When fall arrives and everyone prepares for Halloween, many metro residents visit the nearby Oklahoma City pumpkin patches to pick out that perfect holiday pumpkin and enjoy the fun family activities such as hayrides and petting zoos. Here are some of the best patches in the area to pick your pumpkin and have a fun day out filled with fall-themed festivities.
Opened in 2003, Busy Bee now features even more than pumpkins. You can get fresh honey, produce, and shop for artisanal craft items. About 30 miles south of Oklahoma City, it's worth making the trip during the annual craft fair. It occurs every year on the third Saturday of October. Admission to the pumpkin patch and fair is always free.
Chester's Party Barn & Farm
Longtime Oklahoma entertainers, "Chester" and his wife host a fall pumpkin patch starting on September 28, 2019. Your admission to the pumpkin patch includes a pumpkin, hayride, petting zoo, slide, pony rides, and more. It's a great deal, especially if you'll be bringing along a lot of little ones to entertain. In Piedmont, Oklahoma, you'll find this pumpkin patch 30 miles northwest of the city.
Orr Family Farm
The Orr Family Farm is a popular metro attraction that has a pumpkin patch each fall season, as well as hayrides, corn maze, and more. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even check out the zip line! Just 15 miles south of Oklahoma City, this is one of the closest pumpkin patches you can go to while still getting that real farm experience. The fun even extends past Halloween with the Orr's Gourd Wild Pumpkin Festival on November 2, 2019, when you can bring your old pumpkins (or use one of theirs) and smash and stomp your expired jack-o'-lanterns.
Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch
East of Edmond is a farm the owners call "low-tech, high family fun." From September 19, 2019, through Halloween, visitors can enjoy hayrides, petting zoo, corn maze, and more. For an additional charge, you can feed the animals or take a pony ride. Located 25 miles northeast of the Oklahoma City, this is one of the most popular patches in the area. If you're looking for something more convenient, they also have a pumpkin stand in in Edmond, Oklahoma, at 33rd & Broadway.
St. Matthew United Methodist Pumpkin Patch
According to organizers, the St. Matthew United Methodist Pumpkin Patch, located 8 miles to the east of the city center, has been going on for over 20 years. And 100 percent 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. Picking pumpkins and giving back? That's a win all around. The pumpkin patch is open from September 30 through October 30, 2019.
Pumpkinville at the Myriad Gardens
Right in the heart of the city, this isn't the typical pumpkin patch, but it is a great way to make a day out of picking up your seasonal pumpkin at Myriad Gardens. From October 11 to 27, 2019, you'll find a display made up of more than 16,000 pumpkins and plenty of games and vendors all ready to celebrate fall. Admission is free with a garden membership.