Fall is always in season, but right now, it’s literally THE season. This means pumpkins are everywhere, and when we say everywhere, we mean everywhere! So, what would autumn be without attending a pumpkin patch or two? Savor the season by visiting one of Jefferson Parish's many pumpkin patches, where you'll find pumpkins suitable for pies, jack-o-lanterns, & holiday table decorations.


Gretna Pumpkin Patch

  • Address: Along the Huey P Long Ave Neutral Ground from 8th to 9th Street
  • Dates: Saturday, October 15th
  • Time: 9am - 3pm

Bring the kids for a little Fall fun. Pick and purchase a pumpkin, take fall-themed photos, and play some games. Snoballs and cotton candy will be available for purchase. Entry into the pumpkin patch and games are free. Stick around that night for Back to the Drive-in free movie at the Riverfront amphitheater at dusk. This week's movie is Cars 3.


St. Martin's Episcopal Church

  • Address: 2216 Metairie Rd, Metairie, LA 70001
  • Dates: NOW thru October 31st
  • Time: Saturday and Sunday from 11am - 5pm & Monday - Friday from 3:30pm - 6pm

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church is once again hosting its annual pumpkin patch. Pumpkins of all sizes, from minis to jumbos, are available for purchase. Prices depend on the weight of the pumpkin. There also is an area to decorate pumpkins and to take photos. Purchasers receive a free brochure of pumpkin-carving tips and recipes. As an added bonus, on October 14 & 16,2022, if you make a food or monetary donation to Second Harvest, you get a free professional photo of your little punkin' while at the patch. The Red M Studio has held this fun photo fundraiser for 11 years for Second Harvest! 


St. Mark's Episcopal Church

  • Address: 3251 Manhattan Blvd, Harvey, LA 70058
  • Dates: NOW thru October 31st
  • Times: 10am - 6pm

St. Mark’s annual Pumpkin Patch will return this year for two weeks on the West Bank in Harvey. The church will co-host the 2022 Baleada Festival to kick off the pumpkin patch’s opening and commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month on Oct. 16. The event will include Honduran food, music and dancing.

Guests can also enjoy fall fest activities -- including food vendors, free photo opportunities, and craft sales -- on Oct. 22 & Oct. 29, 2022. While you grab your pumpkins, you can also grab some of St. Mark’s popular pumpkin bread to take home.

Pumpkin patch hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday to Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Although admission to the pumpkin patch is free, organizers are asking for donations of canned goods to help stock St. Mark’s food pantry.


Banting’s Nursery

  • Address: 3425 River Road , Bridge City, LA
  • Dates: NOW thru October 31st
  • Times: Monday–Saturday from 9am – 5pm  & Sunday from 9am - 4pm 

Banting’s Nursery will have its annual pumpkin patch set up just in time for the fall.  After choosing from the nursery’s assorted pumpkins and gourds, take advantage of a cute setup for all children to take pictures. You can also opt to have a pumpkin-decorating package delivered straight to your door.