There are many things we love about the arrival of fall, but you know what tops the list: pumpkins. More specifically, we love a fun-fueled trip to the pumpkin patch.
Our sister publication, Little Rock Family, has the ultimate guide to pumpkin patches in central Arkansas, and we've rounded up a few from the list closest to home to help you make some memories with the fam.
So mask up, keep your distance and let's hit the patch.
BoBrook Farms in Roland
Where: 3810 Combee Lane, Roland. Admission: $7, includes all attractions, children under 2 are free; pumpkins sold separately and range from $0.50-$12.
When: Through Oct. 31 // 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday | For info: 501.519.5666, BoBrookFarms.com.
What to expect: A charming sunflower maze and hayrides accentuate the fall spirit, and farm animals and a hay maze are also available. Plus, kids can climb on a hay mountain formed from 200-300 bales of hay and jump into the corn pit of 5,000 pounds of corn. To find a pumpkin, kids can look to the 12-row pumpkin patch, where some of the pumpkins are even left on the vine for families to cut themselves. Along with the usual attractions, BoBrook Farms is promoting social distancing with a drive-thru scarecrow scavenger hunt and even bigger hay mazes and mountains.
Hicks Family Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch in Lonoke
Where: 184 Lasiter Road, Lonoke. Admission: $8, includes all attractions, children under 5 free with paying adult; pumpkins and food sold separately.
When: Through Oct. 31 // 1-6 p.m. Friday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sundays | For info: 501.941.2703, HicksFamilyFarms.com.
What to expect: Mosey through the seven-acre corn maze with the kiddos before visiting the pumpkin patch and grabbing a bite at the Wagon Wheel Cafe. The maze features a new design each year and is accompanied by a barnyard brimming with animals. Pony rides and hayrides are also available.
Motley’s Pumpkin Patch in Little Rock
Where: 13724 Sandy Ann Drive, Little Rock. Admission: $8.95 basic admission, $11.95 do-it-all admission, children under 3 and seniors ages 60 and older free.
When: Through Oct. 31 // 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday & Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday | For info: 501.888.1129, MotleysPumpkinPatch.com.
What to expect: This Little Rock agritourism farm has been offering family fun each fall since 1982. A full day of entertainment includes a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, country store, tractor-drawn wagon rides and a petting zoo full of goats, chickens and pigs. Kids can also climb on a hay bale mountain and take a slide back down to the ground.
Roseberry Farms in Benton
Where: 12223 Highway 9, Benton. Admission: $7, children under 2 free; pumpkin prices vary.
When: Through Nov. 1 // 1: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday | For info: 501.722.8545, Roseberry-Farms.com.
What to expect: A short drive from Little Rock, Benton or Hot Springs reveals a pumpkin patch operated by three brothers on a 56-acre farm. Offerings include homegrown pumpkins in a pick-your-own patch, farm animals, hayrides and thrills on the tractor-pulled barrel ride, the Big Slide, a Hay Fort and more.
Asbury’s Pumpkin Patch at Asbury United Methodist Church
Where: 1700 Napa Valley Drive, Little Rock. Free admission, pumpkins range from $1-$20.
When: Oct. 7-31 // 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday | For info: 501.225.9231, Asbury-LR.org.
What to expect: Can’t make it all the way to a farm? You can still get the pumpkin patch experience at this convenient location in west Little Rock. Pick your perfect pumpkin and take all the pictures you want.
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