Guide to Apple Orchards & Pumpkin Patches

Apple Picking and Pumpkin Patch Guide

Thank you to Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center for presenting this guide.

There is nothing like Autumn in Wisconsin. The changing leaves, the crisp air, and the pumpkin spice everything. You can’t beat it. It also means apple picking at apple orchards and lots of fun at the pumpkin patch!

We are so fortunate to have so many options for both within a short car ride. That said, apple orchards are starting to open, and in a matter of weeks, we will be planning our trips to the pumpkin patch.

*It’s always a good idea to call ahead to make sure your favorite apples or pumpkins are ready for picking.

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Bauer’s Apple Shed, Hortonville

Early apples are now ready! Open daily 9am-6pm & Sunday 10am-5pm.

Apple syrup – Pumpkins – Honey – Jams & Gift Baskets – Squash & Gourds

Rasmussen’s Apple Acres, Oshkosh

Please call as picking times will be limited. (920) 235-2850

Heritage Orchard, Chilton

Open daily from 9-5 9/1 through 10/30.  2 varieties of PYO to start, then 2 additional varieties are available packaged.  They also sell Apple Cider donuts, pies, Apple Roll-ups, Apple & Cherry turnovers and cookies!

Hillside Apples, Casco

f9/4-9/15 open M-Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3.

After 9/15, open M-F 12-4, Sat 10-3, closed Sunday.

Paula Red & Zestar currently available, with more to come in the next few weeks.  We will have regular orange pumpkins starting on Labor Day, with specialty varieties coming later.  We currently have about 5,000 mums left.  It looks to be a great season for our apple crop, especially Honeycrisp.

Hofacker’s Hillside Orchard, Appleton

We plan on opening 9/5 for the season with apple picking available.

Misty Ridge Orchard, De Pere

Opened 8/26 for the season, open Saturday & Sunday 9-4.

No PYO, but we currently have Paula Red, Dandee Red, Honey Crisp & Zestar washed, bagged & ready in the cooler!

We also have beautiful fall flowers, cider donuts, caramel apples & apple pie, as well as animals and a corn maze.

Oneida Nation Orchard, Oneida

Opening for pick your own 9/7.  Hours will be: Thursday 12-5:30, Friday – Sunday 9-5:30, Monday – Wed – closed.

PYO will be $1.25/lb and will start with McIntosh & Cortland.  Honey crisps will be available later at $1.75/lb.

Peter’s Pumpkin Patch, Kaukauna

Open for the season 10-6 daily, 7 days a week.

Plums are ready (pre-picked), and we will be starting to pick Zestars, Dandy, Red, Blondee and early season McIntosh.

Sprangers Orchard, Kaukauna

Now Open.  Open daily from 9am-5pm.

Pick Your Own Apples dates have not been set yet.  Currently have peaches and a couple of variety of pre-picked apples, honey, pickles, and deer apples.  Orchard Store is open featuring Apples, Peaches, Maple Syrup, Canned Pickles (dill and sweet), Peach Jam, Blue Plums, Deer Apples, and Caramel Apples, Pumpkins

Star Orchard, Kaukauna

2023 season is now open!

We currently have Chestnut, Ginger Gold, Paula Red, William’s Pride, Zestar, Tart Macs, & Cortland.  We are out of Mt Royal Plums.

Our outdoor market opens 9/10, we expect cider & caramel apples 9/15, pears 9/15, and Stanley Plums 9/15.

The Little Farmer, Malone   **Click here for an in-depth post about The Little Famer from contributor Emily!**

Many varieties of pre-bagged apples are available, currently McIntosh is available for pick your own.

We have daily muffin flavors and farmhouse drink specials.  Many activities at the playground and barnyard animals to meet.


Bauer’s Apple Shed, Hortonville

Pumpkins coming in fall

Open daily 9am-5pm & Sunday 10am-5pm.

