As the fall season begins, finding a good pumpkin for carving becomes a family mission. Picking your own instead of going to the store can be fun for adults and kids alike. Visit one of these farms and locations to pick your own pumpkins and enjoy the fall season.
Note: Keep in mind to dress for the weather, as it can get very cold or rainy out on the pumpkin patches. Call ahead for inclement weather to see if the locations are open and call ahead for pricing as many go by pound. Many of them also don’t start selling until late September-October.
Be sure to follow any COVID-19 safety protocol each location has in place.
- Address: 13011 Bethel Church Road, Manchester
Alber Orchard has plenty of pumpkins in the patch starting at the end of September, plus enjoy the cider mill and 100 varieties of apples. Families can enjoy live music on weekends through Oct. 31.
- Address: 38035 S. Huron Road, New Boston
This cider mill and farm farm has u-pick home grown apple, beginning at the end of August. The pumpkins will be ready to pick at the beginning of October. Donuts and apple cider available, too.
- Address: 4900 32 Mile Rd., Washington
Stock up on cider, donuts and apples while you also hunt for your prized pumpkin. Enjoy some free family fun activities including cornhole, straw mountain, petting zoo and more.
- Address: 16750 Hannan Road, Romulus
A family-owned place with fall decorations, pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks and more. Cash-only. Pumpkins are available until they are all gone.
- Address: 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada
Head into the fields to pick your own apples, pumpkins, flowers or other fruits and vegetables. You can also select pre-picked apples and other products in the market.
Cook’s has been serving the metro Detroit area since 1933, and in October families can enjoy hayrides to the pumpkin patch to pick their own pumpkins. Then, stay for a donut or try seasonal ice cream flavors like pumpkin crunch in the Fall and peppermint stick and egg nog in the Winter.
- Address: 9391 Lindsey Ln., Casco
Choose your pumpkin from three different patches. Also, petting zoo, corn maze, tire climb, wagon rides, haybale pyramid and other fall fun.
- Address: 50240 Martz Road, Belleville
With 20 acres of pumpkins in varying colors and shapes, there’s plenty to choose from at DeBuck’s. Admission includes a hayride to the pumpkin patch, plus access to the corn mazes and family fun areas.
- Address: 1479 Ranch Road, Holly
Bring the whole family (leashed dogs included). There’s also a pumpkin patch, cider, donuts, hay rides and corn maze. The Corn Maze will be open in early September.
- Address: 6350 37 Mile Road, Romeo
Pick up a pumpkin in this great spot to spend a day. Also pick apples and drink fresh cider from the working mill.
- Address: 8366 Island Lake Road, Dexter
Come check out the free straw maze or petting farm, and pick out your own apples or pumpkins. Enjoy pony or hayrides and shop the store for apple cider, donuts, mums, canned pickles, jams and salsas.
- Address: 6421 N. Stoney Creek Road, Monroe
Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch at Kackleberry Farm with your family. Their patch covers seven acres. Make sure to check out all three corn mazes over the 12 acres of corn. The smallest maze is used for teaching – has an anti-bullying story and Michigan facts.
- Address: 8200 Fenton Road, Grand Blanc
The farm consists of 3.5 acres of pumpkins, gourds and corn that are sold roadside. The pumpkin patch is open all hours of the day. The farm has animal-viewing, too. Cash or Venmo only.
Pick your own apples and pumpkins and take a relaxing wagon ride and check out the Corn Maze. Pick up some honey, apple butter, preserves and breads too.
- Address: 6175 Daly Road, Dexter
Take the family to u-pick the perfect pumpkin in their patch or purchase an already picked pumpkin up front by the admission barn. Test out your skills in their 14-acre corn maze, see the farm animals, photo ops and more.
- Address: 53773 Foss Road, Macomb
A family-owned and operated pumpkin patch that offers pumpkins of all sizes. Cider and donuts, too.
- Address: 7897 Six Mile Road, Northville
Take the family to pick the perfect pumpkin in this u-pick farm spanning five acres. Kids will love their Barn Yard Playland, train rides, hayrides and corn maze.
- Address: 1560 E. Sterns Road, Erie
This working farm has over 40 acres of pumpkins to choose from along with their four-acre maze for adults, teens and families. Take the pumpkin train to the patch. Also, cider and doughnuts, animals and rides. Cash only.
- Address: 6580 Judd Road, Milan
Cider and doughnuts are lures in addition to over a dozen varieties of apples. Guests can u-pick pumpkins this year.
Pick up a pumpkin, see the farm animals and enjoy some cider and donuts at this farm. Also, straw bale maze, tire mountain, three-acre playground, wagon ride and more.
- Address: 5565 Merritt Road, Ypsilanti
Families can enjoy u-picking apples or pumpkins, the corn maze with the cost of admission, which also includes the family play areas, wagon rides, mega triple slide, wagon rides and more. County Fair tickets are only available online.
Do you know of other great pumpkin patches in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor? Tell us about them in the comments.
This post was originally published in 2019 and is updated regularly.