Come for the gourds, stay for the good times.
After a blazing hot Oklahoma summer, there is nothing quite like picking out pumpkins on a crisp autumn afternoon. We have put together our top list of pumpkin patches in the 405, each one as cool as a fall breeze. You’ll be sure to find truckloads of pumpkins and oodles of family- friendly activities at each of these destinations. See you there!
Orr Family Farm
14400 S. Western Ave., OKC
Open Sept. 24 to Nov. 12
Admission includes activities such as hay rides, train rides, a corn maze, pumpkin patch and animal barnyard, jumping pillows, a carousel and more. Pony rides and homemade treats sold separately. Tickets can be purchased online for a discounted price; kids two and younger are free.
Chester’s Pumpkin Patch
5201 Cimarron Rd. NW, Piedmont
Open Sept. 24 to Oct. 31
Come check out this patch’s new giant slide, barnyard games, pony rides for children, tractor rides, petting zoo (zoo food sold separately), three-acre mystery maze, live music on the weekends and more. Admission is $6 for ages 11 to 64, $12 for ages 1 to 10 and free for ages 64+ and children under 1. Be on the lookout for an “early bird special” on its website in early September.
Wings Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch
13700 N. Eastern Ave., Edmond
Open Sept. 30 to Oct. 23
Tickets here get you unlimited hayrides, games, bounce house visits, pumpkin train rides, petting zoo entry, photo-ops and access to food trucks. A vast variety of pumpkins, gourds, hay bales and pansies is also available to purchase for your fall decorating needs. Tickets are $7 per person, or you can get a family-four-pack for $25. Check the website for special Saturday activities, and for more details.
Pumpkinville at the Myriad Botanical Gardens
301 W. Reno Ave., OKC
Open Oct. 7 to 23
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Pumpkinville boasts 30,000 pumpkins arranged in themed vignettes throughout the Children’s Garden. Admission includes pumpkin murals, mums, cornstalks and haystacks as well as unlimited activities such as Mo’s Carousel rides, pumpkin games (e.g., bowling, chess, reading time, crafts) and access to food trucks (food sold separately). Purchase pumpkins in the pumpkin patch area, and ride the Pumpkinville Express Train that travels throughout the gardens. Tickets are $8; members and children 2 and younger are free.
For more fall activity ideas, see the September issue of 405 Magazine.