14 Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in Greater Cincinnati You Should Visit This Fall (2023)

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October 10, 2022

By CityBeat Staff

Fall is in the air and pumpkin spice is back at Starbucks so you know what that means...it's time to visit some Cincinnati farms. Pick your own pumpkins, get lost in a corn maze, drink fresh apple cider and take a wagon ride at these family-friendly spots. Keep scrolling for some seasonal inspiration.

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McGlasson Farms

5832 Hebron Road, Hebron, Kentucky. Open daily.
This roadside farm has been family-owned for six generations, serving fresh-grown fruits and vegetables from the farm. The farm, which is open from July through November, offers produce such as berries, green beans and sweet corn. During the fall, the farm specializes in apples, apple cider, gourds, potatoes and classic pumpkins. During the fall season, the farm hosts an annual Fall Music Festival, with live bluegrass performances and fall festivities near the Ohio River.

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Blooms & Berries Farm Market

9669 S. State Route 48, Loveland. Sept. 17-Oct. 31.
The all-inclusive farm fest at Blooms & Berries features a 5-acre corn maze, a pumpkin bounce pad, hayrides through the pumpkin patch, a kids play area, train rides and friendly farm animals. Snack on caramel apples or fresh apple cider, peruse fall decor, and in September, take a selfie in a blooming field of sunflowers. A weekend craft beer garden is open starting at noon Fridays through Sundays. Check the online calendar for special events.

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Neltner's Farm

6922 Four Mile Road, Melbourne, Kentucky. Open daily. Fall Fest Sept. 23-Oct. 31
Located in the rolling hills of Northern Kentucky, this family-owned farm has been offering seasonal, fresh produce and beautiful views for over a century. The farm hosts an annual Fall Fest which kicks off Sept. 23 and lasts until Halloween. In addition to their pick-your-own pumpkin patch, visitors can enjoy a petting zoo, horse-drawn wagon rides, corn mazes and more.

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Shaw Farms Market

1737 State Route 131, Milford. Open daily through Oct. 31. Pumpkin Times begin Sept. 24
This farm is family-friendly with things to do for all ages during Pumpkin Times, which runs through the end of October. There are horse-drawn hayrides, a massive corn maze, an interactive playground, live music and more. Pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch or head to the produce barn to enjoy apples — and fresh-pressed apple cider — straight from the orchard. Some activities require tickets, available for purchase online.

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Brown's Family Farm Market

11620 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 17-Oct. 30
This family market is open daily and on Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 17-Oct. 30 there are hayrides plus a pumpkin patch where you can pick your own gourds, as well as visit a corn maze and farm animals. There's a barrel train, food trucks, picnic areas and apples, apple butter, cider and caramel apples to munch on. Mums, cornstalks, gourds and other produce are available seven days a week at the market area.

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Hidden Valley Orchards

5474 OH-48, Lebanon. Open Wednesdays-Sundays weekly.
This fruit farm (formerly Hidden Valley Fruit Farm) got a makeover in 2018 as Hidden Valley Orchards with a coffee bar, bakery, taproom, and the COOP Ice Cream barn. Fill up on all things apple — cider, donuts, cobbler, fritters and more. For more family fun, pick a pumpkin or take a hayride when the patch opens up. Check the website to plan for upcoming events and see the U-pick schedule.

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Country Pumpkins

1835 Sherman Mt. Zion Road, Dry Ridge, Kentucky. Open daily through Oct. 30
Country Pumpkins began selling single pumpkins by the road back in 2000 on the Alpine Hills Dairy Farm. Now, the business has turned into a fall destination, complete with a fall festival and tour. Open now through Oct. 30, Country Pumpkins boasts a festival with farm animals, a corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin picking, vendors and more.

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Evans Orchard Cider Mill

198 Stone Road, Georgetown, Kentucky. Open Tuesday-Sunday through the end of fall.
This fifth-generation family farm and cider mill grows apples, peaches, pumpkins and more — many of which you can pick yourself. U-pick pumpkin season starts in September and goes through the end of October; pick up a bag and an orchard map in the store and then purchase your picks by weight. Other fall fun includes a petting zoo, hayride, corn maze and mega slide. Visit the market and cafe for tasty treats.

