Visiting Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch
Every year we look forward to visiting Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch. Carolyn's is one of the largest patches in the area and one of the most popular. The attraction is beautiful, educational, and offers a lot of family fun. They offer season passes ($75 for unlimited visits for a group of five), and single tickets for $10 (M-Th) and $12 (Fri-Sun). On weekends, they have free live entertainment (Rockin' Rob was there when we visited the patch, pictured above). Be sure to bring your KC Parent / Carolyn's Country Cousins Coupon on your visit. This year, my niece joined us on our visit and she was thrilled to visit the patch for the first time. She had a blast and gave it a strong two thumbs up!
It is a priority for Carolyn and her team to continue a tradition of agricultural education and visitors find signage and exhibits throughout the attraction teaching about animals, crops, and the role of farming in America. A day at the farm is more than fun, you learn something too!
Known for their delicious pumpkin donuts (my personal favorite!) and apple cider slushes (we purchased a refillable pumpkin cup years ago and bring it every year - I store it in my fall decorations box at the end of the season), along with other delicious concessions (you can buy lunch there, they do ask that you do not bring outside food or drink, but did permit one bottle of water per person in our family).
Unique features at Carolyn's include Little Bud's Railroad, the giant rocking chair, Uncle Lester's Pig Races, visits with the Pumpkin Princess, and the trike track. The Pedal Kart track with large karts for big kids, teens, and two seaters for parents and child is a favorite with our family.
In addition to these great attractions, we love that Carolyn's is a REAL pumpkin patch, with beautiful pumpkins picked right off the vine (amidst Charlie Brown and the gang awaiting the arrival of the Great Pumpkin)! In addition, you may select specialty "off the vine" pumpkins in their shop.
So, what is a visitor to expect at Carolyn's Country Cousins?
Some of our Favorite Features at Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch:
The Real 50-Acre Pumpkin Patch! We enjoyed a tractor pulled wagon ride out to the patch, along with the Pumpkin Princess (who happened to be riding with us aboard the wagon again this year) only to discover Charlie Brown and the Gang in the patch awaiting the Great Pumpkin! Our girls selected the perfect pie pumpkin right off the vine. The patch is beautiful and bountiful.
The Pumpkin Princess! A Carolyn's Country Cousins tradition, the Pumpkin Princess visits with guests on weekends and is available for photo ops.
The Creatively Educational displays and exhibits. Carolyn's is proud of their agricultural heritage and they love sharing their passion for farming, animals, farm equipment, and horticulture with families. Visitors will find many beautifully painted displays teaching facts about animals, crops, tools, and more. This is a fun way to introduce farming education to kids.
Feeding animals. You may purchase animal feed for $1/bag or 25cents at a machine.
Little Bud's Train! Train rides are an additional $3/person. The train operates on a 1/2 mile track traveling through tunnels and around the park for a scenic and fun ride.
The amazing selection of pumpkins, squash, and gourds. It is a tradition for our oldest daughter to select a "Lumpy Bumpy Guy" (warty pumpkin) every year. She loves the pumpkins others might overlook. We find the perfect Lumpy Bumpy Guy every year at Carolyn's!
Pedal Karts! Perfect for big kids, little kids, and mom & dad. My girls LOVE the pedal karts!
Fun places to play! Children enjoy the corn crib (a silo with dried corn to be enjoyed much like a sandbox - but not as messy!), straw maze, the trike track, playground, play fort, giant slides, and horse swing sets.
Lots of fun photo ops! You'll find beautifully painted displays and photo ops for the scrapbook!
Uncle Lester's Pig Races! The kids always enjoy laughing at the humorous announcements and cheering for celebrity pigs (Lindsay Loham, Brad Pig, Oprah Swinefry, Miss Piggy, and more). The bleachers make it easy for everyone to see and the races are a fun novelty.
Tips before You Visit Carolyn's Country Cousins:
- Read the Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch Listing for complete details, hours, pricing, and map!
- Save $1 off Admission with our coupon!
- We spent 4 hours at the patch.
- Read our Pumpkin Patch tips for what to bring, what to wear, and more!
- Just 15 minutes from Downtown Kansas City, this patch is so large it is worth the trip!
- Bring money for additional attractions: Train rides, Fossil Mining, the Liberty Corn Maze (next door).
- Bring money for Pumpkins.
- Bring money for concessions. The Cider Slushes and Pumpkin Donuts are a fall tradition! You'll also find a variety of lunch items and baked goods.
We adore Carolyn's Country Cousins and love including it on our family's bucket list!