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.
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 a.m.to 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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