Now that it’s officially fall, pumpkin patches are starting to pop up around the New Orleans area.
We’ve rounded up a list of pumpkin patches people can visit, but the list is quite shorter than previous years.
For many families, pumpkin picking marks an annual tradition and a time to make memories. One of these patches is sure to offer the perfectly plump pumpkin for decorations, recipes or crafts.
Here’s your guide to local pumpkin patches to enjoy the annual tradition and pick the perfect jack-o-lantern for your family.
Do you know about other pumpkin patches in the New Orleans area? Let us know about them here. Check back for updates as we get them.
St. Martin's Episcopal Church
Opening date: Sept. 23
Pick your perfect pumpkin at St. Martin’s Pumpkin Patch returning this year in Metairie.
Pumpkin Patch hours are Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. through Oct. 31. No fee to enter patch. Large variety of specialty pumpkins and gourds available.
The Red M Studio will be taking free photos for patch visitors who a bring canned goods or financial donation for Second Harvest Food Bank on Oct. 15 and Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch
Opening date: Sept. 25
Families can practically fill their day with fun at Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch in Hammond.
As the farm opens for the fall season, this year marks the 25th anniversary for this popular pumpkin patch.
Kids can also learn about bees, milking cows and growing pumpkins. You’ll find plenty of places for the perfect fall family photo.
Admission is $8 per child (newborn and older). Payments are cash only.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Sunday
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Opening date: Sept. 26
The pumpkins are coming! St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church continues its annual pumpkin patch tradition this year.
Get ready for the perfect photo op while staying socially distanced. The pumpkin patch opens daily through Oct. 30 until pumpkins sell out.
Hours are Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
St. Augustine's Pumpkin Patch
Opening date: Sept. 30
“The Great Pumpkin Patch” at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church continues its annual tradition
A spokesperson for the church said they expect to have the same sizes as in previous years.
Hours for the pumpkin patch are noon to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Bridge City & Lacombe, La.
Opening date: Oct. 1
Banting’s Nursery offers several varieties of pumpkins to decorate your home and garden this fall.
A spokesperson for the nursery said Banting’s will also feature a photo-op location for fall photos.
Banting’s has a Northshore location in Lacombe, La. and a Southshore location in Bridge City. Each location also offers a large selection of fall plants and decor for your home.
Hours of operation are Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pumpkin patch will run through Oct. 31.
Plum Street Pumpkin Patch at Lafreniere Park
Opening date: Oct. 2
Plum Street Pumpkin Patch takes over Lafreniere Park this October.
This year, Plum Street will feature a variety of pumpkins and squash ranging in price from $1 to $45. They can also deliver pumpkins for those placing bulk orders.
Visitors can find the pumpkin patch in a fenced area next to the concession stand.
Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. until dusk and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until dusk. To set up a delivery or for general questions, contact Jennie at 504-638-8881.
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