Nelson Farm Pumkin Patch Festival
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11:01 am - 5:01 pm
(also MEA Thurs and Friday)
12:01 pm - 5:01 pm

$9.50 per person, 2 & under Free
Group Rates (20 or more) $8.50 per person.
Group tickets must be purchased in a single transaction. Reservation required.
Birthday Parties
$8.50 per person (birthday person FREE) minimum 5
people per birthday person.
Reservation required.

In Litchfield, go West on 5th Street to the “T”
Turn left onto CSAH #1
(3.5 miles on black top)

23618 CSAH 1
Litchfield, MN 55355


Pumpkin Patch Festival

Come enjoy the open air, browse our unique Souvenir & Gift Shoppe, take a stroll through the Corn Maze, view the fall colors, see farm animals, and of course, don't forget to pick out and decorate your own pumpkin!

All activities are subject to change or cancellation. No outside food allowed on the Farm.

Fun Weekends and Special Events!

Sept 29 & 30
FOOD SHELF WEEKEND $1.00 off admission with a food shelf donation (per person). Check expiration dates. Expired food not accepted.

Sept 29 & 30 Grandparent's Weekend
Grandparents bring a grandchild and get $1 off your admission.

Oct. 6 &7
Special Events
Live Chain Saw Art by Scott Beto
Pumpkin* painting contest with prizes (brushes and paint supplied at the farm)
*Purchase pumpkins at the farm.
Pumpkins finished by 3pm for judging

Oct 13 & 14
Scandinavian Days
Larsons from Brainerd with their Hardanger Fiddles

Oct 18, 19 (Thu, Fri)
MEA at the FARM
(11am - 5pm)

Oct. 20 & 21
Bring old clothes and nylons for head
Instructions at the farm for making scarecrows
Judging at 3:00 p.m. each day.

Oct 27 & 28
Military Weekend
regular activities (all active and inactive military in free)
special pumpkin activities

Oct 29 Farm closed. Thank you for visiting the Nelson Farm.

Daily Schedule

12:30pm-1pm Swinging in the 1900 Barn Hayloft
(ages up to 8th grade only)
1:30pm Ag Olympics
Held on the NE side of the Barn. Compete for Prizes (Sign up on the NE side of the barn or front gate)
2:30pm Trebuchet
(Pumpkin Chucker Flinger Thinger)
2:35pm Coin Scramble
(In the Horse Course, of course!) After the Trebuchet
4pm-4:30pm Swinging in the 1900 Barn Hayloft
(ages up to 8th grade only)

Activities subject to change or cancellation due to weather.

Fun Activities:

  • Mega Corn Maze!
  • Pumpkin Chucker Flinger Thinger (trebuchet)
  • Trebuchet Little Mog
  • Sod House & Out House
  • Coin Scramble
  • Tree Fort with Slides & Tunnels
  • Farm Animals
  • Fun Houses
  • Pumkin 500 trike race
  • Bouncy Balls
  • Paint your own pumpkin, buy your pumpkin and we furnish the paint and brushes (Oct 7,8 Pumpkin Painting Contest)
  • Barrel races
  • Ag. Olympics
  • Make-and-take scarecrows (bring your own clothes)
  • Corn Cob Golf
  • Farm Hideout
  • Soap Box Derby
  • Farm Frisbee golf
  • Kickball Golf
  • Straw Maze
  • Swinging in the Hay Loft
  • Hay Jump
  • Pumpkin Tower
  • Farm Trail
  • Rat Race
  • Twin Tower Hideout (new)
  • Face Painting*
  • Tunnels (new)
  • Pony Rides*
  • Combine Rides*
  • Food for Sale*
  • Pumpkins, Gourds, and Corn for Sale*
  • Grainery Gift Shoppe*

*Requires extra charge