Pumpkin Patches and Farms in Central Ohio


Since fall equals all things pumpkin, we have your round-up of Central Ohio pumpkin patches below. The pumpkin patches often have much more to offer than just pumpkins. You can make this an all-day event for your family! Mark your calendars for some good ol’ fashioned family fun!

We are so thrilled to announce Leeds Farm as our sponsor got this guide! Leeds Farm features fall family fun on the farm!

Leeds Farm has enough farm and fun activities to keep your family moving all day! Don’t miss the hayrides, farm animals, Pumpkin Jumps, John Deere combine slide, mountain slides, zip lines, rolling tubes, straw forts, pig races, pedal carts, trike track, Pumpkin Plunge and new this year—the Leeds Farm Tree House!

Pre-purchased tickets are required. Visit www.LeedsFarm.com for details and to purchase tickets. The early season rate for general admission tickets is in effect through Sept. 24. Visit soon and save $5 per pass! Leeds Farm is open 6½ weekends only from 10am-5pm starting September 16 and is located at 8738 Marysville Road, Ostrander.

Pumpkin Farms Central Ohio {We try and provide the most up-to-date information, but be sure to use the links to check dates, times, prices, etc. directly from each pumpkin farm website/Facebook page.}

Also, be sure to check out our list of Columbus U-Pick Apple Orchards.

Central Ohio Pumpkin Patches

Pumpkin Patches: NORTH

Leeds Farm – Ostrander, Ohio.

  • U-Pick? No.
  • Pre-Picked? Yes.
  • Fall activities? YES! Mountain slides, racer slides, pedal carts, mini-zip, pumpkin jump and much more!
  • Admission required? Admission is required to participate in activities but not to purchase pumpkins. Prices start at $15 for adults and kids (Ages 3-54) (Adults 55 and older are $5) (2 and under are free) and you can add the Big Zip for $5. A PRE-PURCHASED TICKET IS REQUIRED. 
  • Open Daily? No. Open Weekends only. September 16, 2023- October 28, 2023. Open One Friday this year- October 13, 2023. 
  • Know Before You Go: Concessions available. Permanent restroom facility with baby changing room. See our blog post for a better idea of what to expect: Fall Fun at Leeds Farm
  • Website: Leeds Farm
hayride leeds farm
Lots of fall fun on this hayride through the woods at Leeds Farm!

fall fun at leeds farmKids of all ages enjoy their time spent at Leeds Farm!

Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm-Radnor, Ohio

  • U-Pick? YES! There’s a 15-acre pick-your-own pumpkin patch.
  • Pre-Picked? YES!
  • Fall activities? YES! With a 10-acre corn maze, almost 50 acres of pumpkins, yummy food, and over 30 rides and attractions, Lehner‘s Pumpkin Farm provides ACRES OF FUN for all ages!! Spend a day on the farm and treat your family to some good, old-fashioned, country fun for very reasonable prices! Located in Radnor, OH (Delaware County), Lehner‘s is just a short drive from all Central Ohio cities. They have the best selection and pricing on pumpkins (pre-picked or pick your own) and all of your fall decorating needs. They also do group events, birthday parties and school tours!
  • Admission required? Yes (unless you are just buying gift shop items, pumpkins or food.) All-day activity bands are available on the weekends (and some Mondays and Fridays) and cost $12 for guests aged 3-59, and free for children under three and guests over 60. During the evening weeknights (Tuesday-Thursday) the cost is $6 for guests aged 3-59 and free for children under three and guests over 59.
  • Open daily? NO – They are open select Mondays (10-3) and Fridays (10-7) in October, Tuesday-Thursday 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. (Limited activities open, see the list: weeknight activities). 10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Opening day is September 22, 2023 – October 29, 2023. 
  • Know before you go: Concessions are available on weekends! The property is beautiful and there are lots of picture opportunities. There’s so much to do for all ages. There are some indoor barns with activities, so not everything is outside. This is such a fun pumpkin patch!
  • Website: Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm

pumpkin patchFreeman’s Farm – Galena, Ohio

  • U-Pick? No.
  • Pre-Picked? YES!
  • Fall activities? YES!- Hayrides, Kettle corn, scarecrow making, campfire concessions, apple butter making demonstrations, and petting animals at this pumpkin patch.
  • Admission required? No.
  • Open Daily? No. Six weekends beginning September 16, 2023. (Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • Website: Freeman’s Farm

