School Field Trips
Thanks for your interest in setting up a field trip at The Great Pumpkin Patch. The objective of our family farm is to provide a safe, educational experience for children and adults while exploring many aspects of rural farm life. Our working farm setting offers school groups the opportunity to discover nature’s diversity.
- Straw Bale Maze, Broomcorn Maze, Mini Maze, Sunflower Maze
- Newly Restored One-Room Schoolhouse
- Wanda’s Crib
- Farm Animals
- U-pick Patch
- Picnic Area
- Children’s Garden
- Old McDonald’s Barnyard
- “Exploring the Patch” Museum Exhibit
- “Where in the World is TGPP?” Exhibit
Here’s How We Roll
- Reservations are required. Please reserve one week in advance.
- Field trips are $3 per student. School personnel admitted at no charge.
- Each student receives a complimentary softball-sized $1 pumpkin & coloring book.
- Field trips are available Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 15-Oct. 31.
- Pre K –3rd grade: 1 chaperone for every 5 students is required and enjoys free admission.
- 4th grade and older: 1 chaperone for every 10 students is required and enjoys free admission.
U-Pick the Upgrade
Corn Maze – Let your class find excitement in our one acre Corn Maze, getting the full view when you climb the lookout platform. $1 per student. (Open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Wagon Ride – Your class will be driven on a 15-minute wagon ride through our Great Pumpkin Patch. $2 per student (20-student minimum). Advance reservations are required.
Snacks – Order ahead and enjoy in the shade outside the 2-Mile Sweet Shop!
- 1 dozen Unfrosted Pumpkin Cookies: $7.00
- 1/2 dozen Unfrosted Pumpkin Cookies: $3.50
- 1 Gallon Apple Cider: $8.00 (cups and napkins provided)
Field Trip Guidelines
- You are responsible for the children in your group and from your school.
- We are a working farm. Keep all children away from and off of potential hazards (farm equipment, golf carts, fences, vehicles, rocks, etc.)
- No climbing. Do not climb on anything (including the mazes, displays, rocks, fences and tables). Do not touch the displays or remove anything from the displays.
- No feeding the animals. Do not feed the animals. Please be aware that the animals may bite.
- Help keep our farm clean. There are garbage and recycling cans all over the farm.
- No eating in the parking lot. For the safety of your students, please eat at the picnic tables provided outside the 2 Mile Sweet Shop. Wagons are available to help transport lunches.
- Chaperones are required for the safety of students.
- Pre-K through 3rd grade – 1 chaperone required for every 5 students.
- 4th grade and older – 1 chaperone required for every 10 students.
- This policy will be enforced.
Field Trip Tips
- Watch the weather. If it has rained or is muddy, please prepare to deal with muddy shoes and do not pull wagons into the patch. If it is too muddy, the patch may be closed and wagon rides may not be available.
- Whose pumpkin is whose? Bring a marker to write the names or initials of each child’s pumpkin and consolidate them into one wagon. One wagon will hold a ton of pumpkins. We can hold it for you at check-out.
- Don’t forget your coloring books! Be sure you stop by checkout to get your coloring books before you leave. We’ll have them ready for you!
- What’s next? Follow up your visit by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. You can also share updates on what your class is doing to extend your experience on our Facebook page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Make Your Reservations
Ready to book your trip? Click here to go to the reservations page.
Need some information for your fellow teachers? Print the flyer and trip guidelines so everyone is on the same page.