Apple syrup – Pumpkins – Honey – Jams & Gift Baskets – Squash & Gourds

BerryLand Pumpkins, Abrams

Opening planned for late September 23rd

Hayrides-Saturdays and Sundays (conditions permitting)

Hayride ticket purchase of $8 per rider includes a family-friendly ride through the decorated Haunted Trail and a Pick Your Own Pumpkin in the field.

*Child-friendly Haunted hayride, children’s activities, corn maze, games, face painting, pre-picked pumpkins, pick your own pumpkin, climbing wall, obstacle course, corn box, and more!

Blaser’s Acres, Suamico

Open Saturday, September 9. Daily 9am-6pm
Weekends: Hay Ride $4; Barrel Cart Ride $4; Corn Maze (open all week $4); $10 combo pass, mums, pumpkin patch, pre-picked pumpkins, fall decor, children’s activities, and more!

Bulitz Pumpkin Farm, Kohler

*Pre-picked and pick your own pumpkins, petting zoo, and carriage rides

Cuff Farms, Hortonville

Opens Saturday, September 23.

*Pumpkin picking wagon ride that takes you to the field to pick one large pumpkin, two mini pumpkins, two pieces of colored corn, and two gourds for $12/person, 2 & under is free.  Corn pool, large corn maze, a small bale maze, straw slides, a combine slide, a duck racer, and rock n’ rollers, apple cider donuts, fall decor, canned goods, sweet treats, and food.

Cuff Farms hosts Ryan’s Roast with some amazing coffee drinks, a new food bus called The Wandering Table (on Sunday), and their own wood-fired pizza on Saturdays!  They will also have Kelley Country ice cream, homemade apple cider donuts, hotdogs, caramel apple slices, and more.

Harvest Hill Family Farm, Seymour

Opens Saturday, September 16 until October 30.  Open Saturdays & Sundays 10am-5pm

*Pumpkins, Corn Maze, Games, Pumpkin Launcher, Pumpkin Painting, Petting Zoo, Crafts, Lawn Games, and more! They encourage packing a picnic when you visit.

*Admission is free, but activities and pumpkins are cash only.  See the website for more details.

Heritage Orchard, Chilton

Opening 9/1 from 9am-5pm.  No mention of pumpkins yet.

Available in the Farm Market:
In-Season Fruits, Pumpkins, Honey, Popcorn, Squash, Jam & Jellies, Syrups, Mustards, Hickory Nut, Gourds, Frozen Cherries, Spices, homemade apple pie, homemade frozen applesauce, Apple Cider Donuts, Caramel Apples, Sweet Apple Cider-Pressed fresh at the Orchard (no preservatives – UV (ultra-violet) Treated)


Hofacker’s Hillside Orchard, Appleton

Open now. Weekdays 9am-6pm, Saturdays 9am-5pm, and Sundays 10am-5pm.

Prepicked and Pick your own available.  Pumpkins coming soon.


Malvitz Bay Farms, Sturgeon Bay

Opens late September.  Daily 8am-5pm.

*Stroller friendly pre-picked pumpkin patch, self-directed play on straw bales and outdoor decor

Mulberry Lane Farm, Hilbert

Pumpkin Harvest opens Mid-September.  Visit their website for specific hours, but generally open daily from 10am-3pm; Saturdays & Sundays in October open 9am-4pm except on Halloween.

*Pumpkin Harvest Celebration Mid-September-October 31st. Petting farm – kittens, cows, pigs, pony rides, chickens, goats, sheep, more, and a hayride to the pumpkin patch for pick your own pumpkin (included in ticket price).


Peter’s Pumpkin Patch, Kaukauna

Now open.  Daily 10am-6pm.

Peter’s Pumpkin Patch has a large selection of pumpkins, specialty pumpkins, squash, and gourds. We have an 800 tree apple orchard with some pear and plum trees. We have over 17 varieties of apples. Apple Pies, Apple Crisps, Farm Fresh Honey and Eggs, Caramel Apples, and other sweet treats. We have hay bales in 2 sizes, corn stalks, broom corn stalks, and Indian corn.

