FAQ's

  1. When are you open?
  2. Can I bring my dog to Bates?
  3. Is there any charge to visit Bates Nut Farm?
  4. When does your Pumpkin Patch open?
  5. What crops do you grow at Bates?

Q: When are you open?

We are open 7 days a week, from 9:00 - 5:00. We are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Check our website for special hours during the Fall.

Q: Can I bring my dog to Bates?

Yes! Dogs on a leash are always welcome. However, please be courteous and clean up after your 4-legged friend if necessary. And remember, only Service Dogs are allowed inside the store.

Q: Is there any charge to visit Bates Nut Farm?

Admission is free. $5.00 parking on October weekends.We have picnic grounds, a Farm Zoo, and two retail stores, and host a variety of special events throughout the year.

Q: When does your Pumpkin Patch open?

Our Pumpkin Patch is open every year during the month of October. We have lots of events happening throughout the month. Check the Events page on our website for details.

Q: What crops do you grow at Bates?

Today our only crop is pumpkins. We plant several different varieties, beginning in June of each year. In the early years, walnut trees filled the front acreage of our farm and we got our start in this nutty business by growing, processing and selling walnuts. While we no longer grow any nuts, we continue to roast and sell many different types from all over the world in our retail store and other locations.