There’s not much that will bring all the fall feels like walking through an open field of orange and picking out the most perfect pumpkin to take home and carve — or decorate your porch with. Check out the list below for all the patches to go pumpkin picking in the Albuquerque area.
We’d like to thank Manzano Day School for sponsoring this Guide to Pumpkin Patches.
Manzano Day School is dedicated to innovative child-centered education, excellence in teaching, and Joy in Learning® to prepare children for a life of discovery and community involvement in our diverse world. Founded in 1938, Manzano Day School is an independent, nonprofit elementary school for children in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The school’s historic six-acre campus borders Old Town and downtown Albuquerque. Get a jump-start on the 2024-2025 academic year by attending Manzano Day School’s Open House on Sunday, October 15, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Prospective parents will learn about Manzano Day School’s core values, how outstanding faculty inspire Joy in Learning® through our curriculum, the one-of-a-kind Fenton Ranch environmental education, and service learning projects, as well as the admission process and financial aid. RSVP here to attend!
Location: 1685 Montano Rd NW, Los Poblanos Open Space
Admission: Free. Pay for what you pick.
Hours: 8am-6pm daily through October
Big Jim’s offers a great way to not only pick your own pumpkins, but also your own green chile & sunflowers! Pumpkin picking begins at the end of September daily until Halloween.
Location: 34 McCall Lane, Moriarty
Admission: Fridays & Opening weekend – $18.99, Saturdays & Sundays – $23.99
Hours: Fridays from 12-6pm, Saturdays & Sundays from 10am-6pm | September 24 – October 30
Pick your own pumpkin from the field, try to find your way through the 16-acre corn maze, see the farm animals, race a pedal kart, launch a pumpkin, glide down our giant slide, mine for gemstones, shop, eat, and much, much more!
location: 3001 Civic Center Circle NE, Rio Rancho
admission: adults – $9, kids – $7
hours: 9am-6pm | September 30-October 31
Galloping Goat Pumpkin Patch is a family-friendly event open every day in October that features fall fun such as a 20’ X 40’ corn pit, harvest maze, tricycle track, playhouses, a roping arena, pumpkin bowling, duck races, mud pie kitchen, putt-putt golf, football toss, cornhole, basketball shoot, fall decor, and of course PUMPKINS! Each weekend the pumpkin patch will also have a petting zoo and a paintball target arena. Attendees can select their very own pumpkins to purchase from the on-site Pumpkin Patch with over hundreds of choices including specialty pumpkins and gourds, varying in size, color, and shape.
location: 6445 Corrales Rd | Corrales
admission: adults – $10, kids – $8
hours: 9am-6pm | September 24-October 30
Fall is on at Wagner’s Farmland Experience! How about some family-owned and operated fall fun? It includes a pumpkin patch, farm animal exhibit, and a walk through stalks . . . corn stalks, that is.