Guide to New Orleans Area Pumpkin Patches & Fall Fests

Here is your guide to New Orleans Pumpkin Patches and Fall activities! We’ve done all the research for you to find out who is open this year. We hope this helps make your fall season filled with family friendly activities!

There are so many things to do with kids in New Orleans this Fall! We have also put together over 75 of our favorite ideas for entertaining kids in New Orleans. There are ideas for every family’s budget and interests.

Special thanks to our premier pumpkin patch sponsors!

Barn Hill Preserve

Best NOLA Pumpkin Patches

Barn Hill Preserve has SO much fun to offer your family this Fall! Pumpkin Patch admission is $17.50 per person for one day and ages 2 and under are free! This includes a self-guided tour of our zoological park, petting zoo, kangaroo walkabout, fall games, a free small pumpkin, wagon rides, face painting, inflatables, and theme weekend activities! The patch opens at 10 am and closes at 2 pm every Saturday and Sunday.

Here are the theme weekends available:

  • Prehistoric Patch: Dinosaurs have taken over Barn Hill’s pumpkin patch! September 30th, October 1st, 21st, 22nd, Nov 4th, 5th
  • Mystical Patch: A magical weekend with wizards, fairies, and mermaids! October 7th and 8th
  • The Amazing Pumpkin Patch: A storybook weekend of princesses, mermaids, and superheroes! October 14th and 15th
  • Boo at the Barn: A family-friendly, spooky weekend of costumes and treats! October 28th and 29th

Want to enter our Trunk or Treat competition on October 28th and/or 29th? Click here to sign up!

St. Paul’s Episcopal School

St. Paul's Episcopal School Pumpkin Patch in Lakeview

Visit Lakeview’s Premier Pumpkin Patch at St. Paul’s Episcopal School. Pick a plump pumpkin and take a festive fall photo with their autumnal backdrop!

The patch is open Monday-Friday 3:30 pm-6 pm; Saturday 10 am-6 pm, and Sunday 10 am-5 pm. October 7th-30th!

New Orleans Area Pumpkin Patches

First Presbyterian Church

Location: 5401 S. Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans, LA

Dates: October 1st – 31st

Times: Monday – Friday 3:00 pm to dusk, Saturday 10:00 am – dusk, Sunday 1:00 pm – dusk

Come out to their annual pumpkin patch fundraiser and find pumpkins of all kinds!

Ghost In The Oaks

Location: 5 Victory Avenue New Orleans, LA

Dates: October 19th – 22nd

Times: Daily 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Event Details: Ghosts in the Oaks features trick-or-treating, arts & crafts, pumpkin patch and hot-dog roasting around the campfire. Admission Price: $22-$30

St. Paul’s Episcopal School

Location: 6249 Canal Blvd. (Lakeview)

Dates: October 7th through October 30th

Times: Monday through Friday 3:30pm – 6:00pm,  Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm, and Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00pm

Event Details: St. Paul’s provides pumpkins of all sizes, from 3 pounds to over 40 pounds. Photo ops are available. No cash. Credit and debit cards only.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch

Location:1031 S. Carrollton Ave. (Uptown)

Dates: September 22nd through October 30th

Times: Saturday through Thursday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, Friday 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Event details: Kid friendly –  games, crafts, and photo spots. Cash, Venmo, and credit are all accepted.

Special Event: Thursday October 19, 2023 – 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm. Interact with important administrators, faculty members, staff, parents, and students. They have planned engaging activities for children ranging from 12 months to Grade 8 and beyond. Participate in some of the following activities: Plant pumpkin seeds and learn how they grow. Get into it and dissect a pumpkin. Discover the wonders of mathematics using pumpkins to explore concepts such as weight, circumference, estimation, and so much more.

Sugar Roots Farm

Location: 10701 Willow Dr. New Orleans, LA

Dates: October 22nd and 29th

Times: 9:30 am -3:00 pm

Event Details: tickets can be purchased here. These events will have a pumpkin patch, hay rides, pony rides, live music and vendors.

