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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.Continue to 2 of 6 below.
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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.Continue to 3 of 6 below.
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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.Continue to 4 of 6 below.
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Jerry Smith 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.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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Meadowbrook Pumpkin Farm and Market, and Haunted Cornfield
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.Continue to 6 of 6 below.
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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.