Johnson Farms Pumpkin Patch
There are many things I love about Johnson Farms.... it's really hard to choose a favorite, but I have to say that every year I am captivated by how beautiful the property is and this year seemed to be especially spectacular! The super tall sunflowers in a variety of colors (I had no idea they grew in so many colors), the lush green fields, the tall beautiful corn maze, the gourd tunnel, and the impeccably kept property... this might be the cleanest and prettiest pumpkin patch in the metro! And, the team of adults working at Johnson Farms is fantastic! Every member of the staff is friendly, helpful, and top notch. Add to that the abundance of fun attractions and this is truly a perfect family fall outing.
They offer several fun features you won't find at other pumpkin patches (the pumpkin popper and pumpkin chomping dragon are absolute FAVES with our kids). And, we love picking fresh veggies and a beautiful pumpkin from a REAL working farm! The pumpkins are on the vine at this REAL pumpkin patch. The kids learn a lot, we enjoy a delicious and nutritious dinner, and the fresh air outing makes for a perfect family day!
So, what is a visitor to expect at Johnson Farms?
Some of our Favorite Features at Johnson Farms Pumpkin Patch:
The REAL 40-acre Pumpkin Patch! Every year we read lots of great books about pumpkins from the local library. The girls have been learning all about the pumpkin harvest. It's great to visit a REAL patch at Johnson Farms.This year, we arrived a little too early in the season to pick our pumpkin off the vine (they had pre-harvested pumpkins for sale at 49cents/lb) however, they will be available for u-pick soon (predicting early October). The patch is gorgeous.... with some soon to be beautiful pumpkins healthily growing for the season. The girls enjoy the hayride to the patch and the beautiful fields.
The 13-Acre Corn Maze! No map, no clues... just find your way through the maze. My oldest daughter (age 9) had a blast leading us through the corn to find our way out.
The staff and the atmosphere! I cannot say enough about the staff at Johnson Farms! Every year I am impressed by the team at Johnson Farms and this year was no exception.You can tell that they all love working at the farm and making memories with the kids. The Johnson family has worked hard to create a fun, creative, and pristine attraction.
The beauty. This is perhaps the prettiest pumpkin patch in town... the flowers, the fields, the cleanliness of the property. The fields make lovely fall photo backgrounds!
The Jumping Pillow. Truth be told, if I asked my kids - this would probably be their FAVORITE feature. The giant jumping pillow is "better than a trampoline."
The Pumpkin Chomping Dragon. This mechanical dragon is great fun to watch. The little girls laughed as it grabbed and chomped entire large pumpkins right before their eyes. This is a signature feature you'll ONLY find at Johnson Farms (no other local pumpkin chomping dragons that we know about).... and it is super fun!!!
The Pumpkin Popper. It was "a blast" (literally) to watch pumpkins fly across the sky and make a big splash in the pond.... and thanks to the staff one of them exploded in the air with debris flying everywhere... including small chunks of pumpkin on us.... the girls had a great laugh!
The barrel train. This is especially fun for young children, and parents can ride with the youngest passengers to help them stay seated. There is an additional charge for train rides offered only on weekends.
The animals. Pig Races on Weekends (free - and super fun to watch), farmyard birds, and goats are just a few of the animals to enjoy at Johnson Farms. The "Golden Goat Bridge" is a fave!
The fairy homes. This exhibit is beautiful... my little girls loved counting the fairies and bunnies in each garden.
The delicious food! I love their roasted corn on the cob and my girls give the cider slushes and pumpkin donuts a hearty two thumbs up!
The play areas! With tunnels, slides, swings, the Sand Bus (an old school bus filled with sand and toys - so much fun!), hay barn, and more - there were many creative ways for kids to climb, play, explore, and enjoy fresh air and exercise. NEW IN 2014: Climbing tunnel, and Rockwall in the new "Fort Johnson"
Tips before You Visit Johnson Farms:
- Read the Johnson Farms Pumpkin Patch Listing for complete details, hours, pricing, and map!
- Save on Admission with our coupon!
- Hours of Operation: Johnson Farms Pumpkin Patch is open Monday - Friday noon to 6 pm and Sat and Sun 9 am to 6 pm. through Oct. 31.
- We spent 4 hours at the patch.
- Read our Pumpkin Patch tips for what to bring, what to wear, and more!
- It is conveniently located! We live in the Southland, so it took us less than 10 minutes to get there. Johnson Farms is ONLY 15-20 miles from most locations in Johnson County Kansas, Cass County Missouri, and Jackson County Missouri.
- Bring money for additional attractions.
- Bring money for Pumpkins and Veggies you pick.
- Bring money for concessions. They sell angus burgers, smoked turkey legs (delish!), roasted corn (a MUST), nachos, water, soda, and more.
- They offer group tours and discounts if you lead a school group, play group, or church group! Mondays are a great day to visit for deals and smaller crowds.
So, you can see why a visit to Johnson Farms is one of our favorite fall traditions and one we recommend for your family's bucket list!