Western Michigan Pumpkin Patches

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Kalamazoo

A.W. Overhiser Orchards – South Haven
A u-pick farm in Allegan County with apples and pumpkins for families to enjoy picking in the fall. Hay rides, child size corn maze, animal barm, fresh apple cider and farm market. Five generations of the Overhiser family have lived and worked on the farm, starting with Henry and Sarah (McKee) Overhiser in 1860. Located south of Holland, north of Benton Harber and northwest of Kalamazoo.

Dinges Fall Harvest – Three Oaks
Pick your own pumpkins this fall at Dinges Farm in Harbor County. A massive number of different varieties of pumpkins, gourds and squash. Horse pulled hay rides, petting zoo, go cart races and pony rides ($4). No left turn maze, cornfield maze, children’s play area, refreshments and apple cider. Open daily until dark, September through October. Weekend activities are from 11AM to 6 PM. Located east of New Buffalo near the Indiana border, a 90 minute drive from Chicago.

Frank Farms – Berrien Center
Frank Farms has been operating since 1909. Apple pick starts in late September. U-pick pumpkins available throughout October. Be sure to try their products at Long Grove’s Annual Apple Festival on the last weekend in September. Located north of South Bend and southeast of Benton Harbor.

Jollay Orchards Family Fun Farm – Coloma
Enjoy fall in Southwest Michigan with the Harvest Festival at Jollay Orchards. Start with the hayride and hop off at your choice of the pupmkin patch, apple orchard, farm market, or haunted house. Their patch has over ten acres to choose from. Near Halloween, find the Haunted Schoolhouse set in a one room schoolhouse from the 1800s. Ferris wheel, catch and release pond fishing, animal farm, caterpillar crawl, playground, picnic area and farm market with Sherman’s Ice Cream and fresh baked goods. Harvest festival is open only on the weekends. Pay One Price for adults and children over 2 years of age are $9. Senior Citizens over 65 are $2. Located between Benton Harbor and Paw Paw.

Harveys Farm – Tekonsha
A u-pick farm started by Ron and Rose Harvey in 1984. Chestnuts and pumpkins are available in the fall. Easy access off west I-69.

Amazing Acres – Edwardsburg
A 90 acre farm in Cass County. 20 acre cornfield with 3.5 miles of paths and 12 hidden check points that takes 30 minute to 2 hours to navigate. Take a hay ride around the farm and stop to see the horses, watch the goats traverse the goat walk, try the zip line, race ducks or mine gems in the mining sluice. Hoppy horse race, jumping pillow, cornball game, pumpkin checkers, straw mountain, cow train, corn box, pumpkin painting, trike track and other farm fun activities. Located north of Elkhart, Indiana and southwest of Portage.

Gull Meadow Farms – Richland
Apple orchard and petting farm in Southwest Michigan with a u-pick pumpkin patch, wagon rides, corn maze and other fall fun starting in early September. Pumpkin Lane activities include jumping pillows, straw mountain, tube slides and more. Don’t forget to try their donuts! The farm was started by Julius Wendzel in 1949. The apple orchard opened for u-pick in 1985, fall fun started in 2000 and the cornfield was first cut in 2001.

Gene The Pumpkin Man – Kalamazoo
They really don’t have a web presence but Gene’s is apparently a huge deal in Southwest Michigan in October. This is the Kalamazoo pumpkin patch to visit if you are in the area.

Big Dan’s U-Pick’em – Hartford
A u-pick pumpkin patch and apple orchard. Free wagon hayrides on weekends through Halloween starting in early September. Located along I-94 halfway between St. Joseph and Kalamazoo.

Grand Rapids

Moelker Orchards & Farm Market – Grand Rapids
A family fruit farm since 1907. U-pick patch opens October 1st. After you find your pumpkin, decorate it for $2. 30 minute Horse drawn wagon rides with scavenger hunt on Saturdays in October. Old Bell Bakery provides donuts, home-made fudge and frozen, ready to bake pies.