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Niederman Family Farm

5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Liberty Township. Open Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 23-Oct. 30
Find your way through a corn maze, go on a hayride, or let the little ones enjoy time with barnyard animals. Or, walk to the pumpkin paradise to select your own pumpkin (priced by size), or indulge in some cinnamon-sugar donuts, caramel apples or apple cider. Guests can also rent bonfire pits with benches. Niederman lights the bonfire, you provide the snacks to roast over the open flame.

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Schappacher Farms

3068 W. State Route 73, Wilmington. Open Saturdays and Sundays. Sept. 17-Oct. 31.
This family-owned Wilmington farm is the ultimate one-stop-shop for fall fun. Situated on over 50 acres of land, the farm offers pick-your-own pumpkins, farm animal visits, free hayrides, a corn maze, apple cider, caramel apples and apple slushies.

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FAQs

What is the point of pumpkin patches? ›

Pumpkin patches provide many ways to engage children in learning and growing. Giving children the freedom to roam and pick their own pumpkins gives them a sense of independence and pride. This also can provide a teaching opportunity about pumpkins, gourds and other fruits and vegetables that grow on vines.

What does pumpkin patch mean? ›

A garden where pumpkins are planted, commonly available for sale.

Where is the biggest pumpkin patch in America? ›

1. Bishop's Pumpkin Farm | Wheatland, CA. This epic pumpkinpalooza is celebrating its 50th year, which began with the farmers planting a few pumpkins and inviting schoolkids to come see. Since then, this working farm has grown the event which incorporates (they say), the 'largest u-pick pumpkin field in the world.

What can you learn at the pumpkin patch? ›

Once you are at the pumpkin patch, there are many opportunities to develop body awareness and to work on visual scanning. Climbing over and around the pumpkins requires use of upper body strength, visual scanning, and can also be great for developing body awareness through proprioceptive and vestibular input.

Can you wear heels to a pumpkin patch? ›

A pending question among many heel lovers: “can you wear heels to a pumpkin patch?” We say go for it, as long as you find a way to make your heels comfortable. While stilettos can boost confidence and elongate legs, achy feet can ruin the fun. When deciding what to wear to a pumpkin patch, choose a chunkier heel.

What does a pink pumpkin bucket mean? ›

Just as a pink ribbon symbolizes breast cancer awareness, so does a pink pumpkin. Halloween falls within Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many who have pink pumpkins may know a breast cancer survivor or are one themselves.

What does calling a girl pumpkin mean? ›

This is another largely American term of endearment, similar to 'sweetheart' or 'darling'. In US slang, it can also refer to someone or something of importance. Pumpkin ultimately derives from the Greek word pepōn, meaning 'ripe', referring particularly a type of melon ripe enough to eat.

What does pumpkin mean in slang? ›

In English, the word pumpkin is often used as a term of endearment. Other English words that people use to express their adoration for someone include babe, baby, beautiful, buddy, cupcake, cutie-pie, , dear, , honey, pet, princess, sugar, sweet pea, sweetie, or sweetie-pie.

What does it mean when someone sends a pumpkin Emoji? ›

🎃 Jack-O'-Lantern emoji

The Jack-O'-Lantern emoji 🎃 depicts a carved pumpkin with the green stem and classic jagged smile. Sometimes the emoji is used with spooky things in general, regardless of the time of year, and can stand in for pumpkin as food or a term of endearment.

What is the best pumpkin patch in the United States? ›

The Best Pumpkin Patches in the U.S. to Visit This Year
  • Cherry Crest Adventure Farm.
  • Dallas Arboretum Autumn at the Arboretum.
  • Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival.
  • Jumbo's Pumpkin Patch at Huffer Family Farm.
  • Denver Botanic Gardens Pumpkin Festival.
  • Eckert's Farms.
  • Lyman Orchards.
  • Tim's Pumpkin Patch.
19 Aug 2022

Which state grows 95% of all pumpkins in the US? ›

Illinois produces between 90% and 95% of the country's processing pumpkins annually—which means that out of the nearly 500 million pounds grown in the US, 450 to 475 million are produced in just one state. Why is Illinois the processing pumpkin capital of the US?