Hollowed Harvest: Wicked Labyrinth

Location: Royal Street French Quarter New Orleans, LA

Dates: several days in September beginning September 22 and most days in October through the 31st.

Times: Multiple Options/Time slots

Event Details: The city’s newest Halloween tradition is here. The Wicked Labyrinth features hundreds of intricately carved pumpkins. Experience amazing carvings, stunning Jack-O’-Lantern tunnel and animations come to life right before your eyes. Click their website to find tickets, locations, dates and times.

They offer general admission and VIP admission. Adults $20, Kids $16 and kids 3 and under are free. Tickets are limited and sold in time slots so be sure to pick your day/time before tickets sell out.

Metairie & Kenner Area Pumpkin Patches

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

Location: 2216 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA

Dates: September 25 through October 31st

Times: M-F 3:30pm – 6:00pm; Saturday and Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm

Event Details: Pumpkins and gourds of all sizes and colors. Red M Studio will be at the patch Friday, Oct 20th 3pm to 6pm and on Sunday, Oct 22nd 11am to 5pm. Free photos with food/cash donation to Second Harvest.

St. Augustine Church

Location: 3412 Haring Road, Metairie, LA

Dates: Sept. 26th – October 31st

Times: Pumpkin Patch Hours:  Monday – Friday 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Saturday – Sunday 9:00 am – 8:30 pm

Note: Schools can order large quantities of pumpkins for pick up or delivery. Order pumpkins early — subject to availability. Come visit the Pumpkin Patch Photoshop area and get your Family Halloween pictures.

Event Details: This year we are excited to announce we will hold a Pumpkin Palooza on Saturday Oct. 21, 2023 from 11am-3pm. There will be: Pumpkin Decorating; Free Games all ages w/ prizes; Cake Walk; 50/50 raffle; Face Painting; Refreshments for sale

Atonement Lutheran Church

Location: 6500 Riverside Dr, Metairie, LA

Dates: TBA

Times: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Event Details: Trunk or Treat! 50+ Trunks, tons of candy, music, concessions for purchase, and more. All are welcome, free entry.

Patch on the Boulevard

Location: Williams Blvd Baptist Church: 3000 Williams Boulevard Kenner, LA

Date and Times: October 18 – 31 Pumpkin Patch open daily.

Other events: Trunk or Treat: Sunday, October 22 3:00pm – 5:00pm.

Paint Party: Saturday October 28 10:30 am – 12:30pm Purchase a pumpkin from the patch and learnt to paint a fall design for free.

Event Details: Sponsored by Williams Blvd. Baptist Church and LA State Police Troop B. October 19 – 27 field trips are available to be booked.

Lafreniere Park

Location: 3000 Downs Blvd, Metairie, LA

Date and Times: October 21, 2023 Boo2U: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Trunk A Treat: 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm.

Event Details: Festival: Senor Boo – To – U (there will not be a pumpkin patch this year at Lafreniere Park)

Westbank Pumpkin Patches

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Location: 3245 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA

Dates: October 14th through October 31st

Times:  Weekdays 10am – 6pm. Sundays 12 Noon – 7 pm. Fall Fest will be held: Saturday October 21 and Saturday October 28 10am – 7pm.

Event Details: Pumpkins of varying sizes.

St. Bonaventure Catholic Church

Location: 329 S. Jamie Blvd, Avondale

Dates: October 8th through October 31st

Times:  Mon-Sat from 10:00am until 6:00pm and Sun from 11:00am until 6:00pm

Event Details: Pumpkins of varying sizes.

Banting’s Nursery

Location: 3425 River Road, Bridge City, LA

Dates: October 3rd – November 1st

Times:  Mon-Sat from 9:00am until 5:00pm and Sun from 9:00am until 4:00pm

Event Details: Banting’s has over 8 varieties of pumpkins available along with gourds, Indian corn, hay bales, etc. Make sure to stop by the fall-themed photo area to capture some memories of the family.

