October is here and it’s time to get out and enjoy some apple orchards and pumpkin patches! Here is the 2017 list with 16 family-friendly places to visit that are an hour or less from the Green Bay area. And it’s not just a list of locations–the let’s go mommy list provides you with just about everything you need to know before going: address, phone number, hours, description and costs…all in one place to make planning easier. Most places are open through the end of October unless noted otherwise. I hope you and your family find time to check out at least one! (Also, if you know of any that are not listed here and should be added, please let me know.) Happy Fall.
1) Oneida Nation Apple Orchard
3976 West Mason St
Oneida, WI 54155
Distance: 22 minutes from Green Bay
Pick your own apples with over 20 varieties available.
2) Apple Valley
1670 Mar-El Rd
De Pere, WI 54115
Distance: 23 minutes from Green Bay
Apple Valley has eighteen varieties of apples to choose from. (Not all varieties are available for picking.) On the weekends, enjoy a wagon-ride to the apple trees. Large outdoor open grassy/picnic area with wooden train for kids to climb in, picnic tables and fun fall cut-outs for photo ops. There is also an animal zoo the kids are sure to love. Before or after getting your apples, take a walk to see the animals. They have everything from goats, sheep, peacocks, deer, cattle and more. Admission prices for animal zoo is: $2 each for ages 13+, $1 each for kids 4-12 and FREE for kids 3 & under.
Store sells pre-picked apples as well as pies, cider, caramel apples, jams and jellies (food is sold to take-and-eat, no tables for eating in store). Also available for purchase are items for all of your fall decorating needs: pre-picked pumpkins, gourds, mums, corn cob bundles, corn stalk bundles and straw bales.
Tips: Bring your own containers (bags, buckets, pails, etc) for pick-your-own apples. Stop at the store for directions before going out to pick your apples.
Animal Zoo: Ages 13+ $2 each, Kids 4-12 $1 each, Kids 3 & under FREE
5687 Steinkraus Lane
Abrams, WI 54101
Directions Note: Abrams Exit 185—located on East Frontage Road, just north of McDonalds at the Farmhouse Ice Cream Parlor.
Distance: 30 minutes from Green Bay
Mon-Sun: 9-5:30 (through October)
Munchkin Maze, Ducky Derby, Pony Hops, Face Painting, Giant Bale Fort, Corn Box & Game Tent. Geared toward younger kids. Kid-friendly haunted hayrides every Sat & Sun (weather permitting) beginning last weekend in Sept from 10-4. Cost for hayride is $5/per person, which includes a “pick-your-own pumpkin” from the pumpkin patch.
Optional Hayride: $5/per person
4) Mulberry Lane Farm
W3190 Co Rd B
Hilbert, WI 54129
Distance: 45 minutes from Green Bay
Open through October 31
Mon-Fri: 10-5 (last admission at 3)
Sat-Sun: 9:30-6 (last admission at 4)
Note: Hours subject to weather (check website or call to confirm if unsure); also farm closes 2 hours after last family arrives, so they may close early based on attendance…example: if last family arrives at 1:30, farm would close 2 hours later at 3:30.
On weekdays, enjoy a guided, 45-minute tour of the farm that includes a chance to milk a cow, catch a chicken, kiss a pig, cuddle a kitten, feed the goats and sheep, ride a pony and enjoy a hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin!! There is also an old-fashioned play area where kids can climb on and through huge tractor tires. On fall weekends, tour the farm at your own pace on a self-guided tour.
Carry-ins are welcome, so you can pack a lunch to eat at the picnic area on the grounds or you can purchase food or drinks at the concession stand in the barn are caramel apples, hot dogs, walking tacos, chili, chocolate chip cookies and hot apple cider and hot chocolate!
$13 per person over age 2
kids under age 2 FREE
5) Polly’s Pumpkins
N4367 Highway 57
Chilton, WI 53014
Distance: 48 minutes from Green Bay
Pick out your pumpkins and enjoy tons of fall fun with a hay bale climb, duck races, 40-ft slide, pumpkin bowling, rope maze, hillbilly downs, corn cannons and a 15-acre corn maze. Also be sure to visit Polly’s Pets with barnyard friends goats, cows and pigs. Stop in Polly’s Country Store for fresh-baked pies (dutch apple, strawberry rhubarb, cherry, pumpkin and more), delicious caramel apples, snacks, soda and water. A variety of sandwiches will also be available for purchase on weekends.
