McCall's Pumpkin Patch
Looking for fall fun? Spend the day at a pumpkin farm! McCall’s offers something for families of all ages with many fun activities, hayrides out to the pumpkin field, general store with homemade goods, concession stands, gift shop, and even a haunted farm at night.
East of Albuquerque near Moriarty, NM
Fall in NM is delightful. The days start getting cooler and the cottonwoods and aspens turn a golden color dotting our landscape. Nothing screams fall more than visiting a pumpkin farm, taking a hayride out to a field, and choosing your very own pumpkin.
McCall’s Pumpkin Patch offers that and so much more on weekends in September through October. We have been bringing our children out to McCall’s since they were babies in front carriers. This is one of our favorite fall traditions we do as a family.
Nestled just on the other side of the Sandia Mountains, McCall’s is a 320 acre working farm that grows pumpkins and more. Harvest season means a plethora of pumpkins at McCall's. Rows and rows of pumpkins of all shapes, colors, and sizes dot the field, a short hay ride away from the main visitor area.
Big decisions when spending a day at McCall’s are which activity to do first, as there are lots. We have enjoyed seeing the patch grow over the years. Each year seems to have something new and fun added to the sprawling grounds. For the braver crew, McCall's also has evening activities in their Haunted Farm area that includes large campfire sites you can rent for the evening, a haunted corn field, haunted barn, and a zombie hunt. Favorites for our family continue to be the hayride out to the field to select a pumpkin (they also sell pumpkins in their store), the jumping pillows where kids of all ages can jump and bounce on a big orange trampoline-like cloud, the giant slide cut down the side of a hill, and the gemstone mining.
There is the most adorable little cow train that carts around the wee little ones that my children remember so fondly and wish they could still squeeze into (I could tear up knowing they are now too big). Did I mention there is a kettle corn stand, fresh corn on the cob, and homemade baked goods like pumpkin butter, jams, and jellies?
McCall’s has something for everyone and is stroller friendly. Give yourself plenty of time to explore. It can be dusty out at the farm, especially if it is a windy day. We usually spend about three hours here. Being the early risers that we are not, we usually arrive at McCall’s right around lunchtime and spend quite a few hours exploring around. Before we head home, we try to save some time to do the corn maze. We love to see what the design of the year will be and enjoy trying to get to the middle and back of the maze in record time. Don’t forget your camera, as the beautiful setting at McCall’s will beg for a family photo, or two, or three, or four….