Norm’s Pumpkin Patch Farm in Lowell, Indiana is a nice family owned pumpkin patch. It’s the kind of place that locals go to pick out their pumpkins year after year after year. It’s something to be looked forward to, a family tradition.
This Lake County pumpkin patch holds hours of fun for every member of the family. You can pick out a pumpkin and enjoy the amusements. Why not select the perfect fall day, pick out a pumpkin, and make a few memories in the process?
Norm’s Pumpkin Patch Farm in Lowell, Indiana
Using my list of Indiana town Pumpkin Patches, my husband, Jeremy, and I headed out with kids in tow to explore! Following the signs, we found Norm’s Pumpkin Patch easily enough–which is a pretty good way to figure that you will too. Pulling in, you’ll drive past the pumpkins and make your way to the back of the farm to park. It’s also easy to navigate.
Before you head over to the pumpkins, you should know that the corn maze is located behind the parking lot. Ask for directions–Kid #1 thought this was the coolest thing ever. He wanted to race through the maze. We wanted to take our time. We comprised. He ran around, would turn back, and then find us again. He never got very far away from us and, as we were currently the only people in the maze, we didn’t worry about it very much either.
It’s a big corn maze. Norm’s pumpkin patch boasts a four acre corn maze. It has nice wide aisles.
Lowell, Indiana Pumpkin Patch
Norm’s Pumpkin Patch Farm has such a neat story. More than twenty years ago, Norm grew a few pumpkins and decided to share with the neighbors. A neighbor loaned him a small tractor so that one neighborhood family at a time, he could give them a hay ride and a chance to pick out their own pumpkin.
As things often do, it took off. Norm expanded his operation to reach out to the community at large with reasonably priced fresh pumpkins. Today, Norm supplies the neighborhood and people from miles around with a variety of pumpkins and a few fun attractions.
I think that’s such a great background. Here the guy was being a good neighbor, and now look what came out of it. It’s a whole attraction!
During the week, this pumpkin patch in Indiana is very low-key. Kids can play at the play area, check out the adorable goats and donkeys, and maybe even go for a barrel ride. A lawnmower with carts in tow, this ride is a fast zigzag back over to a green space near the parking area. Kid #1 didn’t stop grinning! Some parents, however, may want to sit this bumpy ride out–although hubs was a fan.
But the weekend is when Norm’s really comes alive. With a haunted hay ride, regular hay ride, food, and a visiting magician, picking out a pumpkin becomes an event instead of something you just do. Norm’s is known for Pa Pa’s donuts and cheese curds. Doesn’t that sound good? Our sons loved the play equipment and wanted to mess around on it for awhile.
A New Family Tradition
Bypass those boring pumpkins at the humdrum shops–who knows how long they sat there? Head to friendly locally owned pumpkin patches like Norm’s in Lowell, Indiana. Pick up pie pumpkins and make your homemade fall items (I’ve got tons of great recipes on here–just check out the “recipes” tab above), visit one of the special events to make a different kind of memory, or simply grab the best “soon to be” jack-o-lantern.
Make it a fun family tradition that you’ll look forward to year after year!
Follow along with the latest news by viewing Norm’s Pumpkin Patch on Facebook. They do a very good job, at the time of this writing, of keeping customers updated with their latest events and products. As always, before making a special trip, try to call ahead and make sure that they are open!
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Norm’s Pumpkin Patch Farm
7608 W 155th Avenue
Lowell, IN 46356
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