Halloween is just around the corner and families everywhere are starting to look online for fun places to go during the fall season. The one thing that comes to mind are pumpkin patches! Many of the ones across the state of Iowa are full of fall harvest items to eat, bake with or decorate your home with. Pumpkins are becoming ripe and kids are ready to go picking!
Living in small town Iowa leaves you with few options when it comes to pumpkin patches. There are many across the state, but in our area, they are few and far between. Most are only open for the month of October and their hours vary from place to place. I am going to feature one patch per post. This post will be dedicated to Uncle LeRoy’s Pumpkin Patch located in Denison, Iowa.
This pumpkin patch is located at 2555 Hwy 59, in Denison, Iowa.They have a huge parking lot, though the downside is that the parking lot is a field of grass. Which means if you go close to a time when there has been a lot of rain, it could get a bit muddy. I would recommend not wearing cute shoes if you plan to attend a pumpkin patch.
As you walk towards the entrance, you are in awe of the huge teepee built in the front yard. There are many toys for the kids to play with as well as lots of pumpkins! They have the following, all included with your admission:
Large Corn Maze
Bonfire to roast marshmallows
Bounce House Fun
Life size Teepee
Playground for Small Children
Numerous fun photo opts.
The corn maze is amazing!!! Every year the owners spend the time to make it look awesome every year. There are hay rides and great food. They take groups, classes and even WEDDINGS!! Yep, they even will let you get married out there! They just had one last weekend, and it was beautiful!
They open this weekend and are open from 3pm to dark during the week. Weekend hours are from noon to dark. Admission is just $4.00 a person, which is very cheap!!! If you are looking for a fun pumpkin patch, a place to take the family that doesn’t break the bank, this is the place!!!
Here is the link to their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Uncle-LeRoys-Pumpkin-Patch/115425788540699…
Here is the link to their website: http://www.uncleleroyspumpkinpatch.com/
And don’t worry about lunch–they have amazing food located in the central barn. Here are some of the items on their menu:
1/4 lb Hot Dogs
Funnel Cakes (on weekends)
Soda & Water
They even have amazing fall items on sale to help decorate your hard or home for the fall season:
Gourds & squash
Craft Barn Items
So if you need something to do this weekend, take a drive to Denison, Iowa and check out Uncle LeRoy’s Pumpkin Patch. It is a fun time for everyone in the family!! From playing and picture taking to picking the perfect pumpkin!!!