Ann Arbor Pumpkin Patches

Are you looking for an Ann Arbor Pumpkin Patch? There are several great options around town.

Ann Arbor Pumpkin Patches

Pumpkin Picking Tips

First we have a few tips before you head out to the pumpkin patch.

  • If it has been raining, wear boots or shoes to get wet.
  • If you are picking in a patch, baby wipes work to clean the pumpkins.
  • Bring an old blanket or a tarp to put under the pumpkins in the car.
  • Bring cash. Many farms don’t take credit.

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Ann Arbor Pumpkin Patches

What is your pumpkin patch personality? Do you want an actual patch where the pumpkins have grown, or a field that has had pumpkins placed in it? Do you want other activities or just the patch? Depending on which you want, will determine what the best pumpkin patch is for your family.

Most pumpkin patches open in late September or early October. Information below is from 2018 and will be updated for 2019 closer to pumpkin season.

Wasem Fruit Farm

Address: 6580 Judd Rd, Milan
Hours: Daily 9a-6p
Admission:
Free
Payments Accepted: Cash/Card
Pumpkin Patch/Field: Patch
Other Activities: Apple Picking, Donuts, Cider
Visit their website.


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Personally, Wasem is my favorite no-frills, Pumpkin Patch. After stopping in the main building to get directions to the pumpkin patch, you can drive out to the patch. Once in the patch, you can find your pumpkins and load them in the car. Once you finish, drive back to the main building and have your pumpkins weighed and pay. Don’t forget the cider and donuts. We also stock up on their popcorn kernels every year. We go through 2+ gallons in a year.

Pumpkin Patch at Wasem Fruit Farm

Weekday afternoons are a great time to visit. They typically are not crowded.

In addition to pumpkins, Wasem offers apple picking. Next door to Wasem is Talladay Corn Maze. We have often combined the trip. Unfortunately, this year Talladay’s corn was too short for a maze and they did not open for 2018.

Blast Corn Maze

Address: 6175 Daly Rd, Dexter
Hours: Friday 5-10p, Saturday 11a-10p, Sunday 11a-8p. Closed weekdays
Admission:
$10/Adult, $7/Kids age 5-12, Free/Kids 4 & under
Payments Accepted: Cash Only, ATM on site
Pumpkin Patch/Field: Patch
Other Activities: Corn Maze, Corn Pit, Animals, Pedal Cars, Cow Train, Duck Races, More
Visit their website.

Don’t let the name fool you, Blast Corn Maze also offer lots of family fun including a pumpkin patch. In addition to their pumpkin patch and corn maze, there is a lot of other activities. 2018 was our first year to visit Blast Corn Maze.  We skipped the pumpkin patch because we were there after dark.

Blast Corn Maze - Maze Entrance

Be sure to check out our review of Blast Corn Maze.

Wing Farm

Address: 5335 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd, Ann Arbor
Hours: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 10a-6p. Closed Mondays-Thursdays.
Admission:
Free
Pumpkin Patch/Field: Patch
Other Activities: Free Hayrides to patch on Saturdays and Sundays (every hour on the hour)
Visit their website.

Wing Farm is a working farm. Stop in and get your pumpkins. They also have fresh turkeys available for Thanksgiving. We have not been to Wing Farm, but it was recommended as a no-frills pumpkin patch.


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Three Cedars Farm

Address: 7897 Six Mile Rd, Northville
Hours: Friday/Saturday 10a-10p, Sunday-Thursday 10a-8p
Admission:
Free. Fee for Corn Maze ($5), Hayrides ($5/family), Train Rides ($4/person)
Payments: Cash/Check only. ATM on site.
Pumpkin Patch/Field: Patch
Other Activities: Corn Maze, Hayrides, Train Rides, Barn Playland
Visit their website.

Three Cedars Farm in Northville is frequently recommended by my readers. It has all the frills of a Cider Mill, Corn Maze, and more.

DeBuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Address: 50240 Martz Rd, Belleville
Hours: Friday 3-8p, Saturday 10a-8p, Sunday 10a-6p. Closed weekdays
Admission:
$13/Adult, $7/Kids age 5-12, Free/Kids 4 & under
Pumpkin Patch/Field: Patch
Other Activities: Wagon Rides, Corn Maze, Human Foosball, Campfire, BOuncing Pad, Corn Boxes, Tire Play Area, Duck Races, Pedal Go Carts, Super Slide, Barrel Train Rides, and More
Visit their website.

DeBuck’s Corn Maze is another pumpkin patch with all the frills. Enjoy their variety of activities


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Wells Pumpkin Farm

Address: 3801 S Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor
Hours: 10a-7p Daily
Admission:
Free
Payments Accepted: Cash/Check only. ATM on site.
Pumpkin Patch/Field: Farm Stand
Other Activities: None
Visit their website.

Wells Pumpkin Farm is a great option if you just want want to grab a pumpkin and go.

