By Nola Family Staff, September 2018
Fall is almost here and you know what that means – PUMPKINS! We have compiled the most comprehensive list of pumpkin patches that you will not want to miss this season.
Blackwater United Methodist Church
10000 Blackwater Rd, Baker
Open Saturday, Oct. 27th from 9 am-4 pm
$10/Kid – $40/family; Parents are Free. Includes carnival games, panning for gold, obstacle course and more! $3/person for the Touch a Truck, $5/person for The Haunted Mansion- Parents, please be advised that this is not for small children.
City Park’s Kid Zone Halloween Fun
New Orleans City Park, 1034 Harrison Ave.
Open Oct. 6-31 from 11 am-6 pm. If you want to stay past 6 pm to see the scary side of Scout Island Scream Park you’ll need to purchase a separate ticket.
$15/p (All-inclusive Kid Zone Area only) ticket.
The Kid Zone is an area for families to bring younger kids to celebrate Halloween with face painting, a hay bale maze, bounce house, kid focused entertainment, a pumpkin patch where guests can hand select a pumpkin, and features a red and white stripped high-peak tent at its center. Guests can board one of the old fashioned tractor-pulled hay wagons for an adventure through the wooded swamp perimeter for a non-scary hay ride.
First United Methodist Church
433 Erlanger Dr., Slidell
Open Sept. 29-Oct. 31 or until sold out
Monday through Saturday 9 am-8 pm
Sunday 12 pm-8 pm
Admission is free.
First Presbyterian Church
5401 S. Claiborne Ave.
Open Sunday, Sept. 30. Open daily until pumpkins sell out.
Monday through Friday 3 pm-7 pm
Saturday 10 am-7 pm
Sunday 1-7 pm
Admission is free.
56457 Holden Circle, Amite, 985.284.0722
Open Oct. 1 for the fall season.
Every Saturday in Oct., 10 am-4 pm
Activities include pumpkin picking, corn maize, a tunnel slide, jumping pillow, tractor swings, pioneer playhouses, a petting zoo, goat feeding, wagon rides, pony rides and more. Admission is $10 for ages 2-12 and $5 for ages 12 and older.
Perrilloux Pumpkin Farm
17834 River Rd., Montz, 985.652.3672
Open Oct. 4-31
Appointments are required Monday-Friday. Saturday and Sunday, 9 am-4 pm.
$7/admission includes wagon ride and pumpkin. Wagons depart each hour.
Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch
11215 Lee’s Ln., Hammond
Open Sept. 23-Nov. 8
Monday through Friday from 9 am-5 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10 am-5 pm
Admission is $7/child (newborn & up), Adults are free.
Plum Street’s Pumpkin Patch at Lafreniere Park
Lafreneire Park, 3000 Downs Blvd, Metairie
Oct 4-31, or until sold out
Monday through Friday, 2 pm-dusk
Saturday and Sunday, 11 am-dusk
There will be a costume contest with prizes being awarded in various categories on Oct. 21. Aside from pumpkins, there are children’s activities/games, and great photo ops for families, with a brand new photo op scene coming this year. Also on Saturday and Sunday, there is storytime for children that occurs throughout the day.
TerraBella Village, Covington
Oct. 27, 11 am-2 pm
Complementary event featuring pumpkins, pumpkin painting, face painting, jump house, hay ride, crafts for the kids, food trucks with food and beverage available to purchase and more! Pumpkins for children will be available with a cash donation.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
1031 S. Carrollton Ave.
Open Oct. 3-31
Monday through Friday, 2 pm-8 pm
Saturday and Sunday,10 am-8 pm
Admission is free.
St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church
3412 Haring Rd., Metairie
Open Oct. 4-31
Monday-Friday, Noon-8 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9 am-8 pm
St. Charles United Methodist Church
1905 Ormond, Blvd., Destrehan
Open Oct. 1-31
Monday-Friday, 3-7 pm the first week of October.
After the first week, Monday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm, Saturday, 9 am-7 pm, and Sunday, 1-7 pm.
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
St Martin’s, 2216 Metairie Rd., Metairie, 504.835.7357, stmepiscopal.com
Open Sept. 24-Oct. 31
Monday-Thursday, 3-6 pm
Friday, 2-6 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am-6 pm.
Children of all ages can pick out the “perfect” pumpkin from the thousands of pumpkins ranging from minis to jumbos. A specially decorated area is available to take your child’s photo surrounded by pumpkins.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
3245 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, stmarksharvey.com
Open Oct. 13-31
Monday-Saturday, 10 am-6 pm
Sunday, noon-6 pm.
No admission to enter the patch. Everyone is welcomed.
St. Paul’s Episcopal School
6249 Canal Blvd., in Lakeview, 504.488.1319
Monday-Friday, Noon-6 pm
Saturday, 10 am-6 pm
Sunday, 10 am-5 pm.
Select a plump pumpkin in Lakeview’s only pumpkin patch. There will be a host of fall photo opportunities for the kids. See the iconic scarecrows representing historical figures, celebrating the Tri-Centennial of new Orleans.
Steele’s Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival
56459 Dollar Rd., Angie, 985.966.1041
Open October 6-7, 13-14, 27-28 at 10 am
Enjoy many games and attraction as well as a Petting Zoo with all types of farm animals that the kids can feed and interact with. A tractor drawn hay ride through the Christmas Trees will take you to the Pumpkin Patch and the Petting Zoo. The Pumpkins are pre-harvested and displayed in one of our fields.
Fall Fest at Stella Plantation
4881 Hwy. 39, Braithwaite, 504.682.2467, stellaplantation.com/fall-fest-2018
Oct. 14, 21, and Nov. 4, 10 am-4 pm.
Face painting, hayrides, corn cob cannon, bouncy houses, tasty treats, and more. $10/person for ages 1 and older.
Sugar Roots Farm Pumpkin Patch
10701 Willow Dr.
Open every Saturday in October.
Support a nonprofit teaching farm and enjoy some time with all of the educational animals. $6 entry fee, age 2 and under are free. Includes free face painting and they sell feed for the animals. Also available are homemade baked goods, cider, honey, eggs and T-shirt’s for sale. Pumpkins are priced on size.
Timberlane Pumpkin Patch
Timberlane Country Club, 1 Timberlane Dr, Gretna (entrance on Lapalco)
October 13-31, or until they sell out.
Monday through Friday, 5-7 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am-7 pm
Come pick your pumpkin for decorating or carving, take your family photos, enjoy patch activities and grab a snack. Pumpkins up to 30 lbs. Free admission.