Best Pumpkin Patches!
1. Becker Farms: 3724 Quaker Rd., Gasport, New York. This is a terrific way to celebrate the harvest season! The great Pumpkin Fiesta is a fun family activity that the kids will remember and want to return to year after year. The Fiesta is every Saturday and Sunday from mid-September to the end of October. Free Live music from 1pm to 4pm. Wine, beer, hard cider and dessert wine tasting $5. Food available all over the farm and into the BRAND NEW BECKER BAZAAR! Enjoy our famous chicken bbq & ribs as well!
The Concord Grape Maze – New this year, the concord grape maze is living growing grape maze that will change each year as the vines mature. A true horticultural project that will be worth seeing year after year!
The New Corn Maze – Just when you thought we had nothing more to offer you we slide in a curve ball with our time honored traditional corn maze! Located behind the Labyrinth near our new Becker Mountain.
2. Pumpkinville: 4844 Sugartown Road, Great Valley, NY 14731. We loved going to Pumpkinville when the kids were little and probably visited it before it became well known back in 1979. The 200-acre pumpkin farm is the oldest, continuously working pumpkin farm in New York State.
Approximately 125 acres of the farm is dedicated to the pumpkin patch. They grow a wide variety of pumpkins including a range of colors from green to
pink to the traditional orange. They also grow a wide variety of styles and sizes from the traditional smooth to the “bumpy” skin pumpkins. They grow
small pumpkins about the size of you fist to large pumpkins the size of a could basketballs.
In addition to the patch, they have become a regional tourist destination for their on-site, traditional attractions that range from hayrides to a pedal kart track to gem mining and a 6-acre corn maze that has been designed with the logo of a local radio station. Each year, during their six-week season they attract about 100,000 people.
3. The Great Pumpkin Farm: 11199 Main Street, Clarence, NY 14031. Another place we used to visit when the kids were little. So many fun things to do. Kid’s and parents will enjoy our haymaze here at the Great Pumpkin Farm. The haymaze is open everyday throughout the festival. Enjoy it on the weekends or during the week when you are here to get your pumpkins or shop in the store for your Halloween decorations.
Contests include Children’s Pie Eating, Adult Pie Eating, Scarecrow Making, Pumpkin Decorating, Mummy Wrapping and Cow Milking.
Activities include Children’s Craft Area, Face Painting, The Cackling Hen Revue, The Fabulous Mike the Magician and In Jest – a juggling – comedy family fun!
4. Long & Scott Farms: 26216 County Road 448A, Mt Dora, FL 32757. Besides the Corn Mazes, they have a ton of other fun things to do. They have a zip line (for kids under 100 lbs.), a slide, a kids corn maze, a tree maze, a cafe, a country store and don’t forget the hay ride. You can find out more information about their mazes here. We started off with some breakfast at the cafe, so we had a lot of energy to do most of the activities.
We went through the corn maze first. You have to watch video before you enter and there are some rules but really just ordinary things you shouldn’t do like run, swear, smoke and a couple other ones. Then when you exit that you see the slide and tunnel. After that you can choose to go to the maze or you can head over to the zip line. Of course you can always stop and fish a little. They are waiting for you with fishing poles in hand.
5. Pumpkin Patch Express: 12210 83rd St ., East Parrish,FL 34219. All Abroad! Express trains to the Pumpkin Patch will depart various times October 25 and 26 from the Bradenton Area in Florida. This two-hour excursion stops at the Pumpkin Patch, where each child will be able to pick out one pumpkin to take home. While at the patch, everyone is invited to participate in hayrides, Lincoln log building, crafts, and many more fall fun activities! The Pumpkin Patch Express creates a unique spin on the pumpkin patch tradition for children of all ages!
Dates and hours of operations:
Oct. 25 10:00 AM
Oct. 25 1:00 PM
Oct. 25 4:00 PM
Oct. 26 10:00 AM
Oct. 26 1:00 PM
Oct. 26 4:00 PM
6. County Line Orchard: 200 S. County Line Road, Hobart, IN 46342. County Line Orchard, located in Northwest
Indiana, is the closet U-pick apple orchard to downtown Chicago, and is an all-in-one attraction, offering visitors an abundance of family fun, fall
In addition to taking a tractor ride out into the pumpkin U-pick field, where visitors can choose from a variety of farm inspired fall goods such as pumpkins, gourds, squash, Indiana corn, hay bales and more; attendees can enjoy apple U-pick, featuring Suncrisp, Shizuka, Golden Delicious, Red
Delicious, Granny Smith and more. County Line Orchard also offers a kid’s farm, intricately designed corn mazes, the Bee Yurts house, County Line
Orchard’s observation bee hives, weekend Barnyard Jams entertainment, campfires and hayrides.