Northshore {Mandeville, Madisonville, Covington, Lacombe} Pumpkin Patches

St. Anselm Madisonville

Location: 306 St. Mary Street, Madisonville, LA

Dates: TBA

Times: after 11 am mass

Event Details:  St. Anselm’s Family Fun Day and Pumpkin Patch. No cost to enter; pumpkins vary in size. Guests are encouraged to wear family-friendly costumes to compete in the costume contest. There will be games, food, and other fun festivities.

Access: Boo Fest

Location: Lakeview Regional Medical Center – 95 Judge Tanner Blvd, Covington, LA

Date: Sunday October 28, 2023

Times: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Event Details:  The $2 admission gives you access to all of these alarming activities!
General Public Gates open at 9am for special needs families
TRICK-OR-TREATING: More than 60 businesses and families will populate Lakeview Regional Medical Center’s park in front of the hospital with or cute or creepy trick-or-treat houses. Children of all abilities will be able to easily access the houses along the paved walking path.

Banting’s Nursery

Location: 26300 US 190, Lacombe, LA

Dates: October 1st – November 1st

Times: Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Event Details: Banting’s has over 8 varieties of pumpkins available along with gourds, Indian corn, hay bales, etc. Make sure to stop by the fall-themed photo area to capture some memories of the family.

Plant Bash Monster Mash is on October 30th from 9am-5pm

St. Tammany Parenting Center: 35th Annual Monster Mash

Location: Bogue Falaya Park

Date: October 21st

Times: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event Details: Tickets available ONLINE only at the website to the right. Children are $15 in advance and $20 at gate. VIP Child tickets are $40. Children under 2 are admitted free. Adult tickets are $5. Monster Mash is a community-beloved fall family festival that has been ingrained in the Northshore community for 35 years. A fundraiser in support of the STHS Parenting Center, Monster Mash features a fun and safe Halloween experience, complete with trick-or-treating, music, cookie decorating, crafts, carnival rides and so much more.

Tickets go on sale September 29, 2023

Tangipahoa Parish Pumpkin Patches

Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch

Location: 11215 Lee’s Lane Hammond, LA

Dates: September 23rd through November 5th

Times: Monday through Sunday 9:00am until 4:00pm

Event Details: $10 per child, adults are free. Adults without Kids – $10.  Cash only. Pick a pumpkin, jumping pillow, face painting, farm animals, hay maze, picnic lunch spot, and more. Mrs. Heather’s also schedules field trips and birthday parties!

Click here to read more about how you can make the most of your trip to Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch.

Bushy Branch Pumpkin Picking

Location: 51211 Narretto Rd. Loranger, LA

Dates: September 30th through October 31

Times: Every Saturday and Sunday in October

Event Details: Come out for some fall fun! Hay rides, train rides, jump houses and pick out your own pumpkin of various sizes.

Slidell Area Pumpkin Patches

St. Luke The Evangelist

Location: 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell, LA

Dates: TBA

Time: TBA

Event Details: No cost to enter; pumpkins vary in size. Photo opportunities.

Tenth Annual Olde Towne Pumpkin Festival

Location: 433 Erlanger Street Slidell, LA

Date and Time: October 7, 2023 – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Event Details: Free admission and some free activities: DJ, Fire Truck, Firefighter Challenge and more. Other activities and food prices vary: Hay Dig, Pony Rides, Bounce House, Sweet Treats, Food etc.

First United Methodist Church

Location: 433 Erlanger Ave, Slidell

Dates: September 30th – October 31st

Times: Open Daily 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. Closed on Mondays.

The First United Methodist Church in Slidell announces their Trunk Or Treat on October 29 at 5:00 pm. Join them for fun, free food and fellowship.

