Explore the 8 Best Pumpkin Patches in Minnesota for a Great Fall Adventure

Written by Alyssa Shea
Published: October 25, 2023
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Are you ready for your next big fall adventure? If you live in Minnesota, you might be prepared to hit the pumpkin patch! Carving pumpkins is a great tradition for everyone, young and old! Before you hop in the car, check out this helpful article listing which pumpkin patches are the best in the state!

1. Barten Pumpkins

Entrance Fee: Free

In 1983, owners Roman and Fran decided to open Barten Pumpkins, switching from selling sweet corn to pumpkins instead! Over the years, they have explored different kinds of squash, pumpkins, and gourds and now offer 45 different varieties. The prices of their pumpkins range from $2 to $10. Another big draw is the beautiful harvest displays they create for the fall season. They also offer broom corn, corn shocks, straw bales, and more!

big orange pumpkins on hay bales

Barten Pumpkins is a family business, with all 11 children helping to keep the farm going strong.

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2. Country Sun Farm

Entrance Fee: Entrance is free; each attraction has different costs.

Country Sun Farm has something to celebrate at their farm for every season! Hay rides, corn mazes, petting zoos, and more draw many locals every single year. There’s something for the little ones, too, with bouncers, corn pits, and silly string zones. This family business has been dedicated to providing you with family fun since 1975! Richard and Eileen Bergmann started the farm and have been carried on by their three sons ever since.

Autumn pumpkins, Thanksgiving and Halloween background.

You can find a wide variety of fall mementos in their retail store.

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3. Waldoch Farm

Entrance Fee: $14.99 per person

Season Pass: $46.00 per person

If you’re looking for a farm that does it all, Waldoch Farm is the place to be! Created in 1916 by William and Anna Waldoch, the family officially began farming in 1919. Third-generation sisters Mary, Kathy, and their brother Mark keep the farm going today. Their experience and expertise with all kinds of plants show! Get your tickets to enjoy hay wagon rides to the pumpkin patch as part of admission to Joyer Adventure Farm this season.

pile of gladiator pumpkins

Enjoy the long-standing “Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch” tradition at Waldoch Farm.


4. Fresh Acres Farm

Entrance Fee: $12 per person for ages 4-69. All other ages are free.

Did you know that Fresh Acres Farm is home to a large sunflower field? You can enjoy the sunflowers before the Fall Festival begins, which runs from September 9th to October 29th. Though the farm only recently started in 2016, it’s become a big hit with the locals. Their mission is to bring locally-grown food from non-GMO seeds, which has been a resounding success. Come enjoy the pumpkin patch, corn maze, slide, yard games, corn cannon, and more!

kids on a harvest festival at farm. children pick pumpkins at the farmers market

The Fresh Acres Farm award-winning family fun festival begins in September.


5. Pinehaven Farm

Friday Day Pass: $11-$17 per person

Saturday Day Pass: $13-$21 per person

Sunday Day Pass: $13-$21 per person

Season Pass: $46 per person

Pinehaven Farm is a great spot to pick up a pumpkin this year! Though they started as a Christmas tree farm in the 1950s, they switched gears to Fall Family Fun in 1996. John and Barb Hastings created their farm to sell Christmas trees, wreaths, and more decor, but we’re lucky to enjoy their fall creations now. Plan ahead to experience their Pinehaven Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Festival when it’s coupled with The Dead End Hayride. This is also their busiest time of year!

Pumpkin Patch

You can also use the Pinehaven Farm for your wedding.

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6. Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch

Entrance Fee: $6.00 per person – one year old and younger are free

There are plenty of exciting attractions at the Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch. Games, a petting zoo, duck races, and more attract big crowds yearly! Though Mike Halvorson purchased the farm nearly 25 years ago, he didn’t start growing pumpkins until he had been farming the land for four years. He made news explaining their struggle to produce pumpkins back in 2019. Luckily, it appears that they have found a way through and continue to succeed.

pumpkins growing in field. Four large, round orange pumpkins are visible growing in a pumpkin patch. Other pumpkins are visible with in the tangle of green pumpkin vines. Oe free pumpkin is visible in the right frame.

This farm is known for its events, parties, and open availability for field trips.

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7. Lendt’s Pumpkin Patch

Entrance Fee: Free

You can pick your own pumpkin for only $5 each at Lendt’s Pumpkin Patch! Their 40-acre farm is sure to have the pumpkin you’re searching for. There are plenty of options for fun, including hayrides and concession stands. You can also bring your pets as long as they’re leashed! If you don’t feel like walking through the field, you can enjoy prepicked pumpkins at various prices.

Approximately 20 mature orange pumpkins are visible grouped around a white sign with orange letters that says " PUMPKIN PATCH." Grass surrounds the group.

Use their small Indian corn as decoration and then turn it into popcorn!

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8. Dehns Pumpkins

Entrance Fee Monday – Friday: $8 per person

Entrance Fee Weekends: $12 per person

While their pumpkins are only 40 cents per pound, you can expect to spend separate amounts for each attraction. A corn pit, maze, inflatable jumpers, and hay bale mountain are great ways to spend time here. They also offer tent rentals with picnic tables for parties of up to 150 people! They’re known for their delicious cheese curds and mini donuts, so don’t forget to check out their marketplace. There will be spots for photos, specialty pumpkins, and a pony ride vendor, too!

Miniature pumpkins in a wood box on a New Jersey farm

Their pumpkins are only 40 cents per pound, but you can expect to spend separate amounts for each attraction.

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Summary of the 8 Best Pumpkin Patches in Minnesota for a Great Fall Adventure

RankPumpkin Patch
1Barten Pumpkins
2Country Sun Farm
3Waldoch Farm
4Fresh Acres Farm
5Pinehaven Farm
6Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch
7Lendt’s Pumpkin Patch
8Dehns Pumpkins

The photo featured at the top of this post is © Natalia Deriabina/Shutterstock.com

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