The New Orleans Moms Blog 2014 Pumpkin Patch Guide

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It may not feel like fall is upon us, but the first official day of Autumn is just around the corner – September 23rd. Soon, we will be sipping pumpkin spiced lattes (for those who got a head start on this, you’ll just be doing it without sweating), baking apple pies, and donning our best Halloween costumes. Fall wouldn’t be the same without the dozens of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and harvest festivals in and around New Orleans. We have put together a comprehensive list that we hope will help you plan out your family’s Autumn adventures.

New Orleans

First Presbyterian Church
Location: 5401 S. Claiborne Avenue (New Orleans, LA)
Dates: October 4th through October 30th
Times: Weekdays 3:00pm until dusk, Saturdays 10:00am until dusk, Sundays 1:00pm until dusk
Event Details: Aside from daily pumpkin sales and photo opportunities, FPC is hosting a costume contest and movie night on October 25th. The costume contest will begin at 4:30pm followed by a showing of The Wizard of Oz with hot dogs and popcorn for sale at $5 per person. Special celebrity judges, Elsa and Rapunzel, will be joining the celebration courtesy of Kellie’s Characters.
FYI: parents are free to BYOW (wine!)
Fundraiser? YES! Proceeds from the sales of pumpkins and special events benefit FPC’s Program of Hope homeless outreach.

French Market Corporation
Location: The French Market’s Dutch Alley
Dates: October 18th
Times: 10:00am until 6:00pm
Event Details: Boo Carre Halloween and Harvest Festival includes a petting zoo, take-home Halloween crafts, face painting, pumpkin sale, and live music. Children will also receive a Boo Carre trick or treat bag while supplies last.

French Quartour Kids Halloween History Tour
Location: Scheduled when you call for a tour (504) 975-5355
Dates: October 1st through November 8th
Times: 9:30 daily
Event Details: $20 per person, recommended for children six through twelve. We’ll explore the history of Halloween, as well as the Catholic traditions focused on the souls and saints of our local heroes. This tour will include a trip to St. Louis Cemetery, among other stops.

Metairie

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
Location: 2216 Metairie Road (Metairie, LA)
Dates: September 29th through October 31st
Times: M-F 2:00pm until 6:30pm (dark); Saturday and Sunday 10:00am until 6:30pm (dark)
Event Details: Pumpkins of all sizes, decorated area to take holiday photos, pumpkin carving tips, and pumpkin recipes.
Additional Details: Photography by Marianne Hawkins Sabrier will be photographing at the St. Martin Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch this year on October 10 – 12, 2014.   This is a community service project to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.  Monetary donations to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank, or donations of non-perishable food items are not required, but will be gladly accepted.  Last year donations of $370 and 57 pounds of food, which translates into 1,157 meals were provided in our community!  We will be photographing in the pumpkin patch on October 10, 3 – 6 p.m., October 11, 3 – 6 p.m. and October 12, 11a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fundraiser? YES! Proceeds from the sale of pumpkins benefits the parish.

Lafreniere Park and Plum Street Snoballs
Location: 3000 Downs Blvd. at the Pavillion (Metairie, LA)
Dates: October 4th through October 31st
Event Details: Enjoy pumpkins and snowballs – a perfect New Orleans combination.

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church
Location: 3412 Haring Road (Metairie, LA)
Dates: First shipment arrives October 8th. Open through the 31st
Times: Open daily from 9:00am until 8:00pm
Event Details: Pumpkins of all sizes, carving kits and baked goods. St. Augustine will also host its annual Pumpkin Palooza Saturday October 26th.
Fundraiser? YES! Proceeds from the sale of pumpkins benefits the parish.

Covington

St. Peter’s Catholic Church
Location: 125 E. 19th Avenue (Covington, LA)
Dates: October 4th through October 31st
Times: Open daily from 9:00am until dark
Event Details: Pumpkins of all sizes, gourds, Indian corn, and other items. Food and craft booths open on the weekends.
Fundraiser? YES! Proceeds from the sale of pumpkins benefits the parish’s Knights of Columbus.

