The ultimate guide to the best pumpkin patches in Kentucky, organized by region and proximity to Louisville, Lexington, and Cincinnati! Plus an interactive map.

35 Epic Pumpkin Patches in Kentucky to Visit This Fall

Corn mazes, apple cider, hay rides, and pumpkinsdo you smell that crisp autumn air already? It’s the moooost wonderful tiiime of the year. Yes…we love fall so much, y’all! If you’re looking for fall fun this year, you’re in luck: there are so many fantastic pumpkin patches in Kentucky. And they’re not *just* pumpkin patches – these farms are also chock full of corn mazes, hayrides, petting zoos, haunted attractions, and all-ages fun. So whether you’re just in it for a pumpkin and an apple cider donut or you’re essentially looking for a fall-themed amusement park, Kentucky’s gotcha covered.

We’ve sorted the best pumpkin patches in Kentucky region and proximity to major cities, and you’ll also find a pumpkin patch map at the bottom of the post. Note that this list is up-to-date as of fall 2023, so if you don’t see your favorite farm on the list, they may not be offering a pumpkin patch this year. (If we’ve missed your favorite farm and they ARE doing a pumpkin patch this year, please drop us a comment to let us know!)

Psst: Looking for more fall fun in Kentucky & near Louisville? Take a look at some of our other posts:

Pumpkin house and a baby in a wheelbarrow at Evans Orchard Cider Mill an Apple Farm in Kentucky
Pumpkin house at Evan’s Orchard! Wheelbarrows are included, babies are not.

Kentucky Pumpkin Patches

There are so many pumpkin patches in Kentucky, y’all! To make things a little less overwhelming, we’ve sorted this list by region and proximity to major cities. So scroll on down until you find the closest area to you – or perhaps wherever you’ll be taking a scenic road trip to see the fall foliage this year, one of my favorite ways to celebrate fall in Kentucky – and pick a patch!

We’ve also created a map of all of the pumpkin patches, which you’ll find at the bottom of this page. Be sure to bookmark this post so you can find it again!

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Pumpkin Patches Near Louisville

These pumpkin patches are all within Louisville, or no more than a 45-minute drive from Louisville. Throw on your cutest fall outfit, grab your camera, and head to one of these close-to-Louisville pumpkin patches and farms (we’ll see y’all there!):

Shady Lane Farm

Located in Shepherdsville, KY (less than 30 minutes from Louisville), Shady Lane Farm is a working farm with a U-Pick Pumpkin Patch on weekends in September & October.

You can also ride a wagon to a pumpkin patch maze, carve Jack-O-Lanterns or gourds, and buy fresh-picked apples, hay bales or corn shocks. For lunch during your visit, you can order hot dogs, chili, beans & cornbread and various other snacks, drinks and desserts. Shady Lane Farm also sells farm-raised grass fed Black Angus Beef (by the pound) plus fresh country eggs, year round!

Huber’s Orchard & Winery

Located in southern Indiana just 30 minutes away across the river, Huber’s Orchard & Winery is the largest farm in Southern Indiana and one of those places everyone from Louisville has probably gone to on a field trip at some point. But it’s worth a return trip as a grown up, and here’s why: spiced apple wine and apple brandy made from locally grown apples, bourbon, and blackberry whiskey.

Yep, y’all: it’s a farm, winery, AND DISTILLERY. Yasss. I mean, just browse this list of house-made wines, ports, whiskeys, bourbons, and brandies and try not to drool on yourself.

If that isn’t enough of a selling point, the farm is also a great place to experience the best of fall in Louisville: picking pumpkins and fresh apples, hay bale rides, and more! Pick up fall treats to bring home with you like apple dumplings, apple cider or pumpkin donuts, homemade ice cream and cheese

Plus, we love that Huber’s practices sustainable agriculture.

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Gallrein Farms

Located in Shelbyville about 40 minutes from Louisville, Gallrein Farms is a working farm that turns into a fall wonderland.

If you visit early in the fall, you can pick up some fresh-cut sunflowers (or cut your own!) Starting in mid-September, you can pick pumpkin, enjoy a corn maze, train ride, obstacle course, haunted house, super slide, petting zoo, apple cannons, and “hillbilly basketball” among many other fall activities.