What state has the most pumpkin patches? ›

Every year, USDA surveys top pumpkin-producing States and publishes the data the following year. In 2021, Illinois maintained its leading position in pumpkin acreage, harvesting more than twice as many pumpkin acres as any of the other top States, at 15,900 acres.

What are 3 interesting facts about pumpkins? ›

Facts About the Pumpkin Plant
  • Although we often think of pumpkins as vegetables, they're actually fruits! ...
  • Pumpkins are also a type of winter squash. ...
  • Each pumpkin contains about 500 seeds.
  • Once they sprout, pumpkins take between 90 and 120 days to reach maturity.
15 Sept 2021

What are 10 facts about pumpkins? ›

Ten Weird and Wonderful Pumpkin Facts
  • Uncut pumpkins can be stored up to three months in a dry dark cool place. ...
  • There are hundreds of varieties of pumpkin. ...
  • Plant Halloween pumpkin seeds the first week of June. ...
  • Pumpkins are packed with antioxidants. ...
  • Pumpkins are good for your hearing!
23 Oct 2017

Why do people love pumpkin patches? ›

Many people love pumpkin patches because they give off a feeling of fall nostalgia. Going to the pumpkin patch is, simply put, a to-do list item for many people once the calendar flips to October.

What does a pink pumpkin mean at Halloween? ›

Pink Pumpkins

Just as a pink ribbon symbolizes breast cancer awareness, so does a pink pumpkin. Halloween falls within Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many who have pink pumpkins may know a breast cancer survivor or are one themselves.

Why should you not throw away pumpkins? ›

The birds, squirrels, and other garden critters will thank you for the treat. If your pumpkin is too far gone to salvage, bury the gourd in your backyard. It will naturally decompose while enriching the soil.

What should I bring to a pumpkin patch? ›

Pack the essentials
  1. Cash: most patches don't have a debit/credit machine.
  2. Rain gear: since we live in Vancouver it can get a little muddy at the patch. ...
  3. A change of clothes: just in case the rain gear fails, or a gumboot gets stuck in the mud.
  4. Reusable grocery bags: these are a perfect fit to carry your pumpkins in.
30 Aug 2021

What does a black pumpkin mean? ›

The most popular pumpkin remains the orange and black pumpkin pails from your childhood, but even those carry meaning. Black represents darkness and death. Throughout history darkness is also believed to be a time when the spirit world crosses the living.

What is a pumpkin queen? ›

A pumpkin queen may be either a fictional character or a real person associated with a variety of beauty contests held in North America. Pumpkin festivals in various American states include pageants to determine their pumpkin queen.

What color pumpkin is for allergies? ›

Having a teal pumpkin on the doorstep (teal being the color of food allergy awareness) is a way to signal to people with food allergies that this is a safe home for trick-or-treating, says Jennifer Norris, president of the Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee (FACET), which started the project.

What's a nickname for a girl? ›

Pumpkin, peanut, bubby, baby, babe, bae, honey, darling, sugar, sweetie, honeybunch… English is packed full of fun, creative, and cute nicknames to call your loved ones.

Is there a male and female pumpkin? ›

New gardeners are often surprised to discover that squash and pumpkins have separate male and female flowers on the same plant. These flowers were taken from the same plant but the flower on the left is a male flower and the one on the right is female. Only female flowers will form fruit.

What does honey mean in a relationship? ›

Honey/Hun. This is a guy's way of hitting on you! If a guy wants things to be a little more romantic, he'll start calling you "honey" as a means to show you how he feels. Usually, when you are in a long term relationship, guys will switch from this pet name to another on the list.

