Thank goodness for agricultural tourism in Kansas. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and fun farms are all enjoyed outdoors, so we can still go have some fun – even in 2020!
Every year we see wonderful family-owned farms near Wichita that offer pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and other fall fun for families. These are some of the best pumpkin patches in Kansas, and every year they seem to get even better.
I’ve included contact information for each place and put them all on a handy map farther down on this page.
For more fall fun, check out the list of Barn Sales and Flea Markets at Wichita on the Cheap. Oh, and hey – after you get your pumpkin you’ll need to carve it. Check out my roundup of free pumpkin carving stencils.
Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches near Wichita
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. (Do you know of a great family farm I’ve missed? Please let me know in the comments section!)
Cedar Creek Farm & Pumpkin Patch
Location: 6100 N. 119th St. W., Maize, KS 67101 (316) 295-8718
Dates: Saturday, Sept. 26 to Thursday, Oct. 31, 2020
Times: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; Fridays through Sundays, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Closed Mondays.
Cedar Creek Farm & Pumpkin Patch is a new pumpkin patch in the Wichita area. It’s located off K-96 and 119th Street West in northwest Wichita. Several free activities are included, such as a kids zone, yard games, a corn pit and a tiny town. Other activities include a barrel train, petting zoo, pony ride and corn maze. Ticketed activities (for an additional fee) are horse-drawn carriage tours and the pumpkin slingshot. A community fire pit is available to rent for $35 for three hours. (Each participant must still pay admission.) No outside food or drink unless renting a fire pit.
Cost: $10 admission per person, free admission for kids 2 and younger. Pumpkins sold separately per pound. 10% discount for military with ID. Season passes available for $20 and give you access to the pumpkin patch and all evening events. Horse-drawn carriage rides are $5 per person.
Events at Cedar Creek Farm and Pumpkin Patch
Opening Day: Fun activities, food trucks, hot air balloon rides and more for Cedar Creek Farm opening day on September 26, 2020.
Late Night Corn Maze: Every Friday and Saturday night in October from 7 p.m. to midnight; $7 per person; firepits, yard games, s’more kits; Shaken or Stirred Bartending.
Photographer Night: Every Tuesday evening during the last two hours of the day (times will change with sunset). $5 per person for photographer and clients (2 and under free); attractions & activities will be closed, but photo ops/props will be available for use.
Movie Nights: Two Sunday evenings in October at 7 p.m. (movie begins at 8 p.m.) Admission is $5 per person (2 and under free); concession stand will be open; Shaken or Stirred Bartending onsite. Scheduled movies:
- Sunday, October 4: Nightmare Before Christmas
- Sunday, October 11: Hocus Pocus
Sweetwater Band Live at the Farm Friday, October 30 at any time, but the concert begins at 8 p.m. Enjoy live music, Shaken or Stirred Bartending, and fun farm late night activities.
Halloween Hootenanny: Saturday, October 31st from 4-7 p.m. $5 per person to enter (children 1 and under free); safe trick or treating for kids, Shaken or Stirred Bartending onsite for adults.
Walters’ Pumpkin Patch
Location: 10001 NW U.S. Highway 77, Burns, Kansas 66840, (316) 320-4150
Dates: Saturday, Sept. 19, to Sunday, November 1, 2020
Hours: 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Sundays 1–7 p.m.
Walters Pumpkin Patch has many different activities including you-pick pumpkins, corn maze, slide into the corn bin, kid-sized western village, and lots and lots more, including a two-story, 960-square-foot tree house. Masks are required indoors or when you have to interact closely with anyone. Walters also has nighttime activities that are ticketed separately, including its Haunted Cannery tour that is not suitable for young children. No zipline this year.
Cost: Admission on weekdays (Weds-Fri) is $10; admission on Saturdays and Sundays is $15. Additional activities not included in admission require tokens, which are $1 each or you can buy 5 and get 1 free. Free for 2 and younger. Pumpkins priced separately.
Opening weekend discount: Pay only $10 admission during opening weekend, September 19-21, 2020.
Events at Walters Pumpkin Patch
Decorate a Bale: Gather your ideas and your friends to compete in the bale-decorating contest out at Walters on Sept. 12, 2020.
Opening weekend: $10 admission (includes tax) and fun activities for opening weekend at Walters Pumpkin Patch on September 19, 2020.