During your visit, be sure to try the homemade fudge and apple cider donuts!

Lia and Jeremy Garcia with baby at Mulberry Orchard in Kentucky
Posing with our little baby bear at Mulberry Orchard! (Psst: they have the BEST apple cider donuts I have EVER had.)

Mulberry Orchard

Also located in Shelbyville, Mulberry Orchard is the best to go for fresh apples! You’ll find trees full of Ginger Gold, Gala, Mollie’s Delicious, Ruby Mac, & Honey Crisp Apples, plus local produce, honey, eggs, meats, and other goodies for sale.

In the fall, you can take a hayride through the orchard, visit the animals, pick pumpkins and have an adventure in the corn maze, as well as snack on apple cider donuts (my pick for the best in Kentucky, for what it’s worth) and caramel apples, pick up a fresh apple pie, and try a pulled pork and apple sandwich on a pretzel bun. Yum!

Lark Ranch

Located just 25 minutes from downtown Louisville across the river in southern Indiana, Lark Ranch in Lanesville has taken the place of the former “Farm Life”. The farm is re-opening bigger and better on September 30, 2023 and will feature a .75 mile train ride! Besides that, you will find a corn maze and other fall activities that haven’t quite been announced yet!

Cornucopia Farm

Located in Scottsburg, Indiana about 35 minutes north of Louisville, Cornucopia Farm offers more than 90 different kinds of u-pick and picked pumpkins, so you’ll definitely find the *perfect* pumpkin here!

You can also play on the hay tiles, visit the petting zoo, stop by the cafe, get lost in corn and soybean mazes, ride on a tunnel slide, take a hayride, putt around a pumpkin, play corn hole, and shop at the farm market.

Sunny Acres Farm

Located just outside of J-Town in the east end, Sunny Acres Farm has a pumpkin festival each October. Come snag a pumpkin and some family-friendly fun at this quaint farm without ever leaving the city!

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More Louisville Area Pumpkin Patches

Here are a few more u-pick pumpkin patches within 30 minutes of Louisville:

Evans Orchard Cider Mill, pumpkin patch and Apple Farm in Kentucky
At Evan’s Orchard, you can pick your own pumpkin AND apples, too!

Pumpkin Patches Near Lexington

Evan’s Orchard

At Evan’s Orchard in Georgetown, Kentucky (30 minutes from Lexington), you can hop on a scenic farm wagon to head out to the fields and pick your own apples, or head to the pumpkin patch right at the entrance to snag a pumpkin. But the real stars here are the cider mill, homemade fudge, fresh baked apple cider donuts, and fried apple pies!

To add to the fall fun, there’s also a huge corn maze (hop on the wagon to find it – it’s near the zinnia fields!) and a massive play area for little ones of all ages. Note that these extras cost more, but entrance to enjoy the farm and pick pumpkins is free.

  • Psst: one thing we liked about Evan’s Orchard is that it’s dog friendly! Bring your fur baby along on a leash to enjoy the fall fun with you.
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Bi-Water Farm

The biggest farm festival in Kentucky happens all month long in September & October at Bi-Water Farm, 30 minutes away from Lexington in Georgetown, Kentucky!

Fly down a Pumpkin Vine zipline, take a hayrides, scare yourself silly at the Spooky Farm House, ride the Sky High Slide, shoot paintballs at targets, play miniature golf, get lost in a corn maze, sorghum maze, or soybean maze, pose for pictures in a sunflower field or zinnia field, befriend baby animals, play in Pirate’s Cove, try your hand at a pumpkin-themed “Ninja Warrior” obstacle course, roast s’mores around a bonfire and much more. Seriously, there’s a lot of activities here!

When you get hungry, try the homemade fudge, burgers and fries, funnel cakes, apple cider donuts, or Kentucky’s best fried apple pie.

You’ll need to buy an admission pass (prices are cheaper during the week vs. the weekend), but if you live nearby, there are season passes available, because this farm is basically a theme park.

