Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches in the Iowa City Area

Nothing says fall like a walk through beautiful apple orchards or pumpkin patches with your family.

Get outside and enjoy the wonderful fall weather by visiting Iowa City area you-pick pumpkin patches and apple orchards! Use this guide, brought to you by The Bails Team at Urban Acres Real Estate to find your next family fall field trip. It includes an interactive map to scout locations, activities, and hours for local businesses.

Please note that some orchards have updated COVID-19 safety requirements.

U-Pick Guide to Area Pumpkin Patches and Apple Orchards

Iowa City Area Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches

Allen’s Orchard (Marion)

COVID-19: Masks are required

What’s Picking: You pick apples. Plums, grapes, pears, squash, beans, and cherries may be available for purchase

They also sell: Apple slushies and baked goods


Hours: September-October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily

Bass Farms (Mount Vernon)

What’s Picking: Pumpkins

They also offer: Hayrack Rides and Agri-Tours


Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily

Bloomsbury Farm (Atkins)

What’s Picking: Pre-picked sunflowers and pumpkins

They also sell: Admission to a corn maze, other farm activities, baked goods, and crafts


Hours: September 12 – October 31, 10 6 p.m., daily

Colony Pumpkin Patch (North Liberty)

COVID-19: Masks are required when social distancing is not possible

What’s Picking: Sunflowers and pumpkins

They also offer: A flashlight maze (Fridays and Saturdays in October), baked goods, fall decor, and hay rides


Hours: September 5 – 7, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., September 19 – October 31, Monday – Friday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kroul Farms (Mount Vernon)

What’s Picking: Pumpkins

They also offer: A three-acre corn maze and spooky graveyard


Hours: Check website for updates

Sass Family Farm (Johnson County)

What’s Picking: Pre-picked fall produce

They also offer: Farm activities, treats, crafts, and hayrack rides


Hours: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., daily

Wilson’s Orchard (Johnson County)

COVID-19: Masks required when social distancing is not possible

What’s Picking: You-pick apples and pumpkins, along with blueberries, tart cherries, pumpkins, squash, and peaches. Check the website for availability.

They also offer: Apple slushies, Heyn’s ice cream, tractor rides on Bessie, smokehouse lunch/dinner, and baked goods


Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, August-October 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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