Whether you prefer to paint them or carve them, bake them or eat them, it’s time to hit the pumpkin patch to pick out your favorite for the fall season.
Every autumn, Wisconsin locals flock to their local pumpkin patch in search of the best. Sometimes that means tall and skinny, sometimes short and round, sometimes even green and misshapen; the perfect pumpkin is loosely defined and its beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
So whether you want to choose your own pumpkin to take home, are craving a slice of pumpkin pie or just want to celebrate its existence, there are tons of ways to enjoy the power of the pumpkin in Wisconsin. Here’s a sampling of some of the great pumpkin patches in the state.
Northwest Wisconsin Pumpkin Patches
Schultz’s Country Barn – Eleva
This unique farm is a combination gift shop, banquet facility, petting zoo, locally grown produce market, and in the autumn, a pumpkin patch extraordinaire! Also every fall, a fun and challenging corn maze.
Mommsen’s Produce Patch – Rice Lake
Mummsen’s features an unusual array of pumpkin “artillery,” including the Medieval Trebuchet catapult which throws a 50 lb pumpkin over 300 ft and an air cannon which sends an 8″ pumpkin sailing over 1700 ft.