The Petersen Family Farm in Riverton runs a pumpkin patch from the last weekend of September through October. This pumpkin patch reminded us of Jaker’s down in Springville. There are fun activities for the kids and then you are welcome to buy pumpkins, or other produce in their market.
We had a ton of fun playing in the corn pit and ended up with corn in all our pockets. We also took a walk through the corn maze (which was pretty trampled down), but my boys didn’t care. They loved saying they made it through the maze. They also have a small petting zoo area with some goats and pigs. In another spot their were sheep and chickens to pet as well. They also have a straw pyramid that my boys climbed over and over again.
There are wagon rides on Monday & Friday nights, and all day Saturday. We weren’t there during the wagon ride time. They also have a Harvest Festival on one Saturday during their pumpkin patch month. On this day, it costs $5/person or $10/family of 5, but there are lots more activities such as a live band, free hot dogs, bowling, and you get a pumpkin too. Check their website for the date this year.
The pumpkin patch had a ton of different types of pumpkins. My boys had a lot of fun wandering through the field looking for a unique pumpkin. My two year old kept saying, “So many pumpkins.” They have wheelbarrows so you can haul your pumpkins back to be weighed which I greatly appreciated.
The fun thing about this being a local farm is that in the market they had all sorts of produce to buy: corn, peaches, apples, plots, etc. We had fun looking at all the items and were lucky enough to be able to grab some free samples of apples.
There were also a lot of great photo spots. They had pumpkins piled together and lots of different tractors set up so that you could stop and take a fun family picture. We saw lots of families taking photos.
This pumpkin patch was simple, but fun. The price is awesome. And I only paid $11 for all these pumpkins which is a steal! So if you are looking for a great fall activity, try the Petersen Family Farm Pumpkin Patch.
***New in 2018, instead of being free, the entrance fee is $5/person. This $5 admission fee is good for the entire month though, so come to the farm as much as you’d like. Some of the activities require tickets. The $5 gets you 3 free tickets, but you might need to purchase more tickets if you want to participate in activities more than once. We will be checking out these changes this year and let you know what we think.