I absolutely love and adore pumpkin patches. I also really LOVE fall season..I don't know if it's the color orange that get's me excited or the fashionista in me strutting in high boots and warm scarves that get me feeling warm & fuzzy all over.. Maybe it's the FOOTBALL!!! I am also a fan of fall cocktails- mainly delicious sangria recipes by yours truly (me) The spooky Friday the 13th movies give me all the necessary FEELS as well.. Pumpkin Spiced Latte in a can.. HARD PASS. I prefer the PJs coffee shop Pumpkin Praline https://www.pjscoffee.com/.
The kids have so much fun at the pumpkin patches and the photos are always amaze! I try to take the girls every year. We usually try to get to a few pumpkin patches. There's nothing better than going to Pumpkin Patches with friends & family.. On Halloween weekend, we always attend our neighborhood trunk and treat. This year, we may explore to many more pumpkin patches. Here are a few in the area. I would love to be that mom who can give candy out on Halloween but I am usually in the streets hustling for candy with my kids. I would really like to see one in the Eastern New Orleans area, maybe at a church! Please let me know if I missed any in the area in the blog.
Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch
Sept. 23 – Nov. 8
I have been researching this pumpkin patch for years. I really want to drive to Hammond so we can get this experience. The patch is supposed to be like a kid's dream patch! It's really fun that they host birthday parties here too...Besides picking a pumpkin from the field, there are several activities including zip lining, a hay maze, face painting and a nature trail. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 per child. Adults enter free.
St. Augustine's Pumpkin Patch
Opens Oct. 3“
This is my favorite pumpkin patch. The Great Pumpkin Patch sells pumpkins, gourds, jewelry, crafts and pumpkin-themed baked goods. They also have giveaways. The kids love the playground area and all of the activities. The pumpkin patch opens weekdays from noon to 8 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. This is FREE to attend.
First Presbyterian Church
New Orleans, La
Opens Sept. 29
Buy a pumpkin for a good cause at this patch. The 17th annual First Presbyterian Church Program of Hope Pumpkin Patch will open on Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. Admission to the pumpkin patch is free. The pumpkin patch will open daily until pumpkins sell out. Hours are Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
New Orleans, La
Opens Oct. 1
St. Andrew’s pumpkin patch offers delivery in the local area. Visit the kid-friendly pumpkin patch starting on Oct. 1. Get ready for the perfect photo op with the patch’s picture area on site. Purchase pumpkins here.... Hours are Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. I heard you have to get here early because they do sellout quick.
Sugar Roots Farm
Opens Oct. 6
My daughter attended during a school field trip. She had an awesome time. They also host birthday parties here. Sugar Roots Farm opens every Saturday in October for pumpkin picking in Algiers. Kids can also visit with farm animals and enjoy hot cider and baked goods. Entry to the farm costs $6 per person. Children age 2 and under enter free. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal School
Oct. 12 – Oct. 31
I really want to get to this pumpkin patch but can never catch them. St. Paul’s Pumpkin Patch offers a variety of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. Open Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Oct. 13 – Oct. 31
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church hosts its annual pumpkin patch starting Oct. 13. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. There is no admission fee to enter the patch. The church also hosts its Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the front parking lot.
Let the Good times roll!