Pick your own pumpkins in October, plus six acre corn maze, animal barn, hay maze and cow train. Free hayrides on Labor Day Weekend and daily in October. Pumpkin Cottage Gift Shop includes collectibles, toys, specialty foods, gifts and farm souvenirs. Market offers apples and pears in September and fall decorations in October. It is located on Sauvie Island at 16511 NW Gillihan Rd., Portland, OR 97231. It is 12 miles northwest of downtown Portland, OR.
Kruger’s Farm Market – Portland, OR. A 150 acre working farm on Sauvie Island 12 miles from downtown Portland. U-pick pumpkins, hayrides and animal barn. The regular corn maze is open daily with an admission of $6 for ages 5 and up. On cabaret nights (Friday/Saturday in October), navigate the maze to reach an outdoor movie theater and live music performance area. The address is 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd., Portland, OR.
Plumper Pumpkin Patch – Portland, OR. Located on 65 acres of a former century dairy farm in Willamette Valley. Includes pumpkin flinging, farm animals, corn field maze, slides, obstacle course, string mazes, tire garden, pumpkin bowling (weekends) and play area. It is open for pumpkins from mid-September through Halloween. Admission is $5-10 with family and season passes available. Token attractions include corn cannon, slingshot, pumpkin cannons, barrel train rides and hayrides. Pony rides and face painting available at an additional cost. The farm is family owned and operated by the Kessinger family, who have lived there since 1993 and grown pumpkins since 1998. It is located at 11435 NW Old Cornelius Pass Rd., Portland, OR 97231. It is 13 miles northwest of downtown Portland.
Bella Organic – Portland, OR. Organic and non-organic pumpkin picking. There’s also a hay rides, hay maze, cow train and farm animals. It’s otherwise known as the Portland Pumpkin Farm and Twilight Maze. It has a seven acre cornfield maze with 3.2 miles of path from start to finish. Open daily in September and October. Separate, haunted corn maze with vampires, zombies and other scary creatures on Friday and Saturday evenings in late September and October. Past themes for the mazes have included the Ducks vs. Beavers (regular) and VooDoo Doughnuts (haunted) (2013). The location is at 16205 NW Gillihan Rd., Portland, OR 97231. This is 12 miles northwest of Portland.
Sauvie Island Farms – Portland, OR. A pick your own fruit and vegetable farm offering pumpkins 10 miles from downtown Portland. Pumpkins are available in October. Owned and operated by David and Vicki Egger. The address is 19818 NW Sauvie Island Rd., Portland, OR 97231.
Rasmussen Farms Pumpkin Funland – Hood River, OR. A family farm in Hood River Valley that transforms into Pumpkin Funland in October. They have been welcoming visitors for 69 years. Named must see for fall by Sunset Magazines and rated nationally as one of the best places to visit for Halloween by nickjr.com. Available attractions includes corn maze and pumpkin bowling. Special Events: Salsa Sizzle and Pear Party in September. Free admission. Open daily in September and October. The address is 3020 Thomsen Road, Hood River, Oregon. It is 68 miles east of Portland.
Baggenstos Farm – Sherwood, OR. Open daily in October. Pumpkin picking, hayride. Farm animals, hay maze, play structure, fall sign cutouts, tractor and hay “house” are free for visitors to enjoy. Weekends include Mt Angel Oktoberfest sausages, hand cut french fries, pumpkin bowling and duck races. Five acre cornfield maze is $5-7 for those 5 years of age or older. Bring a flashlight to the night maze on Friday and Saturday nights in October. The farm store has fresh produce and fall decorations for sale. The James Gang offers pulled pork sandwiches on select weekends in October. The farm is run by the Baggenstos family, who have been farming in the community since 1919. The address is 15801 SW Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood, OR 97140. It is located 15 miles southwest of Portland.
Gramma’s Farm Store – Sherwood, OR. Visit their fresh farm store, pumpkin patch, and corn maze. Activities run daily starting the last weekend in September. Their address is 17995 SW Scholls-Sherwood, Sherwood, OR 97140. It is 17 miles southwest of Portland.
Olson Farms – Damascus, OR. Pick your own pumpkins in their real patch. Free horse drawn hayrides thanks to Cowboy Carriage on select weekends. Caterpillar barrel train, apple sling shot and pre-picked pumpkins, too. Generally starts the first weekend in October and opens daily through the end of the month. They are located at 22255 Se Borges Road, Damascus, OR 97089 which is 17 miles east of Portland.
Heiser Farms – Dayton, OR. Pumpkin patch and corn maze on this pumpkin farm started by John and Kristi Heiser in 1994. No admission fee. Payment for pumpkins is via cash or check only. Free activities: hayrides, petting zoo, pedal tractors, hay pyramid and slide. Weekend activities (with price) are the inflatable pumpkin, fire engine ride, miniature train ride and pony rides. Two pricing packages available for individuals/families who don’t want to pay one price rather than per attraction. They are located at 24125 SE Grand Island Loop, Dayton, OR 97114 which is 42 miles southwest of Portland.