All You Can Carry: Fill your arms ($30) or fill a wheelbarrow ($50) with all the pumpkins and squash you can carry home. Or purchase a few at 50% off on October 24, 2020.
Closing day of Walters Pumpkin Patch: The last day they’ll be open is on Sunday, November 1, 2020
Applejack Pumpkin Patch
Location: 10007 SW Indianola Rd, Augusta, KS 67010, (316) 733-8909
Dates: Saturday, Sept. 26 through Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020
Times: Wednesdays to Fridays 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sundays noon–6 p.m.
Applejack Pumpkin Patch has a 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. The artillery line and adult pedal cars are only available on the weekend. No outside food, no pets permitted.
Cost: Admission is $10 for ages 3 and up. Pumpkins are extra. Military and seniors get half-price admission with ID. No checks accepted.
Klausmeyer Dairy Farm Tours and Pumpkin Patch
Location: 8135 S. 119 St. West, Clearwater, KS 67026 (316) 706-5391
Dates: Open daily from Saturday, September 19 to November 1, 2020
Times: Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Haunted evening activities are 7–10 p.m. Saturdays only or Wednesday and Friday nights by appointment only
Klausmeyer Farm offers dairy tours, a you-pick pumpkin patch, jumping pillow, tons of unique, family-friendly activities, a 5-acre corn maze, gem mining, hay wagon rides and more. We’ve been visiting the Klausmeyer farm since my college kid was in kindergarten!
The farm also has haunted evening activities that consist of zombie paintball, haunted house (the Barn of Fear) and corn maze. The haunted activities are also available by reservation only on Wednesday and Friday nights during the season.
Costs: Admission on weekends is $8; weekday admission is $7. Corn maze is an additional $6, or you can purchase a combo pack for $13 on weekends or $10 on weekdays. Some ticketed activities require additional fees. See Klausmeyer admission prices for more information.
Events at Klausmeyer Farm
Opening day: September 19, 2020, which also happens to be right before National Farm Safety Week.
Grandparents Weekend: Grandma and Grandpa will receive 1/2 price admission into the pumpkin patch when entering with at least one paid grandchild admission.
Discount weekend: Veterans, first responders, Post Office employees, teachers/paras/school staff, medical staff will all receive half-price admission to Klausmeyer Farm during the weekend of October 3 & 4, 2020.
Movie night at the farm: October 10, 2020 at 7 p.m. featuring Hocus Pocus. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, purchase some kettle corn at the farm and enjoy the FREE movie night at Klausmeyer Farm where there is plenty of room to spread out.
Live performance by Makayla Brownlee Saturday, October 24 from 7-8 p.m. Wellington native and American Idol season 18 participant will perform. They’ll also have zombie paintball, 5-acre crop maze, and haunted barn available. Regular admission applies.
Halloween costume contest & trick or treat weekend: Saturday October 31 and Sunday, November 1, 2020, kids will get to walk across the “stage” during any of the pig races to show off their Halloween costumers. Parents can enter child’s name into a drawing for the chance to win a quilt.
P and M Pumpkin Ranch
Location: 311 16th Ave, Moundridge, KS 67107, (620) 345-3103
Dates: Saturday, Sept. 26, to Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 and then they’ll be open again on the weekend of November 6-8, 2020.
Times: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 4–7 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Closed Mondays. For weather-related updates check their Facebook page.
P and M Pumpkin Ranch is a Western-themed pick-your-own pumpkin patch located northeast of Hutchinson, Kansas. They have family-friendly activities like the double-barrel chute (underground slide!), pedal karts, pig races, big jumping pads, corn hole and more. Plus, there are community fire pits and photo opps for special fall moments and snack bins if you get hungry.
They try to put together activities that the whole family can do together – it’s not just for the kids. I love that approach – I believe it’s so important (and not easy) to find things you can do together as a family.
Cost: $9.50 per person (free for 2 and younger) with $1 military and senior discounts. Some activities cost extra, ranging from 25 cents for feeding animals to $4 for a s’mores-for-four supply kit. Passes available for unlimited visits during the 2020 season are $22 per person. Private campfire sites are available by reservation and for an extra fee. Pumpkins priced separately. Cash, credit and debit payments accepted.
Note: No admission fee if you are there only to pick pumpkins.