Lewis’ Farm Market & Petting Farm – New Era
A 700 acre family owned and operated farm with pumpkin patch, 8 acre maze of corn and wagon ride (fall weekends). Pumpkin chunker, moonwalk, animal petting farm and farm market. Admission offers more than 15 attractions, including gem mining, pedal carts, giant jumping pillows, barrel train, sandbox, climbing spider web, tire swings, teeter totters, rubber duck races, tractor and truck play area. Located between Muskegon and Ludington.

Bethke Farms – Grand Haven
A 15 acre u-pick pumpkin field with 20 minute hayrides and 3.5 acre corn maze. Maze is $3 per person with children 5 and under free. A short drive from Muskegon, Grand Rapids and Holland.

Anderson & Girls Orchards/Gifts – Stanton
Fun on the farm with pumpkin picking, wagon rides and barnyard animals. Cider mill, farm market and ice cream parlor. Located northeast of Grand Rapids and north of Ionia.

Klackle Orchards – Greenville
Fall fun days starting in mid-September. Wagon rides, petting zoo, pedal carts, apple picking and corn maze. Weekends add face painting, inflatables and barrel train rides. Also enjoy the Cornucopia bakery and Pavilion Sports Center, and fresh apple cider from their cider mill. $6 weekday admission. $9 weekend admission. Pony rides and carousel rides on weekends are extra. Located northeast of Grand Rapids and northwest of Ionia.

Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm Market – Grand Rapids
A third and fourth generation fruit farm with u-pick apples and pumpkins. 5 acre cornfield with maze trivia opens after Labor Day. Tasty Treats such as homemade donuts, caramel apples and pies. Located 10 minutes northwest of downtown Grand Rapids.

Fruit Ridge Hayrides – Kent City
A 125 year old fruit farm. U-pick apples and pumpkins. Hayrides, ten acre corn maze with interactive games, petting zoo, farm market, children’s play area with sandbox and straw pile. Harvest Fest runs from mid/late September to Halloween. Open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Located north of Grand Rapids.

Post Family Farm – Hudsonville
An 80 acre farm run by the Post family since 1969. Fall farm fun days offers hayrides to the u-pick patch, pumpkin train ride, rope maze, farm animals, kiddie corral and covered straw play area. Admission is $4. Admission to Fall Festival days is $7. Be sure to try their homemade pumpkin donuts. Located west of Grand Rapids.

Schwallier’s Country Basket – Sparta, Michigan
A family owned business which opened in 1989. Pick your own or grab a pre-picked pumpkin from the barn. Fall also features u-pick apples, corn maze, farm animals and play area with guided wagon rides, cow train, duck races and straw mountain. Located a short drive north of downtown Grand Rapids.

Paulson’s Pumpkin Patch – Belding
Pumpkin patch in October with free hayrides on Sundays. Located northeast of Grand Rapids.

The Fruitful Orchard and Cider Mill – Gladwin

Cranes U-Pick – Fennville
A 105 acre u-pick farm purchased in 1936 by Albert and Letha Crane. U-pick started in 1970. Extensive pumpkin patch with large pumpkins. Apple picking starts in early September and lasts until mid-October. Located south of Holland and southwest of Grand Rapids.

Cotant’s Farm Market – Hastings
Fall activities include u-pick apples, pumpkins, wagon rides and straw maze. Located southeast of Grand Rapids, west of Lansing and north of Battle Creek.

Northwest Lower Peninsula

– Traverse City and Cadillac.
Hoxsie’s Farm Market – Williamsburg, Michigan
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 cornfield 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 in mid-October with live music, food and other activities. Located just east of Traverse City.

Pahl’s Pumpkin Patch – Buckley
2013 was their second year in the new location off M-37 in Buckley. No admission fee to get lost in their cornfield, 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.

Geers Farms – McBain
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. Open on Saturday and Sunday to the public. Prearranged groups (like school kids!) visit the working farm on weekdays. Located east of Cadillac.

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