It’s that time! And we are ready for it…cooler weather (thumbs up for sweatshirt and shorts days!) and much lower humidity. This weather ushers in the ever-popular Pumpkin Patch/Fruit Orchard season in and around Kansas City.
If I’ve overlooked your favorite pumpkin patch or orchard…please leave a comment and we’ll get it added. Also – if you operate one of these businesses and would like to purchase a Sponsored Listing (affording you prime, top-of-list placement along with a graphic) please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s just that easy!
Alldredge Orchards (Platte City) – apples, pumpkins, playground and more!
Carolyn’s Country Cousins Bring the family to our 50-acre u-pick pumpkin patch, open Sept. 20 – Oct. 31 (10am – 7pm). Activities include: trike path, petting farm, dino dig, train rides, Lil’ Farmer’s play yard, and much more! Weekends feature Uncle Lester’s pig races, entertainment & great food.
Looper Farms (Holt, MO – just north of Clay County on I-35) – u-pick pumpkin patch, hayrides, trainrides
Pumpkins, Etc. (Platte City, MO) – pumpkins, mums, haystacks and fall decor
Red Barn Farm (Weston, MO) – pumpkins, animals, hayrides and corn maze
Schweizer’s Orchard (St. Joseph, MO) – pick your own apples and pumpkins!
Blue Valley Recreation: Annual Family Fall Festival. Saturday 10/18/14, 1-4pm at the Rec Complex, fields 2-4, 9701 W. 137th St., OPKS. Ages 9 and under. Games, face painting, petting zoo, huge kites, horse-drawn hayrides, clowns, moonwalk, & refreshments! First 500 registered receive a pumpkin and a treat bucket. $5; non residents: $6. Register by calling 913.685.6000 or online.
Wagon Wheel Orchard (Gardner, KS) – fall apples and pears. Be sure to check the picking report!
Faulkner’s Pumpkin Farm (Kansas City, MO – south of I-470) – a TON of family-friendly fun!
Annual Pumpkin Patch for DeLaSalle School - Sat Sept 27, 2014, 10am-2pm, Brookside Park (56th St at Brookside Blvd, KCMO) features pumpkins, ponies, inflatables and music! Admission is free with donation suggested for pumpkins.
Suburban Lawn & Garden – Pumpkin Patch (Kansas City, MO) – During store hours on weekends in October. FREE festivities for pumpkin buyers both small and tall! Hay rides, Face painting, Entertainment, Special appearances.
Cass County, MO (just south of KCMO):
The Berry Patch (just south of Leawood & Martin City) – UPick blackberries available until the first hard fall freeze.
Dunn’s Cider Mill (Belton, MO) – cider and donuts!
Johnson Farms (Belton, MO) – you pick pumpkins, playground, animals and more!
Pumpkins & Pines (Pleasant Hill, MO) – tons of varieties of pumpkins!
Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch (Pleasant Hill, MO) – HUGE cornfield maze, pumpkins and variety of activities Johnson County, KS:
Miami County, KS (just south of Johnson County, KS):
Louisburg Cider Mill and Country Store (Louisburg, KS) – cider, donuts and fun activities!
Powell Pumpkin Patch (Louisburg, KS) – you pick pumpkins, playground, hayrides, corn maze
Douglas County, KS (just west of Johnson County, KS):
Pendleton’s Country Market (Lawrence, KS) – pick your own pumpkins and more
Schaakes Pumpkin Patch (Lawrence, KS) – you pick pumpkins, hayrides, mazes, animals
Eastern Jackson County, MO:
Sibley Orchards (Sibley, Jackson County, MO) – apples, pumpkins, hayrides & cider!
Wyandotte County, KS:
Kerby Farm Pumpkin Patch (Bonner Springs, KS) – pumpkins, corn maze, hayrides
Our friends over at VisitKC.com put together a terrific Google Map showing most of these locations.
* image of Jim Cosgrove courtesy of Julie Berggren