Location: 1600 E. US-54 Hwy., Andover, KS 67002 (316) 227-1563
Dates: Sept. 25 through Oct. 31, 2020
Times: Mondays-Fridays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Marietta Farm has a grass maze, live animals, a zip line, a playground and more included in admission.Pay-to-play activities include a corn cannon, bungee bouncer, pumpkin cannon and paintball. Tickets are $1 per ticket, $20 for 25 tickets or $75 for 100 tickets. All activities are open on the weekend; during the weekdays only the playgrounds and grass maze activity are available.
Cost: Weekday admission is $5 per person, weekend admission is $7 per person; children 2 and younger free. Tickets are $1 per ticket, $20 for 25 tickets or $75 for 100 tickets.
Meadowlark Farm Pumpkin Patch and Pick-Your-Own Market
Location: 11249 SW 160th St, Rose Hill, KS 67133, (316) 518-8907
Dates: Open through fall; pumpkin patch opens Oct. 2.
Times: Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sundays noon–5 p.m.
Meadowlark’s pumpkin patch opens Wednesday, Oct. 2. Farm includes you-pick apples in the apple orchard. This is a more traditional pumpkin patch experience. There is a picnic space and nature trail to enjoy. Ask about fresh cider pressing in the store and bring a jug to be prepared to take some home if it’s available. Check Meadowlark’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/MeadowlarkFarm, for weather updates.
Cost: $2 per person; pay for produce in farm store. Bring your own harvest knife or shears to cut the pumpkin off the vine or rent one from the store. Apples are also available at you-pick or in-store prices.
Mr. Gourdman’s Pumpkin Patch
Location: 3750 Dusty Road, Derby, KS 67037 (316) 733-1887
Dates: October 2-31, 2020
Times: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Sundays; weekdays by appointment only
Mr. Gourdman’s is located between 127th and 143rd Streets East on 39th Street South. Besides picking pumpkins, you can go fishing (with your own tackle), canoeing or kayaking on the lake or enjoy the playground area, corn maze and nature trails. Available at extra costs are food, face painting and horse riding. Pumpkins are extra. Coolers are welcome to enjoy the picnic area. No pets permitted.
Cost: Admission is $7 per person, free for kids 3 and younger; $5 for military with ID. Pumpkins and select activities are extra. Accepts cash, check or major credit cards, $2.50 fee for credit cards.
Events at Mr. Gourdman’s
Kansas Veterans & Family Reunion October 2-3, 2020 (rain dates Oct. 9-10) $10 admission for both days; $7 for military; 3 years and under free. Includes concerts, horseback shooting exhibition, auction, all the regular Mr. Gourdman’s pumpkin activities. Bring chairs and coolers.
Sunny Side Pumpkin Patch
Location: 11500 S. Hopkins Road, Assaria, KS 67416, (785) 667-4668
Dates: Every day from October 1 to October 31, 2020
Times: Daily from 11 a.m.–7:30 p.m. Night maze groups by appointments.
Sunnyside Pumpkin Patch has 8 acres of pumpkins to pick from, crop and straw bale mazes, children’s play area, slides, and horse-drawn hay rides on Saturdays and Sundays from noon–6 p.m.
Cost: Admission is $7 per person and includes all activities; ages 6 and younger are $1 per year of age. Pay with cash and Sunny Side will pay your sales tax for you. $1 off coupon on their website covers every person in your group. Activities are included in admission. Additional gourds for the giant slingshots are three for $1 (one included in admission). Pumpkins are reasonably priced at 50 cents per pound, and the owners sell other produce in season as well.
These farms are no longer offering pumpkin patch/corn maze activities…
Under new ownership this year, Cox Farm is opening up Fridays and Saturdays in October. They will be offering their new, Cox Farm Fall Festival. We have not heard specifics about price or activities yet. 10 am to 7pm. Cox Farm, 6059 S Seneca St, Wichita, KS (opens September 25)
Kansas Maze at Gaeddert Farms
Kansas Maze will not host their corn maze and pumpkin patch this fall. After 20 years of great memories, they have decided it is time for a change. (Check out their Sunflower Maze Festival in late August through mid-September.)
Bergmann Corn Maze
The Bergmanns have retired. We’re thankful for all the years of fun they’ve provided for Wichita families!
Papa’s Pumpkin Patch
Papa’s Pumpkin Patch in Newton has closed.