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

Location: 66192 St. Mary Drive Pearl River, LA

Dates: TBA

Times: TBA

St. Bernard Pumpkin Patches

Troop 11’s 4th Annual Pumpkin Patch and Craft Fair

Location: St. Bernard Methodist Church – 115 E D’Amour Street Chalmette, LA

Date: October 21, 2023

Times: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Event Details: BSA Troop 11 hosts this annual event. There will be a costume contest at 1:00 pm. Food, desserts, parade of prizes, fun activities and more.

Baton Rouge Area Pumpkin Patches

Baton Rouge Area Fall Family Events

Location: Baton Rouge and surrounding areas
Dates: October 1st through October 31st
Times: Varied
Event Details: Our sister site, Red Stick Mom, put together a comprehensive guide to all the fall fun in Baton Rouge. Click the “website” button to learn more!!

Barn Hill Preserve LA – Pumpkin Patch

Location: 11342 LA-955 Ethel, LA

Dates: September 30th, October 1st, 21st, 22nd, and November 4th and 5th will be our Prehistoric Patch! October 7th and 8th will be Mystical Patch! Witches, Wizards, Goblins, Fairies, and more are welcome! October 14th and 15th will be The Amazing Pumpkin Patch! Your favorite Disney Princesses and Superheroes will tag along for a fairytale day! October 28th and 29th will be BOO at the Barn! Meet some villains and join some spooky Competitions! We will be hosting the best costume and the best trunk-or-treater.

Times: 9:00am – 2:00pm on Saturdays & Sundays

Event Details: Pumpkin Patch admission is $17.50 per person for one day and ages 2 and under are free! This includes a self-guided tour of our zoological park, petting zoo, kangaroo walkabout, fall games, a free small pumpkin, wagon rides, face painting, inflatables, and theme weekend activities!

Lafayette Area Pumpkin Patches

Poche’s Pumpkin Patch

Location: 900 Guilbeau Road, Lafayette, Louisiana

Dates: September 29th through October 31st

Times: Wednesday – Friday: 3pm – 6pm. Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 6:30 pm. Closed Monday October 31, 2023.

Event Details: Entry fee is $10. Pumpkins are $5. CASH ONLY. Check out their website for information on their variety of events, ranging from a Princess and Superhero night and a Paint the Patch Pink to celebrate all of those who are fighting and will fight the good fight against Breast Cancer.

Click here to read more about how Poche’s Patch and Maze was born.

Lafayette Area Fall Family Events

Location: Lafayette and surrounding areas
Dates: October 1st through October 31st
Times: Varied
Event Details: Our sister site, Lafayette Mom, put together a comprehensive guide to all the fall fun in Acadiana. Click the “website” button to learn more!!

Important Note:

If you are planning to attend a church Pumpkin Patch be sure to call ahead. Many of the churches we spoke with said the opening dates were contingent on the pumpkins arriving as scheduled and are subject to change. 

Devan Orellana
Devan was born and raised in Kenner, attended Archbishop Chapelle High School, and works at Tulane University. She married her soulmate in 2016 and they have two beautiful children together, Mason and McKinsey. She co-owns ASD Designs (asd-designs.com) where she paints and crafts with two extraordinary women. She is also a Louisiana notary. When she isn’t at a dance class for her daughter or the baseball/soccer field for her son, she likes to read crime stories or just be with her family. Devan’s life is quite hectic with something always on the calendar, but she truly would not have it any other way!

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Amanda!

    Can you please add Banting’s Nursery to the pumpkin patch list? They offer a huge variety of pumpkins and a fall family photo area!
    They are open 7 days a week. Located in Bridge City and Lacombe.

  2. There are NO pumpkins at Scout Island! I went there based on this. It is not a family friendly event even in the daytime. There were depictions of mutilated bodies, frightening clowns and inappropriate music. Please revise your list so other parents of young children do not make the same mistake .

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