The temps are turning cooler and it’s the perfect time to gather the family and visit our local apple orchards and pumpkin patches!! 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 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.
7307 Alburnett Rd, Marion, Iowa 52302
Bart’s Farm is a family-owned farm. In addition to pumpkins, they also offer pony rides on the weekends from Noon-4 as well as hayrack rides and a small corn maze! Open Sept 24-Oct 31.
1117 Hwy 30 W, Mt. Vernon, Iowa 52314
The Big Apple Orchard offers apples, homemade baked goods, and other local culinary favorites!
840 Bass Lane, Mt Vernon, Iowa 52314
Bass Family Farms 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.
3260 69th St, Atkins, Iowa 52206
Bloomsbury Farm 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: $8.50/person Mon-Fri, $12/person Sat-Sun. Kids under 3: Free.
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. Cost: $6/person Mon-Fri, $8/person Sat-Sun. Kids under 3: Free.
I-80 Exit 211 (Directions HERE).
Open weekends Fri-Sun beginning September 23rd. Features a pumpkin patch, corn box, hayrack rides, corn maze, games, bounce house, and more. Cost: $5/person. Kids under 3: Free.
Kroul Farms offers pumpkins, a corn maze, family activities, and a chance to get an up-close view of farm animals.
3060 160th St, Riverside, Iowa 52327
Sass Family Farm offers pumpkins, as well as other freshly-grown produce. They also have a corn jump, sand box, playground, petting zoo, straw maze, hayrack rides, haunted barn (suitable for young children), and other activities beginning Sept 23rd.
4823 Dingleberry Road NE, Iowa City, Iowa 52240
Wilson’s Orchard offers a chance to pick-your own apples in the orchard and pumpkins in the pumpkin patch (in October). They also offer a store where you can find a variety of apple treats and fresh-baked goodies!
*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!