Happy Jack’s Farm

At Happy Jack’s Pumpkins in Frankfort (30 minutes from Lexington) you can take a wagon ride to the 20-acre pumpkin patch with over 75 varieties of pumpkins, gourds and squash.

Visit with farm animals, stroll through an impressive two-acre corn maze, or stop by the farm stand and purchase a variety of fall must-have’s.

Devine’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Devine’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Harrodsburg, Kentucky (about an hour from Lexington) has it all. In addition to a pumpkin patch, there’s also a giant corn maze, zip lines, marshmallow roasting, and plenty of fun and games for little ones of all ages! It’s great family fun.

At least, until Halloween weekend, when things get real freakin’ spooky.

On Halloween weekend, you’ll get lost in the dark amidst the rustling corn as your nightmares come alive – keep an eye out for Children of the Corn, Jason, Freddy, Pin Head, Saw, Exorcist, and more. Ahhh!

If you prefer your pumpkin patches scare-free, just plan to visit on anytime except Halloween weekend! Devine’s is open Friday-Sunday throughout September and October.

The best pumpkin patches in Kentucky!

Two Sisters Pumpkin Patch

About an hour away from Lexington (between Lexington and Morehead) at Two Sisters Pumpkin Patch, you’ll find an animal barn, “gift barn”, and lots and lots of pretty scenery with every kind of seasonal produce imaginable – all for no charge.

For an extra fee, you can take a trip through the corn maze, pumpkin painting, barrel train rides, and hayrides to pick a pumpkin out of the patch.

Note that the farm is closed on Sundays.

White Oak Pumpkin Patch

At White Oak, you can take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch! Hayrides travel through the pasture where you will have the opportunity to meet the farm’s resident Longhorn, Bessie (she’s a sweetheart). You can pick your own pumpkins, and even feed pumpkins to the cattle.

You’ll also find playgrounds, a corn chute, a pallet maze, two corn mazes, a petting zoo, bouncy inflatables, pumpkin painting, train rides, and pottery painting – enough to keep the kids entertained for hours. Oh, and there’s a snow cone stand, too!

This year, the Corn Maze theme is KY State Parks! Check off each park as you make your way through the KY shaped maze. As a Kentucky fan and outdoor enthusiast, let me just say that I love this.

The farm is also a great place to pick up fall decor like 60 varieties of pumpkins and squash, Indian corn, straw, foddershocks and hay, wreaths, mums, and bows, as well as Kentucky proud locally made food, candles, and soap. And definitely bring your camera along, because their barn is freakin’ adorable.

White Oak is located in West Liberty, Kentucky, about a half-hour from Morehead and 1.5 hours from Lexington.

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The best pumpkin patches in Kentucky!

Pumpkin Patches in Western Kentucky

Trunnel’s Farm Market

Pumpkin patches are fun enough on their own, but for extremely competitive game-lovers like my husband, there is one thing that would make the entire experience WAY more fun, and that’s a murder mystery corn maze.

Welcome to Trunnel’s Farm Market‘s “Farm Scene Investigation.” Here’s the sitch: Farmer Joe is missing. There was an accident, and it appears to be foul play (get it?). There are seven farm animal suspects for you to investigate. You’ll need to find six location scenes to collect all the evidence and find the weapon, the suspect, and location where the crime took place. If you can solve the mystery, you’ll put the guilty farm animal behind bars, save farmer Joe, and win a prize!

After you’re done living your best Agatha Christie life, you can pick a pumpkin, ride a wagon, pet some animals, ride a swing or slide, play “hillbilly golf” whatever that is, race ducks, pan for gold, fire apples out of slingshots, bathe in a tub of corn kernels, jump on giant hay bales, and/or have a bonfire. So, pretty much anything your heart desires, really. Is this … what heaven is like??

Oh, and it’s PET FRIENDLY! So put your pup in a cute lil’ fall jacket and take a picture of them in the pumpkin patch, and then tag @letsgolouisville so I can see it, pretty please?

Trunnel’s is located in Utica, in Western Kentucky near Owensboro.

