2425 Hiatt Apple Trail, Winterset, IA 50273      515-490-9281

FAQ

Farm Policies

Watch Your Children
We are a working farm, with a working tractors and lots of activities. Please monitor and protect your children during your visit, for their safety and yours.

No Smoking or Vaping, Please
We are tobacco free. Please refrain from smoking, using other tobacco products or vaping while visiting The Pumpkin Ranch.

The Pumpkin Ranch, LLC, it’s owners, partners, staff, sponsors, and vendors are not responsible for loss, injury or death. By entering this property, you have agreed to these terms and take full responsibility for yourself and any minors in your care.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are you preparing for COVID-19?

We are so happy to be able to offer an outside place for you to come play, relax and have fun.  Fresh air and open spaces is at the heart of what we offer on our 25 acres pumpkin farm.

We learn more about COVID-19 everyday and as we do, we will continue to update our safety measures.  Currently, our best practices are as follows:

If you are sick, PLEASE STAY HOME and come see us when you feel better.

If you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 10 days or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, PLEASE STAY HOME and come see us another time.

Operating some attractions at 50% capacity.  The Jump Pillow and wagon rides to the patch will be operating at 50% capacity. Be patient with us and be patient with each other.  We can do this!  The pumpkin patch is located right by the parking lot and scale house.  We have pumpkin barrows if you prefer to walk into the patch instead of waiting for a wagon ride.

Asking that all guests practice social distancing of at least 6 feet between families/groups and wear a face mask/covering when social distancing can’t be maintained. Yes, we strongly encourage you to bring your mask/face covering.

Requiring all staff to wear a face masks/coverings when working within 6 feet of each other and customers.

Installing social distancing markings and/or signage at confined attractions and lines to limit contact between guests

Placing additional hand-washing stations for use by guests and staff, with hand-washing reminders and instructions posted around The Ranch.

Placing hand sanitizer at each point of sale area and additional locations.

Sanitizing surfaces that can be sanitized.  Remember, we are a farm.  Nature can’t always be sanitized.

Regularly sanitizing attractions and frequently used items/areas.

Requiring staff members to complete a COVID symptoms questionnaire at start of each shift and taking each staff member’s temperature before they enter the property.

Because we do not have plumbed restrooms, only porta-potties, we will offer same day re-entry to any guest who want to leave and come back.

We will continue to monitor the CDC guidelines and make additions and adjustments to our facilities to support the safety of our team members and guests.

-Update September 9, 2020

Can I bring my dog?        

Please don’t bring your dog or your pets. While we love dogs, it’s safest for everyone (dogs, too) that way. Of course, trained, registered service animals are always welcome! Owners must pick up after their service animals.

How far will I walk while I’m there?

Our activities are spread over 25 acres. There will be walking involved to get to and from the activities. Much of this walking is on grass, fields and farmland. Our Hayride (which is handicap-accessible) transports passengers to and from the pumpkin patch. Wear comfy shoes! Feel free to bring your own wagon or stroller for kids, bigger tires work better!

What should I wear?  

Remember, we’re a working farm! There are fun, but sometimes itchy and scratchy things here (think corn maze, pumpkin vines, straw bales). Resist the urge to wear shorts, open toed or high heeled boots and shoes. You’ll enjoy your day so much more!

Do you close when the weather is bad?    

We try to not close during scheduled business hours. However, if weather conditions are extreme, we might be forced to close due to safety.  Nobody has fun at a pumpkin patch if it’s pouring, snowing or flooding! We will always notify the public on our Facebook page, website, and voicemail systems.  We do not give weather refunds.

Can we bring in our own food and drink?    

Absolutely!

Do you have food and drinks on site that can be purchased?    

Of course! We have a full concession stand with hot dogs, walking tacos, baked good, snacks, specialty ciders, hot chocolate, coffee, and cold drinks. On the weekends we add outside food vendors/trucks and fun snack vendors.

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