I’m obsessed with fall and pumpkin patches and St. Louis honestly has some of the best I’ve ever been to! And since I had kids, I make a point to load up our October with as much fall fun as possible. I think I’ve been to just about every pumpkin patch within a 30-50 minute radius and have taken it upon myself to rank them for you! Let’s jump right into it.
Fall Fun for Little Ones: Exploring the Best St. Louis Pumpkin Patches for Kids
St. Louis is known as one of the biggest small towns in America and one way you can really see this is the farming communities that pull out all the stops to create some really magical places during the fall season. Almost all of the farms and pumpkin patches mentioned in this post are local farms and family owned, and that makes it really special!
Top Pumpkin Patches for Kids in St. Louis
Cost: $10 per person; rides are an additional charge; pumpkins are priced individually.
Overview: Beginning October 1, this plant and gardening center in St. Peters transforms into a celebration of autumn packed with individually priced pumpkins, plus a straw maze, pony rides, petting zoo, slides, swings, and more. Pumpkins, gourds, Amish jellies, fall bulbs, straw bales, corn stalks, pansies, asters, kale, and mums are available for purchase without admission.
Cost: A field access pass varies by location. On weekends, Belleville costs $6, Grafton costs $6, and Millstadt costs $15. Pumpkins are 79 cents per pound.
Overview: For many families in the St. Louis region, it’s not officially fall without a visit to an Eckert’s farm. Belleville, Grafton, and Millstadt each have fields from which you can pick your own pumpkin. Beyond pumpkin picking, there’s more fun to be had at the Millstadt location. On weekends, enjoy the Jack-O-Lobber pumpkin cannon show and Billy Bob’s pig races. Millstadt also features a 12-acre corn maze, a petting farm, a 70-foot mine shaft underground slide, the Fort Eckert playground, and more.
Cost: Free admission; pumpkins priced individually
Overview: With more than 50 acres of pumpkins, this Wright City destination lives up to its name. Don’t miss the “Punkin Chuckin,” an air cannon that launches mini pumpkins at targets. On weekends, enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, pony rides, and tractor rides, among other attractions.
Cost: General admission to Pumpkinland is $10 for kids ages 2–15, $7 for ages 16 and up, and free for children under age 2. Pumpkin prices vary by size and weight.
Overview: Throughout October, Thies Farm in Maryland Heights turns into “Pumpkinland,” a family-friendly play area featuring a straw castle, corn maze, pirate ship, swing set, and more. Pumpkin pickers can walk through the field and snip their own gourds off the vine or select a pre-cut pumpkin in the market.
Cost: $6 entry fee for ages 2-10 | Free for ages 10+
Overview: Falling leaves, towering cornstalks, golden straw bales & a pumpkin buffet set the stage for The Great Pumpkin Patch & Fall Fun Zone Experience at The Summit All Seasons Market in Kirkwood Farmers Market.
Cost: $8 per person and children 3 and under are free.
Overview: We have a great selection of Petting Farm animals including mini donkeys (baby Dapple), a Tennessee Walker horse, goats, pigs, sheep, chickens, kittens, cats, ducks, and pilgrim geese. We also have black and red Angus cattle and One cute piggie. Dickherber Farms is like going back in time to a trip to gramma’s farm. Our Corn Maze Is filled with 34 checkpoints to help you navigate through the paths. Each checkpoint has letters that will help you solve our word puzzle.
Cost: Free general admission, various charges for activities
Overview: Eagle Fork Farms continued to remain a strong family farm. Today, With the help of many friends and family, it strives to continue to keep the flavor of a small community market in the fall. This is a great place to visit and start making memories for years to come.
Cost: $16 parking in advance, $19 at the gate
Overview: From pumpkin decorating to hay bale fun and more, you’ll be able to visit your favorite animal friends in a new way. Snack on kettle corn and pretzels as you walk the fields by the Clydesdale Stables. You can even upgrade your Fall Fest experience by purchasing a Fun Zone entrance pass, which will bring you to a kid-tastic area sponsored by Schnucks!
Cost: $5 per child and adults and children under 2 are free
Overview: We have a Farmer’s Market of locally grown produce, as well as a u-pick farm. In the fall we have many family activities: Pick your own pumpkin, free hayrides, u choose – we dig mums and u-pick apples. Birthday parties and field trips available.
Cost: Free Admission
Overview: U-pick pumpkins, already picked pumpkins, Mums, Gourds, Corn Stalks, Indian Corn, and more. Farm Animals on display, Hayrides, Pony Rides, Fort Spooky, Corn Maze, Inflatable Farm Train, Inflatable Slide, Inflatable Haunted House and more… (Pony Rides, Inflatable Farm Train and Inflatable Slide only on weekends).