Create Magical Memories at Enchanted Acres


The gates to our magical pumpkin patch, Enchanted Acres, will be open every weekend from Sept. 25 through Oct. 25. Our hours are 9 AM to 5 PM every Friday and Saturday and 11 AM to 5 PM every Sunday.

Our humble beginnings started in 2012 with a rented tent where we hosted pumpkin painting workshops. Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, we are once again focusing on pumpkin decorating workshops and other simple pleasures, like Books in the Barn story time, for families and small groups. Each weekend we host unique experiences for people of all ages.

Stay up to date with workshops being offered on our Enchanted Acres’ Facebook page. Facebook is also where we share photos and videos of our adorable goats, including our mascot Nibbles and her young twins.

10.5.20 blogOur opening weekend was event-filled from goat yoga to chainsaw art carving demonstrations by Logs 4 Heroes to a visit from the cookie dough food truck. We also hosted a succulent planting workshop, and Sarah Morton Fitness of Hampton taught a fun goat yoga class in our pasture.

The Marketplace Café is open on Saturdays and Sundays, serving up popular Apple Orchard Panini and Pumpkin Patch Panini. Every weekend we also serve up homemade lunch specials, ranging from Hot Beef Sundaes to Chicken Tacos made from the chickens we raise.

Check out our Schedule of Events, and make plans to join us throughout the season. NOTE: Special workshops, including the 1 PM crafting sessions on Saturdays, require advanced registration. It’s our hope that a visit (or two or three!) to Enchanted Acres becomes an annual tradition.

We often post event updates throughout the season on Facebook, so be sure to “give us a like.” You can follow along with the fun all year long through Facebook and Instagram. In addition, we provide a complimentary quarterly newsletter to which you can subscribe by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you see you soon at Enchanted Acres in Sheffield, Iowa, where memories grow! In the meantime, we’re helping you celebrate October as Pumpkin Month by sharing with you a few of our favorite recipes:

2020 Books in the Barn


Pumpkin Muffins


Sift Together:

  • 1 ¾ c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg

In a small bowl, beat:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. oil
  • 1 ½ c. sugar



  1. Add 1, 15-oz. can of pumpkin and dry ingredients to egg mixture.
  2. Beat for 2 minutes. Pour into muffin pans.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  4. Let cool and top with cream cheese frosting.


Photo from The Pioneer Woman