- When are you open?
- Can I bring my dog to Bates?
- Is there any charge to visit Bates Nut Farm?
- When does your Pumpkin Patch open?
- What crops do you grow at Bates?
Our normal hours are from 9:00 - 5:00 every day. But during our 2022 Pumpkin Patch Season, hours are Weekdays from 9-5:30 and Weekends from 8:30-6:00. We are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Check our website for special hours during the Fall.
Admission is free. There is a charge for 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.
Our Pumpkin Patch opens every year mid September through October 31st. We have lots of events happening throughout the month. Check the Events page on our website for details.
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.
Today our only crop is pumpkins, gourds and squash. We plant several different varieties, beginning in June of each year.