Corn maze: The 2017 maze is 15 acres of fun with two different mazes, and two different games for one price! Cost is FREE for kids 4 & under, $6 each for ages 5-12, $8 each for ages 13+ for daytime maze. You can also explore the mazes at night on Fridays & Saturdays–add $1 for night maze. Maze takes about 1.5 hour to complete. Maze could be muddy, so dress accordingly. Kids under 13 are not allowed in the maze without an adult. Maze & shop do not close until everyone is out of the maze.
Maze #1: There are 17 check points hidden throughout the maze. Uniquely shaped paper punches await the players at each station. Players search the field to find all of these stations and punch your card as proof of completing the game. The challenge is to get all the punches but is not required.
Maze #2: Adventures of Dottie continues this year. This maze is geared for younger kids. It’s easier to navigate and we have Dottie’s friends marked on your map, so you can find them easier!
Corn Cannons: Have fun launching corn cobs at targets for prizes, and if you make it in the barrel, win $50. Cost is 1 cob for $1, 4 cobs for $3 or 8 cobs for $5. Cash only.
On Saturdays & Sundays enjoy tractor-drawn wagon rides to the pumpkin patch from 10-4:30. Cost is $2 each for wagon ride and then you can decide if you would like to pick pumpkins for $3 each (any size). Cash only.
Optional corn maze, corn cannons & wagon rides—see above pricing.
6) Meuer Farm
N2564 Highway 151
Chilton, WI 53014
Distance: 60 minutes from Green Bay
Fri-Sat: 10-10 (ticket sales end at 9:30; kids’ activity area closes at 8)
Sun: 10-dusk (ticket sales end half hour before dusk)
Fall fun activities for people of all ages. Hayrides are 45-minute rides along 2 miles of trails. Huge corn maze—this year’s theme is “Elvis”. Explore the maze during the day or at night. (Kids ages 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult in maze.) Activity area for kids with an 80’ tube slide, duck races, corn box, straw fort, corn cannons and animal area. Pick-your-own pumpkin patch with more pumpkins than can be counted. Take a ride to the patch in the pumpkin tram. Pre-picked pumpkins also available. Jumping Cow Café offers brats, burgers, hot dogs, pizza, root beer and other refreshments (no carry-ins allowed). Indoor seating in the main building with a view of the big screen TV for football games and movies.
Kids’ Activity Area: $3 per person*
Day Maze: $6 ages 3-11, $8 ages 12+
Night Maze w/Glo-Stick: $8 ages 3-11, $10 ages 12+
Hayrides (daytime only): $4 ages 3-11, $6 ages 12+
Day Maze/Hayride Combo: $8 ages 3-11, $12 ages 12+
*Activity area admission free with purchase of any corn maze, hayride or combo tickets.
NOTE: Ages 2 & under FREE for all activities except Kids’ Activity Area.
7) Star Orchard
253 County Rd CE
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Directions Note: About 4 miles east of Kaukauna High School
Distance: 38 minutes from Green Bay
*NOTE: Due to the smaller apple crop this year, we expect to sell out of apples soon & last day of season will likely be 10/6. Check Star Orchard website for details.*
Pick-your-own apple orchard with over 20 varieties of apples on 55 acres, plus a small corn maze and pumpkin patch where you can pick a pumpkin. U-pick apples are 75 cents per pound. The Orchard Store sells all sorts of treats from honey, jams, jellies and syrup to salsa, salad dressings, mustards, apple cider and 5-10# bags of pre-picked apples.
Tip: Don’t forget to bring a few containers or bags for picking.
8) Porter’s Pumpkin Patch
W4314 State Hwy 156
Bonduel, WI 54107
Distance: 39 minutes from Green Bay
Sat-Sun: 11-4 (weather permitting) through 10/29
Many fun activities to choose from in the “Big Pumpkin Village”: Scenic, relaxing wagon hay ride, 10-acre corn maze, corn cob chuck, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making or the “Little Pumpkin Village: old-fashioned water pump races, tug-o-war, pumpkin checkers, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin tic-tac-toe, pumpkin twister, pumpkin toss, round bale hay play, gunny sack races and building block bonanza.
The Farm Store will be stocked with squash, ornamental corn, straw bales, corn stalk bundles and all sizes of pumpkins. Pumpkins range in price from $1 (mini) to $8 (huge). Drinks including apple cider, water and soda will be available for purchase. Patch Cafe serving food from 12-2.
