Nelson Farm Pumkin Patch Festival
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11:01 am - 5:01 pm
(also MEA Thurs and Friday)
12:01 pm - 5:01 pm

$8.00 per person, 2 & under Free
Group Rates (20 or more) $7.00 per person
Birthday Parties (any number) $7.00 per person

In Litchfield, go West on 5th Street to the “T”
Turn left onto CSAH #1
(3.5 miles on black top)

23618 CSAH 1
Litchfield, MN 55355


Pumpkin Patch Festival at the Nelson Family Farm

OPEN Sept 27-Oct 26 Weekends and MEA
(see Events below)

We had a great time this year. Thanks for coming. Visit our Facebook page or check out the Photos page for photos from this year.

Welcome to the Nelson Farm! For 24 years, thousands of children, parents, grandparents, teachers and students have visited our historic family farm in Litchfield, Minnesota. When the air is crisp and the pumpkins are ripe, plan a weekend visit with your family and friends. Birthday parties and church groups always welcome!

All activities are subject to change or cancellation.

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Daily Schedule

12:30pm-1pm Swinging in the 1900 Barn Hayloft
(ages up to 8th grade only)
1:30pm Ag Olympics
Held on the NE side of the Barn. Compete for Prizes (Sign up on the NE side of the barn or front gate)
2:30pm Trebuchet
(Pumpkin Chucker Flinger Thinger)
2:35pm Coin Scramble
(In the Horse Course, of course!) After the Trebuchet
4pm-4:30pm Swinging in the 1901 Barn Hayloft
(ages up to 8th grade only)

This year's Corn Maze

showcases our 25 year anniversary.

Saturdays and MEA 11:01am - 5:01pm
Sundays 12:01pm - 5:01pm,

$8.00 per person, 2 & under Free
Group Rates (20 or more) $7.00 per person
Birthday Parties (any number) $7.00 per person (birthday person FREE)


September 27 & 28
FOOD SHELF WEEKEND $1.00 off admission with a food shelf donation (per person)

Oct 4 & 5
25th Year Special Weekend
Get in free if:

  • Your 25th birthday is in 2014
  • Your 25th Anniversary is in 2014
  • You arrive in a 1989 car or truck (driver only)

Oct 10, 11 7-9pm
Corn Maze by Flashlight
$7 per person

Oct. 11 &12
The Larsons from Brainerd

Oct 16, 17
MEA at the FARM

Oct 17, 18 7-9pm
Corn Maze by Flashlight
$7 per person

Oct 18 & 19
Bring old clothes and nylons for head
Judging at 3:00 p.m. each day.

Oct. 25 & 26
Military Weekend
Free entry for active and former military personnel
FREE Bean Feed until gone (each day)



Fun Activities:

  • Barrel races
  • Ag. Olympics
  • Make-and-take scarecrows (bring your own clothes)
  • Corn Cob Golf
  • Farm Hideout
  • Soap Box Derby
  • Farm Frisbee golf
  • Straw Maze
  • Swinging in the Hay Loft
  • Hay Jump
  • Pumpkin Tower
  • Farm Trail
  • Twin Tower Hideout (new)
  • Face Painting*
  • Pony Rides*
  • Horse-drawn Wagon Rides*
  • Combine Rides*
  • Food for Sale*
  • Pumpkins, Gourds, and Corn for Sale*
  • Grainery Gift Shoppe*

*Requires extra charge