Pumpkin Patches near Wichita, KS

Are you on the lookout for pumpkin patches near Wichita, KS? Are you looking for corn mazes, gourds, hay-rack rides, and other fall activities in or around the Air Capital? Well you have come to the right website, my friend!

There are definitely some great pumpkin patches in Wichita KS, but some of the best are right outside the city limits of the river city. Scroll down to see Our Pumpkin Patch Party List!

 

Whether you only want a pumpkin patch in the great ICT, or cool corn mazes in Wichita, KS. We have some awesome choices in this post! Many of these patches have a great variety of pumpkins to select from.

Although, to make it more fun for the kiddos, you’ll of course want to find a place that has additional activities they will really enjoy; such as a corn maze, hay rack ride, or maybe even a spook house for the older kids.

If you are on a tight budget, there are great options to save you money and still have a fun experience picking out a pumpkin and making good memories. After all, a pumpkin from a farm is much cooler and way more fun than picking one up from Dillions or Walmart.

Many pumpkin patches and corn mazes generally open in mid-September. Some opened a bit sooner, but if you are reading after this update, you only have a couple weeks left to hit a patch!

 

So get started planning your fun memories for those little bundles of joy! Trust me when I opine that kids love a hay rack ride! Also, picking their own pumpkin at harvest time is a neat experience for them!

The pumpkin patches presented below offer similar features and activities. This list is not in any particular order.  They are all good choices!

• Applejack Pumpkin Patch- 

10007 SW. Indianola Rd • Augusta, KS 67010

Tuesdays-Fridays 9:00-3:00 (closed Mondays) Saturdays 10:00-6:00 PM Sundays 12:00-6:00 PM

Just outside the East Wichita border, The Applejack Pumpkin Patch kicks off our list because they seem to have all the goods!

 

They have train rides, corn and milo mazes, tractor-pulled hay rack rides, previously picked produce, refreshment stand, picnic area, petting zoo, and too many more fun things to list. After all, this is a blog not a book!

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I will have a link to their website and all the other patches as well, so you can get more information and look at more pictures if you’d like!

The fields at Applejack are filled with those pumpkin treasures! The petting zoo has goats, rabbits, chickens, and fish. You can feed the goats and the fish so be sure to bring some quarters to buy the chum!

Have some refreshments like funnel cakes, slushies, and shaved ice. Families are encouraged to play together in this impressive outdoor, low-tech, farm oriented setting.

Whether you’re interested in a conventional outing in order to find your very own pumpkin or just wanting a local family adventure, this patch has you covered! Have a blast on their zip-line, rat racer, hay forts, and tire swings. Check out their pumpkin cannon and paintball shooting!

There’s plenty of fun for the whole group! We could probably do a whole post just on this place alone.

Dates of operation: Open for fall family fun the last full weekend of September through the end of October.

Admission price

  • $9.00 per person (2 and under are FREE) – pumpkins extra and sold by the pound– market value
  • See website for discount info. on admission.

Most all activities at this patch are included in admission cost, except for pumpkins you buy to take home and pumpkins you destroy in the artillery line!       www.applejackpumpkinpatch.com

• Pumpkins at the Park- Tanganyika Wildlife Park,

1000 S. Hawkins Ln, Goddard, Kansas

Oct.19, 20, 21 and 26, 27, 28 (6-9:30 pm)

Celebrate with kid friendly activities, characters, inflatables, waterfall light show, a 3-D maze, Fire Performers, and last but not least, animals.

Guests of all ages will love watching their performers twirl, throw, and yes, even breathe fire.

A party like Pumpkins at the Park would be incomplete without a lot of pumpkins! Kids of all ages can visit their pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin (pumpkins are an additional charge).

You can’t go wrong with Tanganyika!

Tuesdays-Fridays 9:00-3:00 pm (closed Mondays) Saturdays 10:00-6:00 pm Sundays 12:00-6:00 pm

Cost: $15 Each

http://www.pumpkinsatthepark.com

Meadowlark Farm Pumpkin Patch11249 SW 160th St, Rose Hill, KS 67133 (just east of Wichita, Kansas)

Fall Hours: Wed- Sat, 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 12-5 pm

This farm is a Pick-Your-Own peach and apple orchard, pumpkin patch, and they sell Hard Cider (Don’t booze and drive).

Snacks, salsas, jams, slushies, ciders, regular pumpkins and mini-pumpkins.

Costs: A tractor/hay rack ride to and from the pumpkin patch costs $3.00 per person regardless of age with a minimum of 5 riders.

