For our list of Wyoming pumpkin patches, we go from Laramie, to Casper, to Sheridan, and Rock Springs.

Around Greater Cheyenne, however, the “pickens” for patches are a little slim. If you’re in Cheyenne, and up for a road trip, here are your places. Visit their websites first to call before you go.

Bartels Farm – Fort Collins,CO, Find a corn maze, and everything pumpkins, including “punkin chunkin”, and kids' mini straw maze - which is always free - and seasonal decorations. 3424 E Douglas Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80524  49 miles south of Cheyenne (Depending on traffic, 49 miles might not be 49 minutes.)

Ellis Harvest Home – Lingle, WY.  This pumpkin patch and corn maze is two miles west of Lingle, and has been farmed by the Ellis family since 1959. They also have hay mazes, moonlight mazes, and a country store. The Red Barn Café has food and drinks.  Ellis also has a petting zoo, tomato launchers, and corn cannon. 2929 Hwy 26, Lingle, WY 82223.  This is around 95 miles northeast of Cheyenne.

SonHarvest Seasons – Riverton, WY.  Family owned and operated for the past 18+ years, they started growing pumpkins in their personal garden in 1997, and their success led them to expand. Featuring both a pumpkin field and corn maze, they’re near Two Valley Drive and Hutchinson Rd., Riverton, WY On Highway 26, west from Casper it’s 119 miles.

Jacketts Pumpkins on the HS Ranch – Casper, WY.  A 5-10 acre patch with pick your own pumpkin, hayrides and pumpkin sales. Pumpkins matured in early September and the patch is open throughout September. The frost likely means they must be picked before October, although some may be available for sale at the roadside stand. 19733 West highway 220, Casper, Wyoming 82604. It’s 190 miles northwest of Cheyenne.

Koltiska’s Pumpkin Patch (Sorry if the Facebook link is still broken.) - Sheridan, WY   A local Sheridan pumpkin patch with a hay ride and petting zoo. It opened in the middle of September at 120 Cat Creek Road, Sheridan, WY. 149 miles north of Casper, WY.

Lungren Girls’ Farm – Worland, WY.  A pumpkin patch and corn maze with giant pumpkins, concession stand and kid’s activities. 1372 S. Flat Road, Worland, WY 82401. 85 miles north of Riverton.

At all of these attractions, nothing is better than picking fresh off the vine. If you’re planning to use your pumpkin for carving, choose one that’s big enough. If it is destined to be a pumpkin pie, grab a good ripe small one.