Fall is my favorite season and October is the perfect month for visiting an apple orchard or pumpkin patch. Whether you’re in search of that perfect pumpkin to carve, apples for that fresh apple pie, or an afternoon hayride, there are so many great places to visit throughout Southern Wisconsin. We put together a few of our favorite family friendly apple orchards, farms, and pumpkin patches and listed them below!

Appleberry Farm, Cross Plains, Apple orchard, donuts, caramel apples, and cider
Elegant Farmer, Mukwonago, Famous for their apple pie baked in a paper bag®
Enchanted Valley Acres, Cross Plains, Two famous giant slides and eight acres of corn mazes
Eugster’s Farm Market & Petting Farm, Stoughton, Petting Farm, apple orchard, pumpkin patch, and “G” rated 3-D fun house
Treinen Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch, Lodi, Award winning corn maze and horse drawn wagon rides
Waldvogel’s Farm, Juneau, Wisconsin’s Largest Pumpkin Farm
Busy Barn Adventure Farm, Fort Atkinson, Hayrides, pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and over 40 fun and interactive activities
Barthel Fruit Farm, Mequon, Apple orchard, pumpkin patch, greenhouse and bakery
Lindner Pumpkin Farm, New Berlin, Pumpkins, petting zoo, giant slide, Pumpkin Express Barrel Train
Basse’s Taste of Country, Colgate, Activities for the family, corn mazes, pumpkins, and pony rides

And, if your looking to try some new recipes with those freshly picked apples and pumpkins, these sound delicious!   

Caramel Apples, Delish.com
Pumpkin Seeds, Food Network Magazine
Homemade Applesauce, The Pioneer Woman
Pumpkin Bars, Paula Deen

So gather up those cozy blankets, caramel apples and white pumpkins, and indulge in all things fall because the most magical season is officially upon us! In the great words of L. M. Montgomery…

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.