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!
NEW! Marietta Farm
1600 E US Hwy 54 Andover, Kansas, KS 67002 (316) 227-1563
Corn cannons, grass maze, train rides, pumpkin sling shots, pumpkins for sale, and more. Admission $9 (free for kids 2 and under). Some activities require additional tickets. Open weekends (Saturday & Sunday) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open weekdays with a limited number of activities available and a reduced admission price.
Bergmann Corn Maze
8401 S. Meridian Ave., Haysville, KS 67060, (316) 522-3475
Opens Saturday, September 30 through Sunday, October 29, 2017
Pumpkin patch, corn maze, inflatables, trike track, tunnels, playground, and more kids activities. From $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.
Klausmeyer Dairy Farm Tours and Pumpkin Patch
8135 S. 119 St. West, Clearwater, KS 67026 (316) 706-5391
Opens Saturday, September 16, 2017. This is fun! 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. Bring cash if you can; there’s a $1 convenience fee if you’re paying with a card.
Applejack Pumpkin Patch
10007 SW Indianola Rd, Augusta, KS 67010, (316) 733-8909
Opens last full weekend of September through October 31
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 $9. Pumpkins are extra. Military and seniors get half-price admission with ID. No outside food, no checks accepted, no pets permitted. Open Tuesdays to Fridays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 6 p.m. (UPDATED)
Meadowlark Farm Pumpkin Patch and Pick-Your-Own Market
11249 SW 160th St, Rose Hill, KS 67133, (316) 518-8907
Pumpkin patch opens early October. Farm includes you-pick apples in the apple orchard.
Pick-your-own pumpkin patch, antique tractor ride to/from the patch ($3), free picnic area, farm animals to feed. They have a store with their farm-grown produce, seasonal goodies, and local treats. Pumpkins are sold by weight. Mini pumpkins are about $1 each if you pick them; about $1.25 each if purchased from the store. Pick your apples in apple orchard in fall July to November. Pay by pound. Free entry to the farm and pumpkin patch. Open Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays and noon to 5 p.m. Some weekends in October they’ll have music and special foods. Very friendly folks at Meadowlark! Homemade hard cider for purchase. (Updated)
Walters’ Pumpkin Patch
10001 NW U.S. Highway 77, Burns, Kansas 66840, (316) 320-4150
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
Papa’s Pumpkin Patch
372 E 70th, Newton, KS 67114, (620) 367-2721
September 23 through October 29, 2017
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. You can pick your own pumpkin, right off the vine. 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 weekdays by appointment; Friday and Sunday afternoons 1-6 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Kansas Maze at Gaeddert Farms
13209 E. 82nd Ave., Buhler, KS, (620) 543-3073
Open September 29 to October 27, 2018
Corn maze, pumpkin patch, jumping pillows, Bazooka ball, human foosball and other activities for both kids and adults. Tickets are $8 to $27, depending on type of ticket and activities included. Fridays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Open weekdays by reservation only. Pumpkin Patch is open 2 p.m. to dusk Saturdays and Sundays. Credit cards OK for entry fees, with minimum charge of $20. Cash or check for pumpkins and food.
Sunnyside Pumpkin Patch
11500 S. Hopkins Road, Assaria, KS 67416, (785) 667-4668
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.
For more fall fun, check out the list of Fall Festivals 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.
Weekly on Friday and Saturday (October 8, 2018 - October 31, 2018)