Bright, crisp, fun....fall!
As the autumn season is well underway we thought we'd share a list of some of our favorite places to visit during the month of October: Pumpkin Patches!
There are several places claiming to have the biggest or best pumpkin patch in the area, or state, or even country, but the ones below have been tested and approved for having some of the most festive, most fun, and most fall-like festivities and foods you can find this season!
It's not too late to plan your own trip to a great pumpkin patch, just choose one from below and give us a call!
- Craven Farms
Get ready to enjoy a full day of fall fun as you explore the 20-acre pumpkin patch filled with over 30 different varieties of pumpkins. You can make your own scarecrow, navigate through the 15-acre corn maze on-site, or even go interact with local farm animals. There will be plenty of homemade cider at the harvest market, not to mention the really fun pumpkin/apple slinger and 3D corn adventure! As an added bonus, Washington is all around a gorgeous spot to be during this time of year!
- Baugher's Orchards and Ranch
Welcome to Baugher’s, the premier place to be each weekend in October in Maryland! Here you will encounter over 600 acres of land to explore for the Fall Harvest Festival, the landholding an impressive pumpkin patch, petting zoo, fruit market and bakery, and local beehive facility. This farm has been family owned since 1904, the history palpable as you take a classic hay or pony ride, or try them over 20 different flavors of generation-to-generation pie recipes!
- Great Pumpkin Farm
Clarence, New York
Nearby in Clarence, New York, you will find our next choice, the Great Pumpkin Farm. Here you can not only pick your own pumpkins, enjoy local food, and take part in the petting zoo festivities, but you will also be able to take part in a costume competition, pig race, and pie eating contest! There is a popular Zombie Mud Run each year, as well as tons of extra fall food, entertainment, and raffles during Oktoberfest (Sept 18-20). This event is the largest in the region, complete with various BBQ cookoffs, cackling hen revue shows, and even kids craft days!
- Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch
If you are a fan of fall craft fairs, then Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch in Middletown is for you. At Jumbo’s, you will find over 131 acres filled with fall farm festivities, this operation opening to the public in 1994 but in the Huffner family since 1970. Enjoy a 30-acre pumpkin patch each weekend, plus a craft market that takes over 6,500 square feet of space! You can shop for trinkets, baked goods, and fall/Halloween decor while here, making this the perfect fall event in Middletown, in our opinion!
- Linvilla Orchards
At Linvilla Orchards, in Pennsylvania, you will get to encounter the famed ‘Pumpkinland’ the 100-ton pumpkin display that shows off the history of harvest through jack-o-lanterns, scarecrows, and witches! Take a hay or pony ride, head through the corn maze, or even take part in the Costume Parade or Witches House show. One bonus of this place you won’t find many other places? You can choose between either a straw bale maze or a large cornfield maze!
- Walter’s Pumpkin Patch
In Burns, Kansas, you can find some of the most exciting fall festivities in the area at Walter’s Pumpkin Patch! From pumpkin cannons to a human gerbil wheel, this fall fun zone is packing the punches with each inventive activity offered. Participate in Farm Scene Investigation, play a round of graveyard golf, or maybe enter the haunted cannery corn maze, if you dare! There are several fall weddings at this venue, the scenic pond and fall setting perfect for your pumpkin-filled day or event!
- Roloff Farms
The stars of the TLC hit show Little People, Big World will bring us our next best pumpkin patch in America, the entire farm anything but little! Just 30 miles west of Portland you will find this fun 108-acre farm that over 30,000 visitors have made the trek to, the famous spot offering pink, blue, and even speckled pumpkins for the picking. You can play putt golf here, pet some local barn animals, take a hayride, or even try the Roloff’s famous pumpkin salsa, a festive fall food you’re not going to want to miss.
- Cox Farms
Virginia can hold it’s own in the pumpkin world, too, as you will clearly see with a visit to Cox Farms in Centreville. Cox Farms is a spot you can spend all day in, with everything from the pumpkin patch and petting zoo to a baked goods store and farm chores center. You can encounter the Field of Fear or 'Cornundrum' activities here, each providing the thrilling and surprising twists throughout, or take your little ones to enjoy the slides, tunnels, swings, and kettle corn beyond! Be sure to come with an empty stomach, the local specialty fall foods here are beyond delicious!
- Yahoo Farm
Only 1 hour from Atlanta, within the foothills of the gorgeous Appalachian Mountains you will find a beautiful orchard filled with tons of autumn-themed activities. Pick, hunt, or carve pumpkins before you take the slow and relaxing hayride, or perhaps the 2-acre corn maze that turns into a haunted ‘cosmic corn maze’ after dark. Try your hand at fossil and gem grubbing or corn cannon shooting before you go, or perhaps just fill up on pumpkin cupcakes or local BBQ.
- Punkin Days
It’s a true pumpkin fiesta here in Floydada, this ‘Punkin Days’ festival just one of the many things that make this city the ‘pumpkin capital of the USA’. All month long you can find amazing fall festivities, several local family-owned farms like Assister Ranch putting on great harvest festivals. Carve pumpkins, roll pumpkins, paint your face or spit your pumpkin seeds the farthest as you enjoy one of the biggest fall celebrations in the country. Though you can enjoy this all month long, the official ‘Punkin Day’ here is October 11th, if you’d like to plan around that date!