Hidden Creek Farms – Sunbury, Ohio

  • U-Pick? YES!
  • Pre-Picked? YES!
  • Fall activities? YES! Corn cannons, pony rides on select dates, pumpkin slides, kids play barn, pumpkin painting and great food!
  • Admission required? YES! $9 for kids and adults and 2 and under are free. $5 for seniors.
  • Open Daily? No. Open Saturdays and Sundays only beginning September 23, 2023 until October 29, 2023 for fall weekends. They will also be open on Mondays for fall activities from 11-4 and on Friday, October 13 from 11-4.
  • Website: Hidden Creek Farms

Miller’s Country Gardens – Delaware, Ohio

  • U-Pick? YES, on the weekends!
  • Pre-Picked? YES!
  • Fall activities? YES! Corn maze, wagon rides and more!
  • Admission required? No.
  • Open daily? No- Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Wednesday through Saturday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sundays 12 noon to 5 p.m.
  • Know before you go: Check out their market for fresh and yummy produce and baked goods.
  • Website: Miller’s Country Gardens

Central Ohio Pumpkin Patches

Pumpkin Patches: SOUTH

Circle S Farms – Grove City, Ohio

  • U-Pick? YES!
  • Pre-Picked? YES!
  • Fall activities? YES!
  • Admission required? YES! Activity wristband is available for purchase. $10 per person.
  • Open daily? YES! 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. daily. October 1, 2023 – October 30, 2023. Their website will be updated soon!
  • Know before you go: Concessions available. Phone number: 614-878-7980
  • Website: Circle S Farms

Lohstroh Family Farms  – Mt. Sterling, Ohio

  • U-Pick? YES!
  • Pre-Picked? YES!
  • Fall activities? YES!
  • Admission required? $9 per person to take the wagon out to the pumpkin field, includes the price of the pumpkin. The tractor train and corn maze are $3 per person.
  • Open daily? No! Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. from September 30, 2023- October 29, 2023.
  • Know before you go: There are cattle, goats, and a farm cat on the property, but it isn’t a petting environment. There’s a graffiti farm wall, haystack, and food trailer with concessions.
  • Website: Lohstroh Family Farms

Pumpkin Patches: EAST

Dupler’s Pumpkin Land Newark, Ohio

  • U-Pick? No!
  • Pre-Picked? YES! (Sorted by size)
  • Fall activities? YES- very affordable prices. Two slides, straw maze, climbing web, haunted room, goats, bunnies, and more.
  • Admission required? No. Free admission and parking. (Last year prices were $1 for a hand stamp for access to slides, straw maze, and haunted room.)
  • Open daily? YES! Sunday – Friday 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (weather permitting). They open on September 15, 2023, at noon. 
  • Know before you go: In the past, they’ve only accepted cash or checks. Dawes Arboretum (which is free, donations accepted) is about a 1/2 mile north so pair this with a trip to Dupler’s Pumpkin Land. Pre-registration is required this year.
  • Facebook Page: Dupler’s Pumpkin Land