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Just Piddlin’ Farm

Grab a wagon and head out to pick the perfect pumpkin at Just Piddlin’ Farm, located just 15 minutes from Bowling Green.

After you’ve found your pumpkin, you can take a hayride through pumpkin patch, climb on a geodome or straw tower, race ducks, fly down a Triple Oaks tube slide, meet animals, run on a hamster wheel, spin yourself silly on a revolution spinner, play corn hole, checkers, and tic tac toe, or just relax in a rocking chairs.

Just Piddlin’ also has an EPIC corn maze. Their 8 acre maze is filled with 3 miles of pathways and checkpoints. Your challenge is to find all the checkpoint before exiting the cornstalks! On special days, you can even navigate the corn maze at night. And on Halloween Weekend, the maze is overrun by monsters and turns into a spooky haunted attraction!

If you get hungry, pick up a fresh baked pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, or try a Piddlin Paddie.  And be sure to take some local honey home from the farm’s resident beehives! (It’s wonderful on a slice of pumpkin bread.)

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The best pumpkin patches in Kentucky!
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Pumpkin Patches NearCincinnati

In Northern Kentucky, you’ll find lots of fall fun within a short drive! Here are the best pumpkin patches near the Covington/Newport/Cincinnati area.

Neltner’s Farm

Autumn at Neltner’s Farm in Melbourne, Kentucky (just 20 minutes from Cincinnati) is a fall festival full of fun! In addition to a pumpkin patch there are horse-drawn wagon rides, local wine tasting, an expansive corn maze, a petting zoo, pony rides, homemade food and ice cream, a farm shop, crafts made by local artists, seasonal apples, live music, and a barrel train!

Admission costs just $7 on the weekend, but is free during the week (plus, there are fewer crowds).

Country Pumpkins

Country Pumpkins in Northern Kentucky is about 40 minutes from Cincinnati and offers all kinds of family-friendly fall fun. There are plenty of free activities for littles, like play areas, a Kiddie Corn Maze, hay pyramid, and farm animals.

For a little extra, you can pick and carve pumpkins, take a hay ride or cotton wagon, get lost in a four-acre corn maze, and try the Chunkin’ Pumpkin Launcher, which is exactly what it sounds like.

Kinman Farms

Located in Burlington, Kentucky about half an hour from Cincinnati, every Friday-Sunday at Kinman Farms you’ll find a plethora of fall activities and fun for all ages.

Take a hayride around the farm, roast s’mores around a bonfires, play games, get lost in a 5 acre Corn Maze, explore Kinman’s Carnival Tent, listen to live music, play laser tag, play in a bounce house, ride on the tunnel slides, take a pony ride or train ride, meet the resident farm animals, or climb a giant mound of dirt mound or a huge straw pyramid. It’s all included with your ticket, along with a pumpkin!

When you get hungry, pick up a Country Ham sandwich, a funnel cake, or some apples with caramel dip.

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The best pumpkin patches in Kentucky!

Map of Pumpkin Patches in Kentucky

We’ve pulled together a map with all of the best pumpkin patches in Kentucky! No matter where you’re coming from, there’s a good chance that a pumpkin patch is nearby. The map below includes farms we haven’t had a chance to visit or write up in this list, too!

Note that this list is up-to-date as of fall 2022, so if you don’t see your favorite farm on the list, they may not be offering a pumpkin patch this year. (If we’ve missed your favorite farm and they ARE doing a pumpkin patch this year, please drop us a comment or send us a contact form to let us know!)

We recommend bookmarking this page or saving this map to your phone to reference later.

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Which of these pumpkin patches in Kentucky (or Indiana) is your favorite? Will you be heading to a new farm this fall to pick a pumpkin? Drop us a comment below!

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  1. What a thorough list! I grew up going to Huber’s, but it is far too busy now for me to take my own tots and not get stressed. I’ve been doing Gallrein three years in a row now. It is fantastic. Thinking about trying something new this year though. Just a FYI, Farm Life is closed for 2022.

    1. Hey Cory! Thank you! We totally get about Huber’s being busy, it’s fun but it can be a lot! Hope the list helps you out, we are going to add even more places soon. And thanks for the update!

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