Autumn is here and that means New Berlin-area pumpkin patches, apple orchards and fall gatherings are getting ready for the seasonal festivities.
Not only will you get a chance to pick out the perfect Halloween pumpkin, but many pumpkin patches offer complimentary activities like hayrides, corn mazes and games for the kids.
It's best to call ahead to the field or check its website for coronavirus-related guidelines and hours of operation.
1. Go Pumpkin Picking or Enjoy a Hayride at a Local Farm
Simon's Sunny Side Produce & Pumpkins- located at 600 S Racine CT in New Berlin, Simon's has new areas of entertainment and the renovated back garage has pedal tractors in on a concrete floor, instead of the hard to pedal gravel in previous years. There are new photo opportunities for the whole family around the farm, along with fresh produce, fall decorations and pumpkin picking. They are open 10-8pm Monday - Saturdays and 10am-6pm on Sundays.
Cozy Nook Farm- offers a fall market with pumpkins, gourds, squash, and more. You can take a farm tour or reserve a hayride for a small group during the week at 3, 4 and 5pm. Reservations can be made at (262) 968-2573 and ask for Joan. Adults are $5 and children under 10 are $3 (note there is a minimum charge for a hayride is $35 so it is better to bring a small group).
Lindner's Pumpkin Farm- located in New Berlin is a working farm with many animals that kids can see. Open daily from 10am til 6pm through October 31st. There is no admission fee and parking is free. Entrance to the petting zoo, Big Backyard playground and Corn Maze is $6.00 per person on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and $5.00 per person monday through Thursday. Pumpkin bowling is $2.00 and Pumpkin Express Barrel train is $2.00. Call (262)549-5364 to plan a visit.
Emsile Farm- Emslie Farm in Waukesha is open from 10am -6pm Monday - Friday and 9am- 6pm Saturday & Sunday. Emslie has pumpkin picking, corn, winter squash mums and other fall decorations during the week. Bring the whole family on the weekend for the corn maze and farm animal display and hayrides on weekends starting at 1pm in October.
2. Experience the Wisconsin Fear Grounds
WI Fear Grounds in Waukesha If you prefer a trick rather than a treat, you will want to buy your tickets for one of the haunted houses on the fear grounds! They are open Fridays and Saturdays in October from 7-11pm.
3. Play a Game of Golf within the Changing Colors of the Season
Visit our Golf page to learn about all of the facilities located within New Berlin
4. Shop Your Way Through Autumn
Discover a new boutique or event throughout the season by checking out or attending on of the listings below.
Fall Harvest Art & Craft Fair at Ronald Reagan Elementary on Sat., October 16th
Fall is in the Air Craft & Vendor Fair at New Berlin Ale House on Sat., Nov., 12th
5. Go Apple Picking
Awes Apples Orchard- This orchard is smaller than the others, without the bells and whistles (or crowds). A family-owned business, their varieties include Honeycrisp, McIntosh, Gala, Gingergold, Zestar and Cortland. In the bakery you’ll find homemade apple pies, apple cider donuts, apple turnovers and caramel apples, plus apple cider by the pint and half gallon. Bring cash or checks, as they don’t accept credit.
Westons’ Antique Apple Orchard- While you’re not able to pick-your-own apples from the antique trees, you can take your children on an orchard tour of this fascinating place, located adjacent to the New Berlin Historical Park. This family-owned orchard is owned by Ken Weston. The farm began in 1936 when his grandfather planted apples over 11 acres. They planted varieties that were prevalent in the 1930s but are now antiques. Some varieties go all the way back to 300 AD. According to Ken, some don’t even taste like apples. Patterson Orchards- Located in New Berlin, their Apple Orchard & Farm Market offers a variety of products. They do not offer pick your own, but they pick everything for you and sell in the Farm Market. Stop by for their Apple Cider Donut trail open every weekend from 9am-5pm
6. 2021 Trick-or-Treat Details:
The City of New Berlin
Sunday, October 31, 2021 4 - 7 pm