Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins at Eckert’s
There's no activity quite as fall-centric as picking a fresh-grown pumpkin from the patch. The excitement of the hunt and finding your perfect pumpkin is a seasonal rite of passage enjoyed by pickers at any age! Whether you’re looking for the perfect pumpkin for carving, baking, eating or displaying, Eckert's brings the pumpkin-picking potential for any autumnal activity. We have abundant pumpkin patches at our Belleville, Grafton, Versailles and Millstadt farms, where we invite you to come and make special memories and forge new traditions. Pumpkins are available in late September through October. Stop by any of our locations for pretty, homegrown display pumpkins or to find pie pumpkins for sale for your fall sweet treats.
For generations, Eckert's has been a premier pick-your-own-pumpkin destination for families in the St. Louis metropolitan area. We grow everyone's favorite bright orange squash in many shapes and sizes, and we always love seeing little ones and grown-ups alike light up when they discover the perfect pumpkin in the patch! Pumpkin farming is in our blood, and we'd be happy to answer all the questions you have about pumpkin farming, harvesting and showcasing. While you're here, stroll through the farm or orchard for more in-season produce ready for picking!
When Do You Pick Pumpkins?
Eckert's pick-your-own pumpkins are usually ready in the late fall, but we recommend referencing the Eckert's picking schedule, following us on social media or giving us a call to ensure that pumpkin-picking season is in full swing. When you join us at the farm, you’ll be invited to partake in plenty of unique activities and enjoy a wide range of seasonal flavors and delights. Not big on the picking portion of pumpkin season? Stop by the Belleville Country Store for pretty, homegrown display pumpkins or to find pie pumpkins for sale for your fall sweet treats.
2018 PYO Pricing: $0.69/lb
Whether you are looking for the perfect Jack-O-Lantern or a pumpkin for home-baked recipes, Eckert’s grows all sizes and shapes of pumpkins, from tiny spookies to enormous Prize Winners.
A field access pass will be required to enter our picking areas. The all-day field access pass will allow you to enjoy fruit samples, unlimited rides to the picking areas, fresh farm air and lasting memories. Field access is $2/person. We do offer discount days. Monday* field access is free, Tuesday-Thursday field access is half price, just $1/person. On Labor Day + Columbus Day, field access will be $2/person. As always, children under 2 are free.
Since ripening schedules and crop availability are not an exact science, always be sure to check the Eckert’s Crop Update to find out what crop(s) are available.
Pumpkin Sculpting - Belleville Farm
October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 27 & 28
10am -5pm, Prices Vary
Pumpkin Sculpting - Millstadt Farm
September 28 & 29
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27
6pm - 9:30pm, Prices Vary