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Family Fun in the Country!

Pumpkin Patch

An empty hay wagon posed in front of a large pumpkin patch
The hay wagon is waiting… hop aboard!

Pickin’ pumpkins

Is there anything that says “Autumn” more than a hayride to pick up a McNab's pumpkin? We sure don’t think so!

Read on for some answers to common questions about hayrides at McNab's, or scroll a bit further down for some more general information.

Hayride FAQs

When do hayrides to the pumpkin patch start?

Please check back for details on next season's opening.

Can I still take a hayride before the pumpkins are ripe?

Absolutely! Please check back for details on next season's opening.

Why don’t you go to the pumpkin patch earlier in the season?

Because the pumpkins aren't ready yet! Hayrides to the pumpkin patch begin again when the pumpkins start to ripen late September, and will continue until our final day of the season on Halloween.

What are your hours?

Please see the corn maze page for our hours.

Is the cost of a pumpkin included in the ticket prices?

No, pumpkins are an additional cost. Prices vary depending on the size of the pumpkin (scroll down to see a photo of our Pumpkin Pricing Hoops™).

Can I buy a hayride-only ticket?

For sure! If you’d like a hayride only and don’t plan to get lost in the corn maze, our hayride-only tickets are available at a steep discount (ticket prices are lower down the page).

About the Hayrides

Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and then jump back on with your pumpkin for a ride around the corn maze. ​Once the hay wagon drops you off in the pumpkin patch you can take as much time as you want to look around and pick out your perfect pumpkin. Pumpkins are paid for right in the field prior to catching a ride back on the hay wagon.

The hayride circles the corn maze and is an adventure in itself – you can just enjoy the ride even if picking out a pumpkin is not on your list!

There are 2 hay wagons that run nonstop on busy days. When it isn't as busy, hayrides occur on a more informal schedule – Murray, our fearless hayride operator, is just a text away.

Remember to account for the weather – both the day of your visit and from the preceding week or so. Dirt + water = mud, so bring your boots.

Pumpkin measuring rings at McNabs Corn Maze

Purchasing Pumpkins

Our pumpkins range in price depending on the size and the variety. We've got some handy "pumpkin hoops" to help us determine how much to charge.

One of our customers said it best years ago: our pumpkins might cost a tad more than at big-box grocery stores, but the photos you'll get in our pumpkin patch will be a lot better!

Some Pumpkin Facts

  • Beginning early in May and continuing into June ~15,000 pumpkin seeds are planted in stages in peat pellets and set out in trays in the greenhouse
  • Once seeds have sprouted and plants are beginning to grow they are transplanted into the fields
  • This year we planted over 40 different kinds of pumpkins, including some exciting new varieties – we have:
    • large carving pumpkins
    • specialty pumpkins (red, yellow, striped, warty and more!)
    • small kid-sized pumpkins
    • pie pumpkins
    • white pumpkins in a range of sizes
    • hard-shelled painting pumpkins
    • miniature pumpkins (ideal for the little ones or fall displays)
  • Weeding and watering continues throughout the summer
  • Pumpkins become ripe starting in September and continuing through October, depending on the variety and weather

McNab’s Pumpkin of the Week

It’s no secret, we have a passion for pumpkins. We would like to share this passion with you so we are introducing our “Pumpkin of the Week” for the 2019 season.

Click the links below to learn more:

Ticket Pricing

  • Adult Pass for Corn Maze & Hayride 14+ years old
  • Child Pass for Corn Maze & Hayride 3-13 years old
  • Family Pass for Corn Maze & Hayride 2 adults & max. 4 children
  • Children 2 & under
  • Hayride Only Ticket
  • Group Discounts For groups of 10 or more; discount applies to corn maze tickets only, and only when purchased in a single transaction
    10% off
  • Fire Pit Rental Includes firewood and roasting sticks
    $15 per 2 hours
  • Gum Boot Rental Back for 2022!

Please Note

  • Tickets for the corn maze are ONLY available for purchase at the entrance building
  • Pumpkins are sold separately, and are not included in corn maze or hayride tickets
  • Fire pit rentals include wood, and roasting sticks are available to use
  • Please no pets! Assistance dogs are OK
  • Smoking anything, including vaping, is not permitted anywhere on the property
  • In the Corn Maze, please stay on the path and do not cut through the corn stalks
  • Please do not throw corn cobs
  • Children under age 12 need to be supervised when in the Corn Maze
  • Do not bring disposable styrofoam products to the farm
  • Please limit using single-use plastic products, and gather/recycle any at the end of your visit
  • The Produce Stand is cash only

Pumpkin Patch FAQs

“When can I buy a pumpkin?”

Pumpkins become ripe starting in late September and continuing through October.