If pumpkin spice lattes can become "a thing" on August 28th, then pumpkin patches can certainly be a thing in September!

Ready to plan a trip to a pumpkin patch this fall? I've picked out five of my favorite ones in the area for a variety of reasons. Take a look and see which one sounds fun to you! I used this website as my guide, but here were the coolest sounding ones.

  1. Red Barn Learning Farm: In Dodge County. Very kid friendly, and you can even bring your own food in to enjoy a picnic! You can choose your pumpkins in the field, or from ones already gathered.
  2. Farmer John's Pumpkin Patch: Opening in Freeborn County on September 21st! This one is also field or gathered pumpkin optional, and includes a picnic area for your use. If you're missing summer already, take a look at the fishing photos farmer John puts on Facebook!
  3. Fright At The Farm: You'll recognize this farm in Zumbrota as a haunted house, but it's got a corn maze and pumpkin patch too! Younger kids might not be into this farm, but pre-teens and above should love it. They'll open September 17th.
  4. Sekapp Orchard: Right in our backyard! They're already open too!
  5. Tweite's Family Farm: They're celebrating their 30th anniversary this year! TONS of activities for the whole family. They open September 22nd.

Happy pumpkin picking!

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