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U-Pick Guide to Area Pumpkin Patches and Apple Orchards

Get outside and enjoy the beautiful fall weather by visiting area u-pick pumpkin patches and apple orchards! Use this interactive map below to scout locations, activities, and hours for local u-pick businesses:

U-Pick Guide to Area Pumpkin Patches and Apple Orchards

Iowa City Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches

Allen’s Orchard (Marion)

What’s Picking: You pick apples. Plums, grapes, pears, squash, beans, cherries may be available for purchase.

They also sell: Apple slushies and baked goods


Hours: September-October Everyday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bart’s Farm and Pumpkin Patch (Marion)

What’s Picking: Pumpkins

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Hours: Starting September 22: M-F: 5-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Pony rides on weekends from noon-4 p.m.

Bass Farms (Mount Vernon)


Bloomsbury Farm (Atkins)

What’s Picking: Pre-picked pumpkins

They also sell: Admission to corn maze and other farm activities, baked goods, crafts


Hours: Starting September 15: M-Sat: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Colony Pumpkin Patch (North Liberty)

What’s Picking: Pumpkins

They also sell: Baked goods, fall decor, and hay rides


Hours: M-F: 4-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Kroul Farms (Mount Vernon)


Sand Road Orchard (Johnson County)

What’s Picking: You-pick organic blueberries (Blueberry season is usually in July)

They also sell: Seasonal produce, when available. 

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Hours: Daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sass Family Farm (Johnson County)

What’s Picking: Pre-picked fall produce

They also sell: Farm activities, treats, crafts, hayrack rides


Hours: Daily 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Wilson’s Orchard (Johnson County)

What’s Picking: You pick apples and pumpkins. Blueberries, tart cherries, pumpkins, squash, and peaches are sometimes available for purchase.

They also sell: Apple slushies, Heyn’s ice cream, tractor rides on Bessie, and baked goods.


Hours: Daily August-October 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Happy Picking!

For more festive fall fun and seasonal events, check out our Ultimate Guide to Fall in Iowa City


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