Eckert's Orchards is a year-round destination for St. Louis area families. In October, the pumpkins take center stage. You'll find any size pumpkin you need at the Eckert's locations in Belleville, Millstadt and Grafton. Eckert's also hosts many other fall events including haunted hayrides, bonfires, pumpkin parties and more. The Belleville location is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Millstadt location is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Grafton location is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rombachs Farm is a popular spot for pumpkins in St. Louis County. You'll also find fall decorations and dried gourds for your home. The Rombachs Farm pumpkin patch is open daily in October from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It's located at 18639 Olive Street Road in Chesterfield, near Spirit of St. Louis Airport. For more information, call 636-532-7265.
Going to Stuckmeyer's for pumpkins is an annual event for many area families. Stuckmeyer's is a family owned vegetable farm that's been around for decades. The pumpkin patch is open every day in October, but if you go on a weekend in October you can also enjoy Farm Fun Days. This event features hayrides, farm animals, pony rides, live music and more. Stuckmeyer's is located at the intersecton of Highways 141 and 21 in Fenton. For more information, call 636-349-1225. See photos of pumpkins and more at Stuckmeyer's.
Relleke Pumpkin Patch is a good place for pumpkins in the Metro East. The pumpkin patch opens the first weekend in October and is open every day of the month. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Relleke Pumpkin Patch is located at 473 Sand Prairie Lane in Granite City. For more information, call 618-797-6858.
There are plenty of pumpkins growing at Sullivan Farms in Florissant. Take a free ride to the pumpkin patch and choose your favorite one. Sullivan Farms also has a variety of gourds, squash and baked goods. Plus, kids will enjoy a trip through the straw castle maze. Sullivan Farms is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. It's located at 16704 New Halls Ferry Road in Florissant. For more information, call 314-570-6662.