Welcome! 
The Pumpkin Patch opened in 1978 as a small children’s clothing shop at The Livery in Boone, Iowa.  Our adjacent companion shop, A Different Drummer, offered toys and gifts.  In the Fall of 1985, we combined these under The Pumpkin Patch name and relocated to the old Eschbach Building on Main Street in Ames, Iowa.  With more space, a full collection of children’s books were added.  As a family-owned business, we have been able to steer our own course and have always “marched to a different drummer."
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Store Hours  

​Sunday & Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

(Holiday hours may vary)

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Toys
Clothing
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*Important Store Notice*
Starting Tuesday the 12th of May, The Pumpkin Patch officially reopened to the public. With this reopening we will be practicing a new culture within our shop. We encourage patrons to wear masks as our clerks will be wearing them full time. This will also include 6 foot social distancing and heavy sanitizing for high traffic areas within the store (performed routinely by our staff). If it becomes necessary, we will also create a limit on the number of guests allowed in the shop at one time. As normal we will remain closed Sunday and Monday, but Tuesday through Saturday we will be open from 10am to 2pm. At the end of every week we will reassess our hours going forward. We will continue to provide all of our online and social media ordering! Contact us at any time to place an online order of items you are interested in. 
Thank you for your continued support,
The Pumpkin Patch Staff

302 Main Street

Ames, IA 50010

515-232-6398

We gladly accept cash, check, or credit card through The Square.