The Kula Country Farms’ Pumpkin Patch opens each year in October. For many locals a trip to the Kula pumpkin patch is a seasonal must. Families go to pick out their pumpkin for the holidays and enjoy the stalls and activities together.
‘Upcountry’ is the name given to the area on the upper slopes of Haleakala, facing West. Due to the altitude it is cooler and receives a lot more rain than the rest of Maui, and thus much of Maui’s produce is grown in this region.
Kula Country Farms has a regular produce stand selling fresh fruit and vegetables located on the Kula Highway. This is also where you’ll find the notorious Kula pumpkin patch.
You can take a walk around the patch (and through) and inspect the pumpkins of various sizes, shapes and even color. The ground is rather dusty around the patch, so we recommend you wear slippers or trainers which you don’t mind getting dirty.
The pumpkin patch sits on the side of Mt Haleakala’s slopes and there are stunning views from the patch looking across to the West Maui mountains.
There are many conveniently placed hay-bails, and benches, and with the beautiful views it makes for a great photo opportunity.
If you find a pumpkin which you’d like to take home with you then you simply pick your perfect pumpkin up and take it to one of the nearby paying stations. Pumpkins are priced by size, so you’ll pay a little more for the larger ones.
As well as a lot of pumpkins to see, there are food trucks and plenty of stalls to be explored. You will find local-made goods for sale such as chutneys and jams, and handmade jewellery. You can pick up souvenirs for yourself or to take home for friends and family.
Children (and adults!) love exploring the amazing maze made from maize, and of course taking a peek at the Shetland ponies, goats and rabbits which are on display.
We hope you enjoy a trip to the Kula Pumpkin Patch this fall.
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