After exploring the many attractions at the orchard, attendees can dine at County Line Orchard’s Country Kitchen or Grill. While at the Country
Kitchen, select from appetizing sandwiches and flavorsome soups. The County Line Orchard Grill features traditional grill fare such as burgers, bratwursts and pulled pork sandwiches.
Visitors can finish a delicious country meal by stopping in the bakery, where County Line Orchard’s famous apple spiced and pumpkin spiced donuts are made fresh daily. Visitors can savor decadent, homemade fudge, offered in numerous delicious varieties; Indiana popping corn, which is made into small batches of kettle corn or cheddar corn; fresh, hand-dipped caramel apples, which can be enjoyed plain or rolled in nuts, pretzels, M&M’s or sprinkles; and bakery fresh pies and breads.
County Line Orchard is open for the season from September 6 through November 2. U-Pick and the kid’s farm is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Country Kitchen is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and the Grill is open on weekends from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During the month
of September, visitors can get lost in the corn mazes from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, and from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekends. In October, the corn mazes will be open from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
7. Deere Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch: 1565 St. John’s Church Road NE, Lanesville, IN 47136. Pumpkin patch, corn maze, bungee jump, hayride, tractor display, farm animals, gem mining, bounce house, giant tire mountain, straw bale maze, enclosed downhill slide, and more. Why is it the best?: Visitors can make this a day-long trip! Not only will they get to pick their favorite pumpkin out of Deere Farms’ plentiful patch, they will also get to enjoy all of these other exciting activities. Dates: September 19- November 2, Hours: Fri, 5pm-dark; Sat 11am-dark; Sun noon-dark.
8. Country Corner: 5333 US Highway 150 in Alpha, IL 61413. Country Corner has over 10 acres of pumpkins. You can head out into the field with a red wagon or take a hayrack ride to find your perfect pumpkin. They have pumpkins of every size, shape and color-green, red, pink, and blue. You can make a day of it because they also have two corn mazes, barnyard zoo, cow train rides, corn cannons, learning center, timber nature trail, mining for gems, and a country store. Starting September 13th, Country Corner has special events every weekend through the end of October. Weekdays 12-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
October 11-12 – Giant Pumpkin Festival
October 25-26 – Pumpkin Cannons/Military Appreciation
9. Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch: 42W813 Reinking Rd., Hampshire, IL 60140. You don’t want to miss out on their donuts! Tons to do and the nicest
family run farm out there. You go under a big welcoming arch to be greeted by wonderful people who make this farm a special visit each year. There is a cute Halloween shop to gather last minute costumes or knick knacks, hayrides, a homemade treat store. Get some great photo ops with all the wooden cut outs, old-timey firetrucks, and endless choices in the pumpkin patch.
- full petting farm
- Pony and camel rides (extra cost)
- Pumpkin Express- 1/2 mile tour
- Pig racing – select days/times
- Wagon Ride
- Haunted House – appropriate for school aged children)
- Corn Stalk Maze
- Pumpkin Eating Dinosaur
- Munchin Maze
- Paintball Shooting Gallery
- Pumpkin slide and more
U-Pick begins mid August – Daily 8am-5pm. Fall Festival begins Sept 20th and runs Monday – Sundays 9am-6pm.
10. Maize Valley Farm Market, Winery & Craft Brewery: Located just outside Hartville Ohio about 20 minutes from Akron or Canton and about an hour from Cleveland. 6193 Edison St. NE, Hartville, Ohio 44632.
Offers one of the most complete fall harvest destination experiences one can find. In our effort to keep the family farm rolling we have embraced change over the years. The family farms’ roots date back to the 1800’s. In 1998 we embarked into the direct farm market business including produce sale, a corn maze, and pumpkin patch. In 2005 we added a winery, and NEW for 2014 we are opening a Craft Brewery. We have hosted CNN, Michale Waltrip the NASCAR driver and a SPEED T.V. crew and even had a BiGFoot Monster Truck on site for over 6 weeks one fall event season.
