With the cool brisk temperatures sweeping across our corner of the state, and the next season becoming official this past weekend, there's no reason to hide your excitement any longer for all things fall!

Fall here in Minnesota is nothing short of magical. It's my favorite time of year with all the foliage and smell of bonfires all across southeast Minnesota. But if there's one thing I've really grown to enjoy doing the most this time of year with my family, it's visiting all the local pumpkin patches. Picking out the gourds, enjoying some kettle corn with a cup of hot cider, and getting lost in the corn mazes are MUSTS when the air is cool and crisp.

When it comes to pumpkin patches here in Minnesota, there's certainly no shortage. But, when it comes to the best-of-the-best, who takes the pumpkin flavored cake? Reader's Digest just released their 'Best Pumpkin Patch in Every State' list, and all I know, is that the competition is stiff.

Here in Minnesota, the winner is: Pinehaven Farm in Wyoming. Just 40 minutes outside of Minneapolis, this pumpkin patch has 25 acres of pumpkins, a giant slide, petting zoo, authentic Native American tee pees, giant checkers, and a pumpkin-eating dragon named Farfel. Fun! Don’t miss these fun and spooky pumpkin stencils for when it’s carving time.

So load up the family, grab a Pumpkin Spice Latte or two, and enjoy the best-of-the-best here in Minnesota.

Also see: The 5 Best Pumpkin Patches In Southeast Minnesota for 2018