4176 State Highway M, Miller, 417-323-2704
If you want to turn your pumpkin picking into more of a day trip, picturesque surroundings are waiting at Onward Acres in Miller. A Civil War-era settlement, Onward Acres has pumpkins you can pick off the vine, farm animals, photo ops and even a pumpkin catapult, pumpkin bowling, a new hay wagon and more. All ticket sales are online this year—check the website or find them on Instagram @onwardacres or on Facebook.
22813 Highway ZZ, Marionville, 417-229-0899
Situated just outside of Marionville is Pickin’ Patch Farm, a small farm that offers a pumpkin patch, hayrides, a corn maze and some stunning Ozarks scenery. The farm reserves weekday mornings for school field trips—check out the Facebook page for hours or any changes to the schedule.
3825 W. Farm Rd. 146, Springfield, 417-837-5949
A pumpkin patch list wouldn’t be complete without Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park. Unfortunately, the annual Harvest Fest has been canceled for 2020, but pumpkins, the corn maze and a few other Rutledge-Wilson favorites are still available. Check in on the Facebook page for updates.