Milwaukee pumpkin patches, hayrides, corn mazes and fall farm fun. Wisconsin has lots of pumpkin patches include some of these considered the best near Milwaukee. Most have live animals, kids activities, and fall events. Always things to do in September and October.
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Apple Holler – Sturtevant, Wisconsin. Pick pumpkins or pick your own apples in their 75 acre orchard. There is also a farm park with corn maze, slides, bounce house, pony rides, pedal cart rides, gemstone mining and more. Farm animals feature goat walk and Haflinger horses. Country store offers gifts, crafts and more. Special event in September is the Apple Pickin’ Family Festival and October is the month for Apple Pickin’ and Scarecrow Festival. The farm was established in 1988, it has been owned and operated by the Flannery family for more than 25 years. Farm park admission without apple picking is $3 on weekdays and $5 on weekends. If you pay for apple picking, you get free wagon ride and farm park admission. Some activities require activity tickets that can be purchased for an additional cost. The farm is located 27 miles south of Milwaukee at 5006 South Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant, Wisconsin.
Bear Den Zoo – Waterford, Wisconsin. A family owned and operated petting farm with exotic wildlife as well as traditional farm animals for more than 25 years. Admission fee is $8-10. In October, they also have pick your own pumpkins, hayrides, bounce houses and pony rides (weekends). Haunted Woods on Friday and Saturday nights in October offers some scary fun for $14 per person. No credit or debit cards. Bear Den is located 29 miles southwest of Milwaukee at 6831 Big Bend Road, Waterford, WI 53185.
The Pumpkin Farm – Franksville, Wisconsin
A Racine County pumpkin farm celebrating their 35th season. Also has petting zoo, tractor drawn hayrides, pony rides, and pedal karts. Barrel train rides available for children on weekends. Tractor drawn hayrides available daily, with fire and marshmallow roasting following the evening ride.
Spieker’s Pumpkin Farm – Random Lake, Wisconsin. Pick your own pumpkins open from late September through October. Free admission. Corn maze ($4 per person), wagon rides and concessions on weekends. There is also a straw maze and petting barn. A family owned farm for more than 100 years, it was a dairy farm and then a hog farm before it became a pumpkin farm. The farm is located at N1181 Hwy. 57, Random Lake, WI 53075. It is approximately 39 miles north of Milwaukee.
Besse’s Taste of Country Farm Market – Colgate, Wisconsin. Admission to Pumpkin fest is $9.95 per person (seniors are $6 and children 2 and under are free). Hayride to patch is $6 per person or $3 with admission. Pumpkin blaster available for $1 shot. Pony rides for kids under age of 10 and 110 pounds for $5 or $3 with admission. Unlimited activities on weekend with admission include maze through their corn, pedal carts, jumping pillow, obstacle course and giant slides. The U-Pick starts with strawberries in mid June and continues until October 31st. Limited activities on weekdays available for $3-6 in October. One of the first farms in Wisconsin to have a cornfield maze. It has interactive games like Who-Dun-It and Mazeopoly. It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete the large maze and 15-20 minutes to complete the kid’s version. Maze available daily from late September through October 31. The farm is located at 3190 County Road Q, Colgate, WI 53017. It is approximately 24 miles northwest of Milwaukee.