If you have less than that you can just hire the whole ride to and from the pumpkin patch for $15.00 (rides every 30 min. or walk the 10-minute trek for free.)

http://www.themeadowlarkfarm.com/ or Facebook: MeadowlarkFarm

Walters Pumpkin Patch-  10001 NW U.S. Highway 77, Burns, Kansas 66840

In Walters pumpkin patch, pumpkins are available at the store or Farm-stand, Pump-Kin patch-pick Inside the field, a fall festival, train rides, corn maze, child-sized maze, and goat walk.

They have tractor-pulled hay rides, a swaying pillow, gift shop, concession stand, picnic area, face painting exhibition, jumping cushion, pony rides. Did I mention zip-line?

They also have other farm animals grazing about and birthday celebrations available to plan for your kids.

 

Cost: Admission on Mondays through Fridays is $10. On Saturdays and Sundays, pumpkin patch admission is priced at $13.    www.thewaltersfarm.com

Bergmann’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Farm 

Wichita’s largest Corn Maze

They have the largest corn maze in Wichita (15 acres). Over 200 fun trivia questions and brain teasers are located throughout their maze. Answer so many correctly and win a free pumpkin. Also enjoy one of our many other attractions when visiting the corn maze:

  • Trailer Rides
  • Inflatables
  • The Mindless Mini Maze
  • Giant Slingshots
  • Movies (FREE)
  • Carnival Games
  • The Two-Headed Copperhead
  • Tractor Tire Swing
  • Tornado Twister
  • Merry Go Cycle
  • Quad Teeter Rider
  • Fun Ball
  • Concessions
  • Pony Rides
  • Petting Zoo (FREE)

visit www.bergmanncornmaze.com

• Klausmeyer Dairy Farm- 8135 S 119th St W
Clearwater, KS, 67026

Price $7.00  for mostly everything (ages 2 and under free)
Klausmeyer Dairy Farm is a fun place with awesomely-nice people!
They have a huge-awesome jumping pillow, pumpkin patch, farmer ninja warrior, hay bale, barrel rides, hay wagon rides, petting zoo, pig races, sorghum maze, barn of fear, corn maze, and zombie paintball.
Saturdays: 

Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze -10 am-7 pm

Day time Zombie Paintball – 10 am-7 pm

Zombie Paintball that’s Glow in the Dark and an

Evening Corn Maze 

7 pm – 10 pm

Sundays: 

Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze – 10 am-7 pm

Day time Zombie Paintball – 10 am-7 pm

Wednesday & Friday Evenings:

(by appointment only)

Zombie Paintball (Glow in the Dark) & Corn Maze

Their last day of the season open to the public is November 4, 2018

www.klausmeyerdairyfarms.com

Mr. Gourdman’s Pumpkin Patch
3750 S. Dusty Rd
Derby, KS 67037

Close by in Derby, Mr. Gourdman’s Patch has all you need for a fun time at a pretty low price.

Much more than just a patch, they have a corn maze, mulch mountain, hay maze, nature trails, horseback rides, tractor rides, canoes, and you can even fish!

Admission Prices     $7.00 per person
(kids 3 and under free)
$5.00 for Military (show ID)
*** Pumpkins are extra and
are sold by size

More info. at  wichitaspumpkinpatch.com

 

 

• Kansas Maze in Gaeddert Farms- 13209 E. 82nd Ave, Buhler, Ks 67522

September 29-October 27

Fridays 6 pm-10 pm

Saturdays 2 pm-10 pm

Sundays 2 pm-8 pm

Weekdays available by reservation only.

Wow, 20 years and still going strong!

This Kansas maze has pumpkins that are available at the store or Farm-stand, Pumpkin patch-pick inside. They have a location for picnics and also wedding receptions.

Where Getting Lost Has Never Been More Fun!

www.kansasmaze.com

2018 20th Anniversary Corn Maze design

We hope this information helps you decide on a fun time!

Enjoy your loved ones!

Wichita State Shocker Basketball – A Tradition Of Excellence

 

Whether you are a current or past student of Wichita State University (WSU), some things that you will surely remember are the exploits of Wichita State Shocker basketball.

When you step into the Charles Koch Arena for a game, you will experience the passion and deep-seated camaraderie that will get your adrenaline flowing, creating memories that you will cherish for a lifetime!

The excitement is turned up a notch when the Shockers are playing bitter rivals such as Missouri State, Tulsa, or Creighton. The rivalry between the Shockers and these teams goes way back to the 1930’s and is a fundamental part of the Shockers basketball tradition.

This elite program at WSU started back in 1906 when the name of the school was Fairmont College and has been a part of the school’s sporting tradition ever since.

We will look at some main achievements of the Shockers over the years and also speak to their chances in the upcoming season.

