As summer ends, the thoughts of Fall creep into our minds. Fall is undoubtedly one of the best times of the year, with Pumpkin-spiced everything, ghosts and goblins, and greenery changing to a myriad of beautiful oranges and reds. But of course, one of the best parts of Fall is the pumpkin patches! Luckily, there are several to pick from in the beautiful Natural State of Arkansas, and we are going to focus specifically on pumpkin patches in Central Arkansas. So whether you are in the state just taking a day trip to one of these festive locations or coming from out of town and making a family weekend, there is much to see and lots to do!

My Top 5 Best Pumpkin Patches in Central Arkansas!

As a transplant from California to Arkansas, I have a family and love to invest in Fall fun with them. That said, I look for pumpkin patches with learning opportunities for kids and adults (I want to have fun too), lots of fun activities to keep the littles moving, food, and of course pumpkins! So if you’re asking yourself, “Where is a pumpkin patch near me?” and you’re right here in the Natural State, look no further!

1. Arkansas Frontier – Pumpkin Patch in Quitman, AR

Arkansas Frontier - Pumpkin Patches in Central Arkansas

A great pick to visit this season for anyone searching for a pumpkin patch near central Arkansas would be this homestead family farm a short drive from Little Rock, AR. I absolutely love this pumpkin patch for a few reasons; 1. this place was founded and is run by retired educators who try to make things as interactive as possible for kids. 2. Because it is located in a quiet town in Quitman, AR that is surrounded by lots of beautiful scenery. Plus, there are bigger cities around this pumpkin patch for lots to do if you want to make a weekend of it!

This family-owned and operated pumpkin patch has so many different activities for the kids! One of my favorite things that sets this Arkansas pumpkin patch apart from the others would be the “Old Fashioned School House,” which kids can take a tour of and interactively experience what it was like to be a student over 100 years ago. How cool is that? Kids and families can also experience what frontier living was like on the farm, be in an Indian village, ride in a covered wagon, and take a stroll through an enchanted forest. And, of course, let’s not forget the traditional pumpkin patch activities such as petting the farm animals, picking a pumpkin, train rides, hay rides, duck races, huge slides, and so much more!

Helpful Planning Information!

When planning any trip, you need to know the hours and prices for the places you plan on visiting. The Arkansas Frontier pumpkin patch has a couple ticket options so be sure to check the website out for the latest pricing. However, as of this writing the entry fee includes almost all of the activities, and there is a lot! This is really great, because you don’t have to keep paying for extra activities. Again, always be sure to double check the website for the latest pricing and details before heading out.

2. Schaefer Pumpkin Patch in Mayflower, AR

Schaefer Pumpkin Patch Arkansas

The Schaefers pumpkin patch in Mayflower, Arkansas, has been running for twenty-four consecutive years, so they know a thing or two about pumpkins as well. I chose this pumpkin patch as number two because they’ve been in business for a long time, and do traditional pumpkin patch activities well.

This pumpkin patch has traditional activities like hayrides, pumpkin picking, and train rides. Be sure to bring a little extra cash to purchase their giant, beautiful mums and corn stocks to decorate your home with this Fall. One thing that caught my attention here is the great fair food. Homemade is the word for their corn dogs, funnel cakes, and barbecue sandwiches. So don’t worry about bringing a cooler and sacked lunches to this pumpkin patch. Also, with their beautiful sunflower fields and picturesque pumpkin patch, you and your family will have plenty of photo opportunities.

Helpful Planning Information!

Pricing for entry at this pumpkin patch is a little different as it is broken up into several different activities; $9 per person for the pumpkin patch and a hayride. If you would like to ride the train, it is an additional $4 per person. As mentioned earlier check the website for any pricing changes before you head out.

3. Roseberry Farms – Pumpkin Patch in Benton, AR

Roseberry Farms Pumpkin Patch

While this pumpkin patch has not been around quite as long as the others listed before, it is nonetheless fun. When thinking about pumpkin patches in Central Arkansas to visit, you might as well put Roseberry Farms on your list. They have all you need for a fun-filled day on the farm. This pumpkin patch is located in Benton, Arkansas, only about a 25-minute drive to the Arkansas state capital, which makes it a neat pumpkin patch in the little rock area.

Full of fun activities, this pumpkin patch hosts hayrides, BIG slides for the kids (and grown-ups, too!), swings, a petting zoo, and barrel rides. Try your best to try and find your way through the rope maze and then climb through the giant hay fort! Lastly, there are tons of great photo opportunities and family-friendly activities to make some memories with your kids.

Helpful Planning Information!

Although this pumpkin patch is a bit newer and still building up the activities they offer, their price is a bit more budget friendly. Of course, if you choose to purchase a pumpkin or anything from the concession stand, that will start adding to the cost. However, it’s still pretty reasonable if you have a larger family and simply want a fun activity for the day.

4. BoBrook Farms Pumpkin Patch in Roland, AR

BoBrook Pumpkin Patch in Central AR

BoBrook Farms might just be another one to add to your Central AR pumpkin patch tour this year. They have the typical hay rides and pumpkin picking, but actually they also have a good event space. If you are planning a wedding this might be a neat place to check out.

This farm separately has a winery and sometimes will host live band events on their website, keep in mind though this is completely unrelated to their pumpkin patch and you will need to check their websites for full details. Their pumpkin patch area is well kept and has some of the traditional fun games you find at the other locations on the list like duck races, hay maze, and more.

Helpful Planning Information!

BoBrook Farms often opens just a little before October if you are looking to beat the typical pumpkin patch crowd. You will likely find a few more activities happening on the farm if head here on the weekend, like food trucks and pig races. As with any pumpkin patch on this list, there are also some nice picture opportunities! You can also check their website for all the latest details.

5. Hicks Family Farm – Pumpkin Patch in Lonoke, AR

Hicks Family Farm

Last but certainly not least on our list of pumpkin-picking spots is the Hicks Family Farm pumpkin patch. This family farm is located in Lonoke, AR, about a 45-minute drive to the Arkansas state capital of Little Rock. This pumpkin patch also has many great activities to make a memorable day with the family. Hicks Family Farm includes activities such as a corn maze, mini golf, a hay maze, swings, pony rides, zip lines, and more.

Looking for a homemade gift or something for the pantry at home. Take a look around the gift shop! Here you will find all kinds of deliciousness, such as homemade jams, jellies, and salsas. I love this because I know where the berries and vegetables were grown to make these scrumptious treats.

Speaking of tasty treats, the Hicks Farm has a Wagon Wheel Cafe serving food that even the pickiest eaters can enjoy! They have hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, catfish, and BBQ!

Helpful Planning Information!

I find this location’s price reasonable, with only a $10 admission for everyone. This price includes all of the different things listed and more! Of course, a few things are additional, such as the corn cannon and the pumpkin chunkin’. Overall, not a bad deal for a day of fun!

Final Thoughts On Pumpkin Patches in Central Arkansas!

Whether you’re looking for a day of fun with the whole family, a homeschooling activity for your child, a birthday event, or just a Fall friendly escape, these various pumpkin patches will be fun for the whole family. With educational activities, animal interactions, tasty treats, and pumpkin picking, you’ll want to get lots of pictures to remember the experience for years to come!

Happy Fall Y’all!

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