My Local Utah’s Content Team
Pumpkin patches and fall go hand in hand like candy and corn. Whether you’re wanting to decorate your front porch, carve jack-o-lanterns with the family, or try your hand at making pumpkin puree, a trip to the pumpkin patch is a fun and festive way to make all of your autumn dreams come true. Check out this list of fan favorites to figure out which patch is your perfect match!
Kuwahara Thriller Park and Pumpkin Patch in Draper
If you are looking for a wide variety of activities, Kuwahara Farms is a must! With a giant Connect Four game board, cup pong, bounce houses, and even a corn maze, your kiddos will undoubtedly wear themselves out during a visit to this exciting farm. Kuwahara offers a large variety of pumpkins that are organized into categories such as UFO Pumpkins, Frankenstein Pumpkins, Pie Pumpkins, and Ghost Pumpkins. They’ve also utilized their wide array of pumpkins to create unforgettable displays that make for the perfect photo opp. For those who want to incorporate a little bit of fear into their fall festivities, Kuwahara has recently incorporated Zombie Paintball and even a Thriller Mansion. This year’s corn maze features a “Once Upon a Time” theme which includes mystical fairies, a witch’s cottage, and even a castle!
Gibson’s Green Acres Family Dairy, Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze in Ogden
For those with a playful spirit, Green Acres is a wildly fun destination with countless activities for everyone. the pumpkin patch offers more than 25 varieties of pumpkins along with a petting zoo, adorable fall picture backdrops, wagon rides, and even a hay pyramid leading up to a gigantic slide! They also have various corn mazes that are suitable for young children, adventurous teens, and a haunted route for those who dare to seek out a scare. This year, Green Acres has taken things one step further by turning every Saturday into princess day! Your little ones will have the best time meeting their favorite Disney idols and swimming through the corn pit.
Cross E. Ranch in SLC
Cross E. Ranch has a unique history that is deeply rooted in perseverance and hard work. Those principles are still implemented today as this ranch navigates the challenges of farming in the city. Cross E. Ranch is dedicated to providing people with a connection to agriculture, which is made obvious through their incorporation of a petting zoo, pig races, and take-home grass-fed beef. Their Fall Festival is a great way for families to make memories and learn a little bit about where their favorite foods come from. Whether you’ve got a hankering for their famous Apple Cider Donuts or are eager to see a Rubber Ducky Race in real life, you’re unlikely to be disappointed.
Jaker’s Jack-O-Lanterns in Springville
Jaker’s Jack-O-Lanterns is hosted by Harward Farms in Springville, Utah each year. The $5 admission will get you access to all activities including the hayride, petting zoo, corn fountain, and a variety of slippery slides. In years past, you have been able to purchase tickets to participate in their Deedle’s Pumpkin Drop, which is especially fun for spectators! Jaker’s offers an exclusive line of premium tonics and elixirs that include Snake Oil, Fire Breathing Brew, Pumpkin Potion, Vampire Venom, Shape Shifting Elixir, and a Bone Liquifying Tonic. While these may sound a bit mortifying, rest assured, they’re actually delicious sodas that are well worth collecting!
Little Bear Bottom’s Corn Maze in Wellsville
This 25-acre farm specializes in growing corn and sod in Wellsville, UT. They have converted an old barn into a fun attraction where guests are able to enjoy a 30-minute wagon ride while listening to the driver tell tales of haunted scarecrows. There is also a giant straw fort that allows you to climb and explore countless tunnels and crevices. For those who enjoy a good spook alley, Little Bear Bottom has two options tailored to your preferred level of scariness. Be sure to plan accordingly as the not-so-scary trail is only available during the day. Don’t forget to pick out a pumpkin or gourd from their on-site pumpkin patch before heading home!