2018 Guide to New Orleans Area Pumpkin Patches

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!!

New Orleans

French Quartour Kids Spooky History Tour 

Location: Scheduled when you call for a tour (504) 975-5355 or book online
Dates & Times: Varied (check online for available times)
Event Details: This tour is full of tricks, treats, and 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: $17 per adult and $20 per child ages 4 – 18, recommended for children ages 5-10.

Boo Carre Halloween Haunt

Location: The French Market’s Dutch Alley
Date: Saturday, October 20th
Times: 11:00am until 6:00pm
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 to 7:00 pm, Saturdays 10:00am to 7:00 pm, Sundays 1:00pm to 7:00 pm.

St. Paul’s Episcopal School

Location: 6249 Canal Blvd. (Lakeview)
Dates: October 6th through October 31st
Times: M-F 12:00pm – 6:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm and Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00pm
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 Tiffany Tandecki at (504) 488-1319 for group dates and prices.

 St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Location:1031 S. Carrollton Ave. (Uptown)
Dates: October 3rd through October 31st
Times: Kid friendly – free admission and picture area, reasonable prices with pumpkins ranging from all sizes, and delivery available in the local area. We’re open M-F 2pm-8pm and Sat. & Sun. 10am-8pm

Kid Zone at Scout Island Scream Park

Location:1034 Harrison Avenue, New Orleans
Dates: Everday between October 6th and October 31st                                             Times: 11:00 am to 6:00 Pm

Event details: Click here for tickets.(https://shop-us.bestunion.com/noc/index.cfm?tab=76CC264F-344E-E811-8139-0050569CB009&target=Product%20Selection)

The Kid Zone is an area for families to bring younger kids to celebrate Halloween with face painting, a hay bale maze, bounce house, kid focused entertainment, a pumpkin patch where guests can hand select a pumpkin, and featuring a red and white stripped high-peak tent at its center. Guests can board one of our old fashioned tractor-pulled hay wagons for an adventure through the wooded swamp perimeter for a non-scary hay ride.

Guests can arrive at any time after 11am and stay as long as they’d like, but the area will close at 6pm. Tickets may be purchased on ScoutIslandScreamPark.com.

On days Scout Island Scream Park is open, the area will be ‘scare light’ as Scout Island Scream Park is setting up (kids may see actors dressed in costumes or hear attractions rehearsals). On the days Scout Island Scream Park is not open, nothing scary will occur. Visit ScoutIslandScreamPark.com for all dates and details.

School groups are 25 person minimum and $10/person. School groups may use areas in the Park for spots for lunch. Contact [email protected] for details and to book.


Lafreneire Park and Plum Street Snoballs

Location: 3000 Downs Blvd. inside the splash pad (Metairie, LA)
Dates: Opens October 6th
Time: M-F 2:00pm to 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun 11:00am to 6:00pm while supplies last.
Event Details: Enjoy pumpkins and snowballs – a perfect New Orleans combination.Pumpkins range in price from $1-$30.

Free entry. They are also booking Pumpkin Patch Field trips, birthday parties & can deliver pumpkins. Please call Toni for more information at 504-256-3298

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

Location: 2216 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA
Dates: September 24th through October 31st
Times: M-Th 3:00pm until 6:00pm; Friday 2:00pm until 6:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10:00am until 6:00pm

St. Augustine Church

Location: 3412 Haring Road, Metairie, LA
Dates: Pumpkin arrival October 3rd 4:00pm to 5:00 pm. Open from October 4th through the 31st. ** Pumpkin Palooza will be October 20th**
Times: Open Mon-Fri from 12:00pm until 8:00pm and Sat-Sun from 9:00am-8:00pm

Event Details: Continuing a 25+ year tradition St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church will kick off it’s 2018 Pumpkin Patch with the arrival of the first shipment of pumpkins on October 3rd between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. All are invited to participate in that unique fellowship that is unloading of the pumpkin truck. For those who cannot make it on 10/3, a second truck will arrive on 10/17 at the same time. A fun and physical time is had by all.
For schools interested in field trips to the St Augustine’s Pumpkin Patch please call the church at 887-4801 for available times and dates.

Sugar Roots Farm

Location: 10701 Willow Dr. New Orleans, LA

Dates: Every Saturday in October

Times: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Event Details: Pumpkin picking, horse rides, cider and baked good available.

Harvey/ Gretna

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Location: 3245 Manhattan Blvd.
Dates: October 13th through October 31st
Times:  Mon-Sat from 10:00am until 6:00pm and Sun from 12:00pm until 6:00pm
Event Details: Free admission.  St. Mark’s annual festival day is on October 20th 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Activities include free horse rides, fire safety lessons from the Harvey Fire Dept. and crafts.

Join them for their Trunk or Treat October 31st at 6:00pm

Timberlane Pumpkin Patch

Location: 1 Timberlane Drive, Gretna (enterance is on Lapalco Blvd)
Dates: October 13th through October 31st
Times:  Monday – Friday 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Saturday – Sunday 10:00am to 7:00 pm

Event Details: Grand Opening is October 13th. It will include viewing of “Charlie Brown’s The Great Pumpkin” , games, snacks and photo ops. Admission is free

Northshore {Mandeville, Madisonville, Covington, Folsom}

St. Anselm Madisonville

Location: 306 St. Mary Street, Madisonville, LA
Dates: October 20th and 21st
times 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Event Details:  St. Anselm’s Family Fun Day and Pumpkin Patch. No cost to enter; pumpkins vary in size. 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 13th through October 31st
Times: 9:00am until dusk
Event Details: Pumpkins of all sizes, from decor size to small ones for pies. School visits are welcome. Call 985-892-2422 for more information.

Pumpkins in the Park at TerraBella Village

Location: 111 Terra Bella Blvd. TerraBella Village, Covington, LA
Dates: October 27th
Times: 11am – 2pm
Event Details: Complementary event featuring pumpkins, pumpkin painting, face painting, jump house, hay ride, crafts for the kids, food trucks with food and beverage available to purchase and more!

Pumpkins for children will be available with a cash donation.

Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Covington Food Bank.


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, adults are free. 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 30th 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 6th annual Pumpkin Fest will be held on October 7th 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 29th from 5-7 pm. Decorate your car and fill your trunk for a happy and safe celebration!


Liuzza Land

Location: 56186 Holden Circle Amite, LA 70422
Dates: Every Saturday in October, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Event Details: Each child receives a pie pumpkin with admission.
Prices: 2-12 – $10, 12+ – $5
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! Concessions available at an additional cost.


Steele’s Christmas Tree Farm

Location: 56459 Dollar Road, Angie, LA
Dates: October 6th through October 29th
Times: Open October 6-7, 13-14 and 27- 28   (closed October 20-21)                               Saturdays (10:00am – 6:00pm); Sundays (1:00 – 6:00pm)

Event Details: Armbands are $8.50; children under 2 are free. Season passes are  available. Ride on the Moo Moo Choo Choo, climb the rope spider, ride a bucking bronco, take a hayride, go to the petting zoo and attend pig races! 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: October 1st – 5th open 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm; October 6th – 31st Mon – Sat 11:00 am to 7:00 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Fall Craft fair is October 13th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Event Details: Field Trips can be scheduled by calling (985) 764-8292.

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 Fall Fest at Stella Plantation

Location: 4881 Hwy 39, Braithwaite,LA
Dates: October 14th, October 21st and November 4th
Times: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Event Details: Tickets are $10, children under 1 years old are free. 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.

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 September!!

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. 

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