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Center Grove Orchard - Cambridge, IA
The orchard features pumpkins, apples, hayrides, farm animals, and a corn maze. They are open daily in the fall with live music entertainment on weekends. Their address is 32835 610th Ave., Cambridge, Iowa. It is about 26 miles north of Des Moines.
Harvest Barn - Osceola, IA
A fun place with a pumpkin patch, corn maze, barnyard, mini golf, duck races, wagon rides on weekends and so much more. It opens Wednesday through Sundays starting around September 1st and lasting through October. Their address is 2721 US Hwy 34, Osceola, Iowa 50213. It is about 55 miles south of Des Moines.
Howell’s Pumpkin Patch - Cumming, IA
The farm is known for pumpkins and their corn maze. Take an antique tractor ride out to the fields. They also have a gift shop, homemade ice cream, greenhouse, and kids activities including barn yard, live animals, hay stacks, and more. Open every day after September 12th. Their address is 3145 Howell Court, Cumming, Iowa 50061. It is about 10 miles southwest of Des Moines.
Pumpkinville & Corn Maze in Mitchellville - Mitchellville, IA
They have a 20 acre big corn maze that runs from every day from August through October 31st. Of course Pumpkinville has lots of pumpkins of all sizes. Pumpkin patch opens the middle of September. Also features are a straw trains, hayrack ride, and games. Their address is 618 Center Ave. S, Mitchellville, IA 50169. It is about 18 miles east of Des Moines.
The Community Orchard - Fort Dodge, IA
Another fun orchard that opens for fall in August with their Apple Fest. They are open every day all fall with a corn maze, apple cider, wagon rides, and Orchard Café. They feature a pick your own pumpkin patch starting September 1st. The Community Orchard is popular with over 7,522 Facebook likes. Their address is 2237 160th Street, Fort Dodge, IA. It is about 100 miles north of Des Moines.
The Pumpkin Ranch - Winterset, IA
The fun has begins on September 20th. A family owned honey and pumpkin farm. They feature zip lines, horseback rides, face painting, and kids games. They also feature Iowa’s Mega Corn Maze. It is 10 acres and miles of paths. There are 12 different check stations. They usually are open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from the last weekend in September through late October. Their address is 2425 Hiatt Apple Trail, Winterset, IA 50273. It is about 39 miles southwest of Des Moines.
Uncle Bill’s Farm - Grinnell, IA
This farm used to be called Carroll’s but it was purchased three years ago by Bill Owen and the name changed to Uncle Bill’s Farm. Same family values-just a different name. They officially open Pumpkin Season the middle of September and runs October with both their pumpkin patch and corn maze. Admission on weekdays is $9 per person. Weekends admission is $12. Children under the age of three are admitted free. Week day school tours available by reservation. Parking is always free. Admission includes access to the playground, Big Orange Jumping pillow, picnic area, corn pit, trike ride area, pumpkin patch, gift shop, fast food restaurant, weekend magic and puppet shows in the Big Barn loft, weekend amusement rides (cow train, electric train, jump house), hourly wagon rides to the field (weather conditions permitting-prior to 5 pm each day.) They’ve added real bathrooms (instead of porta-johns), a greenhouse for year round plant sales, a swamp themed kettle corn kitchen, and a farm themed children’s book shop. Folks can take a wagon ride to the field to pick their own pumpkins or pick one from the green house at .49 cents a pound. We also have decorative gourds, mini pumpkin, corn shocks and fall mums for sale. The address is 244 400th Ave., Grinnell, IA 50112. It is about 52 miles east of Des Moines.
Will’s Family Orchard - Adel, IA
A fun orchard with organic apples, u-pick pumpkins, an Apple & Pumpkin Fest. Pumpkin picking starts around September 19th. They have hay wagon rides, a hay bale maze, gift shop, great foods, and a barnyard full of goats and chickens. The festivals run the last weekend in September and the first two weekends in October. Their activities continue every weekend in October. Their address is 33130 Panther Creek Road, Adel, IA 50003. It is about 29 miles west of Des Moines.