Roloff Farms – Helvetia, Oregon. Pumpkin picking patch, wagon tours, pony rides and kids’ zone with play area and petting zoo. A 108 acre farm just outside Portland run by Matt and Amy Roloff from TLC/Discovery Channel’s Little People Big World. They are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October. The farm is located at 23985 Northwest Grossen Drive, Helvetia, OR. It is 16 miles east of Portland.
Lee Farms – Tualatin, OR. A pumpkin patch and berry farm that has bounce houses, hay rides, giant bounce pillow, giant slide and haymaze. Barnyard petting zoo has a variety of farm animals. Fresh apple cider and pumpkin donuts or apple cider donuts for sale. Pony rides available on the weekends. If you are planning to make pumpkin pie, be sure to take home one of their cinderella pumpkins. Farm is open daily for their harvest festival in October. They are located at 21975 SW 65th AVE., Tualatin, OR. This is 14 miles south of Portland.
Liepold Farms – Boring, OR. The Liepold fall festival includes pumpkins, hay maze, pedal tractor tricycle race track, corn bin and pumpkin-pult. 20 minute cruise around the farm on the hay ride for $3. Six acre cornfield for getting lost costs $5-7 per person. Find all the dead-ends in the corn maze and get entered in the grand prize drawing. There is a $6 minimum on the pony rides, which benefit the Oregon Animal Rescue. No admission fee and free parking. All day fun passes are $10-12. Open every day from late September through Halloween. Their address is 14480 SE Richey Road, Boring, OR 97009. It is 23 miles east of Portland.
Bushue’s Family Farm – Boring, OR. Pumpkin patch offers pumpkins for 32 cents per pound. Hayrides take you out to the patch for $2. Crawl through the adventure park in the greenhouse, meet the farm animals or take a pig train ride. Open Tuesday through Sunday during pumpkin season. They are located at 9880 SE Revenue Rd., Boring, Oregon which is 22 miles east of Portland.
French Prairie Gardens – St. Paul, OR. Enjoy a country experience at their fall harvest festival. Pumpkin picking patch, 2 acre maze of corn, pig races, hay maze, obstacle course, tricycle maze, corn cannon, farm animal pavilion, pig barrel train rides, tire pile, rope maze and slide land. Free admission and free parking on weekends. A soccer ball sized pumpkin is priced at around $5. Farm Market offers fresh baked goods and produce. Other food available at the Farmer’s Fry. The farm is operated by the Pohlschneider family. The address is 17673 French Prairie Road, St. Paul, OR 97137. This is 32 miles south of Portland.
A Maze in Grace Gardens – Cornelius, OR. Visit their patch of pumpkins, corn maze ($3-5) and free hay rides. Established in 2007. Don’t forget to check out their famous 4 wheel drive pirate ship ($1 rides). Homemade apple cider available. There is a coupon for $1 off the maze on their website. Open Tuesday through Sunday from late September through October. The address is 2985 SW Golf Course Rd., Cornelius, OR 97113. This is 26 miles east of Portland.
Fir Point Farms – Aurora, Oregon. This 35 acre farm is a family owned business by Jack and Jessica Romaine. Open every weekend in October. They have a six acre patch of pumpkins, corn maze, zoo, hay maze, bounce houses, tire swings, nature trail and giant slides. Enjoy fresh apple cider and apple cider donuts or stop in the Country Market for an ice cream cone. Free admission and parking. They are located at 14601 Arndt Road, Aurora, Oregon which is 21 miles south of Portland.
Flower Farmer – Canby, Oregon. A family farm in the Willamette Valley that has pumpkins in the fall as the Pumpkin Run (train). Ride the Phoenix and Holly Railroad miniature train through the fields of flowers to pick out your pumpkin. Boo train offers a haunted ride on select evenings. Farm animal petting zoo, hay maze, hay mountain, warm apple cider and kettle corn. The address is 2512 N Holly, Canby, OR 97013. It is located 26 miles south of Portland.
Lake View Farms – North Plains, OR. A 15 acre pumpkin field along with corn maze that started in 1987 as a family run produce garden by Mike and Sue Cropp. Take a train ride and paddle boat ride to get to your future jack o’ lantern. Admission to the patch is $4 and gets you $1 off your pumpkin purchase. Maze is $5 with a discount for children under the age of 5. Caterpillar rides are available on weekends for $2. Face painting, pony rides, farm animals and delicious fall foods. Open daily from late September through late October. They are at 32055 NW North Ave., North Plains, Oregon. It is 19 miles east of Portland.
Salem and Albany
Airlie Hills – Monmouth, OR. 12 acres of farm fun with pumpkin picking, corn maze, hay maze, hay rides, farm animals and pedal karts. Enjoyable activity farm located at 10720 Airlie Rd., Monmouth, OR. It is 24 miles south of Salem.
