Onward Acres, LLC is a new pumpkin patch off Old Route 66 between Springfield and Joplin in southwest Missouri. The Onward community is a historic settlement in Lawrence County that has pre-Civil War roots.
Onward Acres is owned by Sarah (Johnson) Watson Larsen who is a fifth-generation landowner in her family, her great-great grandfather settling there just after the Civil War. She has a vision of a family-friendly destination, complete with a robust pumpkin patch where interesting varieties of pumpkins can be picked or purchased pre-picked, super-fun kids' activities, educational and interactive farm-animal exhibits and unique photo ops for beautiful fall pictures to document the experience.
While Onward Acres has deep roots in southwest Missouri, it will be a new experience like no other in the area. If you long to celebrate the bounty of fall and have modern fun at a deep-rooted family farm, Onward Acres is it!
Onward Acres primarily grows pumpkins and provides a family-friendly venue for picking unique varieties of pumpkins or purchasing them pre-picked. It also offers super-fun kids' activities, educational and interactive farm-animal exhibits and unique photo ops for beautiful fall pictures to document the experience. Food and drinks will be available for visitors to buy, along with retail items from a gift shop.
Onward Acres is located off Historic Route 66 between Springfield, Missouri and Joplin, Missouri.
Visitors from Springfield go east on Historic Route 66 to Highway 96. Onward Acres is located north off Highway 96, approximately 2.5 miles down Highway M.
Visitors from Joplin take Highway 96 west to Highway M north.
The physical address is 4176 Highway M, Miller, Missouri 65707.
Hours of operation begin the last Saturday of September from 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and continue through the last Saturday of October each year.
Weekday hours are from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning the first Monday after the last Saturday of September and continuing through Halloween Day.