Nelson's Pumpkin Patch Basket Giveaway!

Come on out on Saturday & Sunday, October 22nd & 23rd to sign up to win a Nelson's Pumpkin Patch Basket filled with: 

​Adult (Medium) Nelson's Pumpkin Patch Sweatshirt

Youth (Small) Nelson's Pumpkin Patch T-shirt

Pumpkin Basketball

Nelson's Pumpkin Patch Cup

Stuffed Spookley

Spookley The Square Pumpkin Book

Pumpkin Carving Kit 

Nelson's Pumpkin Patch Koozie

Kiddie Bingo!

Saturday & Sunday, September 24th & 25th 2016

      2:00-3:00    5-12 year olds

Come on out to play kiddie bingo

and win prizes at Nelson's

Pumpkin Patch!

​​Pooches in the Patch!

Sunday, September 11, 2016


 This is the only time you will see pooches in the patch.  Come join us for our second annual Pooches in the Patch event.  This year we are partnering with Kittsona & Treat Play Love.  They will have several fun items for you to purchase for your furry friends.  You will also have an opportunity to paint the perfect paw print keepsake with your "furever"  friend with Gallery On the Go!  Check out our Facebook page for more details!  

At 12:00-Enter your pooch in the Temptation Tower Contest.  1:00-Have your dog show their stuff in the "Dog Trick Showdown".  Finally, at 3:00 have your dog strut their stuff in front of the judges with their favorite Halloween costume on.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each contest.  

You will also be able to enjoy a doggie hayride, a walk through Spookley's Trail, doggie photo booth and all the regular attractions.

 Dogs must be on a leash & be current on all shots. General

 admission rates will apply for this special event-please check

 out our admissions link. 
 The Circle of Friends Humane Society will be at the Patch with

 some furry friends for you to have a chance to adopt a pet and

 learn how you can help give pets a second chance! Remember this event is for dog lovers only!

Seeds of Gratitude

   This year, Nelson's Pumpkin Patch is proud to join Culver's Restaurant in

   saying thanks to America's Farmers! When you purchase the Whole Bushel

   wristband, you will receive $1 Off a Value Basket coupon valid only at    

   Grand Forks Culver's location- while supplies last.

   The seeds have been planted at Nelson's Pumpkin Patch for the 2016 Corn

   Maze thanking the American Farmer!  Stay tuned for updates! 

   For more information on Culver's Seeds of Gratitude, visit  

 Special Thank You to

REA Hybrids​​ and Brett Sauer

for providing corn seed

for our 2016 mazes! 

Get Your Camera Ready to Meet Spookley the Square Pumpkin!​​

Spookley will be in the patch for pictures and high-fives on Saturday and Sunday, September 17th & 18th, 2016

from 11 AM to 6 PM

Extended Hours

Please note--We will be open on Thursday, October 20th & Friday, October 21st, 2016 from 11-6.  We will NOT be offering weekday school rates/daycare rates on either of these dates.

Salute to Veterans at the Patch

Saturday & Sunday, September 17th & 18th 2016.

All veterans & active duty military members get into the patch for free with identification. 
Sorry this does NOT include family members.

Grand Forks Air Force Military Working Dogs will perform at 1:00 & 1:45 on Sunday, September 18, 2016.

Spookley Plush Toy Giveaway!

Come out Saturday & Sunday, October 29th & 30th 2016 to sign up for a chance to win a 16" Spookley plush toy! 


We are very excited to announce that Nelson's Pumpkin Patch will continue to be the exclusive eastern North Dakota site to host the nationally recognized  “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” program.

With October being National Bullying Prevention Month, Spookley is the Official   Spokes-Pumpkin, to help raise awareness for bullying prevention. Spookley will be   featured during both September and October at Nelson's Pumpkin Patch to help our  littlest visitors understand the importance of being tolerant and kind.

We are sure you will LOVE this addition to our Fall Field Trips which have always been much more than just “a trip to the pumpkin patch.”

Go to Spookley's official site and register for free lesson sheets and activities.