It’s finally Fall and that means pumpkin patches and apple orchards are ready for visitors.
Buffalo Pumpkin Patch
The Kautz family farm has been home to the Buffalo Pumpkin Farm since 1999, which was once a beautiful homestead full of apple orchards, draft horses and dairy cows.
Now the patch offers many activities like hayrack rides, a sorghum maze, straw castle, kids train, pony rides and face painting to enjoy for a fall excursion.
A full concession stand provides plenty of snacks and refreshments – some favorites include Sno Cones, pumpkin spice cappuccino, all beef hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches and walking tacos.
1500 West Front Street, Buffalo, IA 52728, (563) 370-4026
Corn Crib Nursery
Established in 1972, Corn Crib Nursery has become one of the oldest and largest landscape and nursery companies in the Quad City area with more than 20 acres of locally grown trees, shrubs and perennials. Many of the Corn Crib’s annual flowers, vegetables and perennials are grown from seed within their propagation houses. It’s a great place to choose pumpkins and gather as a family.
Cribfest – Thru October 27
Come have fun and make some memories at our annual Fall Festival. Find your pumpkins for carving, cooking and decorating! Expanded Fun Zone is bigger and better than ever! Activities include Zip Line, Human Hamster Wheel, Tug of War, Bounce Pad, Pedal Cars, Barrel Train, Sand Box, Tether Ball, Play Area, Tire Mountain, Straw Mountain Maze, Knocker Ball, Pumpkin Slingshots and Paintball Target Range!!!
6924 US-150, Coal Valley, IL 61240, (309) 799-3745
Take the family to enjoy a variety of activities at this popular farm! Choose from hayrack rides, U-Pick pumpkins, pony rides, duck races, straw fort, giant jump pad, cow train rides, corn maze and corn cannons. Try out the new pumpkin blaster or zombie paintball wagon for extra excitement.
Consider the theme for the upcoming weekends when planning your outing:
Great Pumpkin/U-Pick Festival Weekend – October 12-14
Halloween Weekend – October 26-27
5333 US-150, Alpha, IL 61413, (309) 629-2359
Gravert’s Apple Basket Orchard
Nestled in the hills overlooking the Mississippi River, Gravert’s Orchard is a great afternoon excursion. Discover some of the most beautiful fall scenery in Eastern Iowa.
Now open daily 9-6pm, they offer Honey Crisp, Golden Supreme, Gala, Wealthy, Gravenstein, Red Free, Gold Splendor, Ginger Gold, Zestar, and William’s Pride.
Caramel apples and apple pies are fresh and available.
Honey Crisp, MacIntosh, Cortland, Gala, Golden Supreme and Wealthy are available for the U-pick.
54757 US-52, Sabula, IA 52070, (563) 687-2298
Pride of the Wapsi
Pride of the Wapsi is a popular eastern Iowa Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze destination. You’re sure to be lost, laughin’ and lovin’ it in our exciting corn maze. With more than 30+ fall fest attractions, Pride of the Wapsi is proud to once again offer plenty of farmtastic fun for the whole family!
Support the Student Hunger Drive this fall to help eliminate hunger and food insecurity in our community! This year’s corn maze partner is the Riverbend Foodbank and for every person that attends the pumpkin patch this fall we will be making a donation to the Student Hunger Drive at your school of choice! Our goal is to help raise 10,000 meals for the Student Hunger Drive and look forward to providing a fall fun event in 2019 that also helps make a positive impact in our community!
Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze: Thru – October 27th
Weekend Hours: Saturday & Sunday from 11am-6:30pm
Weekday Hours: Friday from 4:00-6:30pm
14600 305th Street, Long Grove, IA 52756, (563) 285-8180
Shady Knoll Farm
Shady Knoll Farm is family-owned and has operated for over 100 years. The establishment strives to ensure healthy, clean and organic produce for the Quad City area. Pumpkin patch, animals, bunnies, corn maze and gourds are among the list of things to see here.
3115 Dennhardt Road, East Moline, IL 61244, (309) 496-9636
Stone’s Apple Barn
Stone’s Apple Barn is a family-owned, fourth generation apple orchard supplying the best variety of apples and fruit. You can pick your own apples, starting the second weekend of September, until the apples are gone. They carry honey, peaches, pears, cashew crunch, Indian corn, gourds, caramel apples, fresh cider, cooking books, and also have pet animals like deer, llamas, goats, donkeys, and chickens. Hayrack rides on weekends.
16115 Hubbard Road, East Moline, Illinois, (309) 496-2318
Wallace’s Garden Center
Wallace’s Garden Center is a family-focused, service-oriented business known for quality, homegrown plants, expert staff and inspiring displays. Wallace’s Garden Center has been growing great plants and serving the Quad City area since 1981. Visit the Bettendorf or Davenport locations.
Fall Family Festival October 12-13, is a family tradition for everyone! (Bettendorf Location Only) Celebrate the season with fun for the whole family at Wallace’s in Bettendorf. Free Admission for activities like bounce houses, face painting, wiggle cars, corn box and games. $2.00 per ticket to ride the train. Hot dog meals, apples and more available for purchase. Don’t forget your camera/phone for festive photo ops throughout the festival. Parking can be limited during peak times so please plan accordingly.
2605 Devils Glen Road, Bettendorf, IA 52722, (563) 332-4711
6227 Northwest Boulevard, Davenport, IA 52806, (563) 445-2458