One of our favorite Halloween traditions is to visit Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch, located on the Northshore in Hammond, Louisiana. The Northshore in Hammond, Louisiana, about one hour outside of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Mrs. Heatther's Pumpkin Patch and Strawberry Patch are great field trip and day trip destinations.

We normally go on a weekend, which means Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch is usually crowded. However, there is so much space and tons of things to do that it doesn't feel that way!

Here are five things you need to know about your visit to Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch.


Mrs. Heathers Pumpkin Patch has added a bunch of swings to the play areas. So now there is plenty to share without much fuss. They have tire horse swings to swing on, and old barrels with saddles on them make it kind of feel like riding a horse. They also have normal swings for the kids not ready to adventure out.

Hay Maze

The hay maze is lots of fun. My kids loved leading us around the worn-down areas to find our way out. Unfortunately, the maze isn't great for strollers or wagons. I suggest just parking them outside the maze and just grabbing your wallet or bag.

Playing with Cotton at Mrs Heather's Pumpkin Patch
Exploring and playing with cotton at Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch


Usually, they will try to have characters out a few at a time. However, if your child is anything like mine and is extremely afraid of the characters, you can still go as they generally keep the characters in one area. A few of the characters they had while we were there were Elsa, Anna, Minnie, Mickey, Daisy, Donald, and Elmo.

Pumpkins and Other Activities

I love that you can take your kids to weigh and measure your pumpkin to see how big or small it is. Also, from time to time, you can catch Mrs. Heather telling how a pumpkin grows, which is great for school-aged children to learn. Then after you weigh, measure and learn how pumpkins grow, you can bring your kids to paint their pumpkins. Pumpkin painting is only available on weekends.

Other activities included with your admission are face painting, tunnel slides, zip line, jumping pillow, nature trail, duck racing, see cotton growing, milk a cow, and more.

Mrs Heather's Pumpkin Patch and petting zoo
Playing in Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch and with the animals in the petting zoo.

What to Bring To Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch

Make sure you wear sunscreen, and bring tons of drinks for hydration (although they do sell water for $1), cash (as it is a fee for using credit cards), a stroller/wagon (for tired kids and/ or pumpkins), wear close toe shoes and try to go early morning (so it's not so hot).

There are picnic tables available so that you can back your own lunches for a picnic lunch in the cutest pumpkin patch on the Northshore.

Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch will be open from September 23rd through November 8th. Hours are Monday-Friday from 9 am-5 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am-5 pm. Children ages newborn and up are $9 (cash only) and includes a pumpkin and all the activities. Adults are FREE.

Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch is located at 11215 Lee's Ln Hammond, LA 70401

Have fun, and I hope your family loves Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch as much as ours does!



Nothing says Fall like visiting a pumpkin patch and picking the perfect pumpkin to decorate for Halloween in New Orleans! Here is a list of pumpkin patches in New Orleans.

Pumpkin Patches in Jefferson Parish:

St. Martin's Episcopal Church:

Open through October 31st. You can pick a pumpkin and take photos in a decorated area! Open Monday through Friday from 3:30-6 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11-5 pm. Located at 2308 Metairie Rd.

St. Augustine Church:

Open Monday through Friday from 12 – 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9 am – 8 pm. Join them for Pumpkin Palooza on October 22, from 10 am – 1 pm for pumpkin games and a pumpkin decorating station. Located at 3412 Haring Rd., Metairie, LA.

St Mark's Episcopal Church

Open Monday through Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday starting NOON to 6 pm from October 16 through October 31. Located at 3245 Manhatten Blvd, Harvey, LA.

Pumpkin Patches in New Orleans

St. Paul's Episcopal School:

Open Monday through Friday from 3:30 – 6 pm, Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm, and Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm starting October 8 through October 30. Located on the corner of Canal Blvd. and Harrison Ave in Lakeview. Credit cards only.

First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans:

Open Monday through Friday from 3 pm – dusk, Saturday from 10 am – dusk, and Sunday from 1 pm – dusk starting October 8. Located at 5401 South Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA. Pumpkins range from 50 cents to $50.

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes In Southeast Louisiana

These pumpkin patches are a little further away, but they are worth the drive to visit and have a day of family fun!

Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch

Now through November 6, children can pick a pumpkin, visit farm animals, get their faces painted, zip line, and more. Open daily from 9 am. – 4 pm. Located at 11215 Lee's Lane, Hammond. The cost is $9 per child. 

Brushy Branch Christmas Tree Farm

Open weekends through the first weekend in November from 9:30 am – 6 pm. Activities include a mini pumpkin, hayride, petting zoo, super slide, and train rides. The cost is $12 for children and $5 for parents. Located at 51211 Narretto Rd Loranger, LA.

Corn Maze at the LSU Ag Center

Saturdays in October from 9 – 11 am, NOON to 2 pm and 2:30-4:30 pm. The cost is $15 per person and includes corn maze, sunflower fields, pumpkin patch, petting farm and more. Tickets will only be sold online.

Cajun Country Corn Maze

Closed for the 2022 season


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