6 Pumpkin Patches that Squash the Competition


Whether you’re looking for the perfect round pumpkin to carve into a jack-o’-lantern, a tasty one to bake into a pumpkin pie, some cuties for your front porch, or the most gourd-geous pumpkin for an Instagram fall photo shoot, it’s important that you look in the right place! Pumpkin patches in the region are peaking right now with plump pumpkins ready to be picked. If the satisfaction of finding the perfect one isn’t enough, going to a local pumpkin patch gives you the whole experience—pumpkin spice and everything nice. Donuts, cider, apples, hayrides, and more await you at these six pumpkin patches in the southwest Michigan region. Each of these local farms has its own unique offerings, so carve out some time and try out a few.

  1. The historic Overhiser Orchards in South Haven has a U-Pick pumpkin patch, decorative pumpkins, pie pumpkins, and even jack-o’-lanterns. While there, you might want to stop in and say hello to the animals at the petting zoo too!
  2. Husted’s Farm Market and Cider Mill has fall fun for the whole family, with everything from U-Pick apples to homemade donuts, pies, and caramel apples right in Kalamazoo. You’re in luck—pumpkins and gourds are aplenty.
  3. Come for the cider and donuts, stay for the pumpkin patch. Gull Meadow Farms in Richland has pumpkins in all shapes, sizes, and colors, so you can find your perfect pick.
  4. Located in the beautiful, rolling countryside of St. Joseph County, Corey Lake Orchards has a U-Pick pumpkin patch that even has a pumpkin photo area so you can pose with your new gourd friend.
  5. Take the family to Bosserd Family Farm in Marshall to pick up fresh produce and fall decorations and also visit the animals at the petting farm and the pumpkin patch. It’ll sure give ‘em pumpkin to talk about.
  6. Get in the fall spirit with U-Pick apples, hayrides, and the pumpkin patch at Sprague’s Family Fun Farm in Dowagiac. Don’t forget to grab fresh baked pies and breads while you’re there.

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