By Lucas Kovnesky OnMilwaukee Intern Published Oct 01, 2021 at 3:01 PM

The makings of a great Autumn season are pretty simple: the crisp shift into sweater weather, the colorful array of foliage everywhere you look and the return of those delectable fall-influenced flavors. As the familiar feelings of some of the most enjoyable months return, so do the gleeful activites that come along with them – including visiting local pumpkin patches. Here is a guide to some of the best pumpkin patches in the area.

Apple Barn Orchard & Winery
W6384 Sugar Creek Road, Elkhorn
(262) 728-3266

Pumpkin picking on the weekends makes this a destination for not just apples, but all things fall. The country store and winery – featuring some award winning wines – will keep visitors of all ages happy.

Appleland Farm Market
4177 Highway 57, Fredonia
(262) 692-2560

Enjoy the best of both worlds as this Fredonia farm offers apple picking and a you-pick pumpkin patch. There’s also wagon rides, a corn maze and even a playground. Visit their website for more info!

Apple Holler
5006 S. Sylvania Ave, Sturtevant
(262) 884-7100

Don’t let the apple-themed name fool you, as this orchard features more than just great apple picking. A sea of pumpkins can be found at Apple Holler, along with a country store, cafe and so many other autumn activities to satisfy the wishes of any fall fanatic. Get even more details here.

Barthel Fruit Farm
12246 N. Farmdale Road, Mequon
(262) 242-2737

Pick from a huge variety of pick your own or already picked pumpkins at Barthel Fruit Farm. Come for the pumpkins, stay for the corn maze and bakery. Open daily, visit their website for more info on when the best time to pick your autumn delicacies is.

Basse's Taste of Country Farm Market
3190 County Line Q, Colgate
(262) 628-2626

Basse’s is certainly putting on a can’t-miss fall market this year. They’ve got the classic pick your own pumpkins and have taken it even further with Pumpkin Fest every day of the week. Featuring tons – and I mean tons – of activities, everyone is sure to enjoy this all out Fall fest.

Bear Den Zoo & Petting Farm
6831 Big Bend Road, Waterford
(262) 895-6430

In addition to the pumpkin patch and hayride, animal lovers aren’t going to want to miss the petting zoo that is also on site. For more details, please visit here!

Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Farm
9612 W. Oakwood Rd., Franklin
(414) 427-5155

Doubling as a Christmas tree farm and pumpkin patch, it is time for the fall season at Buffalo Bill’s. This means that the pumpkin patch and haunted trail are more than ready to be discovered before it is time for the Christmas trees to take center stage. Get any additional info right here.

Cedarburg Creek Farm
649 Highway 60, Cedarburg
(414) 333-5600

Plenty of attractions including fall festivals, a corn maze and even a petting zoo mean that this farm is much more than just a pumpkin patch – but with hundreds of pumpkins to choose from, we’re sure you’ll find exactly what your heart desires. Get the full scoop here.

Cozy Nook Farm
S11-W30780 Summit Ave., Waukesha
(262) 968-2573

Pick from a patch with pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors at Cozy Nook Farm in Waukesha. You won’t find just pumpkins here though, as 14 varieties of delicious squash and corn stalks are available for your fall dinners or decorations. More info can be found right here.

Creekside Valley Farm
13101 N. Wauwatosa Rd., Mequon
(414) 852-5752

Family owned and operated out of Mequon, this farm specializes in pumpkins and squash. There's no shortage of fall activities here as well, with a corn maze, pumpkin themed games and peddle tractors there is fun to be had for the entire family. Don’t miss the hayrides on weekends either! For details, please click here.

The Elegant Farmer
1545 Main St., Mukwonago
(262) 363-6770

Make sure to catch Autumn Harvest Fest on weekends through Oct. 24 for some pumpkin picking, train, pony and hayrides and a family-friendly corn maze. When you’re finished picking, make sure to head to their farmer’s market to pick up just about any fall food item you can imagine, including some of their famous apple pie. If that doesn’t entice you enough, check here for even more info.

Jelli’s Market
N5648 S. Farmington Rd., Helenville
(262) 593-5133

Pick your own pumpkins, gourds or squash from the patch and then make your way towards some great fall activities and games. Top it off with freshly baked goods from Jelli’s bakery, and you've got the perfect fall day. Get the low-down here.

Jerry Smith Farm
7150 18th St., Kenosha
(262) 221-9876

Make the trip to Kenosha for a great family farm experience. Fitted with plenty of sweet treats, hayrides and even a painted pumpkin display. Check out more information here and begin filling out their fall fun checklist.

Land of the Giants Pumpkin Farm
1823 Durand Ave, Sturtevant
(262) 886-6690

Home of some actually enormous pumpkins, and many others that you will actually be able to lift, a trip to this pumpkin farm is a great way to kick off October. Enjoy all the fall things such as a corn maze, a train ride for younger visitors and a store featuring Halloween supplies. Check out more about this farm here.

Lindner Pumpkin Farm
19072 W. Cleveland Ave., New Berlin
(262) 549-5364

With a family friendly atmosphere, the Big Backyard Playground, petting zoo and even pumpkin bowling, one can satisfy just about all of their fall cravings here. The large assortment of pumpkins, gourds and decorations will make sure that you will not just be leaving with a great time. Get additional details on Linder Pumpkin Farm here.

Meadowbrook Pumpkin Farm
2970 Mile View Rd., West Bend, WI 53095
(262) 338-3649

28 varieties of pumpkins can be picked from the 30 acres of land in West Bend of all shapes and sizes. Family friendly fun includes a petting zoo and wagon ride, and if you're seeking something a little more chilling, there is also a spooky corn maze. For more info, please visit here.

Rasmussen Farm
N55W31185 County Rd K, Hartland, WI 53029
(262) 367-2330

Shop from the farm market stand stocked with fall produce and decorations, then stroll through the pick your own pumpkin patch straight from the field. Visit here for more information.

Schuett Farms
Highway 83 and Road X, Mukwonago
(262) 968-4348

You’ll love the sold by the pound pick your own pumpkins, but don’t forget about the enormous corn maze, pumpkin launcher and corn cannon, which both sound phenomenal. Figure out all the details here.

Silver Spring Pumpkin Farm
N56 W18884 Silver Spring Dr. Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
(262) 443-3533

Pumpkins perfect for pie baking or carving can be found alongside family fun at Silver Spring Pumpkin Farm. Open daily, the locally grown squash assortment and photo opportunities throughout the farm make for a great fall visit. For more information, click here.

Simon’s Sunny Side Produce
6000 S Racine Ct, New Berlin

Pick from a great selection of pumpkins, vegetables and even snag some autumn decor at this family run business. On top of the fresh produce, hayrides are also offered!

Swan’s Pumpkin Farm
5930 County Highway H, Franksville, WI 53126
(262) 835-4885

Thousands of pumpkins to choose from are not the only reason to visit Swan’s Pumpkin Farm in Racine County. Get lost in the Witch Hollow Maze or the Graveyard for some spooky fun, or take a breather from the scary stuff with a stroll through corn city – with corn designed likenesses of celebrities – or check out the hayrides and pumpkin jump pad. Either way, you will not be short of fall activities at Swan’s.