Enchanted Acres: Fall Fun In 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’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. I quickly learned that pumpkin patches are designed for people of all ages.

Each year the play area at Enchanted Acres offers more fun for the kids. The tire swings are very popular, in the midst of the children’s play area.

tire swings at Enchanted Acres

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.

kids painting pumpkins

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.

The goats, chickens and rabbits have always been a hit. The new addition for 2017 is Wilbur, the pig!

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.

Hours:

Friday: 9-5 (Free gate admission)

Saturday: 9-5 ($5.00 per person)

Sunday: 11-5 ($5.00 per person)

So, tell me, have you ever visited a pumpkin patch and what did you like most about it?

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