Fall is finally here – it’s my favorite time of year! I made it through the Louisiana summer and it’s time for the fall and winter holiday season. Every year my family visits a local pumpkin patch. Below are some options for you and your family. Comment on this post if you have one to add.
'Pumpkins With a Purpose' - Hammond and Ponchatoula
All Saints Episcopal Church in Ponchatoula and Grace Episcopal Church in Hammond have pumpkins for sale ($1 and up, depending on size). This is a community fund-raiser for the Renew Family Center which benefits local children. Both locations are beautiful and great for picture-taking! They have so many different types too.
The sale lasts until Oct. 31 (or supply runs out).
Ponchatoula Location: All Saints Episcopal Church, 250 West Hickory Street, Ponchatoula, LA 70454
Hours: Will be posted soon.
Hammond Location: Grace Episcopal Church, 100 W. Church St., Hammond, LA 70401
Hours: 10 am pm - 4 pm Monday through Saturday and noon - 4 pm on Sunday.
Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch - Hammond
You may know Mrs. Heather from her Strawberry Patch! Different Farm and location, but same Mrs. Heather!
Location: 11215 Lees Lane, Hammond, LA 70401
Open: Now open Mon-Fri from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sat-Sun from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. OPEN everyday through November 8, 2015.
Cost: $7 per child from newborn to age 16, which includes a pumpkin and all activities, including: Zip line, Jumping Pillow, Tunnel Slide, Face Painting, Duck Racing, Pedal Tractors, Hay Maze, Milk a Cow, Roll Down the Hill, Paint a pumpkin (weekends only), and more. Free for adults.
Liuzza Land - Amite
Location: 56457 Holden Circle , Amite, LA 70422
Open to Public: October 16 from 1-4 pm; October 22 from 1-4 pm; October 23 from 4-6 pm; October 29 from 4-7 pm (with extra activities planned).
Cost: $8 per child age 2-12 (includes choice of pumpkin). Age 12 and up is $5 each, and under 2 is free!
Activities include: Enjoy pumpkin picking, pumpkin painting, wagon rides, petting zoo, pony rides, tunnel slides, and more!
Steele's Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival - Washington Parish
Location: 56459 Dollar Road in Angie, Louisiana, 70426. (1 1/2 hours from Hammond)
Open to the Public: Now open weekends until November 1, 2015. Saturdays: 10 am - 6 pm and Sundays 1 - 6 pm.
Cost: $8.50/person. Children under 2 are free.
Over 30 Activities, Including: Tractor Drawn Hayride, Pumpkin Patch, Petting Zoo, Zip Line, The Moo Moo Choo Choo (Six wagons painted to look like cows), Hay barn, Tarzan Ropes, Duck Races, Tunnel Slide, and many more activities (check out their website!). Looks like a great time!
LSU AgCenter Hay Maze in Baton Rouge
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Cajun Country Corn Maze - Amite
Location: 40833 Highway 16 in Amite (See directions on website below)
Open: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October and November. See calendar for times.
Cost: Age 12 and up: $11; Ages 4-11: $9; 3 and under: Free
Activities include: corn maze, pig races, animal petting area, playground, chicken show, duck races, spider web and other activities. Additional cost for other activities such as the cow train, air cannon and zombie shoot.
Info Hotline: 1-877-843-9421
Where do you love to take your family for pumpkin picking?