What does it mean if someone calls you a watermelon? ›

Watermelon, and melon in general, is used in a vulgar way when referencing a woman's breasts.

What does it mean when a girl calls you a bean? ›

Bean means Fit. Good Looking and a Sort. Basically Sexy.

What does Pookie mean in love? ›

needs "Pookie is a common euphemism to describe something cute. It is also often used as a pet name or as a term of endearment for one's significant other."

What does 🥑 mean? ›

An 🥑 can be as simple as saying, “I love avocados!” If you see this emoji and a picture of food made with avocado, chances are someone really likes avocados.

What does the 👾 emoji mean? ›

👾 Alien Monster emoji

It is commonly used to represent aliens and outer space. Because the emoji often highly resembles the aliens used in the classic video game Space Invaders (1978), the Alien Monster emoji 👾 is also often used to refer to video games and gaming.

What does 🍉 mean in texting? ›

Sometimes emojis simply mean what they are. Someone may use the 🍉 to replace the word “watermelon” or say, “I love watermelon!” “Watermelon slushies are the best!

Which type of pumpkin tastes best? ›

11 of the Best Pumpkin Cultivars to Grow for Cooking
  • Cushaw Green-Striped.
  • Dill's Atlantic.
  • Fairytale.
  • Jarrahdale.
  • Musquee de Provence.
  • Pepitas Hybrid.
  • Red Warty Thing.
  • Rouge Vif d'Etampes.
12 Jul 2020

What is the most delicious pumpkin? ›

For cooking, you'll want to use sugar pumpkins (also called pie or sweet pumpkins), which are small and round. Long Island Cheese pumpkins, which are more oblong and can look like a wheel of cheese, are also good to eat.

What is the most popular pumpkin? ›

Autumn Gold pumpkins are extremely popular. Considered one of the most popular pumpkin varieties, Autumn Gold pumpkins typically produce well and mature quickly. The average pumpkin produced by this particular cultivar weighs anywhere from 10 to 20 pounds, making them ideal for both carving and baking.

How much does a pumpkin cost 2022? ›

In 2022, the cost of the average pumpkin is $5.40, up from $4.83 in 2021 — roughly a 12% increase.

Is a pie pumpkin the same as a sugar pumpkin? ›

Also called pie pumpkins or sweet pumpkins, sugar pumpkins are smaller, sweeter, and less fibrous, which makes them a great choice for cooking. They belong to the winter squash family (as do butternut and acorn squash, and kabocha), and are delicious prepared in similar ways.

What state has the best pumpkins? ›

Illinois produced the most pumpkins in the United States in 2021 followed by Indiana, California, Texas and Michigan. Illinois produced 651.9 million pounds of pumpkins in 2021, accounting for 39% of all the pumpkins produced in the U.S.

What is the average price of a pumpkin? ›

This statistic shows the average price of pumpkins during the Halloween season in the United States from 2017 to 2022. In 2022, the average price per pumpkin in the U.S. amounted to around 5.4 U.S. dollars during the Halloween season.
...
CharacteristicPrice per pumpkin in U.S. dollars
20194.04
20183.89
20174.12
3 more rows
24 Oct 2022

What state consumes the most pumpkin spice? ›

According to an analysis of Google Search data, Washington is the most Pumpkin Spice Latte-obsessed state in the U.S. It shouldn't be a total surprise, considering Starbucks, the originator of the PSL craze originated in Washington.

What are the top 3 pumpkin producing states? ›

The Most Pumpkin Growing State
RankStateAcres
1Illinois17,399
2Pennsylvania6,871
3New York5,592
4Indiana5,330
46 more rows
22 Oct 2020

Are pumpkins asexual? ›

Just like people and animals, pumpkins undergo sexual reproduction. The pumpkin plant has separate male (Figure 1) and female (Figure 2) parts on the same plant, making it monoecious. The female flowers contain ovules, and male flowers contain pollen.

