St. Louis' most fa-BOO-lous pumpkin patches opening up this Fall

Don't get out of your GOURD trying to find a pumpkin this season

September 11, 2019

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ST. LOUIS (KNOU)- There's no denying that summer has finally come to an end and that the time has finally come to acknowledge that in the words of Jon Snow, "Winter is Coming."

As the leaves begin to change and the weather starts to become more brisk, pumpkin patches around the St. Louis area are starting to get ready for Fall festivities. 

Whether you like your pumpkins in your starbucks coffee, on your porch, or in a scented candle, here's a list of St. Louis' best places to get your pumpkin fix this season:

Sullivan Farms' Pumpkin Patch in Florissant

In addition to their significant pumpkin patches, Sullivan Farms encourages everyone to enjoy their free hayride and take a trip through their free straw castle maze starting September 29th. They also have the fresh baked Pumpkin, Zuchini, and Banana Nut breads again this year along with fresh apple cider, and the fresh baked cup cakes and Butter Popcorn will be available on the weekends. 

Stuckmeyer’s Farm in Fenton 

Stuckmeyer's Farm is opening for pumpkin and Halloween fun starting Sept. 28th and will be going all the way through Oct. 31st.  The fun includes free admission to pick your pumpkins, hayrides, pony rides,  fort spooky, corn mazes, inflatable slide, inflatable haunted house and more. (Pony Rides, Inflatable Farm Train and Inflatable Slide only on weekends)

Brookdale Farms in Eureka 

After September 14th, Fall Decoration Center and Brookdale Farms will start making their pumpkin fun available to all Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM. In addition to pumpkins, some of the other available decorations that they offer for purchase are Gourds, Mums, Straw Bales, and Corn Stalks.

Summit Produce in Kirkwood 

Summit Produce encourages everyone to come and check out their pumpkin patches every day 9am - 8pm starting September 28th. They offer an extensive array of exciting activities for the whole family such as their Straw Mountain & Haunted Tunnel, Quadro Slides, Little Ghost Town, Needle in the Haystack Game, Fort Summit Slides, etc.

Centennial Farms in Augusta 

Centennial Farms turns into what they call a “PUMPKIN FANTASYLAND” the last weekend of September. In addition to the extensive amount of pumpkins to choose from between the two large patches they offer, there's "aliens and a crashed spaceship" that kids can check out. Their graveyard also has some very humorous inscriptions, most of them from real cemeteries.

Eckert’s Farm in Belleville, Grafton, and Millstadt

The field opens September 23rd, and field access is $2/person. However, they do offer discount days like on Mondays where field access is free, Tuesday-Thursday field access is half price at just $1/person.

Relleke Pumpkin Patch in Granite City

The Relleke Pumpkin Patch has a variety of fun activities for the whole family on the weekends starting on Sept. 28. This, of course, includes pumpkin picking, as well as exploring their petting zoo, pony rides, barrel train rides, face painting, and more. 

Thies Farm PumpkinLands (multiple locations) 

Thies pumpkinland opens September 28th. Admission includes admission to Pumpkinland, Wagon Ride, Petting Zoo, Activity Book, and a Pumpkin for Each Child! Children (2-14) $6.95/Adults (14+) $4.50 

Pumpkins Galore in Wright City

Pumpkin Galore will be opening on September 29th this year. This pumpkin patch has been opening its doors to the public since 1988 and offers an array of activities in addition to pumpkin picking such as music acts, petting zoo, and pony rides. 

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