Sunday, September 16, 2018

Enchanted Acres Pumpkin Patch Scavenger Hunt

Fall has arrived and the pumpkin patch season has begun at Enchanted Acres in rural Sheffield, Iowa.  Our family is a frequent visitor to the patch every year so we decided to create a Scavenger Hunt filled with our favorite attractions and activities, perfect for regulars like us and first-time guests.

Enchanted Acres Sheffield, Iowa Midwest Pumpkin Patch Scavenger Hunt

Our family has loved watching Enchanted Acres grow since it opened in 2012 and turn into a great family fun destination in North Iowa.  Every year owner Shannon Latham adds something new, including a tractor playground and two Nigerian drawf goats in 2018.  This year the pumpkin patch is open Saturdays 9 a.m to 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October 28th.  General admission is $5 per person and ages 2 and under are free.

Enchanted Acres Sheffield, Iowa Midwest Pumpkin Patch Scavenger Hunt - Tractor Playground
Miss A, Miss R, Miss L and Mr. K on the new Tractor Playground
made with real tractor parts like the tires, steering wheel, seat, smoke stack and steps

Here is a list of 11 items we challenge you to do on your next visit to Enchanted Acres:

  • Count the number of goats that live at Enchanted Acres, including the new Nigerian Drawf Goats
  • Find the Troll who lives under the Bridge
  • Measure how tall you are this year
  • Hop on a Hayride and ask the Driver to tell you a story about the owner
  • Take your picture as a Ghost
  • See who can roast the best S'more over the Campfire
  • Tally the number of varieties of Pumpkins grown at Enchanted Acres
  • Race through the Tractor Tunnel and see who has the fastest time
  • Listen to a Book in the Barn
  • Make a "Corn Angel" in the Pool area
  • Get creative by decorating a Pumpkin in Gepetto's Workshop

Enchanted Acres Sheffield, Iowa Midwest Pumpkin Patch Scavenger Hunt

We also encourage you to check out Enchanted Acre's Facebook Page for updates on events and their calendar of events.  Today, Sunday, September 16th is an event very close to our heart, it's the annual Make-A-Wish Iowa Fall Ball and 100% of today's admission goes to Make-A-Wish!  Check out the calendar for special craft, cooking and gardening classes, goat yoga, family photo sessions and more!

Have you ever been to Enchanted Acres before?  What would you add to our Scavenger Hunt?  Remember to Comment for a Cause!


  1. That looks like so much fun! We love making our annual trip to the pumpkin patch and apple orchard each fall. That tractor slide is awesome!

    1. Even though my husband just built a new playground at our house earlier this summer, my kids told him they thought he should build a tractor one too ;)

  2. I shared a scavenger hunt for our biggest pumpkin patch in the area, too. We've been going for years, so it was nice to add something new to the experience. Here it is:

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