Special Events at Nelson's Pumpkin Patch

Special Thank You to

REA Hybrids​and Brett Sauer

for providing corn seed

for our 2018 mazes!



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.


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 29th & September 30th, 2018

from 11 AM to 6 PM



Spookley Scavenger Hunt  

Come out Saturday & Sunday, October 13th & 14th, 2018 from 11-6 and participate in the second annual Spookley Scavenger Hunt. All completed entry forms will be entered into a raffle to win a 16" Spookley plush toy as the grand prize! 

*Go to the Pumpkin Shack to get your scavenger hunt sheet to get started!




Pooches in the Patch

Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 5:00PM-7:00PM

This is the only time you will see pooches in the patch. Come join us for our Fourth Annual Pooches in the Patch event. 

Enter your pooch into our Costume Contest Categories!

Cutest Dog

Best Dog/Owner Costume Combo

Ugly Dog

Contest will start at 6:30PM

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 our admission link.




Salute to Veterans at the Patch

Saturday, September 22 & Sunday, September 23, 2018

All veterans & active duty military members get into the patch for free with identification. 

Sorry this does NOT include family members.



Extended Hours

Please note--We will be open on October 18th & 19th 2018 from 11-6.  We will NOT be offering weekday school rates/daycare rates on either of these dates.  Admission Fee will be $8.00 per person/Under Three Years Old is Free! All Activities will be open on these two days.


Nelson's Pumpkin Patch Basket Giveaway!

Come on out on October 20th and 21st to sign up to win a
Nelson's Pumpkin Patch Basket filled with: 

​Adult (Large) 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



Weekend Rate/Hours 11-6 PM
$8.00 per person
Under 3 years old is free!
We do not offer group rates on weekends.​​Weekday Rate/Hours 3-6 PM
$5.00 per person
Under 3 years old is free
Sorry, we do not offer group rates on weekdays after 3 PM.

*During weekdays the Bee Train, Pumpkin Blaster & Corn Cannon are not operating.




Carrie & Todd Nelson​
2448 20th Ave NE
Emerado, ND 58228




We only accept cash & checks!