Denny’s U-Pick Pumpkin

Address: 4260 Gotfredson Rd, Plymouth
Hours: 10a-Sunset Daily
Admission:
Free
Payments Accepted: Cash Only
Pumpkin Patch/Field:
Patch
Other Activities: None (Plymouth Orchard is nearby)
Visit their website.

Note – their website is very out of date so I am not positive the information is current. However, they were recommended by a reader.

Plymouth Orchard & Cider Mill

Address: 10685 Warren Rd, Plymouth
Hours: Daily 9a-7p
Admission:
Free
Pumpkin Patch/Field: Field
Other Activities: Hay Bale Maze, Wagon Rides, Animals, Cider & Donuts, Live Music on weekends
Visit their website.

Plymouth Orchard was the first place we took my daughter to get a pumpkin at 9 months old. As a baby who loved walking while holding your hand, having the pumpkins in a field instead of a patch was perfect for her. She also got her first taste of my caramel apple (just the apple part after I ate away the caramel).

Slow Farm

Address: 4700 Whitmore Lake Rd, Ann Arbor
Hours: 10a-5p Friday-Sunday, Closed Monday-Thursday
Admission:
Free
Pumpkin Patch/Field:
Patch
Other Activities: None
Visit their website.

Slow Farm is a certified organic farm that raises many heirloom fruits and vegetables. They have several varieties of pumpkin and squash available for you-pick

Wiard’s Orchard

Address: 5565 Merritt Rd, Ypsilanti
Hours: Friday 5-10p, Saturday 11a-10p, Sunday 11a-8p. Closed weekdays
Admission:
Saturday & Sunday: $17.99/Person, Wednesday-Friday: $13.99/Person. Kids under 2 are always free
Payments Accepted: Cash/Credit. No checks
Pumpkin Patch/Field: Patch
Other Activities: Play Areas, Corn Mazes, Swings, Slides, Hay Stacks, Pedal Tractors, Mini-Golf & much more.
Visit their website.

No one recommended Wiard’s Orchard when I polled my Facebook readers this week. They offer U-Pick Pumpkins and tons of family fun. Only plan on Wiards if you want all of the bells and whistles and getting pumpkins is a nice bonus.

Gust Brothers Pumpkin Farm

Address: 13639 Mulberry Road, Ottawa Lake
Hours: 9a-7p Daily
Admission:
Free
Payments Accepted: Cash & Checks Only. ATM On Site
Pumpkin Patch/Field: Patch
Other Activities: Farm Animals, Food, Hayrides on weekends,
Visit their website.

Gust Brothers is south of Ann Arbor in Ottawa Lake. It is a little further than some of the other farms.


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Kensington Metro Park

Address: 4570 Huron River Parkway
Hours: Daily in October: 10a-2p Weekdays, noon-4p Weekends
Admission:
$5/adults, $3/child Plus Vehicle Admission ($10/Day, $35/Year)
Payments Accepted:
Pumpkin Patch/Field: Patch
Other Activities: Hayride included in admission above, Farm Center, Nature Center,
Visit their website.

Kensington Metro Park offers a Pick Your Pumpkin Hay Ride every day in October from the Farm.

Grocery Stores

Of course many local grocery stores carry pumpkins at this time of year. While it isn’t the same experience, I have bought a grocery store pumpkin instead of having none.

Pumpkin Carving Tips

Timing

Don’t carve your pumpkin too early. Once it is carved it starts to rot much faster.

It seems like I wait too long every year. We are always rushing to carve our pumpkin at the last minute. I remember carving on Halloween afternoon with my 20 month old between the Main Street Trick or Treat and heading out in the neighborhood.

Decorating Tips

For carving I find a knife easier than the pumpkin carving kits. But the kits are great if you want a pattern instead of a jack o’lantern face.

A few years ago, my daughter decided to use cookie cutters to outline her jack o’lantern face. She used pumpkins for the eyes and a bat for the nose. While the cookie cutters were not able to cut through the pumpkin skin, they did provide a good outline to trace with the knife.


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Other Options

We have some favorite ways to decorate our pumpkin without carving. We have a Mrs Potato Head Princess Pumpkin kit. This is very easy because you don’t need to hollow out the pumpkin first.

We also have what I call the “Lite Brite” pumpkin kit. There are pegs similar to Lite Brite that you pound into the pumpkin in a pattern. The “Lite Brite” kit still requires you to clean out the pumpkin guts.

Pumpkin Decorating Events

There are several pumpkin decorating events. These events let you and the kids decorate a pumpkin without having to clean up the mess at home.

Date/Time Event
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10/03/2019
6:45pm-8:15pm
Floating Pumpkin Patch
at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
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10/13/2019
1:00pm-3:00pm
Pumpkin Carving Party
at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
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10/15/2019
10:00am
Preschool Pumpkin Hunt
at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
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10/20/2019
1:00pm-3:00pm
Pumpkin Carving Party
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
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