Attraction: Petersen Family Farm
Address: 11800 South 4000 West, Riverton, UT 84096
Cost: Free but there’s plenty to buy!
Close to: In-N-Out, McDonalds, Red Robin, and a ton of other restaurants
The best pumpkin patch in Utah is at Petersen Family Farm in Riverton. It’s not the largest but there’s always a great selection of pumpkins and they put a lot of effort into providing fun, free extras for visiting families including photo opps, animal encounters, a corn maze, and a corn pit for the kids to play in. You can also buy snacks and fun farm foods at the market.
First off, they have so many pumpkins in different sizes and varieties. You pay by weight so grab a wheelbarrow and load up.
They set up a couple of slides on the hay for kids to run out their energy, which is great when they’re all wound up and getting a little too climb-ish on those big pumpkins.
Working tractors bring in fresh pumpkins all the time but they also have old tractors out for the kids to check out.
The corn pit is the highlight for our kids. It’s been in the old barn a few times but this past year they moved it into its own little silo and the kids had a blast.
They have a few set up photo props as well as some nice scenes inside the greenhouse if you need seasonal portraits. We saw quite a few families posing for their Christmas photo in there!
Also they theoretically do wagon rides (?) but we’ve never seen them in motion. We always go right at opening time though so we’ve probably just missed them. We’ve also seen signs for face painting but we’ve never been there at the right time.
The corn maze is hit or miss depending on when you go and how the season has been. It’s always really simple so even in a good year this isn’t the kind of maze you’re going to get lost in.
As far as the market goes, it’s cute and fun and there’s plenty of seating outside. We don’t usually buy anything beyond the pumpkins but we always hang out for a bit when we’re done.
Finally, there are goats right as you walk in to the farm and they have goat food available for quarters. The little goats are so cute! You also might see some barn kittens running around if you’re lucky.
All in all, it’s the best for photos and a nice relaxed October outing.