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Visiting a u-pick pumpkin patch is a great way to spend time with friends and family during Fall!


The season of u-pick pumpkins starts around the third weekend of September and lasts until Halloween. Rides run every weekend and also on Columbus Day!

Our pick your own pumpkin/wagon ride hours are 10AM-4PM on weekends, and on weekdays by appointment only.

Planning a visit but not sure if our pumpkin fields are open? If in doubt it’s always best to check here, our Facebook page, or give us a call in the store to get the latest news on availability and conditions.

How to u-pick pumpkins at Rulfs
Once the fields are open, we’ll have staff in our new greenhouse every weekend, selling tickets for the ride down to the pumpkin patch. (The new greenhouse is located right next to the main building).

Alternatively, we always have pre-picked pumpkins available to you on the lawn to the left of the store, or in the new greenhouse.

Pick your own pumpkins are $8.00 (price includes wagon ride down to the field and back) Pre-picked pumpkins are $.50 a lb or $8.00 per pumpkin for the really big ones!

Pumpkin picking tips

  1. Look for the ripe ones! Ripe pumpkins have a deep-solid color and hard rind.
  2. Found the one you want? Cut the pumpkin from the vine, leaving 3 - 4 inches of the stem attached. Pumpkins without stems do not store well!

Pumkin storage tips

  1. Store in a cool, dry area (50 to 55F).

Other Activities

Fall is one of our favorite seasons here, and we have lots to do at Rulfs during pumpkin picking time!

Apple picking generally lasts until the first weekend in October, so why not visit us early and grab some delicious apples from our orchard or in-store, too. Additionally, we have our Petting Zoo, Play Area and Corn Maze!

We can’t wait to see you for pumpkin picking at Rulfs! If you have questions, give us a call...

Call: 518-643-8636