3 options (kids 2 & under always FREE):
1) FREE (just pay for pumpkins and/or any activities you choose to do as you go)
2) Little Pumpkin Village Wristband: $10 per person
3) Big & Little Pumpkin Village Wristband: $15 per person
9) Hofacker’s Hillside Orchard
W3964 Wege Rd
Appleton, WI 54913
Directions note: located between Green Bay and Appleton in the Town of Center
Distance: 38 minutes from Green Bay
Have fun picking your own apples. Also available for purchase are: jams, caramel dip, popcorn, pickles, honey, maple syrup, salsa, cider, caramel apples, straw bales, corn stalks and pre-picked pumpkins. Large and kiddie corn mazes open on weekends (weather permitting). New this year: 4-wheeler rides/orchard tours on weekends!
10) Delzer’s Pumpkin Farm
9581 Delzer Circle
Oconto Falls, WI 54154
Distance: 46 minutes from Green Bay
Sat-Sun: 11-4 through October 29
Come enjoy some fall fun with haunted hayrides, corn mazes, an animal petting zoo, foods & crafts, a haunted granary, face painting, our NEW dinosaur land and plenty of pumpkins! Kids can also have fun playing on the train cart ride in the yard. If you’re hungry (the kids always are) there will be a concession stand selling hot dogs, chili, nachos, popcorn, cookies, hot cider, hot chocolate and more with tables and chairs where you can eat. Pumpkins range in price from .50 (pie pumpkins) to $5 for large (basketball size) and up to $15 for giant size.
On Saturday, October 21st we will be hosting “Breakfast with the Monsters” from 9-11AM. The kid-friendly monsters will be serving pancakes, sausages, cheese, juice and muffins for $5 per person (UNDER 2 are free). Photo opportunities will be available throughout the breakfast. Please RSVP by Wednesday October 18th with your number of attendees here in the comments section. We hope to see you there!
On Saturday October 28th from 8pm-10:30pm, we will be hosting a haunted corn maze. Cost will be $7 per person. No carry-ins. Please call ahead at 920-373-1215 or 920-848-2510.
Optional activities: $7/ticket (includes 4 activity punches: hayrides are 2 punches, all others are 1 punch)
11) Blaser’s Acres
2556 School Lane
Suamico, WI 54313
Distance: About 10 minutes from Green Bay
Regular Corn Maze: Daily 8AM-6PM
Blaser’s Acres features a pumpkin patch, hay ride, corn maze and kids zone along with our regular produce and fall items for sale! Each year we turn our corn field into a designed maze that is open daily during September and October (we may close due to inclement weather). The kids zone is free and includes a petting zoo, bounce house, corn box and pumpkin bowling.
Regular Corn Maze: $4 per person
Hayride: $4 per person
Corn Maze & Hayride Combo: $7 per person
12) Groche Organic Farms
5463 Lade Beach Rd
Suamico, WI 54141
Distance: About 10 minutes from Green Bay
Saturdays & Sundays: 10AM-6PM (last maze entry at 5PM)
October 26 & 27th (no school days): 10AM-6PM (last maze entry at 5PM)
Come enjoy a 9 acre Corn Maze, Farm Funland Area, Food Truck/Concessions and “Pumpkins! Pumpkins! & More” area.
The 9 acre corn maze theme is “Dinosaurs in the Maize”…what fun you’ll have discovering the twists and turns of each path, traveling through the shapes and coming to many dead ends. Then it’s back-tracking a bit to find the right path and work your way to the end.
One of the best things about the corn maze is it’s grown organically, so rest assured that it’s “clean” for you to touch as you’re walking through. Suitable for any age (be sure parents/adults are with children), it takes about an hour to hike through the maze and find all 18 activity stations. You’ll receive a map upon entering to can track your way through.
The Farm Funland will provide many family memories and photo opportunities to be treasured for years to come: pumpkin bowling, pumpkin checkers or tic-tac-toe, giant corn box, straw bale maze, straw bale mountain and duck races. In the Pumpkins, Pumpkins & More area you will find all of your outdoor fall decorating needs!
Farm Funland: $5 per person ages 4 & up, 3 & under FREE
Corn Maze & Farm Funland: $12 (ages 13 & up), $10 per person (ages 4-12), 3 & under FREE
13) Peter’s Pumpkin Patch
N181 State Hwy 55
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Distance: About 30 minutes from Green Bay
Daily until 8PM through 10/31 (unless they sell out before then!)
