Nothing says Fall in Iowa like visiting a local apple orchard or pumpkin patch! Whether you prefer to pick your own or pick up something pre-picked, there are several terrific Cedar Rapids area apple orchards and pumpkin patches in the Corridor that can provide just what you’re looking for! As a bonus, many offer family activities as well, ranging from corn boxes and hayrack rides to corn mazes and petting zoos. Check out this list and then pack up the family for a day of outdoor family fun!
5801 N 10th Street, Marion, Iowa 52302
Allen’s Orchard in Marion offers 40 varieties of apples, plus home-grown produce. Pick your own apples or get some from the store and enjoy some tasty treats while you’re there! Allen’s also has goats! And tractor rides on the weekends. Be sure to visit their website to see Allen’s Orchard’s hours and events. *Opening weekends starting August 11th, 2018 and 7 days a week starting Labor Day September 3rd, 2018*
Bart’s Farm and Pumpkin Patch
7307 Alburnett Rd, Marion, Iowa 52302
Bart’s Farm is a family-owned farm in Marion. In addition to pumpkins, they also offer pony rides on the weekends (12p-4p), as well as hayrack rides and a small corn maze! Check out their Facebook page for more information! *Opening September 22nd, 2018*
The Big Apple Orchard
1115 Hwy 30 W, Mt. Vernon, Iowa 52314
The Big Apple Orchard in Mt. Vernon offers apples, homemade baked goods, and other local culinary favorites! Check out their website or Facebook page for more information. *Open weekends September 8th-October 28th, 2018*
Bass Family Farms
840 Bass Lane, Mt Vernon, Iowa 52314
Bass Family Farms in Mt. Vernon grows and harvests vegetables using a chemical-free process. In addition to offering CSA opportunities, they also sell pumpkins as well as locally-sourced, gourmet food items in their store. Visit their website for more information.
3260 69th St, Atkins, Iowa 52206
Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins offers a huge pumpkin patch as well as numerous other activities including 2 corn mazes, hayrack rides, jumping pillow, zip line, petting zoo, store, and lots more! Cost: $8.95/person Mon-Fri, $12.50/person Sat-Sun. Kids 2 and under: Free. Visit their website for more information about hours, events, and activities. *Open September 15th-October 31st, 2018*
Colony Pumpkin Patch
2780 Front St NE, North Liberty, Iowa 52317
Colony Pumpkin Patch is located within North Liberty city limits and offers a chance to get a pre-picked pumpkin or pick your own. They also offer a corn maze, hayrack rides (on the weekends), playground, and barrel train rides. New this year: Hayrack rides to and from the PYO pumkin patch! Cost: $6/person Mon-Fri, $8/person Sat-Sun. Kids under 3: Free. No admission cost for shopping only. Visit their website for hours and event information. *Open September 16th-October 29th, 2018*
Genoa Bluffs Farms
2168 Hh Avenue, Marengo, Iowa 52301
Genoa Bluffs Strawberry and Pumpkin Farm is located west of Williamsburg and is open weekends Fri-Sun. Features a pumpkin patch, corn box, hayrack rides, corn maze, games, bounce house, and more. Cost: $7/person. Kids under 3: Free. Be sure to check out their website to get more information about opening day and their hours. *Open September 22nd-October 28th, 2018*
Kacena Pumpkin & Christmas Tree Farm
2510 55th St, Vinton, Iowa 52349
Kacena Pumpkin Farm in Vinton offers 70 varieties of squash and pumpkins. They offer walking trails throughout the farm, goats and chickens to feed, family events, and more. Visit their Facebook page for more information. *Opening September 23rd, 2018*
Kroul Farms in Mt. Vernon offers pumpkins, a corn maze, family activities, and a chance to get an up-close view of farm animals. Check out their website or Facebook page for more information.
The Pumpkin Patch Pizzazz
16359 170th Ave, Monticello, Iowa 52310
The Pumpkin Patch Pizzazz in Monticello offers pumpkins, squash, gourds, baked goods, decorations, animals, games, a corn maze, and more. Cost: W/Th/F: $3/person. Sat & Sun: $5/person (2 and under free). Visit their website for more information about opening day and their hours and activities. *Opening September 29th – October 31, 2018*
Sass Family Farm
3060 160th St, Riverside, Iowa 52327
Sass Family Farm in Riverside offers pumpkins, as well as other freshly-grown produce throughout the summer and fall. They also have a corn jump, sand box, playground, petting zoo, straw maze, hayrack rides, and other activities. Visit their website for hours and event information.
4823 Dingleberry Road NE, Iowa City, Iowa 52240
Wilson’s Orchard in Iowa City offers a chance to pick-your own apples in the orchard and pumpkins in the pumpkin patch (in October), as well as other seasonal produce such as berries and peaches. They also offer a store where you can find a variety of apple treats and fresh-baked goodies! If you want to ride Bessie the tractor, the cost is $5/person ages 4 and up. (The trailer ride ticket can be redeemed toward your purchase of apples, either freshly picked or from the cooler.) Wilson’s Orchard also offers great family events throughout the season. Visit their website for more information about events and hours. *Open August 1st-October 31st, 2018*
*Admission is free unless otherwise noted.
**Be sure to click on each business’ name to visit their website for more info on their fun family events!
***Always call ahead or check each business’ website to confirm when they are open!