Pumpkin Festival

The month of October brings lots of excitement to the Orchard. With Halloween approaching, the color is Orange! You’ll find family fun every weekend for the six weekends before Halloween. That means Wagon Rides to the Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze & (Pick-Your-Own Apples), Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Straw Castle, Face & Hair Painting, Moonwalk, The Goat Ranch, and The Cider Slider, our Children’s Slide. Not to mention all the Great Food! Did we mention Caramel Apples?

Pumpkin Fest activities are ONLY available on Saturdays and Sundays and on the specific dates listed + Warren Co., KY. fall break week only (info to be posted at a later date).

2023 Pumpkin Festival – 6 Fall Weekends
Beginning Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24 then these weekends throughout October. Sept 30 & Oct 1, Oct 7 & 8, Oct 14 & 15, Oct 21 & 22  and Oct 28 & 29.

Hours: Saturdays 9am-5pm, Sundays 1pm-5pm

Location: Jackson’s Orchard is located on 1280 Slim Island Rd, Bowling Green, Kentucky This link connects to a location map | During the week in the fall, the store, concessions, and playground open Monday-Friday 9-5.

Cash or Credit Cards? We take Master Charge and VISA credit cards or debit cards at the Apple Barn main check out as well as in the Concession Stand and at the Hayride stand. All of our other stations are cash only.

(2023 Pricing)

Pick-Your-Own Apples, for an additional charge you & your family can pick your own apples (while those trees remain available). You must ride the hayride in and out of the orchard to participate but it creates an additional opportunity for a family adventure! We’ll give you a peck bag which you can fill up for $18/peck or $2/pound. Again, Pick your own apples dates are subject to change based on availability. EFFECTIVE Saturday, Oct 7 PICK-YOUR-OWN APPLES FOR THE 2023 SEASON WILL BE DISCONTINUED.

• Hayrides to the Corn Maze, the Pumpkin Patch, Apple Picking: $5 / children 3 & under FREE. The final hayride of the day usually leaves to go to the patch around 4pm. Cash or Card

• Children’s Playground: $3 each ages 4-21, good for the entire day. Cash Only

• Petting Zoo: $3 each includes 1 cup of feed. Cash Only**

• Pony Rides: $5 each. Cash Only**

• Moonwalk, Face Painting or Hair Painting: $2 Cash Only**

• Wood Art: prices vary based on objects chosen. Cash Only**

• Groovy Gus Donut Bus – Fresh off their appearance on Guy Fieri’s All-American Road Trip –with Warm, mini-donuts featuring Pumpkin Pie & Apple Jacks

• Stoneybrooke Farm – Farm fresh artisan Muffins

• Kentucky Mountain Coffee – Free Coffee Samples – Select Weekends

No admission fees, No parking fees. No reservations. First come, first served.

You’re always welcome to just come sit and enjoy fall!

Pumpkin Festival FAQs

Cash or Credit Cards? We take Master Charge and VISA credit cards or debit cards at the Apple Barn main check out as well as in the Concession Stand and at the Hayride stand. All of our other stations are cash only.

Do you have an ATM? No ATM is located on our property, several of our activities are cash only.

Admission Fees? Package Pricing? We have no admission fees or parking fees, No reservations are required. And no pricing packages are available.

Pets? No pets are allowed on the property that includes comfort animals. Only ADA-defined service animals are welcome if under leash and under control. A service animal is a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.

Can I come do these things at other times? No, these activities are only available during the dates listed above.

Can I come pick my own apples any other time? Like during the week? No, Pick-Your-Own apples are only offered during the dates specified above while the trees are available.


2023 | Pumpkin pricing ranges from $3 to $35. Mini pumpkin gourds – $1.50 | PIE pumpkins (orange) $3 (snowball) $4 | Jack-o-lantern type pumpkins $8 | Extra Large Stackable Pumpkins $35 or 3 for $100 | Fairytale & Cinderella Pumpkins $8 or 3 for $20 | Porcelain Doll, Pink & Blue Hubbard Pumpkins $8 | Cushaw gourds $8 | Large White Pumpkins $15 | The pumpkin patch has $3 & $8 pumpkins.

Concessions offers online ordering. It is usually quicker and easier to order ahead and then come to the pick up window during festival weekends:  Use this link to view concession stand pricing

If there are ever any weather issues we will announce it on all our social media sites.


** (Due to vendor increases some prices occasionally may be subject to change.)