6th Annual Youth Ranch Pumpkin Patch

Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches 6th Annual Pumpkin Patch October 2023

We are excited to welcome visitors back to the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches for our 6th annual Pumpkin Patch presented by First Community Bank!

photo courtesy of www.amandafarris.org

Each year, our staff and children work to transform the Ranch into a fall wonderland that is fun for the whole family!

Admission is only $10 and includes one pumpkin per visitor and free access to all of these fun activities: 

  • Barrel Train Ride
  • Enchanted Forest
  • Hay Ride
  • Bouncy Houses
  • Inflatable Maze
  • Petting Zoo
  • Corn Pit
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course

We will also have face painting, cookie decorating, carnival games and SO MUCH more!

Our beautiful 600 acre campus offers many opportunities for beautiful fall photos with the whole family, and we’ll also have some fun photo spots set up for the kids!

Hours of Operation

Beginning October 7, 2023
Wednesday-Friday: by Group Reservation Only
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 1pm – 4pm


Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch
100 Saint Vincent Place, Batesville
Directions: The ASYR is located just west of Batesville, near the community of Bethesda out Highway 106. Follow highway signs to Arkansas Sheriffs Ranch down Earnheart Road and turn right onto Saint Vincent Place for parking.


  • $10 Admission per visitor available at the gate, includes 1 pumpkin and access to all activities.
  • Children 2 years of age and younger are FREE.
  • Weekday rates available for groups of 20 or more only by RSVP.
  • Credit and debit cards are accepted.

And the best part? 

All net proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch benefit the mission of the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, which provides safe, healthy, and loving homes for Arkansas children.  You can also support the ASYR by making a one-time gift or set up a monthly contribution by clicking here.


Volunteers Needed!

Would you or your group like to volunteer? We are scheduling volunteers for weekend shifts. Contact Alyssa Stark (870) 793-6841 ext 303 or email alyssa@youthranches.com with questions or to start volunteering.



Presenting Sponsor

Activity Sponsors

  • FutureFuel Chemical Company
  • Littlefield Oil Company
  • Precise Heating Air & Electrical
  • Southern Bank

Patch Supporters

  • Batesville Area Chamber of  Commerce
If you would like to support this event by becoming a sponsor, please contact Matthew Cleveland (501) 940-3440 or email matt@youthranches.com. Or click here to make a gift.

You can help send our Ranchers back to school on August 21

The 2023-2024 school year will begin soon, and one thing is for sure–we have lots of excited boys and girls! For some of our Ranchers, the first day of school represents a fresh start. And for many of our newer Ranchers, this may be the very first opportunity they have to thrive in school.

One young man who has called the Ranch home for over 6 years received his diploma last year! He is currently living in our independent living home and will attend college this fall while he continues to work part time. We could not be more proud of him!

This is all thanks to support from friends like you.

You can help send our Ranchers back to school

August 21st is the first day of school for our Ranchers, and we need your help. Our houses are full this summer as we prepare for back to school, and we have lots of new students to buy school supplies for.

From kindergarteners to a college freshman, that is a lot of shopping lists, and their supply needs vary greatly. Your online gift is the very best way to make sure every Rancher’s need is covered, even beyond the classroom.

Your gift of $285 can provide everything one Rancher needs for a great school year–new school clothes, a new pair of shoes that fit, a fresh haircut, school supplies, and a new backpack.

Will you join us today by making a gift? Even a gift of just $30 can give two children a brand new backpack – something many of them have never had before and that they will carry with pride!

Your gift today, no matter the size, will not only help with needs like school supplies, but it is an investment in the futures of Arkansas children.

•  $285 can outfit 1 child for the 2023 school year
•  $150 can buy new school clothes
•  $100 can purchase school supplies
•  $50 can pay for 5 fresh haircuts
•  $45 can buy a pair of new shoes
•  $30 can buy 2 new backpacks

You can make a difference in the life of a child this school year. Click here to become a Hope Builder by making your gift a monthly contribution to the Ranches. It’s quick and easy to make a gift: click here to make a gift today!

Some of our biggest needs for the school year are:

And if you order supplies online, you can ship it directly to us at: ASYR, 100 Saint Vincent Place, Batesville, AR 72501. Thank you for supporting our boys and girls this school year!