When fall arrives and everyone prepares for Halloween, many metro residents visit the Oklahoma City pumpkin patches to pick out that perfect holiday pumpkin and enjoy the fun family activities such as hayrides and petting zoos. Here is a list of area pumpkin patches, with contact information and details on each.
9901 60th St. (Noble)
Hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturdays; closed Wednesdays and Sundays
About: Opened in 2003, Busy Bee now features even more than pumpkins.
You can get fresh honey, produce and craft items.
Chester's Party Barn & Farm
5201 Cimarron Road N.W. (Piedmont)
Hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays
About: Longtime Oklahoma entertainers, "Chester" and his wife host a fall pumpkin patch that costs $10 admission for kids 1-10 and $6 for those 11-64. Admission includes a pumpkin, hayride, petting zoo, slide, pony rides and more.
Orr Family Farm
14200 South Western (OKC)
Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays
About: This popular metro attraction has a pumpkin patch each fall season, as well as hayrides, corn maze and more.
Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch
720 Henney Road (Arcadia)
Hours: 1-6 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fridays through Sundays
About: East of Edmond is a farm the owners call "low-tech, high family fun." Visitors can enjoy hayrides, petting zoo, corn maze and more.
For an additional charge, feed the animals or take a pony ride.
Shelden's Pumpkin Corner
5th and Broadway (Edmond)
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sundays until October 31st
About: Just down the street from the UCO Jazz Lab each fall is Shelden's Pumpkin Corner, a place to get your pumpkin for the season.
St. Matthew United Methodist Pumpkin Patch
300 N Air Depot Blvd. (Midwest City)
About: According to organizers, the St. Matthew United Methodist Pumpkin Patch has been going on for 20 years. And 100% of the profits go to support local missions and ministries such as the Mid-Del Food Pantry, the Mid-Del Emergency Youth Shelter and RSVP Provide-A-Ride.
Locations in both Norman (Hwy 9 and Crystal Lakes Rd.) and Newcastle (NW 32nd and Country Club Rd.)
Hours: 9 a.m. - dark daily
About: Visitors get their choice of a pumpkin, as well as fun activities such as hayrides, petting zoo, mazes, and tricycle races. The general store has produce and fall decorations for purchase.