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7 pumpkin patches in Central Arkansas to visit this fall

by Nyssa Kruse | September 16, 2021 at 9:33 a.m.
10-month-old Amelia M. plays with a pumpkin in the pumpkin patch at BoBrook Farms on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Roland. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Staci Vandagriff)

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It’s never too early to plan for fall activities, and the season won’t be complete without at least one trip to a local pumpkin patch. Here are seven options across Central Arkansas to put on the itinerary this autumn.

Motley's Pumpkin Patch: 13724 Sandy Ann Drive, Little Rock.

Season starts Sept. 25

Hop into a tractor-drawn wagon to pick a pumpkin at Motley’s, the capital city’s very own patch. Basic admission costs $9.95 and includes most activities.

https://www.motleyspumpkinpatch.com/

BoBrook Farms: 13810 Combee Lane, Roland.

Season starts Oct. 1

This farm offers various activities including mazes, hayrides and pig races, as well as, of course, pumpkin picking. Admission is $7.

http://www.bobrookfarms.com/pumpkin-patch.html

Roseberry Farms: 12223 Arkansas 9, Benton.

Season starts Sept. 25

Hayrides, giant slides and farm animals join with the pumpkin patch at this venue to create fall fun. Admissions is $7 and includes all activities.

http://www.roseberry-farms.com/

Hicks Family Farms: 184 Lasiter Road, Lonoke.

Season starts Oct. 2

Visitors can get lost in a corn maze, pet a farm animal and tromp through the pumpkin patch at Hicks Family Farm. Admission is $10.

http://www.hicksfamilyfarms.com/

Schaefers and Collins Pumpkin Patch: 864 Lollie Road, Mayflower.

Season starts Sept. 25

In addition to picking the perfect pumpkin, visitors can enjoy hayrides, train rides, pony rides and more. For $7, visitors can take a hayride into the field to pick pumpkins.

https://www.facebook.com/SchaefersAndCollinsPumpkinPatch/

Garner Homestead Family Farm: 1376 Lonsdale Cutoff Road, Fountain Lake.

Season starts Sept. 28

Visit this farm near Hot Springs for a foray into the pumpkin patch plus the chance to see farm animals and pan for (fool’s) gold. Admission is $6 and includes all activities.

http://www.garnerhomesteadfamilyfarm.com/index.html

Family Farm: 18448 U.S. 67, Malvern.

Season starts Oct. 2

Go on a carousel, climb a rock wall or enjoy a more traditional fall activity such as a hayride or pumpkin picking at Family Farm. Admission is $5.

https://familyfarm.org/pumpkin_patch

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