Explore with Kids: Lil’ Bitz Pumpkin Patch

Lil Bitz Pumpkin Patch

Lil’ Bitz Pumpkin Patch

If you’re looking to start a fall family tradition, consider visiting Lil’ Bitz Pumpkin Patch!

Location: 7414 40th Ave NW, Fargo

This family-friendly pumpkin patch is more than just pumpkins. During your visit, you can explore over 25 attractions: including games, photo opportunities, animals, hay rides, and so much more!

Lil’ Bitz is a family-owned operation run by Garfield and Mary Hoglund and is conveniently located just north of the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Admission is $12 per person (2 and under are free) and covers the cost of all 25 attractions. Also, they have an area at the end where you can pick your own pumpkin, prices are $3 and up. And concessions are also available.

Here’s some fun activities for your visit!

Things to Do at Lil’ Bitz Pumpkin Patch

Photo Opportunities

Grab that family photo you’ve been meaning to take! Everywhere you look, there are multiple photo opportunities with cute fall-themed backdrops, wood signs, and more. As a mom, I love that my family can explore and not feel like we have to wait at one specific location for a photo. Meanwhile, there are games to keep your children busy if you are waiting to take a photo. Also, we love bringing extended family along to take photos with!

Lil Bitz Pumpkin Patch

Petting Zoo & Chicken Corner

The Lil’ Bitz petting zoo offers a chance for children to interact with animals. Children can get an up-close look at a variety of farm animals, and can offer them a little scratch or two! Animals you may see include donkeys, horses, sheep, goats, pigs, and chickens.

Bale Climb

The bale climb is one of the most popular attractions! This activity is great for kids to run, jump, climb, and explore the bales. The bales also make for the perfect Instagram selfie background!


There are tons of yard games for children of all ages at Lil’ Bitz Pumpkin Patch. Games included are:

  • Tic-tac-toe

  • Ring toss

  • Bean bag toss

  • Mini golf

  • Soccer pool

  • Life-sized checkerboard

  • Basketball Connect Four

Story Walk and Woods Walk

Take a stroll through the woods and read the storyboards as you go! Large wood panels are painted with stories for you to read as you explore. And there are several story-based photo opportunities along the way.

Clydesdale Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

Need a little break during your visit? Take a horse-drawn wagon ride around the grounds. There are several wagon rides going at a time, so the wait is generally not very long. Take some time to relax and enjoy the scenery of the corn maze and woods.

Barrel Rides for Kids

Barrel rides were one of the most popular attractions during our visit to Lil’ Bitz! The height limit is 50 inches, but siblings can ride together in a barrel. Kids can enjoy a quick ride around the grounds.

Lil’ Buckaroos Playground

There is play equipment at Lil’ Bitz Pumpkin Patch for a variety of ages! Children can ride around a one-wheel track, play on make-believe airplanes, trains, rocking horses, and more.

Lil Bitz Pumpkin Patch

Corn Maze

Exploring a corn maze is more than just a walk. It gives your children an opportunity to try and fail, work together as a team, and celebrate! You can work on skills like situational awareness and social graces when you come upon others. All while practicing your directional skills.

One year, our family got a bit lost and bonded over our victory when we made our way out (and had a lot of laughs along the way)! You also get an up-close look at the corn as you make your way through.

Comfort During Your Visit

Another feature I enjoyed at Lil’ Bitz Pumpkin Patch was the variety of places to sit as you explore. This was a helpful feature for grandparents who may need a quick rest, nursing or feeding breaks, or just stopping to tie a shoe!

Pick Your Pumpkin

At the end of your visit, you can explore the pumpkin patch and select your pumpkin. Pumpkin prices begin at $3 each. There are a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes to choose from and there is also a selection of gourds available. You can pay by cash or card and wagons are available for transporting pumpkins to your vehicle.

One of my favorite parts about visiting Lil’ Bitz over the years is that no two experiences are the same. Each year this family-owned business adds new features, photo opportunities, and experiences for families to enjoy!

To learn more about Lil’ Bitz Pumpkin Patch, check out their website!

Looking for more to do locally this fall? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Halloween & Fall Activities for 2023.
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Kallie Swenson
In 4th grade, Kallie sported two things: an awkward haircut and the title of “new kid.” Her family moved from Crookston to Moorhead, where she went on to graduate from Moorhead High. After graduating, she packed up and migrated south, to the Twin Cities area. There she lived with an amazing set of roommates… her grandparents! She still considers this one of the best decisions of her life. She attended one year at a community college before deciding she would venture back to Moorhead to earn a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Her career spanned across local organizations, including for SCHEELS and The Salvation Army. In 2016, Kallie made the huge decision to buy a house in Barnesville. She closed on her 25th birthday and moved in with her dog, Lily. In 2017, she began dating a long-time friend (not all love is love at first sight!) and got married in March of 2019. She and her husband, Jordan, enjoy traveling, the outdoors, live music, and finding treasures during garbage week. Kallie is now a proud stay-at-home mom to 2 girls. She loves writing about thrifty living, party planning, and nurturing relationships on her blog. When Kallie bought her small, 980-square foot home she never imagined so much love would grow there. Her family eventually plans to build in the country but for now, enjoy the closeness of small living.


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