Guide to Cedar Rapids Area Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches 2017

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!

Cedar Rapids Area Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches

Allen’s Orchard

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 August 5th, 2017

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, as well as hayrack rides and a small corn maze! Check out their Facebook page for more information! *Opening September 23rd, 2017

The Big Apple Orchard

1117 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 for more information. 

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.

Bloomsbury Farm

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: $8.50/person Mon-Fri,  $12/person Sat-Sun. Kids under 3: Free. Visit their website for more information about hours, events, and activities. *Open September 16th-October 31st, 2017

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.  Cost:  $6/person Mon-Fri, $8/person Sat-Sun. Kids under 3: Free. Visit their website for hours and event information. *Open September 16th-October 29th, 2017

Genoa Bluffs Strawberry and Pumpkin Farm

I-80 Exit 211 (Directions HERE). 

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.

Kacena Pumpkin & Christmas Tree Farm

2510 55th St, Vinton, IA 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 17th, 2017

Kroul Farms

245 Hwy. 1, Mt Vernon, IA 52314.

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 for more information.

The Pumpkin Patch Pizzazz

16359 170th Ave, Monticello, IA 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.

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. 

Wilson’s Orchard

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 29th, 2017

Cedar Rapids Area Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches*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!

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  1. My husband and i own a Christmas Tree and Pumpkin & Squash farm in the Vinton area. We grow 70 varieties of squash and pumpkins. We took over a 40 year operation 3 years ago. This is our 3rd year. We do NOT charge admission – on weekends we cook and grill squash dishes and give free samples out with recepies. Family Activities we have walking trails throughout our farm – goats & chickens for kids to feed – FREE Movie Nights (Big Screen outdoor movie featuring The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown & Hocus Pocus) we serve free popcorn and hot chocolate – we also encourage families to pack a picnic lunch if they want and bring to the farm. HOW DO I SUBSCRIBE and get our information added to your website? My name is Deb Kacena – Kacena Pumpkin Farm and Kacena Family Christmas Tree Farm. Phone is 319-210-2151.

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