Guide to Iowa City Area Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches

Get outside and enjoy all that fall has to offer by visiting Iowa City area pumpkin patches and apple orchards! Use this guide to find your next family fall field trip. It includes an interactive map to scout locations, activities, and hours for local businesses. May your apple cider donuts be warm and the pumpkins you’re lugging back to the family car be light.

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Iowa City Area Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches

Map: Guide to Pumpking Patches and Apple Orchards in the Iowa City area.

Allen’s Orchard (Marion)

Special Events in September:

  • September 9 & 10: Decorate Your Own Donut
  • September 16: Apfelfest in Amana
  • September 21: Dinner at the Orchard

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. – 5 p.m., 7-days a week

Bass Farms (Mount Vernon)

Fall Events: Fall Festival 2023 runs from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on the following dates:

  • September 9 – October 29, Opening Weekend Sept. 9,10

What’s Picking: Pumpkins
They also offer: Hayrack Rides and Agri-Tours
Hours: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., 7-days per week

Colony Pumpkin Patch (North Liberty)

What’s Picking: Pumpkins
They also offer: Baked goods, fall decor, and hay rides
Hours: September 16 – October 31st ; Wednesday through Sunday, 10am-8pm


  • Iowa vs. Iowa State Community Watch Party, Sept. 9
  • Miles in the Maize, November 4

Kroul Farms (Mount Vernon)

What’s Picking: Pumpkins
They also offer: Flowers, Firewood, Produce, Apparel
Hours: Sunday to Thursday 10am-4pm, Friday & Saturday 9am-6pm

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)


  • Honeycrisp Weekend, Sept. 8
  • Thursday Night Farm Sessions
  • Friday Family Fun Night

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, donuts, and turnovers; smokehouse BBQ lunch/dinner.
Hours: Year-round, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

We hope you enjoy visiting these Iowa City area apple orchards and pumpkin patches throughout the Fall with your family! Happy picking!

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