Lynd Fruit Farm – Pataskala, Ohio

  • U-Pick? YES! (Available last weekend of September until they run out!) Must purchase one pumpkin to enter the patch.
  • Pre-Picked? Yes! Many pre-picked pumpkins and gourds are available in their market.
  • Fall activities? YES! Corn Maze is open from September 8- October 29, 2023. Corn maze, wagon rides, kids courtyard combo, and much more! Lyndiana Jones is the theme this year for 2023! Wristbands can be purchased on-site or in advance via the online ticketing portal.
  • Admission required? Only for farm activities.
  • Open daily? Activities are available Friday-Saturday-Sunday.
  • Website: Lynd Fruit Farm

pumpkin patch lynd

Pigeon Roost Farm – Hebron, Ohio

  • U-Pick? No. (Lots of pumpkins are brought from the fields and displayed in the barnyard area so there’s a good variety to pick from.)
  • Pre-Picked? YES!
  • Fall activities? YES! Tons of farm fun!
  • Admission required? Admission only for farm activities. The pumpkin market is free. Cost is $10.
  • Open daily? Closed Monday and Tuesday but opening on September 16, 2023 – October 29, 2023; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Know before you go: The activities are spread out throughout the property and even into the woods. There’s a lot of walking and the scenery is picturesque.
  • Website: Pigeon Roost Farm
Pigeon Roost pumpkin patch
A view of Pigeon Roost

Schacht Family Farm– Canal Winchester, Ohio

  • They aren’t doing u-pick this year and only have a few “self-serve” items. (Thanks to a reader’s comment for letting us know!)
  •  Schacht Family Farm

Van Buren Acres – Hebron, Ohio

  • U-Pick? YES!
  • Pre-Picked? Yes! Many pre-picked pumpkins are available near the entrance and exit.
  • Fall activities? YES!
  • Admission price includes a large and small corn maze, soybean maze, sunflower paths, jumping pillow, hayrides, barrel train, putt-putt golf, ball zones, hay bale roles, duck races, slides, and all other activities. Not included: gemstone mining, pumpkins, concessions, and store items. Additionally, the jumping pillows will be closed during the pig races for sanitation. Also, a 9-acre sunflower area!
  • Admission required? Not to pick pumpkins, eat at the cafe or shop in the store. Admission is $10 (2 and under free) and includes most of the activities, but some like gem mining and pumpkin picking have an additional fee. You can also pay $25 for a season pass and that also includes a pumpkin. Opens September 9, 2023 through October 29, 2023.
  • Open daily? Wednesday-Sunday 10:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Website: Van Buren Acres

Pumpkin Patches: WEST

Jacquemin Farms- Plain City , Ohio

  • U-Pick? YES! (At their Marysville location only and weekends only in October 2023)
  • Pre-Picked? Yes! (At both the Marysville location and Plain City.)
  • Fall activities? See website for 2023 updates in mid-September.
  • Admission required? Not this year.
  • Open daily? Closed Sundays and Mondays in 2023.
  • Know before you go: The pumpkin donuts are delicious at the Plain City location! Part of the land was sold a few years ago so the u-pick pumpkins are in Marysville now.
  • Facebook Page: Jacquemin Farms

Kuhlwein’s Farm Market  – Hilliard, Ohio

  • U-Pick? YES!
  • Pre-Picked? YES!
  • Fall activities? YES!
  • Admission required? Yes! $10 includes a hayride to patch and one pumpkin per person. Fall activities are also included!
  • Open daily? Hayrides during the week but more activities during the weekend. Opening day is September 23, 2023. 
  • Know before you go: Call to confirm the schedule and hours. There is a great deli on site.
  • Facebook page: Kuhlwein’s Farm Market

The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek – Milford Center, Ohio

  • U-Pick? YES!
  • Pre-Picked? YES!
  • Fall activities? YES!
  • A huge maze as well as other farm activities here.
  • Admission required? Yes!
  • Open daily? No. Friday Nights – Sunday Nights only. Open September 23, 2023 – October 29, 2023. Friday 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
  • Know before you go: Save money by buying tickets online ahead of time. The 9-acre corn maze is amazing! See their website for the 2023 design! There’s a shorter path and a longer one.
  • Also, the haunted path: Field of Fright is open at dark from October 6-28, 2023.
  • Website: The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