Plum Loco Animal Farm, Egg Harbor

Opening for fall weekends 9/9 until mid-late October, weather permitting.

They offer pumpkin sales and on-site pumpkin painting, as well as a farm table, games, play farm, and a variety of farm animals.

Polly’s Pumpkin Patch, Chilton

Sept 15th – October 31

Polly’s Pumpkin Patch has the largest selection of pumpkins & gourds in the greater Fox Valley area!  Wagon rides are $2 per person age 5+, 4 and under are free with an adult.  They offer two mazes one of which is a search and find.  Daytime corn maze is open Monday through Thursday from 9 to 5. Friday and Saturday from 9 to 5:15. Sunday is from 9 to 5. Night maze is open Friday and Saturday from 5:15 to 9.

Porter’s Patch, Bonduel

Open September 22 through October 29 and weekends from 11 to 4 PM

$10.48 per person plus tax for anyone 4 and older, ages 3 and under are free.  They offer 40+ varieties of pumpkins, plus a corn maze a hayride make your own scarecrow paint a pumpkin, and many other pumpkin and farm seemed games. You can also visit their barnyard buddies and slide down the Barn Hill slide.

Schairer’s Autumn Acres, Shawano

Open September 16-October 31; Friday 12pm-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-6pm

*Hayrides, corn mazes, events, petting zoo, pumpkins, and more!

Sept. 16-17: Opening Weekend – Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

Sept. 17: Live Music – Resch Family Gospel 12-3

Sept. 23-24: Apple Fest & Craft Show Weekend

Sept. 23: Live Music – The Burdocks 12-3

Sept. 24: Live Music – Carl Jackson & Barn Dance Band 12-3

Sept. 30: Live Music – The Drovers 12-3

Sept 30-Oct 1: Brandt’s Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

Oct. 14: Trick-or-Treat Corn Maze 10am-4pm

Oct. 27-28: Pumpkin Stroll 6-9pm 100+ carved Pumpkins on display in the night maze

Spiekers Pumpkin Farm, Random Lake

Open September 23- October 31. Weekdays 10am-6pm; Weekends 9am-6pm

Spiekers Pumpkin Farm has a Shark-themed corn maze for this year. Free admission to the farm. The corn maze is $6 per person children 3 and under are free.  They have over 30 acres with many varieties of pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn squash, and broom corn.

Sprangers Orchard, Kaukauna

We will be open labor day weekend..Saturday, Sunday, Monday..9:00 to 5:00 and we now have deer apples..spread the word.

Star Orchard, Kaukauna

Now open. Monday-Friday 9 am-6 pm; Saturday 9 am-5 pm; Sunday 10 am-5 pm.

Pick Your Own Apples and Orchard Store available – pears, cider, and caramel apples expected mid-September.

No mention of pumpkins yet

The Little Farmer, Malone **Click here for an in-depth post about The Little Famer from contributor Emily!**

Now open. Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm.

Tractor-pulled hayride, petting zoo, pick your own apples (not available yet) and pumpkins, corn maze, kids play area, pedal carts, straw maze, trikes, hay mountain, bouncy horses, coffee shop, gift shop, fresh apples, squash, seasonal fruit, bakery, caramel kitchen, and more!

Waldvogel’s Pumpkin Farm, Juneau

Opens Saturday, September 16. Tuesday-Thursday 1:00pm-6:00pm; Friday-Sunday 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Wisconsin’s largest pumpkin farm!  They have over 80 attractions and 90 acres of play.  Pumpkins are not included in the cost of admission and range from $2 to $10 each. They are open from Tuesday to Sunday and are closed on Monday. Children 2 and under are free, and ages 3+ are $14.69 at the gate, but if you buy online in advance, tickets are discounted.  150-foot super mega slide, a train, a pumpkin launcher, a corn maze, wagon rides, gemstone mining, barnyard buddies, and a variety of other fall fun attractions.

We hope you have enjoyed this guide to the Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches in the Green Bay and Appleton areas!

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