Columbus/Central Ohio Pumpkin Patches

September 24, 2012

All the details you need to find pumpkin picking and fall fun in Columbus/Central Ohio!

By: Jennifer Barr, NE Columbus Macaroni Kid
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Jennifer Barr

Pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins... mixed with fun, fun and more fall fun! We LOVE fall {can you tell?}! Here is a comprehensive list of pumpkin patches for ALL of Central Ohio, listed by county.  You will find their address, phone number, hours, dates, websites and also a run-down of the fun activities that they have. In addition, if we have been there, we added our own comments in italics after the listing. Some open this weekend! Happy Fall everyone, now go have some fall fun!!

Delaware County

Freemans Farm - 6142 Lewis Center Rd.  Galena OH  43021. Phone: 740-548-7866.  Fall Festival Weekends are September 29 through October 28.  Open Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays 12 pm to 5 pm.  Pumpkin patch, already gathered from the field, tractor pulled hay rides, scarecrow making, apple butter making demonstration, farm animals petting area, kettle popcorn, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand. Cash for hayride and food.  Market takes cash and credit cards. www.freemansfarm.com  This is a nice little farm, the hayride is nice, you can make a scarecrow and pet some farm animals.  The pumpkins are pre-picked.  There isn’t a lot to do, but smaller kids still really enjoy it.  You can get great pictures of your kids in the pumpkins.

Hidden Creek Farms- 581 South Galena Rd. SunburyOH  43074.  Phone: 740-815-9371.  Fall Festival Weekends are September 22 through October 28.  Open Saturdays and Sundays 10 am to 6 pm.  Cash admission is $6.00 for children and adults (children 2 and under are free).  Admission includes: hayride to pumpkin patch, kids play barn, fun maze, great pumpkin slide, a visit with farm animals and games.  Other activities include camp fire demonstrations and corn cannon.  They have great food including BBQ pork, chicken and ribs, fresh baked pies, apple cider and hot chocolate.  They also have fall decorating items like pumpkin, gourds, straw bales and indian corn.  CASH only. www.hiddencreekfarms.com We've been to this farm a few times for school trips and also with our neighborhood. They have a nice hayride out to a big pumpkin patch.  The kids LOVE the giant, and very fast, slide (which is some corrugated tube) - squeals were heard each time. They also have a corn cannon and a hay maze in a small barn.  For younger kids, they had a large "corn sandbox" with some toys and a little slide.  The other attraction: a huge dirt mound (did we mention we have boys??)

Leed’s Pumpkin Farm - 8738 Marysville Rd. Ostrander, OH  43061  Phone: 740-666-2020.  Fall Festival Weekends are September 22 through October 28.  Open Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays 11 am to 5 pm.  Cash admission is $10 for kids ages 3-18 and $8 for adults 19-54.  Kids under 3 and adults over 55 are free (does not include hay ride and big zip).  Activities include: hayrides, farm animals, pig races, pumpkin jump, big zipline, little zipline, straw barn, pedal carts, mountain slides, banana bus, corn box and more.  They also have lots of food in the Caf-A and Food Corral - sandwiches, hot dogs, soup, chili, cookies and pie (by the slice or take a whole pie home).

Special event weekends - Sept 29-30 from noon to 5 pm they will have horse drawn hayrides for $3 per person.  Leeds will also be open on Friday Oct. 19 from 10 am to 5 pm.  This is the only Friday that they are open.  There is also a $1.00 off coupon on their website good for Sept. 22-23 and 29-30th only.  Cash, Visa, Mastercard. www.leedsfarm.com    We go to Leed’s every year and we love it.  There is so much to do and the kids have a great time!  We are excited to go this year because they have added a lot of new stuff!

MadMax Farms - 4140 Clark Shaw Rd. Powell, OH  43065.  Phone:  740-881-1606.  Open daily beginning the last Saturday in September while supplies last.

