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The Best Pumpkin Patches in Southwest, MO

Fall just isn’t fall without pumpkins—or a trip to a pumpkin patch to pick your favorite fall decoration. Be sure to check for updated hours and health precautions before your visit.

By Jamie Thomas

Oct 2020

Young girl surrounded by pumpkins at Pickin' Patch Farm
Photo by Brandon AlmsHello gourdeous! October is the month of the pumpkin whether they’re for decorating or carving. Tall, short or somewhere in between, we've rounded up the best patches for picking pumpkins in southwest, Missouri. Purchase Photo

Campbell’s Maze Daze & Pumpkin Patch

177 Carob Rd., Clever, 417-830-0243
A corn maze, bonfires, hayrides, scavenger hunts, live entertainment and, of course, a you-pick pumpkin patch are just a few of the things you’ll find at Campbell’s Maze Daze & Pumpkin Patch in Clever. The patch has both day and nighttime activities, and on Fridays and Saturdays your admission ticket covers both.

Fassnight Creek Farm

1366 S. Fort Ave., Springfield, 417-866-5011
Fassnight Creek Farm has been growing vegetables for southwest Missouri for almost a century. A variety of flowers and farm produce are available, including pumpkins displayed throughout the farm in a huge range of sizes and colors. Friendly staff and a convenient location for those living in the Springfield metro area make Fassnight an essential stop for picking up fall plant life.

Onward Acres

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

Pickin’ Patch Farm

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.

Rutledge-Wilson Farm

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.