Hayrides
Pick Your Own Pumpkins and Indian Corn
Crawl Through Our Hay Tunnel
Climb Our Four Story Tree House
Enjoy Delicious Food At Our Snack Bar
See Farm Animals
Browse our Gift Shop
Experience Storybook Land
Try Our Famous Fresh Cider Donuts
Roll Down Jack and Jill Hill
Play Frisbee Golf
Ride Pedal Carts
Click here to see our Pumpkin Cannon
Watch our Bees Make Honey
Get lost in a Corn Maze
Compete in Duck Races

 

PUMPKIN PATCH 2020

  • DAYS and HOURS of OPERATION

  • Sat. September 26 - Sat. October 31

  • CLOSED SUNDAY - TUESDAY

  • WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY          2 - 7 P.M.

  • SATURDAYS & COLUMBUS DAY  10 A.M. - 7 P.M.

  • NO ADMISSION CHARGE THIS YEAR

  • Mask required when not maintaining social distancing

  • ACTIVITIES HAPPENING

  • Pumpkin picking

  • Cider donuts and cider

  • Pumpkin cannon

  • ACTIVITIES NOT HAPPENING OR NOT OPEN

  • Hayrides

  • Pedal carts

  • Farm animals

  • Slide

  • Treehouse

  • Corn maze

  • Gift shop

  • Snack bar

In 1987 Jim and I opened the Pumpkin Patch, and, for the last 34 years, we have enjoyed sharing our farm with you.  When 2020 began, we were excited to plant the pumpkins and had a few ideas for some new attractions in the fall.  Then Covid 19 arrived with its negative impact on all of our lives.

Being optimistic farmers, we hoped things would return to normal by October and we planted twenty acres of pumpkins and gourds in preparation for the coming season.  Almost all of the pumpkins have turned orange.   We have thousands to choose from ranging from one pound to over a hundred pounds.

Unfortunately, things are not back to normal.  Thankfully, my children and grandchildren have made sure I have been well taken care of, and I have stayed away from the public since March.

Just as my family has kept me safe over these past months, we want to keep our customers safe when they come to the farm.  We are concerned that if we open all of the many attractions we normally have that social distancing would be very difficult.  We worry that the virus could be transferred if we open all of our attractions.  It would be troubling to us if it were to happen to even one person.

We have decided to open the Pumpkin Patch on September 26, 2020.  See above for the days and hours and for which activities will be happening and which will not be happening.

The pumpkin patch will be open for you to pick pumpkins.  The patch is almost twenty acres which will allow for social distancing.   We have plenty of wheelbarrows for you to use to transport your pumpkins.  Unfortunately, there won’t be any hayrides as the wagons would be too crowded for safety.

We will be selling our delicious cider donuts and cold and hot cider.   However, the barns will be closed to the public so we will not be serving other food.   Honey will also be available for purchase.  The pumpkin cannon will be firing.  Since we are not offering our usual attractions, there will be no admission charge this year.

It is our hope that next year the Pumpkin Patch will be back to normal.

Sincerely, 

Lois VanDerwerken