Pumpkin Patches 2013

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

Where: St Martin’s, 2216 Metairie Rd., Metairie

When: Starting Oct. 1– 31 , Mon – Fri, noon – 6:30 pm (dark), Sat & Sun 10 – 6:30 (dark)


Pumpkins of all sizes. Proceeds from the patch benefit St. Martin’s Episcopal Church with  donations made to Ella Dolhonde Elementary School.

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church

Where: The patch is behind the church, at 3413 Greenacres Rd.

When: Oct. 11 – 31 or until pumpkins are gone. 12 – 8 pm.


Look for Pumpkin Palooza on Oct 26, 2 – 5pm.

First Presbyterian Church

Where: 5401 S. Clairborne Ave. (corner of S. Clairborne and Octavia).

When: Starting Sunday, Oct. 6 – 28 or when sold out, Mon – Fri, 3 pm – dusk. Sat, 10 am – dusk. Sun, 1 pm – dusk. Pumpkin Patch Fun Day is Oct. 19, all activities included in price of admission. Costume Contest & Movie Night Oct. 29, 4:30 – 7pm, $3 per person for refreshments.


Buy a pumpkin; make a difference. Pumpkins grown on Navajo land. Huge selection of sizes, shapes, textures and colors, including ornamental gourds and decorative corn. Benefiting The Program of Hope Homeless & Hungry program.

St. Paul’s Episcopal School

Where: 6249 Canal St., corner of Canal and Harrison, Lakeview

When: starting Oct. 12 – 31.  9 am – 4 pm


Group packages are available. Contact knelson@stpauls-lakeview.org or 504.488.1319, ext. 119

Families encouraged to pose for a beautiful fall photo.

Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch

Where:  Baptist, La., SouthEastern exit # 32.

When: Sept 28 – Nov. 2nd. Mon – Sun, 9 am – 5 pm

Yes, this is not right around the corner, but this is worth including, as it’s an authentic pumpkin patch- where kids can actually pick a pumpkin. Face painting, small corn maze and more. thfarms.com/pumpkins.htm

Boo Carre Halloween and Harvest Festival

When: Sat. Oct 19, 10 am – 6 pm

Where: French Market, Dutch Alley. For complete details, click here.

Enjoy Halloween French Quarter-style with live music, a petting zoo, miniature golf, photo booth, and take-home Halloween crafts (appropriate for ages 2 – 10 years old). Trick or treating in the French Market District, pie-eating and costume contest, pumpkin painting and more. Complimentary “Boo Carre” trick or treating bags while supplies last.

Operation Pumpkin

When: Oct. 26, 10 am – 1 pm

Where: Canal Place. For more info, click here.

Surgeons create hand-carved Jack-o-Lanterns with proceeds benefiting Children’s Hospital. Trick or treating in the shops, pumpkin decorating, mask making. Plain and carved pumpkins available for purchase.

New Orleans School of Glassworks & Printmaking Studio

When: Oct. 5, 1:30 –  4 pm, 6 – 8 pm

Where: 727 Magazine St.

Each participant (all ages welcome) is invited to create a colorful, hand-blown glass pumpkin under the close guidance of glassblowing faculty. In addition to pumpkin-making, hands-on activities in glass torchworking, paper marbling, and gyotaku printmaking (hand-printing real fish) will be offered.  

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden

When: Sept. 28-29, 8:30am – 5pm (Corn Maze and activities), Oct. 5, 12, 19, 4 – 7pm (Walk through Corn Maze), Oct. 26, 4 – 9 pm (Night Maze and Bonfire)

Where: 4560 Essen Lane (at I-10), 225.763.3990

Find your way out of the Corn Maze, paint a pumpkin, enjoy a hayride, climb the straw mountain, and more. $5 for Corn Maze. $10 for Night Maze and Bonfire.

Perrilloux Farms Pumpkin Farm & Hayride

When: Oct. 4 – 31. Sat – Sun, 9 am – 4 pm

Where: 17834  River Road, Montz, LA (near LaPlace)

The cost to pick a pumpkin from this patch is $6 which includes the wagon ride (on the hour), pumpkin, and washing facilities for children and adults. 985.652.3672. Make appt. during week.

Blackwater United Methodist Church

When: Oct. 7 – 30. Mon – Fri, 3 – 7 pm, Sat., 10am – 5pm.

Where: 10000 Blackwater Rd, Baker, LA (near Baton Rouge)

Pumpkin patch, already gathered from the field. Oct. 19 free Car Show, 10am – 5pm. Oct. 26 Craft Show, 8am – 4pm. Proceeds from this year’s patch will go to local and foreign missions as well as local heroes.

St. Anselm Catholic Church

When: Daily 9am – 6pm until pumpkins are gone.

Where: 306 St. Mary St., Madisonville, LA

Pumpkins starting at $1.

St. Peter Catholic Church Pumpkin Patch

When: Daily from 9am – dusk through Oct. 31.

Where: 125 S. Jefferson Avenue, Covington, LA

Large selection of pumpkins of all sizes, even pie pumpkins, swan gourds, Indian corn, cornstalks. Take your picture with a scarecrow on bales of hay. Weekends activities include storytelling, face painting, raffles.

First United Methodist Church

When: Mon – Sat, 9am – 8pm, Sun, 12pm – 8pm

Where: 433 Erlanger Dr., Slidell, LA 70458

Pumpkin Festival Oct. 19 in the back parking lot from 11am – 6pm

Liuzza Produce Farm, Inc.

When: Oct. 19 & 26, 10am – 4pm.

Where:  56457 Holden Circle, Amite, LA, 985.981.5788

$10 for pumpkin and all activities. Pumpkins, horse-drawn hay rides, wagon rides, concessions/refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location. Please call ahead of time for information and availability.

Steele’s Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and Petting Zoo

When: Sat, 10am – 6pm, Sun, 1pm – 6pm

Where: 56459 Dollar Rd., Angie, LA, (near Franklinton) 985.516.2768  

Everyone entering the pumpkin patch must purchase an armband for $8.50 plus tax. Children 2 and under get in free. Season passes are available.

Plum Street Snoballs – Metairie

When: Fri, Sat, Sun in Oct.

Where:  Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie

Pick out a pumpkin and get a yummy snowball in the same place. Pumpkins on weekends only.

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