If you’re a fan of Little People, Big World, then you’re very familiar with Roloff Farms, the massive compound that Matt and Amy bought in 1990 and raised their kids on. But did you know you can actually visit the farm you see on TV, and even get a tour from a family member? Here’s everything you need to know if you’re considering a trip to the Roloffs’ home!
Where is Roloff Farms?
Roloff Farms is located in the unincorporated community of Helvetia, Oregon. If that might as well be Oz to you, it’s not really that hard: it’s located about thirty miles west of Portland, OR. If you’re visiting from out of town, you’ll need to fly into Portland Airport, and drive just thirty minutes until finding the farm. There are plenty of nearby hotels and AirBNBs featuring gorgeous views and majestic nature. There’s plenty to do before and after your trip to the farm, too, from hikes to sightseeing to river cruises.
When Is Roloff Farms open?
Roloff Farms opens to the public for one month out of every year for pumpkin season: Oct. 5 through Oct. 28. So, if you’re looking to visit the farm it’s open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m, but don’t arrive later than 5! All you have to do is pull up, park, and pay the admission fee, which is $14 for an all-inclusive pass, $10 for just the wagon ride, or $8 for the “adventure zone.” But more on that later.
But what if I want to visit another time besides October? you may be thinking. Well, you’re in luck! You can book a private tour guided by either Matt, Zach, Amy, or Jeremy, where they’ll take you in an all-terrain vehicle to some of the best photo opps on the farm. You might get to see other Little People, Big World cast members too, if you’re lucky! This amazing experiece will cost $300 for up to three people, an then $25 for any extra guests. Totally worth it, if you ask us.
What is there to do at Roloff Farms?
Roloff Farms is made up of over 100 beautiful acres, and there’s so much to do! When Matt and Amy bought the farm in 1990, they imagined so much more than a place to grow pumpkins. They wanted it to be a “magical place for his children,” and Matt made it just that by building enchanting play areas, like a Western Town with underground tunnels, Molly’s Castle, The Twins’ Swamp Fort, Matt’s Bridge, a Secret Forest, and a spooky Tower of Terror. You can see all of these amazing place any time of the year on the private tour!
However, if you go during pumpkin season, there’s even more to do! From a pumpkin patch where you can pick your own gourds to a gift barn, wagon tours, pony rides, a kiddie train, a corn maze, a fun house, and so much more, you and your family will never get bored!
If you can’t get to Roloff Farms, you can still experience a little bit of the magic by grabbing some of the family’s famous Roloff Farms salsa at Roth’s, Fred Meyer, or QFC, or by buying Matt’s new children’s book Little Lucy, Big Race!