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Life shall be lived well. The end of the summer is not the end of the world. Here’s to October…”
-A. A. Milne, A Word for Autumn
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s fall! The air is becoming more crisp, pumpkins are scattered on porches and apple cider is being bought. Put behind the hot summer weather and hit the road to one of the many pumpkin patches throughout Arkansas!
A bright sunflower maze, hayrides, farm animals and a hay maze can all be found at BoBrook Farms in Roland. Even the chance for kids to jump in a pit of 5,000 pounds of corn. Need a bite to eat? Food trucks are provided on the farm for families to eat at!
Location: 13810 Combee Lane, Roland
Admission: $10, children under two are free, pumpkin prices vary
Dates/Hours: Sept. 30-Oct. 31: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday-Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
For more info: BoBrooksFarms
Enjoy Peebles’s 20-acre Reba-themed corn maze. Along with sunflower and zinnia fields, Peebles also provides a place for U-pick Pumpkins.
Location: County Road 249, Augusta (on Hwy 64 between Augusta and McCrory)
Admission: $15 all-inclusive and children under two are free
Dates/Hours: Sept. 22-Oct. 30: Wednesday-Friday 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday Noon-7 p.m. and closed Monday-Tuesday
For more info: Peeblesfarm.com
Since 2014 Roseberry Farms has provided barrel rides, hay rides, rope maze, hay fort and more for fun family fall activities.
Location: 12223 Highway 9, Benton
Admission: $8 for everyone two and up
Dates/Hours: Sept. 23-Oct. 30: Friday-Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
For more info: Roseberry-farms.com
Pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors can be picked at Schaefers & Collins. They also offer an animal barn, sandbox, corn pit and pony rides on the weekends.
Location: 864 Lollie Road, Mayflower
Admission: Prices vary depending on the activities you choose to participate in. Ranging from $3 for a hay ride to $9 for a hayride and pick a pumpkin.
Dates/Hours: Sept. 23-Oct. 30: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 1-7 p.m.
For more info: Schaeferspumpkinpatch.com
Situated between Cabot and Lonoke, Hicks Family Farms has a zip line, a barn full of animals and of course, a pumpkin patch!
Location: 184 Lasiter Road, Lonoke
Admission: $8 (4 & under free with paying adult)
Dates/Hours: Sept. 30-end of October: Saturdays 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sundays 1 p.m.- 6 p.m.
For more info: www.hicksfamilyfarms.com
Don’t miss the 9th Annual Fall Family Fun Days at Miracle Farms Market!
Location: Country Road 15, Bodcaw
Dates/Hours: Every Saturday in October until the 28th 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Admission: $8 a person and children under two are free, $20 concerts and general admission, $12 (ages 3-12) concerts and general admission
For more info: miraclefarmsmarket.com
McGarrah Farms is “the place to pick” this fall season. Head out to Pea Ridge this month and take a ride on the mule train!
Location: 14816 Miser Road, Pea Ridge
Dates/Hours: Sept. 30th-Oct. 31: Monday-Friday 1-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 12-6 p.m.
Admission: $12 a person and children under two are free
For more info: https://www.mcgarrahfarms.com
What’s better than a 9-acre giant corn maze? Nothing! At Farmland Adventures your family can also enjoy pony rides, a pumpkin patch, farm animals and pig races.
Location: 5355 Parsons Road, Springdale
Admission: $14 a person (13+), $12 (65+) and $12 (3-12 yrs)
Dates/Hours: Sept. 8-Nov. 4: Thursday and Friday 3-9:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Monday-Friday visits can be scheduled by appointment.
For more info: farmlandadventures.com
General admission at Pumpkin Hollow includes a hayride, petting zoo, goat walk, the Kid’s Barn, corn mazes, pond slides and more! Extra tickets can be purchased to enjoy more attractions like apple cannons, putt-putt, express train, sugar mega slide, pony ride and a zipline.
Location: 671 County Road 336, Piggott
Admission: $12 each and children under one are free
Dates/Hours: Sept. 16-Oct. 31: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m.
For more info: Check out their website for the new 2023 ticket system at PumpkinHollow.com
Check out the Big Foot Forest Haunted Hayride this season at Rolling Oaks Farms.
Location: 685 County Road 730, Jonesboro
Admission: $10 (12+), $8 (4-11 years old) and children under three are free.
Dates/Hours: Sept. 15-Nov. 3: Thursday 2-7 p.m., Friday 6-10:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. and Monday-Wednesday by appointment only.
For more info: rollingoaksfarms.com
Unfortunately, this season the Moontown Corn Maze and Sunflower Safari are not available, but that will not stop the Moontown Pumpkin Patch!
Location: 498 Craighead 768, Brookland
Admission: Prices vary
Dates/Hours: Oct. 6-31: Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m.
For more info: moontown.net
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