6th Annual Harvest Celebration and Hog Roast benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital on Saturday Sept. 29 at 2 pm.  Activities include: pumpkins, heritage demonstrations, pumpkin painting, corn hole games, hayrides, tethered hot air balloon, Luke the Juggler (3-5 pm), Face Painting (3-6 pm).  The website says to bring chairs and drinks and 100% of donations will benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospitalwww.madmaxfarms.com

Miller’s Country Gardens  - 2488 St. Rt. 37 West, Delaware OH  43015.  Phone: 740-363-5021.  Open daily through October 31.  Monday - Saturday 9 am to 7 pm.  Open Sundays 12 noon to 5 pm.  In September, they have apples, winter squash, Indian corn and fresh apple cider.  The month of October brings in the pumpkins!  You can pick your own from their field or choose from those already gathered.

Miller’s Annual Fall Festival is Sunday, October 14.  Activities include: hayrides to the pumpkin fields, horse drawn wagon rides around the farm, straw tunnel for kids, corn maze, craft exhibitors, petting farm, Snickers the Clown and food!  And a live band plays all day long!  www.millerscountrygardens.com

Mulch 1st- 1918 State Route 605 S, Sunbury OH  43074.  Phone: 740-965-6482  Fall Harvest Fest is open weekends in October.  Open Saturdays 11 am to 6 pm and Sundays 12 pm - 5 pm.  Activities include: hayrides, corn maze, pumpkins, corn box, face painting and more!  www.facebook.com/mulch1st

Franklin County

Circle S Farms- 9015 London Groveport Rd., Grove City, OH  43123.  Phone:  614-878-7980. Starting September 27th – October 31st the farm is open from 9 am to 7 pm.  Activities include: hayrides (9am-dusk) to the pumpkin field, straw barn, slides, bale cave, farm animals, corn and sunflower mazes and food.  General admission is $8 per person (children under 2 are free) and $4.00 per pumpkin (optional).  General admission includes: hayride, fun barn, petting zoo, corn and sunflower mazes and bale cave.  Cash and credit cards. www.circlesfarm.com  We haven't been here since my oldest was about a year old.  It was a lot of fun and a very popular patch!  They had the hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own, which is fun.  The straw barn, slides and bale cave were HUGE hits with the older kids (and my one year old - however it was a little nerve wreaking due to the large amounts of older kids playing). Definitely a lot of fun though!

Jacquemin Farms- 7437 Hyland Croy Rd. Plain City OH  43064 (closer to Dublin despite Plain City address).  Phone:  614-873-5725.  Open daily Sept. 22 through October 28.  Hours Monday through Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm, and Sundays 1 pm to 6 pm.  Fall Field Days activities include: hayrides out to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkins and a big Kiddie Playland area for children 10 years and younger.  Admission to play area is $5 and includes unlimited playtime in all of the play area.  Play area includes: a straw maze, grain boxes, giant air toys (Bugsy the Caterpillar, a balloon typhoon, and a haunted house maze).  During the weekdays, the air toys are not open until after 3 pm, but the whole area is open on the weekends.  Children 2 and younger are free when at least one older paying sibling is present. Hayrides are $1 per person, free to kids with Kiddie Playland admission. Cash and check.  www.jacqueminfarms.com

Kuhlwein’s Farm Market - 1859 Walker Rd. Hilliard OH  43026. Phone: 614-876-2833.  Fall Festival Weekends in October - open every weekend in October for pumpkin picking hayrides.  Cost is $8 per person and that includes one pumpkin per person.  Children 3 and under are free and they get a pumpkin too!  They also have a bouncy castle, petting zoo, pony rides, straw maze, corn maze and concession stand.  www.kuhlweinsfarmmarket.com

Licking County

Devine Farms- 672 National Rd., Hebron, OH  43025.  Phone: 740-928-8320.  Open weekends only starting September 29th until October 28th.  Open Saturdays 10 am to 6 pm and Sundays 12 noon to 6 pm.  Activities include: covered wagon ride, famous barrel train ride, corn maze, build your own scarecrow, straw crawl, pumpkin painting, bee hive observation, giant slide, and more! Covered wagon ride is $2 per person. Admission and parking is free. Activities are one or two tickets (tickets are $1 each) or child value pass for $15. The Works Museum members get child’s value pass for only $10 (must show card). Accept cash, check (with ID) and credit cards (no debit card). Plus special events each weekend - Annual Pumpkin Egg Hunt on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 10 am sharp (ages 2-10 years).  Come in a Halloween costume and get a free barrel train ride on Sept 29-30th.  Sept. 30th - $1.00 off when you make your own scarecrow (bring your own clothes and it’s only $3).   Free hot dogs on Oct 6 (11am-1pm), Free Children’s Pedal Tractor Pull (3-10 years) on Oct 13th. www.devinefarms.com  They are donating 5% of their 2012 gross sales to charity.

