Fall is here and everyone knows what that means. Changing colors, cool weather, warm clothes, pumpkin patches, and apple orchards.
Whether you’re new to the area or a first timer to local patches and orchards, keep reading to find the best pickings near UW Oshkosh.
A family owned and operated business, Rasmussen’s Apple Acres is on State Highway 21, two miles west of Highway 41. They’re low-hanging trees offer two varieties of apples: Cortland and McIntosh – with Honeycrisp apples available in the future. This orchard allows you to pick your own apples right off the tree. They are open from late August to mid-October and picking starts at 1:00 PM.
Rasmussen’s is located right here in Oshkosh.
Mulberry Lane prides itself on providing “an ideal country learning environment where people of all ages can interact and learn about farm animals through hands-on group and self-guided tours.” The farm includes a wide variety of animals to pet and feed, as well as hayrides and their famous pumpkin patch. Their general admission rate includes the hayride, cow milking, goat feed, and all other farm activities. You even get to pick your own pumpkin for FREE!
You can visit Mulberry Lane Farm at W3190 County Rd B in Hilbert.
First opened in 1889, Polly’s Pumpkin Patch is well known for all the weird, unusual pumpkins you’ll find. They offer over 50 variations! Get lost in their 15 acre corn maze and save yourself from hunger afterwards by stopping at their Snack Shack offering hot dogs, walking tacos, chicken tenders, caramel apples and more. Take a wagon ride through the pumpkin patch and cornfields. Have a blast launching corn cob cannons for the chance to win $50.
Polly’s Pumpkin Patch is open until October 31 and can be found in Chilton.