Pumpkin Patches and Farms in Central Ohio

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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 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. Please note that many farms have made changes due to COVID-19  which may include different hours, masks and ordering tickets in advance.}

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

Central Ohio Pumpkin Patches

Pumpkin Patches: NORTH

Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm – Radnor, Ohio

  • U-Pick? YES! There’s a 15-acre pick-your-own pumpkin patch. *Please note masks are required for all when participating in indoor activities or when you are in close proximity to others while outside.
  • 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 cost $9 for guests aged 3-17, $7 for guests 18-59, free for children under three and guests over 59. During the evening weeknights the cost is $5 for guests aged 3-17, $4 for guests 18-59 and free for children under three and guests over 59.
  • Open daily? NO (closed Monday), Tuesday-Friday 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. On Friday, October 16, 2020 they are open from 10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Opening day is September 19, 2020 – October 21, 2020. 
  • 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

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    Jumping for fun at Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm!

Freeman’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. Due to COVID, activities may be limited and changes may be made.
  • Admission required? No.
  • Open Daily? No. Six weekends beginning September 19, 2020. (Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Website will be updated soon.
  • 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! $7 for kids and adults and 2 and under are free. $5 for seniors.
  • Open Daily? No. Open Saturdays and Sundays only beginning September 19, 2020 until October 31, 2020 for fall weekends. They will also be open Wednesday-Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for fall fun activities. Groups must schedule an appointment starting 9/17.
  • Website: Hidden Creek Farms

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! There are three new activities this year.
  • Admission required? Admission is required to participate in activities but not to purchase pumpkins. Prices start at $10 for adults (55 and over are complimentary, but it does not include the hayride or Big Zip) and $12 for kids (2 and under are free) and you can add the Big Zip for $5. A PRE-PURCHASED TICKET IS REQUIRED THIS YEAR. Masks are required. 
  • Open Daily? No. Open Weekends only. September 19, 2020- October 31, 2020.
  • Know Before You Go: Concessions available. See their website for a coupon. See our blog post from last year for a better idea of what to expect (pre-COVID): Fall Fun at Leeds Farm
  • Website: Leeds Farm

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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. However, they will be having a fall festival on October 11, 2020.
  • Open daily? YES! They will open for pumpkins on the weekends in October 2020.
  • 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.
  • Open daily? YES! 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. daily. Tentative 2020 dates are September 19, 2020 – October 31, 2020. Their website will be updated soon!
  • Know before you go: Concessions available. Phone number: 614-878-7980
  • Website: Circle S Farms

Dill’s Greenhouse  – Groveport, Ohio

  • U-Pick? No.
  • Pre-Picked? YES!
  • Fall activities? They are taking a break this year to be on the safe side. They will have lots of pumpkins, gourds, corn, and mums available for customers to buy. They are also going to decorate the garden center with some of the decorations and large straw bales usually used in the Fall Fun Festival so that pictures are available and will be an enjoyable experience for the kiddos!
  • Admission required? N/A
  • Open daily? See website.
  • Know before you go: Hope to be back in 2021!
  • Website: Dill’s Greenhouse

Lohstroh Family Farms  – Mt. Sterling, Ohio

  • U-Pick? YES!
  • Pre-Picked? YES!
  • Fall activities? YES!
  • Admission required? $7 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 11:00 am. – 5:00 p.m. and Sundays 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. from September 26, 2020- October 31, 2020.
  • 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. Masks are required.
  • 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! Monday – Friday 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (weather permitting). They plan to open September 18, 2020 at noon. 
  • Know before you go: In the past, they’ve only accepted cash or check. 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

Hendren Farm Market- Johnstown, Ohio 

They do plan to open back up for the 2020 season! (Farm was closed in 2019)

  • U-pick? YES!
  • Pre-Picked? Yes!
  • Fall activities? Yes, the corn maze will be open! 15 acres of pumpkins consisting of 10 varieties of various colors and sizes. There is a U-pick wagonload deal- which is $35 to fill a wagon (usually 7 pumpkins.) 8 acre corn maze with two game systems in two paths of different difficulties and also a swing with tile slides, giant corn pit and pumpkin jumping pad. Concession will be open most days.
  • Admission required? $8
  • Open Daily? See website for updated opening, but usually the second week of September. Hours are 10-5 from Sunday- Thursday and 10-6 on Friday and Saturday. Market is also open with mums, local apples, cider, and other fall decor.
  • Website: Hendren Farm Market

Lynd Fruit Farm – Pataskala, Ohio

  • U-Pick? YES! (Available last weekend of September until they run out!)
  • Pre-Picked? Yes! Many pre-picked pumpkins and gourds are available in their market.
  • Fall activities? YES! Corn Maze is open from September 4- November 1, 2020. Corn maze, wagon rides, kids courtyard combo and much more! New in 2020, JURASSIC MAZE! They will also have story time on Fridays too! Also, a popular place for apple picking.
  • Admission required? Only for farm activities.
  • Open daily? Activities are available Friday-Saturday-Sunday.
  • Website: Lynd Fruit Farm