pumpkin patchesThe Orchard & Company– Plain City, Ohio

  • U-Pick? Not pumpkins, but there are U-Pick apples.
  • Pre-Picked? YES!
  • Fall Activities? YES! Some of the activities included are a small zip line, corn pit, jumping pillow (lots of fun for parents to jump too!) and Moo Moo Express. See a complete list here: fall attractions.
  • Admission required? YES! Adults & Children- $14, Seniors- $5, Under 2-Free. Fishing and Gem Mining are extra. A farm pass is not required to pick apples. Season pass is $20.
  • Open daily? No. Saturdays and Sundays only September 9 – October 29, 2023 from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (U-pick apples began in August and run through the middle of October. Call to check availability.)
  • Know before you go: This is a pretty location, so bring your camera to capture some fall photos. There are lots of live animals and several activities for children.
  • Website: The Orchard & Company
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Moo Moo Express at The Orchard & Company

Pumpkin Patches: Further From Columbus

Young’s Jersey Dairy– Yellow Springs, Ohio (about an hour west of Columbus)

  • U-Pick? YES!
  • Pre-Picked? YES!
  • Fall activities? YES!
  • Admission required? No. You can purchase three or five-tab wristbands and select which activities you want to do.
  • Open daily? YES! Pumpkin Picking begins September 16, 2023 until October 29, 2023.
  • Know before you go: The food and homemade ice cream are wonderful! There are lots of activities to keep you busy and things for older kids too like a driving range and mini-golf course. Young’s Jersey Dairy also has lots of different events throughout the year, so be sure to check the schedule. For more details on what to do in the area, check out this post: A Day Trip to Yellow Springs.
  • Website: Young’s Jersey Dairy

farm animalsHoney Haven Farm – Ashland, Ohio (about an hour north of Columbus)

  • U-Pick? YES. And, a horse-drawn wagon ride to the field!
  • Pre-Picked? YES!
  • Fall activities? YES! Pumpkin slingshot, corn cannon, corn maze, straw maze, barnyard zoo, free horse-drawn wagon rides, a market that has apples, homemade donuts and cider.
  • Admission required? No. Each activity has a minimal cost.
  • Open daily? No. Opening day is September 23, 2023 through October 29, 2023. They will be open Wednesday- Friday from 3:00-7:00, Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Sundays 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Know before you go: There’s is a market with lots of yummy treats like pumpkin ice cream!
  • Website: Honey Haven Farm

McDonald’s Greenhouse and Corn Maze – Zanesville, Ohio (about an hour east of Columbus)

  • U-Pick? YES.
  • Pre-Picked? YES!
  • Fall activities? YES! Pedal tractor track, gaga ball pit, baby farm animal petting zoo, a 5-acre corn maze, kangaroo jumper and more. New spider web this year! Private parties are available too.
  • Admission required? Yes. General admission is $8 for ages 3 and up.
  • Open daily? Opening day is September 17, 2022- October 30, 2022. Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday in October: open until 7:00 p.m. Limited hayrides during the week.
  • Website: McDonald’s Greenhouse and Corn Maze

The Farm at Walnut Creek– Sugarcreek, Ohio

  • U-Pick? No.
  • Pre-Picked? YES!
  • Fall activities? During Fall Fest there are some special fall activities. It varies by the day of the week, so check out the website to see what is offered.
  • Admission required? Yes. Prices vary.
  • Open daily? Yes, except they are closed on Sundays. Fall Fest runs from September 29-30, October 1-2, October 6-7 and October 9, October 13-14 and October 20-21. 
  • Know before you go: The farm is in Amish country and will be closed on Sundays. Cash or check only. There are tons of animals on this farm (ex. giraffes, camels, horses, kangaroos, etc.) See the full list: animals at The Farm at Walnut Creek
  • Facebook page: The Farm at Walnut Creek
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  1. Quick correction — Circle S Farm does have an admission fee. $10/person on the weekends. You need to have a wristband to enter.

  2. Correction: schacht farm is no longer doing anything you pick. They are not doing any pumpkins at all and are basically closed for good. Just a few “self serve” items.

  3. Hendrens is gone – I’m not sure if they will rebuild elsewhere, but there is nothing left at their current address. Tried to go yesterday but it’s just an empty lot now.

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