I don’t know about you, I’m currently seeking out the best pumpkin patches in Kansas City. Fall’s hitting me like a ton of bricks. I don’t miss the sweltering humidity, but I hate cold weather. The one thing that always gets me in the mood for fall, though—besides Chiefs football, of course—is a good old-fashioned pumpkin patch. Yes, complete with gourds, a basket of apples, cider donuts, and a hayride! Here are some of the best pumpkin patches in Kansas City.
The most well known pumpkin patch in all the land has to be Johnson Farms, which is a particularly fun place for kids. Tire them out on jumping pillows, giant obstacle course, truck playground, climbing wall and slides, and much more. Throw in some live music on the weekends, daily pig races, and the chance to pick apples, pumpkins, sunflowers and a wide range of veggies, and the whole family wins.
Carolyn’s Country Cousins
Another amazing place for kids is Carolyn’s Country Cousins, which is much less incestuous than it sounds. In fact it might be even better than Johnson Farms—playgrounds, a petting farm, a carousel, more jumping pillows, pedal karts, and a train. And yes, pumpkins, donuts, cider, baked goods, kettle corn, and more.
Did someone say mechanical bull? Plus pony rides and a zipline? Sign me up! And Faulkner’s Ranch, located off of Raytown Road, has enough games and activities—pedal carts, ring toss, cow milking contest, hillbilly golf, duck races, and a petting farm, just to name a few—to keep your kids busy all day long. Oh yeah, they also sell pumpkins.
KC Pumpkin Patch
Like I needed yet another reason to head out to Olathe, KC Pumpkin Patch gives me yet another reason. Loads of games and play areas and such for the kids—pumpkin bowling, anyone? How about a barrel train or a ninja course? But also… a “Buried Alive Haunt??” And check out these festive special events.
Louisburg Cider Mill
Another popular hotspot in the fall is Louisburg Cider Mill, which, as the name suggests and the website affirms, has been made famous by its apple cider. But they threw in a pumpkin patch, corn maze, tricycle track, wagon rides, and more just to really round out their fall repertoire. And if you don’t go for the pumpkins and cider, let the food draw you in. Featuring their own cider, fruit butters, and microbrew sodas, Louisburg Cider Mill also boasts a quaint country store, a snack shack, and weekend food trucks and vendors. And you can purchase some of their products online, too!
Because if Thanksgiving hits and you haven’t visited a pumpkin patch, did you even fall? And obviously, I totally recommend going to the best pumpkin patches in Kansas City when the Chiefs have a primetime night game, which is one of the perk of having a quarterback that all of America loves to watch. Also, for some career advice, check out our website at https://www.chiefofstaffkc.com.
Blog written by Erin Greenhalgh