Fall is the “pawfect” time to go on a seasonal adventure with your best friend. Fido can help you pick out a pumpkin, sniff your way out of a corn maze and try tasty treats at these pet-friendly pumpkin patches across the country.
Posted by Billy Francis
Richardson Adventure Farm
Richardson Adventure Farm in Spring Grove, IL, has been in operation since 1840. Although the crops and farmers have changed over the years, the spirit of the farm lives on. Bring Fido with you to see what makes this place the cream of the crop for action-packed fall activities. The farm makes the bold claim that it is home to the World's Largest Corn Maze, which your furry friend is welcome to explore with you. This year, the enormous maze pays homage to James Bond. After spying the maze’s secrets, hop on a wagon ride together, relax in the picnic area and enjoy a spooky story around the campfire at night.
Entertain on the Chain is a pet-friendly home on the water just a short drive from the farm. Guests are invited to explore the channel and lake in the kayaks and paddleboards provided or stay dry inside in the cozy house with hardwood floors and big vaulted ceilings.
Bella Organic Farm
The hardworking owners of Bella Organic Farm love dogs. In fact, they named it after Bella, the yellow Lab who once lived there. You and your pup are welcome to check out the "gourdgeous" selection in the pumpkin patch. In fact, you can explore the whole farm together, except inside the store and in the fields planted with edible produce. Take on nearly three miles of pet-friendly pathways in the seven-acre Sauvie Island corn maze that takes an average of one hour to complete. When you do eventually find your way out, take a free hayride to the pumpkin patch and pick out a future jack-o'-lantern to take home with you.
Experience a secluded stay with your whole pack at the Forest Park Getaway. This large home sits on a hillside on 45 forested acres and provides stunning views from a wraparound porch plus ample outdoor space for Fido to explore.
Brownsburg Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Bringing the community together is what Brownsburg Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch is all about. The variety of pumpkins cultivated here makes it a one-stop pumpkin shop for pie pumpkins, extra-large pumpkins and even white pumpkins. Before you choose your ideal squash, lose yourselves in the fantastic corn maze. Each year, the maze is designed differently, providing fresh and baffling routes. Don’t forget to take a pic in the fall-themed photo area and #bringfido.
Have a barnstorming time at this nearby loft retreat, which comes with a fenced yard where your four-legged friend can run free.
Cool Patch Pumpkins and Corn Maze
We’ve navigated our way around some inventive and expansive corn mazes on this list, but few are as devilishly designed as the one at Cool Patch Pumpkins and Corn Maze in California. You better hope Fido can use his tracking skills to find his way back to the rest of the fun activities. After the maze, take a lap on the pedal car or let somebody else do the hard work and enjoy a grand tour of the whole patch on one of the popular hayrides. When you’re ready to head home and start carving or cooking, select from the large array of edible and non-edible pumpkins, gourds and squash.
For an affordable stay a short drive away, book a room for two at Best Western Plus Dixon Davis. Road trippers will love the location on I-80 and convenient access to a grassy relief area outside.
Chesterfield Berry Farm and Market
Chesterfield Berry Farm and Market is a working farm located along the historic Appomattox River in Virginia. The fall activities at the farm go way beyond picking a plump pumpkin with your pup. Check out the eight-acre corn maze together, ride in a wagon train to the pumpkin patch, and marvel as the corn cannon fires corn high into the air.
After a day at the farm, spend the night in this cozy home on 36 acres. Four-legged guests can watch deer from the enclosed front porch or open back deck, and join you on marked paths through the property’s woodland.
Biringer's Black Crow Pumpkins & Corn Maze
Located an hour north of Seattle, Biringer’s Black Crow Pumpkins & Corn Maze is the perfect place to while away a fall day with your pup. In addition to being home to a pet-friendly pumpkin patch, the farm plays host to an annual canine costume contest. Extra points are awarded to dogs and owners who come dressed in matching outfits. Even if you and Fido don't feel like dressing up, you can still romp around the pumpkin patch together, try your hand at pumpkin bowling, or have a picnic in one of the covered wagons. Dogs are also welcome to explore the five-acre corn maze.
Carve a pumpkin on the deck of this cabin oasis set in the PNW pines. Then, perch by the pond and watch the sunset.