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Since 1952
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Since 1952

U-Pick Pumpkins


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 mid-September and lasts until Halloween. Wagon rides run every weekend and also on Columbus Day! Our pick your own pumpkin/wagon ride hours are 10AM-4PM.

This season there will also be a mini patch open during the week by checking in at the bakery counter and paying ahead.  The Rulfs mini patch is located right near the corn maze and petting zoo. Customers must walk or drive to this patch after paying in the store.

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.

Please respect the Rulfs property, our employees, and the rules for u-pick - we want everyone to enjoy their u-pick experience with us! 

2020 Season Guidelines:
  • Masks are required within 6 feet of another customer not in your group
  • Keep your picking group small (6 people or less)
  • Sanitize hands before entering the fields and boarding the wagon
  • If you feel unwell - please stay home!

NOTE: To protect the integrity of the food we grow, please leave your dogs at home when planning to u-pick at Rulfs.

How to pick pumpkins at Rulfs

Due to Covid-19, we’ve had to make some changes to our protocol for wagon rides to the pumpkin patch. For wagon rides, please DRIVE down to the berry fields and park your vehicle (follow the pumpkin signs) and then check in at the RED TRAILER.  You will pay first and then load onto the wagons.

PLEASE NOTE: Our wagons will be at half capacity this year for the safety of our visitors. This means wait times may be longer. Please prepare for this.

Once you arrive at the field, choose your pumpkin and the tractor driver will collect your tickets before you get back on the wagon. (One ticket = one pumpkin)  Enjoy the scenic views on your ride back to the parking lot!

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


All pumpkins are $9.00 each!

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!

Pumpkin storage tip

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. Additionally, we have our Petting Zoo, Play Area and Corn Maze! Don’t forget to grab some cider and doughnuts while you’re here, too!

We can’t wait to see you for pumpkin picking at Rulfs! If you have questions, give us a call... 518-643-8636