Favorite Quad Cities Pumpkin Patches

As a family with four very active boys, we love places we can go and do things. That’s why fall and the area pumpkin farms, pumpkin patches and nurseries are some of the best entertainment around.

FIVE FAVORITE QUAD CITIES PUMPKIN PATCHES with Halloween Activities and Lots of Fun to enjoy.

Buffalo Pumpkin Farm
Buffalo, IA
No admission fee

“I highly recommend this pumpkin patch. This is the real farm experience. They have a few fun activities (bounce houses, cow train etc.) but it’s so much more than that. The staff was exceptionally helpful and went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. It is apparent that they are less interested in making money and the priority is sharing what they are passionate about with others,” shares Chantel Gillette-Cannon, mom of a girl and four boys.

Buffalo Pumpkin patch 5 photos with pumpkins and amimals

Corn Crib Nursery: Cribfest
Coal Valley, IL
0-3 free, 4-61 $10, 62+ free

“I liked that you could pay one price and the kids could do ALL the things as many times as they wanted. Xavier especially loved the zip line,” explains Holly Moreland, mother of one son.

three photos of the Corn Crib

Country Corner
Alpha, IL
Free admission, extra cost for activities

“We visit Country Corner almost every year. What fun! Picking pumpkins, riding the cow train, feeding the animals, and hiking the corn maze are some of our favorite activities.” – The Cooleys with four boys.

Country Corner 3 photos

Pride of Wapsi Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
Long Grove, IA
$11.99/person general admissions that includes tons of activities
$14.95/person ultimate experience with even more!
**15% discount if you buy tickets online

“A great family day!” says the Williams family with three kids (two girls and a boy).
“One of our favorite pumpkin patches! We’ve been going since 2001. I have lots of great memories there with my kids,” agrees Kathy Gusse, a mom of four (three girls and one boy).
three photos from pride of Wapsi

Shady Knoll Farm
East Moline, IL

“We have loved going to Shady Knolls with our kids’ preschool class over the years. The owners are sweet, patient, generous and have a love for their land! They love having people there to enjoy it. The activities are perfect for littles and their store is very reasonably priced. A great local patch!” shares Becky Clark, mom of a boy and a girl.



About the author

Meghan Cooley Meghan Cooley moved to the Quad Cities from St. Charles, IL, as an Augustana College student over 20 years ago. She left briefly after graduation and then returned to work in admissions and then marketing at Augustana College for 18 years. She now works as a consultant for admissions marketing and social media. She also does copy editing and writes for the Quad City Moms Blog. Now a true Quad Cities transplant, Meghan lives in Rock Island with her husband, Luke (R.O.W.V.A. and Augustana grad and Modern Woodmen employee) and four boys. She loves living in the Quad Cities and finds it the perfect place to raise a family, plan a date night, and go on adventures.

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