Bethke Farms & Pumpkin Patch is a Grand Haven Tradition
Looking for an authentic pumpkin patch experience with a home-grown feel? Families from all over West Michigan make it a point to visit the sprawling pumpkin fields at Bethke Farms in Grand Haven, and once you experience it for yourself, you’ll see why.
What you’ll find: a welcoming place with an easy, fun corn maze, a giant pumpkin patch, and a just-right hayride.
Opening on September 23 and going strong until October 30, 2023, Bethke Farms in Grand Haven is the ideal spot for fall festivities.
Best of all? No farm admittance or parking fees, and leashed pets are welcome (just not on the hayride.)
Hayrides – $5.00 Corn maze – $5.00 Pumpkins – 50 cents a pound
This Grand Haven staple has been a fall family tradition for years and is just waiting for you to discover it for yourself. Bethke Farms is a winner.
Take a Ride Through Bethke’s Pumpkin Fields
For a fall adventure the whole family will love, hop on the 15-minute, tractor-driven hayride at Bethke Farms.
Marvel at 15+ acres of pumpkins; the fields look like they’ll never end!
Glide through the “Spooky Woods,” where entertaining scenes and familiar characters await.
Rides run approximately every 30 minutes on weekends starting at 10:30 AM and weekdays from 4:30 PM.
Worried about safety? The hayride comes with side rails to keep everyone secure. All this excitement is just $5 per person, and infants under one ride free.
Bring a camera, capture the smiles, but be warned: the experience is so captivating, you might just want to do it again and again!
Clue-Card Corn Maze
Ready for a family-friendly, little-kid approved challenge?
Venture into the 2-acre corn maze at Bethke Farms.
Start your journey with a clue card from the admission desk and see if you can solve all the questions hidden in the maze.
Complete the card and turn it in for a chance to win a prize – it’s a twisty, turny adventure that keeps everyone engaged from start to finish.
Plan on spending about 30 minutes for this fun-filled experience. And the best part? It’s only $5 per person, and kids aged 5 and under go free.
Did We Find the Best Pumpkin Patch in West Michigan?!
If you think you’ve seen a great pumpkin patch before, wait until you visit Bethke Farms, where many believe it’s the best patch in all of West Michigan.
Fields of pumpkins stretching as far as the eye can see, surrounded by forests washed with fall color.
Pull your wagon through the vine-covered pumpkin patch, searching for that ideal pumpkin right where it grew. When you find it, pick it right off of the vine.
And, if you’re after something really special – Bethke Farms also offers giant pumpkins, some weighing over 100 pounds! These are just thing thing if you want your Jack-O-Lantern to be a showstopper!
Whether you visit between 10 AM to 7 PM on weekends, or swing by for self-service from 4 PM to 7 PM on weekdays, you’re in for a treat.
10 AM to 7 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday
4 PM to 7 PM Monday – Thursday self-service only
Pirate Ship Play Area
The play area a simple playset and green lawn asking you to have more fun. Kids get to climb through an old school bus and slide out the back, so that’s cool!
But that’s not all; they can also set sail on a wooden pirate ship or swing high in the air.
It’s a fantastic way to let them burn off some energy while you take a breather.
Farm Store & Open Hours
The farm is open:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 10 AM – 7 PM
Monday – Thursday from 4 PM – 7 PM
The farm store is stocked with:
Corn Stalks-$7 per bundle
Ornamental Corn – $5 per bunch of 3 ears
Hay-Straw bales– $7 each when available
Snacks and drinks– $2 each
Gourds and Mini-pumpkins – 50 cents each
Planning Your Visit
Address: 12124 136th Ave Grand Haven, MI 49417
Contact: (616) 846-8986
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Grab a wagon and come see this place for yourself!
With offerings for everyone from the littlest pumpkin pickers to grown-ups seeking the nostalgic fall vibes, you wont’ want to skip this spot.
And let’s not forget those giant pumpkins; whether you’re a pumpkin pie purist or a Jack-O-Lantern artist, you’re bound to find the gourd that’s just right for you.
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