Pick a pumpkin
The Tulsa metro area offers plenty of seasonal activities for families at these family-owned pumpkin patches.
Pumpkin Town Farms
Go south for timeless fun, pick a pumpkin right off the vine or get lost in a “corn maze” in the middle of town. The Tulsa metro area offers plenty of seasonal activities for families at these family-owned pumpkin patches.
Carmichael’s Pumpkin Patch
Forty years ago, Don and Joyce Carmichael opened Carmichael’s Produce in Bixby. Their pleasant pumpkin patch is situated on 120 acres with 100-year-old oaks and white rail fences. It’s fun for the entire family and includes a cane maze; pony, camel and wagon rides, an animal farm where children can feed the animals; and 40 types of pumpkins and gourds for sale.
Admission to the pumpkin patch is free, but costs vary for rides and the cane maze. Before you leave, visit the gift shop for some homemade fudge and candy or Amish jams and jellies. An onsite restaurant serves burgers, fries and onion rings daily from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
The patch is open Sept. 22-Oct. 31. Hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Saturday; and 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday.
17137 S. Mingo Road, Bixby | 918-366-4728
Pick a pumpkin off the vine in Porter, just 30 minutes from Tulsa. Livesay is owned by brothers Kent and Steve Livesay and caters to local schools, which often visit on field trips. The pumpkin patch is open to the public weekends in October.
At Livesay’s Pumpkin Playland, children can play in the hay bale maze and enjoy games such as pumpkin bowling and a mini pumpkin hunt. Admission is $5 for ages 3 and up (free for children 2 and under) and includes a hayride to the pumpkin patch. The pumpkin patch is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday; and 1-5 p.m., Sunday.
The Livesay Orchard Market, which sells pumpkins and other Livesay produce, jams, jellies, salsa, pizza and peach pie a la mode, is open during pumpkin patch hours.
From the Broken Arrow Expressway: Take the last free exit on Highway 51 East to Coweta. At Coweta, take 51B toward Porter; watch for Livesay Orchards signs.
39232 E. 231st St. S., Porter
918-483-2102 | livesayorchards.com
Pumpkin Town Farms
Celebrating its 18th year, Pumpkin Town Farms is back Sept. 22-Oct. 31 with its giant jumping pillow, petting zoo and 5-acre “corn maze.” The Thunder Mountain Slides also will return; they were rebuilt after an arsonist destroyed them in the off-season.
Pumpkin Town’s 2017 maze design commemorates the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 10-year anniversary. On Oct. 1, team mascot Rumble, the Thunder Girls and a Thunder-branded Bolt bus will roll into Pumpkin Town with guest giveaways.
Pumpkin Town Farms is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday-Thursday; and 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday. Daily fun passes range from $8.99-$19.99 (free for ages 2 and under). Extra activities such as pony and camel rides are sold separately, and guests can enjoy fair-type foods for purchase.
6060 S. Garnett Road | 918-900-3029