2016 Guide to New Orleans area Pumpkin Patches

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Here is your guide to New Orleans Pumpkin Patches! We’ve done all the research for you to find the pumpkin patches and fall activities all across the New Orleans area. We hope this helps make your fall season filled with family friendly activities!!

We’d like to thank French Quartour Kids for sponsoring this post! Below, you can learn more about their “Spooky” Tour for kids!!

New Orleans

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French Quartour Kids Spooky History Tour

Location: Scheduled when you call for a tour (504) 975-5355
Dates: Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays for the month of October
Times: Varied
Event Details: On this tour for kids, we will search for and possibly find these playful and mischievous spirits. I’ll tell you where to look, who to look for and, best of all, you will learn special techniques to communicate with those spirits- and maybe, just maybe, we can even get some treats from them!

This tour is full of tricks, treats, spells, and superstitions. It is for kids 5 – 10 years old.  The tour is not designed to keep kids up at night but just to make them wonder, “What if…”

Cost: $20 per person, recommended for children ages 5-10.

Wheel Fun Rentals at City Park

Location: Wheel Fun Rentals {Big Lake Trail | City Park, New Orleans  LA 70124}
Dates: October 1st through October 23rd
Times: Monday – Friday: 1pm – 6pm  Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 6pm

Boo Carre Halloween and Harvest Festival

Location: The French Market’s Dutch Alley
Dates: October 15th
Times: 10:00am until 5:00pm
Event Details: This one-day kid-centric event occurs in Dutch Alley, between Dumaine and St. Phillip Streets, with trick-or-treating throughout the French Market District, from the Shops at the Upper Pontalba to the Farmers and Flea Markets.

First Presbyterian Church

Location: 5401 S. Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans, LA
Dates: October 2nd through October 31st
Times: Weekdays 3:00pm until dusk, Saturdays 10:00am until dusk, Sundays 1:00pm until dusk.

St. Paul’s Episcopal School

Location: 6249 Canal Blvd. (Lakeview)
Dates: October 8th through October 31st
Times: M-S 10:00am until 6:00pm and Sunday 10:00am until 3:00pm
Event Details: St. Paul’s provides pumpkins of all sizes, from 3 pounds to over 40 pounds.

Large groups are also welcome by reservation. Please contact Kelly Nelson at (504) 488-1319 or email [email protected] for group dates and prices.


Lafreneire Park and Plum Street Snoballs

Location: 3000 Downs Blvd. inside the splash pad (Metairie, LA)
Dates: Opens October 1st
Time: T-F 2:00pm until 6:00pm, Saturday 11:00am until 6:00pm
Event Details: Enjoy pumpkins and snowballs – a perfect New Orleans combination.  On October 18th and 19th, a pumpkin patch photo session will be held from noon until sunset.  The cost is $5.
Call 504-256-3298 to schedule field trips!

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

Location: 2216 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA
Dates: September 26th through October 31st
Times: M-F 2:00pm until 6:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 10:00am until 6:30pm

St. Augustine Church

Location: 3412 Haring Road, Metairie, LA
Dates: Open from October 6th through the 31st.
Times: Open Mon-Fri from 12:00pm until 8:00pm and Sat-Sun from 9:00am-8:00pm
Event Details: Pumpkins of all sizes, carving kits and baked goods. St. Augustine will also host its annual Pumpkin Palooza Saturday October 22nd from 10:30am-1:00pm.


St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Location: 3245 Manhattan Blvd.
Dates: through October 31st
Times:  Mon-Fri from 9:00am until 6:00pm and Sun from 12:00pm until 6:00pm
Event Details: Free admission. Join them for their Trunk or Treat October 31st at 6:00pm

Northshore {Mandeville, Madisonville, Covington, Folsom}

St. Anselm Madisonville

Location: 306 St. Mary Street, Madisonville, LA
Dates: October 8th through October 30th
times 10:00am-6:00pm daily
Event Details: No cost to enter; pumpkins vary in size. The Family Fun Day will happen on October 30th following 11am Mass. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. There will be music and a bounce house and other fun festivities.

St. Peter Church

Location: 125 E. 19th Avenue, Covington, LA
Dates: October 16th through October 31st
Times: 9:00am unti dusk
Event Details: Pumpkins of all sizes, from decor size to small ones for pies. School visits are welcome. Please email Jim at [email protected] for more information.

Pumpkins in the Park at TerraBella Village

Location: TerraBella Village, Covington, LA
Dates: October 29th
Times: 11am – 2pm
Event Details: Free event featuring pumpkins, pumpkin painting, face painting, jump house, hay ride, crafts for the kids, light refreshments and more!


Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch

Location: 11215 Lee’s Lane (Hammond, LA)
Dates: September 23rd through November 8th
Times: Monday through Friday 9:00am until 5:00pm; Saturday and Sunday 10:00am until 5:00pm
Event Details: $7 per child, pick a pumpkin, zip line, jumping pillow, face painting, farm animals, hay maze, picnic lunch spot, pumpkin painting (weekends only). Mrs. Heather’s also schedules field trips and birthday parties!


First United Methodist

Location: 433 Erlanger Street, Slidell, LA
Dates: September 24th through October 31st
Times: Daily; Monday – Saturday (10:00am – 7:00pm) and Sunday (12:00pm – 7:00pm)
Event Details: No cost to enter; pumpkins vary in size. Photo opportunities. Goodies, crafts, and water for sale. The 5th annual Pumpkin Fest will be held on October 8th 11 a.m. – 4 p.m which includes arts and crafts, a pumpkin decorating contest and many more fall activities. Trunk or treat will be held on October 30th from 5-7 pm. Decorate your car and fill your trunk for a happy and safe celebration!


Liuzza Produce Farm

Location: 56188 Holden Circle Amite, LA 70422
Dates: October 29th (additional dates to be decided)
Event Details: Each child receives a pie pumpkin with admission.
Prices: 2-12 – $10, 12+ – $5
New this fall: See how the Indians lived by visiting our new 16 ft. teepee! Other activities include: Pumpkin picking, wagon ride, pony ride, goat feeding, petting zoo, giant jumping pillow, tunnel/hill slide, corn maize, pioneer playhouses, tractor swings, Ag-Ventureland, and much more!


Steele’s Christmas Tree Farm

Location: 56459 Dollar Road, Angie, LA
Dates: October 1st through November 1st
Times: Saturdays (10:00am – 6:00pm); Sundays (1:00 – 6:00pm)
Event Details: Armbands are $8.50; children under 2 are free. Ride on the Moo Moo Choo Choo, climb the rope spider, ride a bucking bronco, take a hayride, explore the corn maze and more! Food and drinks sold at the concession stand and picnic tables located at the country pavillion.


St. Charles United Methodist Church

Location: 1905 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan, LA
Dates: October 1st through October 31st
Times: 3:30-7:30pm weekdays / 9:00am – 7:30pm Saturday / Noon – 7:30pm Sunday
Event Details: Field Trips can be scheduled by calling (985) 764-8292. Proceeds will benefit their foreign missions and to those affected by the flooding this summer.

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Area Fall Family Events

Location: Baton Rouge and surrounding areas
Dates: October 1st through October 31st
Times: Varied
Event Details: Our sister site, Red Stick Moms Blog, put together a comprehensive guide to all the fall fun in Baton Rouge. Click the “website” button to learn more!!


Perilloux’s Pumpkin Patch

Location: 17834 River Road, Montz, LA
Dates: October 6th through October 31st
Times: Weekdays by appointment only (985) 652-3672; Weekends 9:00am until 4:00pm
Event Details: $7 per person (same for adults and kids). Price includes a pumpkin, as well as a hayride which take place once an hour on the hour.

Plaquemines Parish

The Pumpkin Patch at Stella Plantation

Location: Braithwaite
Dates: October 23rd and October 30th
Times: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Event Details: With your ticket you can choose a mini pumpkin, shoot our Corn Cob Cannon, take a hayride through beautiful Stella Plantation. Plus you can enjoy bouncy houses, photo opportunities and a picnic area Kids 1 and under attend free!

Still looking for more NOLA family fun?

If you are looking for other family friendly activities {and some date night ideas} in and around New Orleans, check out our NOLA Moms Need to Know Guide to the Month of October!!

Important Note:

If you are planning to attend a church Pumpkin Patch be sure to call ahead. Many of the churches we spoke with said the opening dates were contingent on the pumpkins arriving as scheduled and are subject to change. 

One Response to 2016 Guide to New Orleans area Pumpkin Patches

  1. Mary Anne Schindler September 12, 2016 at 8:44 pm #

    For more information on the St. Charles United Methodist Church Fall Activities:
    October 8th will be a Pumpkin Patch Craft Fair 9AM – 3PM/ SCP Library will have story time in the patch at 10AM / SCP Fire Department will have trucks there for children to enjoy from 11AM -2PM / Concessions and other family activities

    October 18th – Night Out Against Crime in the Pumpkin Patch 5:30 – 8PM. Will be roasting hot dogs and smores in the Pumpkin Patch. The Fire Department and Police Department will be visiting with some of their different personnel and units. It is all free!

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