Pick a day, pick a pumpkin. KC has a pumpkin patch to match.

Fall is a beautiful time of the year in Kansas City--ushering in the autumnal equinox and the start of pumpkin patch season. Following are a few area faves sure to delight and surprise.

Carolyn's Country Cousins

Carolyn's Country Cousins

Located 15 minutes from downtown and south of Liberty, MO, Carolyn's Country Cousins is chocked full of family fun. You’ll find oodles of pumpkins and gourds from their sizeable pumpkin patch, plus family activities including hayrides, a little farmer’s playground, Uncle Lester's pig races and anantique pedal tractor carousel. Don’t miss the Liberty Corn Maze next door, billed as “the largest corn maze in Missouri.”

  • Fall Season: Sept. 20-Oct. 31
  • Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
  • Admission: $10 Monday through Thursday, $12 Friday through Sunday, (Note: additional fee for the railroad and mining gem stones).
Faulkner's Ranch

Faulkner's Ranch and Pumpkin Farm

At Faulkner's Ranch and Pumpkin Farm, located south of I-470 on Raytown Road in Kansas City, pumpkins, gourds and other decorative fall items are just the beginning. With family activities ranging from a meandering field maze to duck races, a scenic hayride with “DJ Jack-o-Lantern,”pedal karts, pony rides, a zipline, fishing, a corn cannon and more, a day at the farm has never been so exciting.

  • Fall Season: Oct. 1-Oct. 31
  • Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (until 4 p.m. on Halloween)
  • Admission:$8 ages 3 and over (Note: pony rides, the zipline and fishing are an additional $5 fee.) Don't miss out on “Halfy Hours” Monday through Thursday 3 p.m. to close when admission is just $4.00 per person.
Louisburg Corn Maze

Louisburg Cider Mill & Country Store

From a 10-acre pumpkin patch to a teepee village,there is something for everyone at the Historic Louisburg Cider Mill & Country Store on K-68 Highway in Louisburg, Kan. A 10-acre corn maze, straw fort, hay castle, children’s play area, hay bale romp, farm animals and “Flashlight Nights” are all part of the fun here.

  • Fall Season: Sept. 19-Nov. 2
  • Hours: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Thursday for groups by appointment only)
  • Admission: $8 ages 3 and older
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