The Wheat Shockers Era

In 1906 when the sporting visionary Willis Bates decided to put a sports program together at Fairmont College, he needed to come up with a name quickly. The fact that most of the students in the school at that time shocked wheat for extra cash during the summer months.

Bates thought that an appropriate name that would represent the college very well would be the Wheat Shockers. This is how the name was borne and all the sports teams at Fairmont College used the new name in all college competitions including basketball and football.

This era is when the tradition of sports began to take shape at the school and laid the foundation for the success that would follow in the next.

The Ralph Miller Era

Ralph Miller is regarded as one of the greatest Coaches in the history of the Wichita State Shockers. His contribution to the development of the game is well documented, during his thirteen year reign from 1951-1964 he presided over 255 victories making him the second most winningest Coach in Shockers history.

His time in charge of the Shocker basketball program also coincided with the playing days of Shocker College Basketball legend Cleo Littleton. Littleton is probably the single most influential player in the history of Wichita State University basketball.

His contribution was so mercurial that even today, Littleton still owns seven Shocker school records including the best average (18.2 points per game) as a freshman. He also scored over 2000 points in his college career – a record that still has not been surpassed.

Cleo Littleton was a trailblazer for African American college basketball players, being one of the first to play in the Missouri Conference. The exploits of the Shockers team led by Littleton and under the tutelage of Coach Ralph Miller led to the construction of a new basketball stadium that could accommodate 9000 spectators.

This stadium was unveiled in 1955 and was known as the Wichita University Field House. It was later renamed the Charles Koch Arena in 2003 after investor Charles Koch provided 6 million dollars towards the redevelopment of the stadium.

Miller also coached the Shockers first consensus All-American Dave Stallworth who achieved the feat in 1964. Ralph Miller is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and is highly regarded as the individual who made the Shockers a force in College basketball.

 

Notable Contributors

After Ralph Miller retired in 1964, he was replaced by Gary Thompson. Thompson presided over one of the most successful seasons in the history of the Shockers when he guided them to a final four finish in the 1964-65 season. Some of his key players were Warren Armstrong and Terry Banton.

Other coaches that contributed significantly to the Shockers development were Harry Miller (1971-78) and Gene Smithson (1978-1987). Smithson led during the years of Cliff Levingston, Antoine Carr (1979-83), and the great Xavier McDaniel (1981-85), nicknamed the X-Man. Also, Coach Mark Turgeon (2000 – 2007) and many others that could be mentioned are all part of W.S.U. blood line.

The Greg Marshall Era

The current Coach of the Shockers Greg Marshall as been in the job since 2007. He has also surpassed the legendary Ralph Miller as the winningest Coach in Shockers history.

One of his major achievements so far includes a final four berth in the 2013-2014 season. The team’s season record of 35-1 in 2013-2014 is one of the best in division one college basketball history. Some of his key players were Ron Baker, Fred VanVleet, and Landry Shamet.

Coach Marshall’s hard charging coaching style and passion for basketball has resulted in a very disciplined culture and consistent performance by the Shockers team. The Shockers topped the Missouri Valley Conference in 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.

He has raised the bar of the Wichita State Shockers and a final 16 appearance is now a yearly expectation of Shocker fans. Greg Marshall is without a doubt one of the best coaches in Shocker history and he is not finished yet!

Prospect For The 2018-19 Season

The Shockers Team has lost several experienced players and will start the 2018-2019 season with a somewhat new looking team. The doubters say the Shocks will be hard-pressed to replicate the 25 victories they had in the 2017-2018 season and with their lack of experience it will be interesting to see if they make it to the NCAA Tournament.

However, it would be foolhardy to underestimate the tactical genius of Greg Marshall and we will just have to watch and see how the season unfolds. One thing for certain is that the Shockers will compete with passion and in accordance with their excellent basketball tradition! Go Shocks!

Top Restaurants In Wichita- Delicious!

Nestled in the large, sprawling state of Kansas, there is a city which has delicious cuisine for every kind of food-lover. Welcome to your list of the top restaurants in Wichita. From sizzling steaks to mouthwateringly fresh seafood, you will definitely adore the culinary scene in this beautiful city.

Top Restaurants In Wichita make you smile.
Wichita food makes me happy!

After a long day of visiting the gorgeous sites, walking the historical roads, nature trails, and maybe even buying a Wichita flag shirt from ICT Threads, you may very well be hungry and conflicted from the huge variety of places to eat in this town. Don’t worry – we’ve saved you some trouble in your choosing. Read on to find out about some of the best eateries in Wichita!

There are too many great places to eat here just to narrow it down and call this list the top ten 10 restaurants in Wichita, KS or the best rated restaurants in Wichita, KS. Therefore, we simply call this list some of the top picks!

