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Enchanted Acres: Fall Fun In North Central Iowa

Fall is an exciting time of year in Iowa. The colors of Fall are abundant and the combines are heading out into the Iowa fields to harvest the crops. Shannon Latham, of Sheffield, Iowa, has built one of the nicest pumpkin patches I have ever visited!

Shannon Latham at Enchanted Acres


Shannon Latham’s business, Enchanted Acres, has been a work in progress. She has something everyone in the family will enjoy. One moment that has stuck with me since I left Enchanted Acres, was a man sitting comfortably in a rocking chair near the barn. He was comfortable, enjoying the sights and sounds of Enchanted Acres. There’s something to be said about a little solitude out in the country in Iowa.

If you love the colors of Fall, Enchanted Acres is for you! With several colorful pumpkins to choose from, you will find one to meet your needs. There are pumpkins for decorating, canning, pies, carving and even pumpkins for painting. So, no matter what your need is, Enchanted Acres has you covered in the pumpkin department. You can pick your own, or choose from pre-picked varieties. I observed families going out to pick their own, as well as choosing them from the piles that had been pre-picked.

Goats, rabbits and chickens are also featured at Enchanted Acres. As you can tell, Shannon takes very good care of her chickens.

Shannon Latham with chickens


If you are a chicken lover, you can purchase your fresh chicken in approximately four weeks. Story hour, craft sessions and magical parties are all taking place at Enchanted Acres in North Central Iowa. Need to know more, here you go. I think once you view this short slide show, you will find yourself planning a visit to Enchanted Acres


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Enchanted Acres is located right off of I-35 in North Central Iowa. Take the Sheffield, Iowa exit and go 2 miles East. Like Enchanted Acres on Facebook and Twitter  to keep you up to date with all of the happenings. So, tell me, have you ever visited a pumpkin patch and what did you like most about it?

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6 thoughts on “Enchanted Acres: Fall Fun In North Central Iowa

  1. Dominique King

    Places like this are one of the reasons I really love this season! This place looks like it has an especially nice selection of pumpkins (beyond the traditional orange jack-o-lantern types), squash and gourds. Among my favorite squash every fall are the little “Sweet potato” varieties…which ones are your favorites here?

  2. Tonya

    I’ve visited many pumpkin patches over the years with my family. One of our favorites had a spud slinger that my boys thought was the coolest thing ever!

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