Usher in KC fall-time festivities with pumpkin patch season and tons of other outstanding outdoor activities. 

Carolyn's Country Cousins

Carolyn's Country Cousins

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Located 15 minutes from Downtown, Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch is chockfull of family fun. You’ll find oodles of pumpkins and gourds from their sizeable pumpkin patch, plus family activities including wagon rides, a little farmer’s playground, pig races and an antique pedal tractor carousel. Don’t miss the Liberty Corn Maze next door, billed as “the largest corn maze in Missouri.”

  • Fall Season: Sept. 16-Oct. 31
  • Hours: Daily 10 a.m.–7 p.m. daily
  • Admission: $11 Monday–Thursday, $13 Friday–Sunday (Note: Additional attractions may cost extra)

Louisburg Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

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There’s something for everyone at the Historic Louisburg Cider Mill & Country Store. A 10-acre corn maze keeps guests on their toes, while an equally impressive pumpkin patch is primed for the picking, plus several other kid-friendly amusements that round out a memorable experience.

  • Fall Season: Sept. 19-Nov. 2
  • Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Friday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $10 ages 3+

Johnson Farms Plants & Pumpkins

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Farm animals, play areas and, of course, pumpkins are only a few examples of ways families can spend the entire day at Johnson Farms Plants & Pumpkins, making it the perfect pumpkin-picking prelude to Halloween.  

  • Fall Season: Sept. 23–Oct. 31
  • Hours: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Prices vary by age

Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

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Guests of all ages love spending autumn at Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, where playing in a sandbox full of corn, pumpkin picking and laser tag are among the wide variety of activities available to enjoy.

  • Fall Season: Weekends Sept. 30–Oct. 28
  • Hours: 6 p.m.–10 p.m. Friday, noon–10 p.m. Saturday, noon–6 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Prices vary by age

21st Annual PumpkinFest

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St. Joseph is the place to be for families to celebrate PumpkinFest, a tradition beloved by many. Guests can count on a full weekend of fall-themed activities, including a children’s parade, crafts and games, live music and the amazing Pumpkin Mountain (more than 800 hand-carved pumpkins illuminated in front of the Pony Express Museum). It’s a sight not to miss!

  • Oct. 13–15
  • Hours: 5–10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Saturday, noon–5 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Free 
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