We don’t just do pig races, we do NASHOG and may be the only place in the country where you can enjoy your favorite craft made adult beverage while watching pigs race after you picked a pumpkin from our patch and then go watch us shoot a pumpkin up to a half a mile with our pumpkin cannon.
If you are looking for food we have you covered with a wide variety of options from simple “concession offerings” to more complete offerings such as a Ruben made from Boar’s Head provisions or our special “Pumpkin Cannon” meatball “samich” made with our own special recipe handmade meatballs!
New for 2014 will be an expanded children’s play area; a remodeled pavilion called the “4 Door Cafe”” with expanded craft beer, wine and food offerings;
our NEW “GoatApalooza” goat ramp overpass; and new “Chicken Run”.
Probably one of the biggest reasons to visit Maize Valley is we are the only fall location that hosts Megasaurus! Mega is a 48,000 pound fire breathing metal dinosaur that will have three shows in 2014. A child has not lived until they see Mega pick up a car rip off its roof and bake the contents of pumpkins inside making its version of “Mega-Pumpkin Pie”!
11. Shady Brook Farm: 931 Stony Hill Rd. Yardley, PA 19067. Bucks County is home to Shady Brook Farm, one of the remaining working farms in the county. Shady Brook Farm has been family owned and operated for more than 100 years-currently, the fourth generation of the Fleming family is running the farm.
Travel on a scenic wagon ride down to the patch to find the perfect pumpkin to carve and enjoy all the fabulous entertainment at their annual PumpkinFest including a corn maze, Bears Playground, pig races on the weekends, giant inflatable attractions and much more. Stay until dark for HorrorFest, if you want to get spooked!
Shady Brook Farm is also home to a Farm Market for fresh produce and goodies and Uncle Dave’s Homemade Ice Cream-be sure to try the pumpkin ice cream during the fall seasons!
Open daily for pumpkin picking September 27-October 31, 2014 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and staying open until 8 p.m. on select dates.
$10 admission on weekdays, $15 admission on weekends.
12. Beech Hill Farm – Stand & Ice Cream Barn: 107 Beech Hill Road, Hopkinton, NH 03229.. You could spend the day at Beech Hill Farm & Ice Cream Barn this fall – where they grow all their own pumpkins. Very pretty, real farm – with animals – and lot of varieties of pumpkins, from white to red. Plus there are three different corn mazes, a mile long Rhododendron Nature Trail, beginning map courses, fall horse drawn wagon rides and thousands of pumpkins grown right on the farm. And, pumpkin fun may be found at the Fall Harvest Festival, with live music.
13. Pick your fun at Lucky Ladd Farms: 4374 Rocky Glade Road in Eagleville, Tenn., approx. 45 min. from downtown Nashville, is more than 60 acres of farm-themed playgrounds, pumpkin patch, corn maze, Tennessee’s largest petting farm with more than 100 animals, mega slides, and wagon rides.
Sept. 20 through Nov. 1, pick the perfect pumpkin in the Lucky Ladd patch which is home to more than 10 varieties of pumpkins. There are more than 10 varieties of freshly-picked pumpkins for carving, decoration, or are stuffed into the many fresh pumpkin pies. Fall fun also includes the GiantPumpkin Slingshots, pumpkin carving contests, and the after-dark attraction, Pumpkin Hollar.
More Tennessee pumpkin fun: Linus has nothing on Allardt, Tenn. which is home to the 23rd annual Great Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-off Oct. 4, 2014. Last year’s pumpkin winner weighed in at 712.5 lbs. Watermelons and green squash are also weighed. The annual pumpkin run, music, the Pumpkin Festival Parade and more entertainment are also on the bill.