Wichita Flag with The Keeper of the plains.
The Keeper of Food.

1. Redrock Canyon Grill

If you’re craving a meal of seafood, then Redrock Canyon is the place to go. They specialize in serving amazing combinations of American and Southwestern cuisine; paired with the warm, friendly environment, it is the perfect place to visit with your friends, family, and significant other alike.

Their seafood dishes are the most demanded, but Redrock Canyon Grill also serves a large variety of other items including BBQ ribs, chicken enchiladas, pork chops, shrimp scampi and much more. It is all good at Redrock.

Top Restaurants In Wichita
Good food!

2. Public

Located in the same place as The Brickyard, Public has made a fine name for itself with its freshly collected ingredients and wholesome meals. The restaurant has strong ties with local farmers, from whom they directly collect produce to make delicious contemporary American meals.

Their dishes range from banh mi (slow cooked pork shoulder with sauce, cilantro and a baguette), to garlic fries, Cuban sandwiches, brisket tacos and much more. Public is special for the live music venue, and its location at the bottom floor of a restored warehouse: it’s a perfect place to gather with loved ones.

3. Doo Dah Diner

A comfortable, laid back restaurant whose food is so famous that you may need to make a reservation to get in. Doo Dah Diner always has a line outside their doors and for good reason too; customers rave about their fantastic breakfast meals and are always craving more.

They serve traditional Kansas styled dishes; the bestsellers are Chicken and Waffles and Crab Cake Benedict. Chicken fried steak and eggs and crispy corn beef hash are also very popular on their menu! Please note that Doo Dah Diner only serve breakfast and lunch dishes.

Steaks in Wichita
Yummy!

4. Bite Me BBQ

Like the name says, this place is highly popular for their barbeque! Bite Me BBQ’s signature dish, their smoked prime rib dinner is talked about far and wide by the people in Kansas.

The restaurant was also featured by Kansas Magazine as one of the best restaurants for barbeque in the whole state. Do give a visit if you’re in the mood for a fulfilling barbecue meal or maybe a traditional sandwich.

5. My Tho

Craving Vietnamese food? If that’s your thing, look no further, because My Tho is just the right place for you! They serve traditional Vietnamese cuisine such as the American favorite noodle and beef broth soup (pho) and bahn mi sandwiches.

Vegetarians can indulge veggie and baguette meals and order a soothing iced tea on the side. The food there is affordable and fulfilling and this place fosters a comfortable family environment.

Vegetables
Eat your vegetables!

6. Bella Luna Café

A gorgeous, popular restaurant in Bradley Fair, Wichita. They cater to people of all sorts of tastes – shawarma, lobster and hummus are just three of the many fabulous dishes Bella Luna Café has to offer.

Did you know that they have voted for making the best hummus for 12 years in a row? They also received awards for making the best sandwich and best salad too! The Café’s Mediterranean cuisine is also extremely popular among their customers.

7. Hana Café

Remember me saying that Wichita has the right sort of meal for everybody? Well guess what – this beautiful café serves Japanese/Korean food. Experience the tastes of Korea in the U.S. and try your hand at some delicious spiced Kimchi!

The spicy beef soup or a tempura udon – are both dishes close to every Korean lover’s heart. Talk about “tempura appetizers”, “excellent miso” and “ramen noodle soup.” They have awesome sushi! Yumm!

8. Newport Grill

This restaurant is adored for its beautiful outdoor patio which is located on the water. Take your meal of crab cakes and Baha fish tacos outside to enjoy the food in the open air!

Newport Grill is famous for its American grill routines, and specialized in serving fresh seafood and steak.

Top Restaurants In Wichita
Great soup!

9. Tanya’s Soup Kitchen

Looking for something light and warm? Well then, take a walk to Tanya’a Soup Kitchen. Perfect for vegans, vegetarians and carnivores alike, Tanya serves soups for the soul made from freshly grown local ingredients.

If it is your first time, then be sure to try the flight of soups which is a delicious sampling of the day’s four selections.

10. Fizz Burgers and Bottles

Every great city needs an iconic burger spot; for Wichita, Fizz Burgers and Bottles definitely sets the mark. Enjoy glorious beef patties topped with any add-on you can possibly think of!

Be adventurous and go for a fried egg and avocado, or seek comfort in juicy bacon and cheese. The restaurant has a unique array of signature sauces which will leave you wanting more.

Great Burgers in Wichita
Great Burgers!

What are you waiting for? Plan your trip to Wichita’s food scene now and set out to try these amazing dishes yourself!

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I know, I know, there are many more places that could be on this list. Comment below about a place (or more) that you think should be listed in my next food post.