Pumpkin Patches That Are An Easy Drive From Milwaukee

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    Jim's Pumpkin Farm

    Jim's Pumpkin Farm. Jim's Pumpkin Farm

    What: Jim’s Pumpkin Farm

    Where: N124W17781 Lovers Lane, Germantown, 262-305-7951

    Days and Hours of Operation: Open after Sept. 24, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

    There’s a lot to do on one plot of land, in particular for families. There’s a 4.5-acre corn maze; pre-picked pumpkins, gourds and squash for purchase; a game of jumping over straw bales; face-painting station; kids’ craft areas; and food and drinks for sale. This is a third-generation business, started by William Klug in Brookfield and now run by his son, Jim Klug, in Germantown.

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  • 02 of 06

    Lindner's Pumpkin Farm

    Lindner's Pumpkin Farm. Lindner's Pumpkin Farm

    What: Lindner’s Pumpkin Farm

    Where: 19075 W. Cleveland Ave., New Berlin, 262-549-5364

    Days and Hours of Operation: Sept. 17-Oct. 31, 2016, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

    This farm, run by Wayne and Diane Lindner, features a petting zoo with goats, llamas and more; plus a corn maze and pumpkin bowling. Visitors of all ages can enjoy touring a log cabin dating back to 1840, still stocked with vintage farm equipment. Pumpkins and gourds are for sale, too, and there’s a Pumpkin Express Barrel Train that runs daily.

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  • 03 of 06

    Swan Pumpkin Farm

    Swan Pumpkin Farm. Swan Pumpkin Farm

    What: Swan Pumpkin Farm

    Where: 5930 Highway H, Franksville, 262-835-4885

    Days and Hours of Operation: After Sept. 24, 2016, open daily

    Opening on Sept. 24, 2016, for the season, this farm is entering into its 38th season. This year there’s Wanda’s Spook House (the haunted house includes a vintage scientist’s lab with a spooky bent), a graveyard, the Witch Hollow Maze (a winding path corn stalks), petting zoo, a puppet theater and hayrides. Opt for an evening hayride and you also get to roast marshmallows over a fire. Be sure to try apple-cider donuts from Cauldron Café. At the Country Market are pumpkins and other fall vegetables for sale, plus caramel apples, jams and gourds.

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  • 04 of 06

    Jerry Smith Pumpkin Farm

    Jerry Smith Pumpkin Farm. Jerry Smith Pumpkin Farm

    What: Jerry Smith Produce and Pumpkin Farm

    Where: 7150 18th St. (Hwy. L), Kenosha, 262-925-8360

    Days and Hours of Operation: After Sept. 17, 2016, open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily

    Since the early 1970s, this farm has been a must-stop for locals during autumn. Today you’ll find the Country Store—open from June through October—filled with homemade eats to purchase like jams and sauces, and also gourds and pumpkins for sale, too. Many of the products are private-labeled, making for great gifts or souvenirs. Activities include viewing the creative vignettes of scarecrows, taking a hayride, visiting the petting zoo, walking the labyrinth, and finding your way through the corn maze. The variety of gourds and pumpkins is astonishing—and colorful.

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  • 05 of 06

    Meadowbrook Pumpkin Farm and Market, and Haunted Cornfield

    Meadowbrook. Meadowbrook

    What: Meadowbrook Pumpkin Farm and Market

    Where: 2970 Mile View Road, West Bend, 262-338-3649

    Days and Hours of Operation: After Sept. 24, 2016, (haunted cornfield debuts Sept. 30, 2016) open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday

    From a bounce house to a haunted house, one could easily spend a half-day here, also taking an easy hike—day or night—through the ¾ miles of trails tucked into six acres of cornstalks. Purchasing a pumpkin is encouraged: the farm grows 26 varieties. Other activities are a wagon ride and a petting zoo. Check the website for prices for each activity as they vary, although there is no cost to enter the farm. 

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  • 06 of 06

    Shady Maple Farm

    Shady Maple Farm. Shady Maple Farm

    What: Shady Maple Farm

    Where: N56W27476 Lisbon Road (Hwy. K), Sussex, 262-

    Days and Hours of Operation: Starting Sept. 23, 2016, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday

    This 115-acre farm is a veritable playground—especially in the fall. That’s when you can hop in a wagon for a hayride, pick a pumpkin out of the field, play among the haybales (great for little ones) and navigate a five-acre corn maze. Other activities include decorating pumpkins and making caramel apples. Toddlers even have their own (much smaller) corn maze to plow through.