14. Jackson’s Orchard: 1280 Slim Island Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42101, 270-781-5303. One of the best pumpkin patches in south central Kentucky. The orchard provides a year-round agritourism destination, but it sees the most visitors during the fall season. October brings lots of excitement to the Orchard. You’ll find family fun atpumpkin festivals every weekend for the five weekends before Halloween. That means Wagon Rides to the Pumpkin Patch, Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins, The Corn Maze, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Straw Castle, Face Painting, The Goat Ranch, and The Cider Slider, our Children’s Slide. Did we mention Caramel Apples? The Pumpkin Festivals begin on September 27-28, and continue every weekend through the end of October. Open from 8am to 6pm Saturday, 1pm to 6 pm Sunday.
15. Gallrein Farms: 1029 Vigo Rd Shelbyville, KY 40065. Families can pop into the new bakery for homemade fudge, donuts, caramel and fudge apples and other treats. Buy lunch at the bakery and enjoy it while relaxing in the new picnic barn. Visit the petting zoo. Shop for colorful gourds, Indian corn and mums. And, on Saturdays and Sundays, take a horse-drawn wagon ride to the enormous pumpkin patch.
Lots of family fun takes place weekends at the farm. In addition to the wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, there are pony rides, music, grilled hotdogs and hamburgers, a four-acre corn maze to conquer or the 15-car John Deere barrel train to hop aboard. All this makes a visit to Gallrein Farms’ pumpkin patch one of the best for families – plus, admission is FREE.
Open: Fall hours – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, 1- 5 p.m. Sundays for all fall activities. The market is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays. There is no admission fee to enter the farm. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch are FREE. Pumpkins are .42cents/lb. The farm’s market is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays; fall fun happens 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Fall season ends on Nov. 1, 2014.
16. Devine’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch: 623 Talmage-Mayo Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330. a 100-acre working farm. All the activities on the farm make it one of the best: over 10 acres of corn mazes, including a Kiddie corn maze, plus Hay Maze, Straw Crawl, Critter Petting Area, giant slide, Trike Track, Corn Hopper, Tire Mountain, Human Hamster Wheel, Rubber Duck Races and, of course, pumpkin picking. Visitors enjoy a nightly bonfire with free marshmallow roasting.
The 2014 corn maze design honors all Veterans and Active Duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces with the emblems of the five branches of military: Army,
Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. New to Devine’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch is the Zip Line Racers, featuring over 600 feet of soaring fun and excitement at speeds up to 25 mph. Families can grab hot dogs, hamburgers, pork barbecue, popcorn, a variety of candy bars and soft drinks or apple cider at the Corn Cafe.
Parents take note: The play area is enclosed with only two entrances so you can feel comfortable letting your little ones explore all of the fun of being on the farm.
Like your scares to be on par with nightmares? Come to Devine’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch‘s Field of Horror this Halloween. As fast as you can say
“Children of the Corn,” you’ll find yourself lost in the dark as the corn rustles and something wicked your way comes: Jason, Freddy, Pin Head, Saw and many more may be waiting for you. Visit the Field of Horror on Halloween weekend (Oct. 31 and Nov. 1) for some serious scares and fun trick-or-treating.
Open: Sept. 12-Nov. 1: 6-11 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Fall Break (Oct. 6-10 and Oct. 13-17): 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Field of Horror (Oct. 31-Nov. 1): 7:30 p.m. NOTE: Maze closed on Oct. 29 for walk-thru for Field of Horrors.
Admission: $8/ages 13 and over; $6/ages 5-12; free ages 4 and under. $1 discount for Military with I.D. Additional charge for Zip Line Racer: $10/person (first ride); $7/person (second and subsequent rides)
17. Chesterfield Berry Farm Pumpkin Patch: 26000 Pear Orchard Rd, Moseley, VA 23120. Every October, thousands of “fun-seekers” journey to the widely known and generationally cherished pick your own farm in Moseley, Virginia. These “fun-seekers” do not just come to entertain their children for the day, they take the short scenic drive year after year to create life-long memories. Memories created while on the hay ride which takes you to pick your own pumpkins or by trying their hand on the Corn Cannons; maybe the giggles and smiles that follow the surprise and thrill of the Scary Fun Barn; it may even be holding the hand of your little one while exploring our famous corn maze.
The Chesterfield Berry Farm’s pumpkin patch is one of the oldest and largest pumpkin patch in central Virginia. On our 500 acre farm, we have well over 100,000 pumpkins on over 150 acres of pumpkin patch. Open Sept. 20th – Oct. 2nd Saturday & Sunday 10:00am – 5:30pm, Oct. 2nd – Oct. 31st Thursday & Friday 2:30pm – 5:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 10:00am – 5:30pm.
