Carving pumpkins has been a tradition people have participated in for many years. It all started when the Irish brought the tradition over to America and the original purpose was to ward off evil spirits. Today, carving a pumpkin is a family friendly activity to decorate your home while celebrating the fall season. We have compiled a list of great Madison area pumpkin patches your family could visit this fall.

Kalscheuer’s Pumpkin Patch

  1. Kalscheuer’s Pumpkin Patch is located at 7054 County Road K, Middleton, WI 53562. It has been in business for 60 years and carries a variety of pumpkins to choose from. While visiting Kalscheuer’s Pumpkin Patch be sure to check out their live animals! They have cows, calves, cats, kittens, goats, pigs and piglets. The hours of their pumpkin patch vary so be sure to check out their website for more details at:

 Anderson’s Pleasant Patch

  1. Anderson’s Pleasant Patch Pumpkins is open for self service until Halloween Day. Located at 2313 Koshkonong Rd Cottage Grove, WI 53527. On Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-5pm wagon rides and pick your own pumpkin services are available. For no additional cost, they offer a haunted house, a hiking trail, and a wagon ride into the pumpkin patch! For more information on their hours of operation and directions click here:

Enchanted Valley Acres

  1. Enchanted Valley Acres has activities for the whole family! Have fun sliding down our two famous giant slides, finding your way through 8 acres of corn mazes, walk through the 1937 Big Red Barn to enjoy loads of fun in our family play area with many activities, and choose your perfect pumpkin. Relax on the barn’s large deck and take in the breathtaking scenery while enjoying a bite to eat from the concessions trailer. Open from September 14 until October 27. Located at 5047 Enchanted Valley Rd. Cross Plains, WI 53528. Learn more here:


4.) At Eplegaarden you can participate in family farm fun every weekend. Eplegaarden is located at 2227 Fitchburg Road, Fitchburg, WisconsinCarving contests, football ticket drawings, petting farms and more should be on your schedule this fall! Located just south of Madison, Eplegaarden allows you to pick your own apples, pumpkins, raspberries and more! Find out more about family farm fun here:


Schuster’s Farm

5.) Located at: 1326 US Highway 12 & 18 Deerfield, WI 53531; Schuster’s farm is your one stop shop for family fun and fears! Enjoy their family fun during the day and explore their haunted forest at night. Private parties, family gatherings, and company picnics can all be enjoyed at the farm. Endure a nerve racking ride into the deep, dark woods, and stumble to the gates of Camp Schuster after dark. Find out more their corn maze, apple cannon, bonfires, and hayrides here:


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