Hammond

Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch
Location: 11215 Lee’s Lane (Hammond, LA)
Dates: September 23 through November 3
Times: Monday through Friday 9:00am until 5:00pm; Saturday and Sunday 10:00am until 5:00pm
Event Details: $7 per child, pick a pumpkin, zip line, jumping pillow, face painting, farm animals, hay maze, picnic lunch spot, pumpkin painting (weekends only). Mrs. Heather’s also schedules field trips and birthday parties!

Montz

Perrilloux’s Pumpkin Patch
Location: 17834 River Road (Montz, LA)
Dates: October 8 until October 31
Times: Weekdays by appointment only (985) 652-3672; Weekends 9:00am until 4:00pm
Event Details: $7 per person (same for adults and kids). Price includes a pumpkin, as well as a hayride which take place once an hour on the hour.

Madisonville

St. Anselm Catholic Church
Location: 306 St. Mary Street (Madisonville, LA)
Dates: October 11 until October 31
Times: Daily 9:00am – 6:00pm
Event Details: No cost to enter; pumpkins vary in size. The Family Fun Day will happen on October 19th from 12:30 until 2:30. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. There will be music and a bounce house and other fun festivities.
Fundraiser? YES! For the Knights of Columbus.

Slidell

First United Methodist
Location: 433 Erlanger Street (Slidell, LA)
Dates: September 28 until October 31
Times: Daily; Monday – Saturday (9:00am – 8:00pm) and Sunday (12:00pm – 8:00pm)
Event Details: No cost to enter; pumpkins vary in size. Photo opportunities. Goodies, crafts, and water for sale. Pumpkin Fest will be held on October 11th with a pumpkin decorating contest. Trunk or treat will be held on October 26th from 5-7 pm. Decorate your car and fill your truck for a happy and safe celebration!
Fundraiser? YES! All of the proceeds go to missions (in Slidell and the greater New Orleans area).

Angie

Steele’s Christmas Farm
Location: 56459 Dollar Road (Angie, LA)
Dates: September 24 until November 2
Times: Saturdays (10:00am – 6:00pm); Sundays (1:00 – 6:00pm)
Event Details: Armbands are $8.50; children under 2 are free. Climb the rope spider, ride a bucking bronco, get aboard the Shridan Express Railroad, hunt for arrows, take a hayride, explore the corn maze.

Destrehan

St. Charles United Methodist Church
18th Annual Pumpkin Patch
Location: 1905 Ormond Blvd. (Destrehan, LA)
Dates: Open daily through October 31st
Times: 3:30-7:30pm weekdays / 9:00am – 7:30pm Saturday / Noon – 7:30pm Sunday
Event Details: Field Trips can be scheduled by calling (985) 764-8292. Proceeds go to our Mexico and Cuba Missions.

Amite

Liuzza Land
Location: 56457 Holden Circle (Amite, LA)

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  1. St. Charles United Methodist Church
    18th Annual Pumpkin Patch
    1905 Ormond Blvd. Destrehan, LA
    Open Daily now – October 31st
    3:30-7:30PM weekdays / 9AM – 7:30 PM Saturday / Noon – 7:30PM Sunday
    Field Trips can be scheduled 985-764-8292
    Proceeds go to our Mexico & Cuba Missions

    October 11th 9AM – 4PM Pumpkin Patch Craft Fair
    Sheriff Office Finger Printing of the Children
    Captain Gang Plank Balloon Fun
    Face Painting * Story Telling

    October 14th Night Out Against Crime
    Hot Dog Roast and Smores in the Pumpkin Patch
    Sheriff Office will bring vehicles for children to experience
    5:30 – 8PM

  2. Bring the whole family and celebrate fall by coming to Aurora United Methodist Church’s Annual Pumpkin Patch! We will be open daily from noon-6:30pm from October 17th-31st. We are located at 3300 Eton Street in Algiers. Admission is free! We will have a large variety of sizes and prices of pumpkins for sale, starting at $1.

    On Saturday, October 25th, from 11am-300pm, join the Aurora United Methodist Church for Family Fest in the Pumpkin Patch! We are will have food, face painting, a fire truck, bounce house, music, games, pumpkin decorating, and fun for the entire family!

    All proceeds go to support our Youth Missions.

    For more information, visit our Facebook page, Aurora United Methodist’s Pumpkin Patch, or call us at 504-394-5483.

  3. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS LIST!!! I’ve been looking all over the web for a nearby REAL pumpkin patch and not a church or place that has just a pile of them for sale!!

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