Find Your Perfect Pumpkin

By: Katie Goncalves | September 26, 2022

It’s pretty hard not to feel tempted to buy a pumpkin this time of year. They’ve been prominently displayed in front of just about every store for at least a month at this point. While it’s easy to just pull any old orange pumpkin out of the big cardboard box at the grocery store, there’s something magically fall-feeling about strolling the pumpkin patch and picking the one that’s just right. Whether you prefer pumpkins that are tall and skinny or short and squat, you’re sure to find the perfect pumpkin at these amazing Detroit area pumpkin patches…

Alber Orchard and Cider Mill

13011 Bethel Church Road, Manchester

Alber Orchard is a little further out of the city but absolutely worth the trip. Grab a wagon and take the beautiful nature walk out to their pumpkin patch field, where they grow a wide variety of pumpkins and other gourds for u-pick. If you don’t feel up for the walk, you can always choose a pre-picked pumpkin from outside of their store. 

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Apple Charlie’s

38035 South Huron Road, New Boston

Family-owned and operated Apple Charlie’s is a hidden gem in the area. They offer both u-pick and pre-picked pumpkins from their pumpkin patch in a variety of sizes. 

Bird’s Big Pumpkins

16750 Hannan Road, Romulus 

If you’re looking for pumpkins that make a statement, you must check out Bird’s Big Pumpkins in Romulus. They’re known for growing big, unique, statement pumpkins that sell out every year. Don’t worry, they also have ones sized to carve a jack-o-lantern. 

Cook’s Farm Dairy

2950 East Seymour Lake Road, Ortonville 

Choosing a pumpkin at Cook’s Farm Dairy is a whole experience. You’ll hop on a hayride that’s fun for the whole family out to the pumpkin patch. Wander the fields until you find the perfect pumpkin. Then enjoy a donut and a glass of chocolate milk, all included in the price of the wagon ride. 

DeBuck’s Pumpkin Patch

50240 Martz Road, Belleville 

DeBuck’s has a 20-acre pumpkin patch with black, white, blue, green, and orange pumpkins to pick. No matter what type of pumpkin you’re looking for, they’re sure to have it! 

Kackleberry Farm

6421 North Stoney Creek Road, Monroe

Take a trip to Kackleberry Farm and see their pumpkins ready for you to pick. Grab a wagon or a wheelbarrow and head to their Instagram-worthy field filled with pumpkins. 

Nixon Farm

6175 Daly Road, Dexter

Did you know there’s such a thing as a Cinderella pumpkin? How about a Long Island Cheese pumpkin? Nixon Farm is growing these varieties plus many more at their pumpkin patch. General admission is required to head out to the fields, or you can select pre-picked pumpkins from their pumpkin corral without paying admission. 

Puma’s Pumpkin Patch

53773 Foss Road, Macomb 

If you enjoy a simple fall experience, you’ll love Puma’s Pumpkin Patch. This family-owned and operated pumpkin patch offers pumpkins of all sizes and every kid gets free cider. 

Three Cedars Farm

7897 Six Mile Road, Northville

A favorite family destination, Three Cedars Farm has a five-acre pumpkin patch for you to explore. Each pumpkin is priced by size so you can choose one to fit any fall decorating budget.