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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 here!
  • Admission required? Admission only for farm activities. The pumpkin patch is free. Cost is $8.
  • Open daily? Closed during the week this year but open Friday-Saturday-Sunday. September 18 – October 31, 2020; 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. Not too far away in Pataskala is a ’50s style diner- Nutcracker Family Restaurant.
  • Website: Pigeon Roost Farm
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A view of Pigeon Roost

Schacht Family Farm– Canal Winchester, Ohio

  • U-Pick? Yes! They also have a variety of snap peas and lettuce to pick as well.
  • Pre-Picked? Yes!
  • Fall Activities? Pumpkin picking and a small complimentary corn maze.
  • Admission required? No, just pay for your pumpkin!
  • Open Daily? Yes. Regular hours September 8 and October. They have a great market with a lot of produce too. Pumpkins are ready towards the end of September 2020.
  • Website: Schacht Family Farm

Sharp Farms Market– Sugar Grove, Ohio

  • U-Pick? Yes!
  • Pre-Picked? Yes!
  • Fall Activities? A corn maze cut to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in 2020! Petting zoo and homemade ice cream as well.
  • Admission required? Not sure, it doesn’t specify on their website.
  • Open Daily? Available for school field trips. Soft opening beginning September 19, 2020. Their hours will be different this year with Thursday- Sunday 10:00 a.m. – dusk.
  • Website: Sharp Farms Market

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! Two jumping pillows, an 8-acre corn maze, smaller corn maze, soybean maze, putt-putt, tetherball, barrel train rides, wagon rides, farm animals and more fall fun! Also, a 9-acre sunflower area!
  • Admission required? Not to pick pumpkins, eat at the cafe or shop in the store. Admission is $8 (2 and under free) and includes most of the activities, but some like gem mining and pumpkin picking have an additional fee. Opens September 12, 2020 through November 1, 2020. Flashlight maze on October 30 and 31. Corn boxes will be closed this year.
  • Open daily? Saturday 10:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Website: Van Buren Acres

Pumpkin Patches: WEST

Jacquemin Farms- Plain City, Ohio

  • U-Pick? YES!
  • Pre-Picked? Yes!
  • Fall activities? YES! After school and on the weekends the month of October 2020. Hours are Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. They are aiming to open the last weekend of September.
  • Admission required? Only for farm activities.
  • Open daily? YES!
  • Know before you go: The pumpkin donuts are delicious! Part of the land has been sold, so it is smaller than in previous years.
  • 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 also included and social distancing will be in place.
  • Open daily? Hayrides during the week but more activities during the weekend. Opening day is September 26, 2020. 
  • Know before you go: Call to confirm 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 19 – November 1, 2020. (Open on 10/16/20 at 12:00 p.m. for COTA Day) 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. Masks are required. The 9-acre corn maze is amazing! There’s a shorter path and a longer one.
  • Also, the haunted path: Field of Fright is open at dark from October 9-31, 2020. Tickets must be purchased in advance for 2020.
  • 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- $10, Seniors- $5, Under 2-Free. Fishing and Gem Mining are extra. A farm pass is not required to pick apples.
  • Open daily? No. Saturdays and Sundays only September 12 – November 1, 2020 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 picturesque 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: CENTRAL

DeMonye’s Greenhouse – Columbus, Ohio (near the airport)

  • U-Pick? No.
  • Pre-Picked? Yes
  • Fall activities? This event will be cancelled for 2020. You can still pick up a pumpkin here! Hope to be back in 2021!
  • Website: DeMonye’s Greenhouse

indoor Halloween activityPumpkin 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 19, 2020 until October 25, 2020. No Fall Festival this year.
  • 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 26, 2020 through the end of October 2020. New this year, 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 $7 for ages 3 and up.
  • Open daily? No. Opening day says September 15 on the calendar but that is a weekday so it isn’t accurate. Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.. Wednesday 9:30 a.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

Bonnybrook Farms – Clarksville, Ohio (between Columbus and Cincinnati- 20 minutes East of Kings Island)

  • U-Pick? YES.
  • Pre-Picked? YES!
  • Fall activities? Cancelled for 2020. Hope to be back next year!
  • Open daily? See website for times to pick pumpkins at this pumpkin patch.
  • Know before you go: Be sure to check website for updates.
  • Website: Bonnybrook Farms

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 October 2- October 17, 2020 daily (except Sundays).
  • 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

 Ohio Station Outlets– Lodi, Ohio (between Columbus and Cleveland)

  • Open daily? TRAIN TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID. Be sure to check their website to see if fall activities will be back on.
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2 COMMENTS

  1. Quick correction — Circle S Farm does have an admission fee. $10/person on the weekends. You need to have a wristband to enter.

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