18. Belmont Farm: Belmont Lane, North, VA 23128. This is a truly bucolic, idyllic small family pumpkin farm. They grow traditional pumpkins as well as several unique heirloom varieties. It really is like visiting a 1950’s pumpkin patch. After you go for a hayride and pick your pumpkins you head back to the original barn to pay where they measure the pumpkinsusing big repurposed metal rings that gauge the size. You can of course pick up homemade pies, canned items, cider and BBQ. They’ve got old school kids activities including a themed a obstacle course, spider-net, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making and face painting but also have updated activities like geocaching. It is just the quaintest movie like setting for fall!
19. Wegmeyer Farms: 38299 Hughesville Road, Hamilton, VA 20158, located just 40 miles from Washington, D.C in the beautiful rolling hills of northern Virginia. Pumpkin season begins on the last weekend of September and goes through the weekend prior to Halloween. The hours of operation are 9 am – 8 pm, Monday – Friday; 9 am – 6 pm, Sat and Sunday.
There are so many different varieties of pumpkins and gourds to be found. Visitors can pick their own right from the vine, or select a pre-picked pumpkin from their selection within the beautiful 19th century stone barn store. In addition to the awesome experience on a beautiful day, they also offer hayrides through Creepy Hollow.
After visiting the farm, save time to experience Wayside Farm Fun in Berryville, VA (about 20 mins. away from Wegmeyer Farms). There is a huge corn maze that the whole family can enjoy, and it introduces the kids to Angry Birds games to increase their enthusiastic, fun-filled day.
20. Back Home on the Farm: 2915 Willow Run Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22802. The Corn is a-MAZE-ing! We’re to be Harrisonburg and Rockingham County’s original corn maze! We have a new design every year and this year we celebrate 10 years of corny farm fun. Watch our Corn Maze page for special announcements about some great maze games and awesome prizes this year as part of our anniversary celebration!
Pumpkin Patch! Pick your own pumpkin from our 7+ acre patch — and because it’s a little farther down the holler from the rest of the activities, treat yourself to a hayride (handicap accessible) that will drop you off in the pumpkins! We grow about 40different varieties, chosen especially because they make great jack-o-lanterns, they were pretty, or just too unusual to pass up!
Pig Races at Squealer Downs!, Barnyard Fun and Ride the Carousel! There’s only one Virginia Carousel! Located in it’s own building at Back Home-on the Farm, this thirty horse merry-go-round has been lovingly restored and painted to feature famous Virginians, Virginia products, places and landscape. A 1942 Allen Herschell carousel, this merry-go-round used to travel from town to town delighting children in the day.
21. Clinton Sease Farm: 382 Olde Farm Road, Lexington, SC 29072-8781. As you navigate our 8 acre corn maze you will find clues, pictures, and games. Maize-o-Vision secret decoders help you navigate the multi-acre puzzle. Can you find your way out? Maize Quest is a great way for families, scouts, schools, youth groups, and corporate parties to enjoy victory together! Bring your family for a weekend to remember.
After ‘Getting Lost’ in the Corn Maze, visit theKiddie Corn Maze, Tire Maze, Tricyle Raceway, Cornsnake, Rubber Duck Races, Sand Pile, “Spookley & His Friends Storybook Maze”, South Carolina’s Original Marshmallow Maze, John Deere combine slide, giant forty foot slide, wooden playground area and much, much more. Then visit the Gift Shop and the Snack Shoppe to complete your adventure.
22. Madrac Farms: 580 Ralph Rahn Rd, Rincon, GA 31326. Come enjoy a fun-filled day at the farm. Madrac Farms Pumpkin Patch is the only true pumpkin patch in the Coastal Empire. We grow the Orange Bulldog Pumpkin, a new variety of pumpkin developed by the University of Georgia, which is specifically designed to grow in South Georgia’s humid climate, and other test varieties of Orange and White pumpkins.
Farm Animals, Big Slide Bouncy House, Pumpkin Pickin’, Hay Rides, Corn Maze and BIG Pumpkin, something for everyone.
— Mary Walker (@xxplumcrazeexx) October 7, 2014