Where to Pick Pumpkins Near Paducah

Abigail Wurth, Staff Writer

A tradition in the United States is to go to the pumpkin patch, pick out a pumpkin and go home to carve it. One pumpkin patch that has been very popular in Paducah for many years is Wurth Farms.  This year, they announced that they would no longer be doing a pumpkin patch along with all their other usual fall festivities. With Wurth Farms closed, you may be wondering where else to go. There are many other options in Paducah and Southern Illinois that are viable options for creating new fall traditions.

One option located in Paducah is Huyck Farms, located at 3005 Cairo Rd.  Huyck Farms is a family farm and market that offers both fresh apples and pumpkins, as well as hand pressed apple cider and apple cider slushies. They also offer hayrides to the pumpkin patch. Along with these typical fall items, they also have a selection of fresh veggies available during this time.

A second option that is not too far from home is A-Maize-ing Farms, located at 715 East Broadway in Mayfield, Ky.  A-Maize-ing Farms boast Kentucky’s largest corn maze that consist of a children’s, intermediate, and expert level all combined into one corn maze.  They also offer hayrides, corn cannons, inflatables, petal carts, pumpkins, mums and other fall décor. A petting zoo is also offered on Saturdays.

A third option is Rendleman Orchards, located at 9680 State Highway 127 N., Alto Pass, Ill. Rendleman Orchards is a family-owned farm that was established in 1873. They offer pumpkin patches, fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh apple cider doughnuts, apple cider slushies and many other baking mixes and specialty foods.  On the weekend, they have increased food options by bringing in local food trucks.

While Wurth Farms is not holding their fall activities or opening their pumpkin patches to pickers, this doesn’t mean that you can’t continue these common American traditions.  There are many other options in the Paducah and Southern Illinois area where you can make new memories and start new traditions.  This year, take the leap and try one of these other local farms to continue these fall traditions.