Bauman’s Farm – Gervais, OR. Fun includes a pumpkin patch, corn maze, dark maze, hay ride, jumping pillow and kids zone with frontier fort and giant slide. They are open Monday through Saturday in the fall. Their address is 12989 Howell Prairie Rd., Gervais, OR 97026. It is 16 miles north of Salem.
Bose Family Farm – Albany, OR. A family owned and operated farm for nearly 100 years that has you-pick pumpkins, antique tractor pulled hayrides and 10 acre corn maze. Harvest festival opens daily September 19th through first weekend in November. They are located at 35765 Cyrus Rd. NE, Albany, OR 97322. It is 26 miles south of Salem.
Another Pumpkin Patch – Gervais, Oregon. Help this pumpkin patch and three acre cornfield maze that donates all their proceeds to ending hunger. Their address is 12223 River Rd., Gervais, OR 97026. It is 12 miles north of Salem.
E.Z. Orchards – Salem, Oregon. Activities include a pumpkin patch, corn maze, petting zoo, pony rides, hay rides, fall treats, gemstone mining. HarvestFest at E.Z. Orachards started in 1996. They are open most days in October. Their address is 5504 Hazel Green Rd. NE, Salem, OR.
Flower John’s – McMinnville, OR. The farm is open from the middle of May through October with daily activities. Enjoy their fall pumpkin patch, hayride and corn field maze. This family has been farming in Oregon since 1882. They are located at 15000 SW Oldsville Road, McMinnville, OR 97128. They are 27 miles northwest of Salem.
Greengable Gardens – Philomath, OR. Started in 1988, the Greengable Farm moved to its present location in 2002. They grow more than 100 varieties of squashes plus four greenhouses full of tulips and daffodils. Their pumpkin patch is open daily in October. The are located at 24689 Grange Hall Rd., Philomath, OR 97370. It is 46 miles south of Salem.
Greens Bridge Gardens – Jefferson, OR. A u-pick farm with pumpkins, corn maze, hay ride, hay maze, play area and farm animals. A good place for pick your own tomatoes, peaches, and berries in the summer or pumpkins and apples in the fall. Their address is 3730 Jefferson Scio Drive SE, Jefferson, OR 97352. It is 20 miles south of Salem.
Grandpa’s Fresh Market – Stayton, OR. Grandpa’s pumpkins are for sale in October. There is also a corn maze and hayrides (weekends). They are located at 36483 OR 226, Albany, Oregon. This is 30 miles south of Salem.
Eugene Pumpkin Farms
Lone Pine Farms – Junction City, Oregon. Take a hayride to pick out your pumpkin. Hayrides pulled by tractor or horse drawn (weekends). Corn maze, cow train trail, playground and gem mining. They are open daily in October. The address is 91909 River Rd., Junction City, Oregon. It is located 10 miles north of Eugene.
Fort Vannoy Farms – Grants Pass, Oregon. A corn maze and pumpkin patch farm. Hayrides and pumpkin picking are part of their fall festival on weekends in October. There is a one night haunted corn maze in late October in addition to the regular daylight corn maze. The address is 5791 Lower River Road, Grants Pass, OR 97526.
Dinsdale Farms – Grants Pass, OR. A 1000 acre farm located in Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley. They feature premium turf, Christmas trees, and grapes. In the fall they operate a pumpkin patch. Their address is 2123 Riverbanks Road, Grants Pass, OR.
White’s Country Farm – Medford, Oregon. A huge country store with a pumpkin patch with kids’ corn maze, hayride, pony rides and face painting on site. The address is 3939 W. Main St., Medford, Oregon.
Mahaffy Ranch – Coos Bay, Oregon. This u-pick pumpkin patch run by Ryan & Shawna Mahaffy was established in 2004. Cornfield maze, tractor pulled hay rides, face painting, corn cannon and farm animals starting the last weekend in September. Their address is 10362 U.S. Highway 241, Coos Bay, Oregon.
Bend Pumpkin Picking
Central Oregon Pumpkin Co. – Terrebonne, Oregon. Ride the horse drawn wagon rides, pumpkin picking, pumpkin cannon, barnyard golf, animal house, archery and pony rides. The address is 1250 NE Wilcox Ave., Terrebonne, OR 97760. They are 24 miles north of Bend.
DD Ranch – Terrebonne, Oregon. Activities include the petting zoo, hay maze and kids korral. Also hay rides and pony rides on weekends. Parking is free. Prices of pumpkins vary by size. They are located at 3836 NE Smith Rock Way, Terrebone, Oregon which is 26 miles north of Eugene.
Val’s Veggies – Baker City, Oregon. A small family vegetable form in northeast Oregon with a field of pumpkins. There is a scavenger hunt in the corn maze. Night maze available on select days in October. They open the last weekend in September. Their address is 44889 Houghton Creek Road, Baker City, Oregon 97814.
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.