Every year we see wonderful family-owned farms in Wichita or the surrounding area that offer pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and other fall fun for families. Here’s a list of all the farms I know of within an hour or so of Wichita where you can pick pumpkins, have a hayride, see (and pet!) some farm animals close-up, or find your way through a maze of corn. I’ve included contact information for each place and put them all on a handy map!
Do you know of a great family farm I’ve missed? Please let me know in the comments section!
Cox Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch coxfarm.com
6059 South Seneca, Wichita, KS 67217, (316) 524-8062
Open September 24 – October 29, 2016
Corn maze, pumpkin patch, straw maze, petting zoo, playground, hayride to the pumpkin patch. Music, food trucks/concessions and other vendors on weekends. Admission is $8; pumpkins are extra. Open on weekdays by appointment; otherwise open on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., with an additional Friday night openings for the corn maze only.
Papa’s Pumpkin Patch papaspumpkinpatchks.com
372 E 70th, Newton, KS 67114, (620) 367-2721
September 23 through October 30, 2016
Pumpkin market, hayride out to the pumpkin patch, slingshot, sorghum maze, fun farm play area for kids with barrel swings, hill of tires, big slide, and more. Free admission and many activities are free; others cost only $1-$3 each. Snack shop/grill available at additional fee. No outside food or drinks. Pumpkins are extra, and range in price from $1 to $30. Open Friday and Sunday afternoons 1-6 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Meadowlark Farm Pumpkin Patch and Pick-Your-Own Market
11249 SW 160th St, Rose Hill, KS 67133, (316) 518-8907
September 30 – November 1, 2016
Pumpkin patch, giant slingshot, corn maze, educational activities, picnic tables farm store. Separate fees for each activity, but they have a free picnic area and pumpkin-carving station. Regular pumpkins are sold by weight; mini pumpkins are priced per pumpkin. Prices: Free admission to the farm and pumpkin patch, $2.50 for hay-rack rides from parking lot to pumpkin patch, $2.00 each for kids’ corn maze, and $5 pumpkin slingshot. Pumpkins are sold by weight at 40cents/lb with mini pumpkins sold by the piece. Discounts for groups over 10. Free petting zoo with farm animals, roosters wander the farm (diminutive tyrannosaurs) free pumpkin carving stations, free picnic areas, Browse the farm store; loaded with their own homemade jams and salsas as well as other amazing local items made by neighbors and friends. Open Wednesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and noon til 6 p.m. Sundays. Very friendly folks at Meadowlark!
Klausmeyer Dairy Farm Tours and Pumpkin Patch klausmeyerdairyfarms.com
8135 S. 119 St. West, Clearwater, KS 67026 (316) 706-5391
Opens in October. Milking demo, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, pig races, hay wagon rides, feed the livestock, sand pile, playground, and more. Open Monday through Friday by appointment only and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Regular price of $7 includes a pumpkin and the entire experience, but if you mention Wichita on the Cheap you’ll get a 50-cent discount. Even if you don’t want the discount, mention WOTC so they’ll know where you heard about them. 🙂
Applejack Pumpkin Patch applejackpumpkinpatch.com
10007 SW Indianola Rd, Augusta, KS 67010, (316) 733-8909
Last weekend of September through the end of October
Pumpkin patch, play area, petting zoo, hayride, corn maze, zip line, big slide, and more activities included in admission. Some activities available for an additional fee. Admission is $8. Pumpkins are extra. Military and seniors get half-price admission with ID. No outside food, no checks accepted. Open weekdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 6 p.m.
Bergmann Corn Maze bergmanncornmaze.com
8401 S. Meridian Ave., Haysville, KS 67060, (316) 522-3475
September 24 – November 5, 2016
Pumpkin patch, corn maze, inflatables, trike track, tunnels, playground, and more kids activities. $8 to $14 for attractions and corn maze. Coupon available if you want corn maze only. Some activities, including pony rides and carnival games, are available for an additional fee. There is no outside gate admission, and it’s free to ride out to the field to pick pumpkins, which range in price from 50 cents for gourds and mini pumpkins to $7 for jack-o-lantern size. Open Friday evenings 6-10 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays 1-6 p.m. Cash or check only; no credit cards. Concessions available.
Kansas Maze at Gaeddert Farms www.kansasmaze.com
13209 E. 82nd Ave., Buhler, KS, (620) 543-3073
September 24 – October 29, 2016
Corn maze, pumpkin patch, horse-drawn hayrides, BIG jumping pillows, and more activities for both kids and adults. Admission to the corn maze is $9.50 and includes general admission, or pay $2 general admission and buy ticket packages for PlayLand. Some activities are included with general admission. Open Fridays 6-9:30 p.m., Saturdays 2-10 p.m., and Sundays 2-8 p.m. Bring cash or checks; no outside food or drink. Concessions available. Coupon
Mr. Gourdman’s Pumpkin Patch wichitaspumpkinpatch.com
3750 S. Dusty Rd., Derby, KS 67037, (316) 733-1887
Opens October 1, 2016
Pumpkin patch, corn maze, little rascals play house, playground, mulch mountain and more. Admission is $7 ($5 for military); children 3 and younger get in free. Some activities, like paddle boats, require an additional fee. No gate charge if you just want to buy an already picked pumpkin near the entrance. Some weekends will have live music and one weekend they will have a free “Words of Jesus” event with live rock-n-roll music and a speaker.
Sunnyside Pumpkin Patch sunnysidepatch.com or https://www.facebook.com/Sunny-Side-Pumpkin-Patch-167521316667247
11500 S. Hopkins Road, Assaria, KS 67416, (785) 667-4668
September 24 to October 31
Crop mazes, children’s play area and petting zoo, pumpkin patch, and horse-drawn hay rides on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $7 per person and includes all activities; ages 6 and younger are $1 per year of age. Pumpkins are extra. Cash, check, or credit cards. Coupon (One coupon covers every person in your group.) Open daily from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Walters’ Pumpkin Patch walterspumpkinpatch.com
10001 NW U.S. Highway 77, Burns, Kansas 66840, (316) 320-4150
September 17 – October 31, 2016
Corn maze, pumpkin patch, 2 giant jumping pillows, play barn and kid-friendly farm play areas, pedal boats, picnic area and pavilion. Weekend admission is $12 ($9 on weekdays) and includes many kid-friendly activities. Additional fees for some “Pay to Play” attractions like the zipline, punkin chunkin (slingshot), and barrel train. Flashlight maze and Haunted Cannery attractions are charged separately. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Coupon
For more fall fun, check out the list of Fall Festivals at Wichita on the Cheap!