Balzano Family Pumpkin Patch

Opening Day Oct. 1st  2020

Located at 5230 Seven Rivers Highway, halfway between Artesia and Carlsbad. Enjoy a beautiful fall day at the Pumpkin Patch. Located just 15 minutes from Carlsbad, our Pumpkin Patch is the perfect way to spend some quality time with your kiddos. Pick out your own locally grown pumpkin, grab a fishing pole and catch some fish in Papa's pond, see all of our cute animals, and wander through our fairy garden. There's plenty of yummy fall food, like caramel apples, homemade pumpkin pie, roasted corn and more. The restaurant will be open serving food, wine and beer all day.

Open Through October
1-6pm Thursday
1-6pm Friday
10am-6pm Saturdays
Noon-6pm Sundays
Admission $10 per person
includes all activities, pumpkins sold separately

Our COVID Safe Practices

We are committed to keeping you safe

Make a reservation to visit the Pumpkin Patch to help us control our daily attendance.

Per state law, face masks will be required during your visit. We appreciate your cooperation, without it we can't stay open.

Hand sanitizer stations are available across the Pumpkin Patch and at every game or activity we have staff sanitizing after every guest.

Social distancing markers are throughout the farm and any place where you might have to stand in a line. Please use social distancing and stay with your family or group.

Increased cleaning and sanitizing of all areas on the farm and in our restaurants.

Contactless pay systems, and online ticketing available.

Staff Screening- all of our employees have been screened for symptoms and had their temperature taken.


Gemstone Mining

Old school gemstone mining comes to the farm. Buy a bag of sand and use our mining sluice to find the gems that you can take home with you.

Mining Bags are $4 each.

Bounce Pad & Houses

Adults and kids alike can bounce the day away on our new Giant Pumpkin Bounce Pad. Or enjoy on of our other fun bounce houses.


Fairy Garden 

Did you know that every time we plant a pumpkin seed a flower fairy is born? Neither did we, until all of a sudden a fairy garden started to be built by our winery. It's filled with fairy homes, and toys and lots of fun things to see. But remember you have to look and not touch and you have to wear our wings and pixie dust so they won't see you.


Fishing Pond

This year our little pond is filled to the brim with fish just waiting for a good fisherman. Catch and release as many as you can. We have the fishing poles and all the gear, just come ready for some fishing fun.

Rod and bait are included




Climb on up and grab a seat on a bail of hay and join the ride down to our pumpkin patch and vineyard, where you can wonder through the field to find the pumpkin that is just right for you!





Farmland Zoo

Love animals? Well we have plenty of cute animals to fall in love with. Feed our adorable goats, llama, baby alpaca, chickens, ducks and more. They love kids and can't wait to see you!





Pumpkin Fun

Our big Pumpkin Blaster where you can shoot a pumpkin over 500 feet and really smash it good!! Shoot 3 pumpkins for $5


Pumpkin Slingshot 

Want to see how far you can sling a pumpkin or a gourd? Well then the pumpkin slingshot is your game. Last year our record was a mini pumpkin that was slung 400 feet into the field. can you beat that?

Or try your hand at pumpkin bowling, Knock down all the pins and you win a prize.





Bamboo Maze

You might wonder why we don't have a corn maze. Well we live in the desert and water is a precious thing, especially when you are growing pumpkins and grapes. So we are saving the water for all our big beautiful pumpkins and wonderful grapes that make our wine. But we promise you'll get lost and have fun in this awesome sustainable maze! Named one of the top mazes in New Mexico!





Hay Climbs & Tire Climbs

Kids love to climb on stuff, and we have plenty of things to climb on. They can climb our hay bail stack that is ten bails high (which is extremely high), or climb on one of our old tractors. We have new tire stacks and other fun things.





Nerf Gun Wars

Grab your nerf gun and get busy fighting it out with your family. We have an even bigger new Nerf Gun arena to play in and our Nerf Rival guns are loaded with 50 nerf balls to play with. Fun for the whole family!




Gerbil Races


Work as a team or race your friends and family down the Gerbil race track. Fun for all ages!




Food Options

Just Grazing Concession Stand



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Miss Janie's Pie Shop



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Balzano Vineyard




During Pumpkin Patch the Vineyard will be serving a variety of fun stuffed potatoes and appetizers during the day. Evenings we are open 6-9pm Thursday- Saturday for special dinner menus, please check the homepage for details.

The Winery serves our Spirit of Seven Rivers wine, and Luna Rossa as well as New Mexico beer from Marble Brewery, Santa Fe Brewery and others.



Professional Photography Request

We welcome outside professional photographers at our events, but we do ask that purchase a Photographer season pass, which is good for each event. Please click the link below to send your request for more information.
Photography season pass- $150.00 good for the entire pumpkin patch season