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: Dress for the weather. 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 pumpkins until late September-October.
- 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. The orchard prides itself on heirloom apples and award-winning cider.
- Address: 38035 S. Huron Road, New Boston
This cider mill and farm has u-pick home-grown apples beginning at the beginning of September. The pumpkins will be ready to pick at the beginning of October. Doughnuts and apple cider are available, too.
- Address: 4900 32 Mile Road, Washington
Stock up on cider, doughnuts and apples while you also hunt for your prized pumpkin. Enjoy some free family fun including cornhole, straw mountain, petting zoo and more.
- Address: 16750 Hannan Road, Romulus
A family-owned spot 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.
- Address: 1215 White Lake Road, Highland
This spot has pumpkins, corn maze, cider, doughnuts, hayrides, haunted corn field, haunted house, kids play area and more.
- Address: 12758 Jordan Road, Saline
Pick your own apples and pumpkins at this farm in Washtenaw County. Also, try cider and doughnuts too.
Cook’s has been serving the metro Detroit area since 1933, and in October families can enjoy hayrides on the weekends to the pumpkin patch to pick their own pumpkins. Then, stay for a doughnut or try seasonal ice cream flavors like pumpkin crunch in the fall and peppermint stick in the winter.
- Address: 9391 Lindsey Lane, Casco
Choose your pumpkin from three different patches. Also, enjoy the 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. This year, they offer a “Pumpkin Town,” which will be a great backdrop for photos.
- Address: 4260 Gotfredson Road, Plymouth
Take pictures in the pumpkin patch and go home with your own to carve.
- Address: 1479 Ranch Road, Holly
Bring the whole family (leashed dogs included). There’s also a pumpkin patch, cider, doughnuts, hayrides and corn maze. The Corn Maze opens 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
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, doughnuts, 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. The patch has the perfect background for your fall photos and offers a variety of pumpkins to choose from. Make sure to check out the 7-acre corn maze, which has a game inside the maze and clues to help navigate your way through.
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 pick the perfect pumpkin in the patch or buy an already-picked pumpkin near the admission barn. Test out your skills in the 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 doughnuts, too.
- Address: 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton
This family-run farm offers a huge corn maze, hay wagon rides, pick your own apples and pumpkins and more. The pumpkin patch usually opens in mid-September through Oct. 31.
- Address: 48651 Harris Road, Belleville
This business is celebrating its 47th year and will open for the season on Oct. 1. They have a pumpkin patch, doughnuts, a gift shop and more.
- 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 the Barn Yard Playland, train rides, hayrides and corn maze.
- Address: 1560 E. Sterns Road, Erie
This working farm has more than 40 acres of pumpkins to choose from along with a 4-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 more than a dozen varieties of apples. Guests can pick pumpkins of all shapes and sizes this year.
- Address: 3801 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor
This farm sells gathered pumpkins, gourds and other fall decorations. Cash only.
Pick up a pumpkin, see the farm animals and enjoy some cider and doughnuts at this farm. Also, straw bale maze, tire mountain, three-acre playground, wagon ride and more.
- Address: 5565 Merritt Road, Ypsilanti
Families can enjoy picking apples or pumpkins. The cost of admission includes the corn maze, 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.
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