Visit the websites of local newspapers, online guides and websites that focus on activities within a certain state to locate free pumpkin patches within your area. You can also visit the business websites of area pumpkin patches to view admissions details. Some farms are free for certain age groups only.
Pumpkins Etc. near Kansas City, Missouri and the Pumpkin Ranch in Winterset, Iowa both have websites that post their admission policies. As of October 2015, Pumpkins Etc. advertised free daily admission to the farms from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Pumpkin Ranch offers free admission to children 2 years old and younger, though older children and adults have to pay.
As of fall 2015, the Des Moines Register provided a list of pumpkin patches within its area, including those with free admission for at least some individuals, including Iowa Orchards. Pumpkin patch visitors should note that even pumpkin patches that offer free admission may charge for hay rides and other activities. OnlyInYourState.com provided a similar fall 2015 list of pumpkin patches in Missouri, with Jingle Bell Trees and Pumpkins and Totten’s Pumpkin Farm being among those who offered free admissions.
The KC Pumpkin Patches and Fall Fun Guide from KCParent.com provide lists of area pumpkin patches. You can click on the entries to view admissions information.