Peter’s Pumpkin Patch offers pre-picked and PYO pumpkins and apples. They offer a large selection of pumpkins, specialty pumpkins, squash and gourds, hay bales in 2 sizes, corn stalks, broom corn stalks and Indian corn. Homemade jams, pickles and honey are also available!
N/A; Pumpkins range in price from .50 to $10 depending on size. Many varieties of apples are $1.25 per pound; Honeycrisp apples are $1.50 per pound.
14) Sprangers Orchard
W2100 County Rd KK
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Distance: About 30 minutes from Green Bay
Daily until 9AM-5PM
Sprangers Orchard offers Honeycrisp apples along with Macintosh, Cortland, and others. No pick-your-own apples this year. Homemade jams, honey, maple syrup, apple cider, caramel apples, caramel coating and pears! Fall products: pumpkins (including pick-your-own), corn shocks, colored corn, gourds, straw bales, etc.
15) Cuff Farms
N2299 Ledge Hill Rd
Hortonville, WI 54944
Distance: About 50 minutes from Green Bay
Sat & Sun: 10AM-5PM
Family Weekend (10/21 & 10/22): 10AM-8PM
You and your family can spend the day playing on our farm for free. We have a picnic area in our barn along with a corn pool that the little ones will love. We have a large corn maze, small bale maze, straw slides, a combine slide, a duck racer, and rock n’ rollers. Every year we try to add something new. It’s fun for the whole family!
In our shed you can find items for sales including canned pickles and jams, honey, maple syrup, concession food, and some fall crafts.
If you are planning a visit be sure to bring sunscreen, bug spray, and wear sturdy shoes. Dress appropriately for the weather and fun farm activities! We have port-a-potties and NO heated or air conditioned buildings.
Family Weekend includes some additional special activities: wagon rides until dusk, Papa Franks wood-fired pizza, bon fires, FFA petting zoo on 10/21 from 10-4 and music from Mustard Seeds from 12:30-4:30 and music from Goodtime Specials on 10/22 from 12:30-4:30.
Optional Pumpkin Picking Wagon Ride: $10 per person (2 & under FREE) includes 1 large pumpkin, 2 mini pumpkins, 2 gourds and 2 colored corn
16) The Little Farmer
N9438 US Highway 151
Malone, WI 53049
Distance: About 60 minutes from Green Bay
Sat-Sun: 10AM-6PM (Hayrides 12-4PM)
Our mission is to provide you with the experience of a rural farm – a return to the land and our roots. When you visit our farm home you will sense the great pride we have in providing you with fresh produce, bakery, caramel apples, fall colors and products. Lifetime family memories start here at one of the area’s oldest farms.
All of our pumpkins are sold by their size using “size rings”. There are 6 different sizes. You are encouraged to measure your pumpkin using the rings which are located around the farm buildings and near the fields. You can pick the pumpkins yourself or buy pre-picked.
We offer a corn maze for $3 per person. We try to keep you corn-fused for at least 20 minutes. It is a little over 2 acres. If you have time, you can help us figure out who stole the pie from the Bakers! It’s a fun little game to help your kids learn about animal tracks. There is a playground which is 50 cents per person. Most of the playground is for small children and toddlers. Older children can enjoy it as well, but grown kids don’t fit on the tricycles. Some of the things you’ll find here are the straw mountain which is for kids of all ages, straw maze for little ones, trike path for little tykes on trikes, swings and tepees. New this year is a Pedal Cart Track added next to the playground. This is fun for all ages!!
Visit our barnyard and find goats, Scottish Highland Cattle, sheep, peafowl, and chickens. Kids can feed the goats with goat pellets for 25 cents per hand.
Hayrides are on weekends from 12-4PM. Each ride lasts about 25 minutes and costs $4.35 per person. Babies in arms are free. (All rides are dependent on the weather–we can’t run in the rain.)
We also have an apple orchard and offer pick-your-own apples. On weekends you can hitch a ride (for free) to the orchard from 10-4 on the hayride. U-pick bags must be pre-purchased from a register; you may not bring your own containers for picking or reuse bags from a previous visit.
Concessions are available on weekends from local community groups. A different group will come in each weekend and grill up some food at our Brat Fry. The money they earn will go towards their groups to help out the community. Cash only.
Optional Activities: Corn Maze $3 per person, Playground .50 cents per person, Hayrides, $4.35 per person