What were pumpkins originally called? ›

The word “pumpkin” originates from “peopon,” which means “large melon” in Greek. It then evolved to “pompon” in French and “pumpion” in Britain. The Americans later changed it to “pumpkin,” the name we still use today.

What is the heaviest pumpkin ever? ›

Stefano Cutrupi holds the world record for the heaviest pumpkin. Cutrupi, who is from Radda, Italy, grew a 2,702-pound squash in September 2021, according to Guinness World Records.

Do pumpkin patches attract mice? ›

Let's take a closer look at the issue, as well as other relevant pest-control considerations, and tips for mitigation: Do pumpkins attract rodents? The simple answer to this question is, "Yes, they absolutely can."

Why do pumpkins make me happy? ›

Pumpkin seeds contain a ton of magnesium which many studies have shown is great for helping relieving anxiety, stress, and making you calmer.

Why are people painting their pumpkins blue? ›

Blue pumpkins have been informally adopted by some families across the country as a vehicle to raise awareness for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) after the idea went viral on social media.

Why do we use pumpkins during Halloween? ›

Legend says the devil gave Jack a bright, glowing ember from the fires of hell. Jack put this ember into a hollowed-out turnip, which he used as a lantern to light his way as he wandered the Earth for eternity.

Why do we put pumpkins outside our house on Halloween? ›

Townsfolk began to refer to this figure as “Jack of the lantern” and shortly thereafter “Jack o' lantern.” Like the ancient pagans, believers of this myth began to carve their own lanterns out of turnips, beets, potatoes, and eventually pumpkins in hopes of warding away any ghostly spirits.

Is a pumpkin patch a good date idea? ›

Enjoy All Things Pumpkin

Hunting for the perfect pumpkin in a pumpkin patch is just as ideal for those already in committed relationships as those going on their very first date. This is because the pumpkin patch is a day date that can easily lead to other fun date night ideas.

What does the pumpkin mean in slavery? ›

The Thanksgiving pumpkin pie is now a symbol for sweet, sweet national unity. But it was once a hotly contested battleground in America's original culture war. In the 1800s, the humble pumpkin became a totem of the fight to abolish slavery in America.

What does Halloween stand for? ›

The word "Halloween" comes from All Hallows' Eve and means "hallowed evening." The history of Halloween dates back to a pagan festival called Samhain. Hundreds of years ago, people dressed up as saints and went door-to-door, which is the origin of Halloween costumes and trick-or-treating.

How do I stop trick-or-treaters coming to my house? ›

How to avoid unwanted trick or treaters this Halloween
  1. Turn off porch lights. An unofficial signal that you don't want visitors is to turn off any porch or outdoor lights. ...
  2. Put signs out. Signs can prove a great way to deter unwanted callers at Halloween. ...
  3. Make your home uninviting. ...
  4. Leave sweets to take. ...
  5. Scare them.

What temperature is too cold for pumpkins? ›

The best storage temperature for pumpkins ranges between 50 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit, he says. But cold weather can cut into a pumpkin's lifespan. A little light frost might cause a little discoloration; but the pumpkin won't fare well if temperature drop below freezing.

What do couples do at a pumpkin patch? ›

Visit a pumpkin patch for a fall photo shoot.

Plus, pumpkin carving is a great couples activity. Not only is carving pumpkins together fun to do, but you'll also be decorating your home for the season. You can also paint pumpkins if carving sounds too involved for you.

What colors do you wear to a pumpkin patch? ›

We suggest veering away from bright orange sweaters lest you blend in with the hundreds of pumpkins in the photo behind you. Build contrast by opting for slightly darker yet neutral fall colors like red, dark purple, brown, or even mustard yellow.

What should you not do on a date? ›

What not to do on a first date: 10 things to avoid
  1. Forget your manners. ...
  2. Skimp on personal hygiene. ...
  3. Forget to ask questions. ...
  4. Talk over or for your date. ...
  5. Comment on what the other person is or isn't eating. ...
  6. Get too drunk. ...
  7. Use the words 'my ex' ...
  8. Get too awkward or confrontational.
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