Lynd’s Fruit Farm- 9090 Morse Rd. SW, Pataskala OH  43062. Phone: 740-927-1333.  Beginning October 1, Lynd’s Pumpkin Patch is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9 am to 6 pm.  You can pick your own or choose from pumpkins already picked.  Other activities include: kids adventure land, wagon rides and a corn maze (open Friday-Sundays from Sept 7th through October 26th.  Wagon rides are $2 per person (ages 3 and under are free). Maze tickets are $5 (ages 4-12) and $8 (ages 13 and older).  Kidz Rock Park is $3 per kid (they added 28,000 more pounds of boulders). Barrel Train is $2.  Cash, check and credit.  www.lyndfruitfarm.com  We went to Lynd's one year after picking apples. It has a decent sized pumpkin patch you can walk in to pick your pumpkin.  They have big corn maze which and a kid’s adventure area which the kids LOVED, as well as some other children's activities.  When we are picking apples, this is a fun addition!

Cider Days: Sept 21st (3-6pm) and Sept 22-23rd (9a-6p).  It’s a fun photo booth with a festive fall theme that will be set up in the orchards.  Single portraits are $12 and collages are $20.  Proceeds benefit hospice of Central OH.  Sample photos are on their website.

Pigeon Roost Farm- 4413 National Rd. SW, Hebron OH  43025.  Phone: 740-928-4925.  PumpkinFest is every day, from September 15 through October 31, from 10 am to 7 pm.  Activities include: giant slides, mazes, a fort, wagon rides, “spooky hoops” basketball toss, face painting, crafters and demonstrations, kettle corn and more!  They even have a Toddler Town area with fun and safe activities for kids under 3.  Most of the pumpkins are brought in from the fields and displayed in the barnyard for your selection, but there is a small pick-your-own patch for those of you who enjoy the search in the field!  Cost of admission is $5 per person (children 2 and under are free) and includes all of the activities.  The tractor pulled wagon rides are $3 per person.  Cash, check, Visa, MC & Discover.  www.pigeonroostfarm.com  Last year was our first year going to this farm and we really enjoyed it. By far the kids enjoyed the giant "gerbil wheels" the most - which were huge plastic tube cut, which you could get into and run/walk to move it through the field. They had several slides, a moving tube thing (too hard to explain, but they loved it), a couple of small hay mazes, a HUGE corn maze (which we got lost in - LOL), and a mini maze (which we didn't do but would have been easier - it was soy beans), an "enchanted forest" which had an obstacle course, a tree house, and a couple of tire swings. The hay ride was a narrated history of the farm (with some other historical facts), which was pretty interesting). They had plenty for the three and under age group and four and up age group.  We will definitely go back!

Marion County

Lawrence Orchards- 2634 Smeltzer Rd. Marion, OH  43302.  Phone: 740-389-3019.  Applefest is Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 am to 5 pm.  Activities include horse-drawn wagon rides through the orchard, pony rides, a petting farm, hay maze, field maze, caramel apple bar, Johnny Appleseed story-telling area and lots of food.  $3 admission and free parking.  www.lawrenceorchards.com

Pickaway County

Circleville Pumpkin Show- 159 East Franklin St., Circleville OH  43113.  Festival runs Weds. Oct 17 through Saturday Oct 20.  Festival activities include:  parades (every day), giant pumpkin weigh-in, Little Miss Pumpkin and Miss Pumpkin show, pet training demonstration, pumpkin sculpting, parades, fashion show by Maurices, Stand Up ‘n Sing competition, egg toss competition and much more!  www.pumpkinshow.com  I haven't been here in years (not since my single days), but we used to go with friends and their children.  This is a fun festival with rides, games, crazy looking pumpkins, a parade, and lots and lots of pumpkin food! It was always fun to go.

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