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Geers Farms - McBain, MI
Pumpkin patch is open on Saturday and Sunday to the public every weekend in October. A family owned and operated farm in Northern Michigan with a pumpkin patch in October. The farm dates back to the mid-1860s when the McBain family started it. The Geer family has been farming the land since 1919. They have diversified from its roots as a dairy farm into agritainment, Belted Galloway Cattle and Belgian Draft horses. Hay rides, balloon bounce for kids, and straw maze. Prearranged groups (like school kids!) visit the working farm on weekdays. Located east of Cadillac. They also expect an all new corn maze design this fall. Their address is 5600 W. Geery Rd., McBain, MI. It is about 13 miles east of Cadillac.
Hoxsie’s Farm Market - Williamsburg, MI
Denny and Judy Hoxsie welcome visitors to the farm and market started by his parents, Larry & Verna Hoxsie, when they began living on the farm in 1948. Hoxsie’s has a number of family activities and educational opportunities for visitors in the fall, in addition to the large pick your own pumpkin patch and pre-picked pumpkins in the Farm Market. Weekend wagon rides offer a lift to the u-pick apple orchard, pumpkin patch and the maze. The four acre corn maze offers a prize to guests who are able to find all of the clues. The Big Red Barn lets you enjoy the historic building while the kids play in the haystack or swing from the ropes. Seven varieties of apples available to pick. Farm tours available daily for school children and groups booked in advance. They hold their Farm Family Festival from the middle of October with live music, food and other activities. Located just east of Traverse City. Their address is 6578 M-72 East, Williamsburg, MI 49690. It is about 11 miles east of Traverse City.
Pahl’s Pumpkin Patch - Buckley, MI
Now in the 4th year at the new location off M-37 in Buckley. No admission fee to get lost in their corn maze, let the kids enjoy the straw maze or see the farm animals. They also have the biggest goat walk in Northern Michigan. Pumpkin prices range from $.50 up to $20 for the largest pumpkins. Wagon rides, barrel train and pony rides on weekends are $3 per person. Cider, donuts, hot chocolate and other goodies available on weekends. Open daily from late September through Halloween. Located 20 miles south of Traverse City. The address is 11168 N. M37, Buckley, MI 49620.