Family Favorite Pumpkin Patches in Minnesota
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Nothing says fall in Minnesota like a pumpkin patch! With over 140 pumpkin patches to visit across the state, you could visit a pumpkin patch every day of fall and still not see them all! This year, over 29,000 parents voted for the top pumpkin patches in Minnesota for the 2023 Family Favorites survey. Here are the top three!

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Pearson Family Farm

Located in Ramsey Minnesota, Pearson Family Farm came in third place in the best pumpkin patch category! Start your visit at the highlight of the farm, the corn maze! Each year the Pearson family creates an elaborate corn maze design in their field for all to enjoy. Check out their website to see mazes of years past! Stop in the barn boutique where you can pick up local honey from the very bees that pollinate the pumpkins on the Pearson Family Farm. Stock up on jams, salsas, and fresh mums, and pick up a handmade gift from a local artisan. Don’t leave Pearson’s before grabbing a bag of white or yellow corn kernels to pop at home and enjoy all fall long. Pearson’s also has a location in Clear Lake where you can get pumpkins, squash, gourds, and take a walk through the sunflower field while it is in bloom!

Open September 15th-October 31st
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Nelson Farm

Located in Litchfield Minnesota, Nelson Farm came in second place in the best pumpkin patch category! Tucked in a grove of over 300-year-old oak and walnut trees, this month kicks off the 34th annual pumpkin patch festival at Nelson Farm! With dozens of activities to enjoy, including a mega maze, sod house, tire mountain, zip line, bouncy balls, barrel races, corn cob golf, straw maze, and so much more, Nelson’s is a full day of fall fun. Hungry from all the fall activities? Stop by the food wagon to enjoy corn dogs, cheese curds, French fries, or one of several additional choices. Before you leave grab some fresh made mini donuts and cotton candy from the mini donut wagon!

Open September 23rd-October 29th

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Waldoch Farm

Located in Lino Lakes Minnesota, Waldoch Farm came in first place in the best pumpkin patch category! At the Waldoch Farm Garden Center, you can choose a prepicked pumpkin, squash, or gourd, or you can take a hay ride to the Joyer Adventure Farm to really experience all that Waldoch Farm has to offer! This year Waldoch’s corn maze is shaped like Minnesota’s state bird and has two phases! The first phase takes about 10-15 minutes, whereas the second phase can take around 45 minutes, and includes a scavenger hunt to find all the letters in a hidden phrase within. Three weekends this fall, Waldoch will host “Flashlight nights.” Bring your flashlight and take a dark walk through the corn maze for even more fun. Spend the rest of the day at the farm enjoying the 20+ activities offered. Stop by the barn to feed the animals, slide down zoom mountain’s 60-foot slide, swing through the ropes course, play in the pumpkin castle, and so much more!

Open September 23rd-October 30th

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More pumpkin patches in Minnesota to check out:

Barten Pumpkin Farm: New Prague, Minnesota,

Pinehaven Farm: Wyoming, Minnesota,

Emma Krumbee’s: Belle Plaine, Minnesota,

Dehn’s Pumpkins: Dayton, MN,

Severs Fall Festival: Shakopee, MN,

Nicole is the mom to two young children. Together they are embarking on adventures and discovering the wonders of Minnesota. You can follow along on Instagram @mnbucketlistmom 

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