Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in Eastern Connecticut? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of those in Eastern Connecticut, sorted by county. Some are
farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm
stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple
roadside stands. Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from. To really make it
fun for your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn
maze, spook house, or hayride. There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of
course, the more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free.
Especially this year, due to Coronavirus, be
sure to click on the links (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to
confirm this year's dates on the website for each festival. If they don't have a
website, call the phone number provided, but
ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR
And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the
information, please let me know!
If you are looking for pumpkin weigh-offs and the US and world's largest pumpkins, see this page!
Want to do a fundraiser selling
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Finally, my boys are in Boy Scouts and raising money for their troop and
their trips and activities, so if you are looking for popcorn (many types), chocolate, coffee, k-cups or to donate to both the
Scouts and U.S. military troops,
click here and help the Boy Scouts!
Updates for September 2020
Most pumpkin patches and corn mazes usually open by mid September, some
earlier! You may also like a
local zombie event or Zombie Paintball!. The world's best
pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the
crust recipe is here! And we have
canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access many
pumpkin and other recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the
top of the page or the site search.
Keep in mind, many farms, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and Haunted Houses are trying to cope with rapidly changing state COVID requirements: ALWAYS
see their own website, Facebook page or call them before you go.
NOTE: Many of the farms are dropping their websites and switching to Facebook pages - but they don't tell
anyone, including search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo or us, or redirect their website, thus breaking all links to them. If a link is broken
please click the "click here to report a broken link or blank page" so we can find the replacement link! Thanks!
After Halloween, find a Christmas tree at a
Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and
free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your
children to a free Easter egg hunt -
see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt. If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me!
Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
New London County
- Clyde's Cider Mill - Real apple cider
129 North Stonington Road, Old Mystic, CT 06355. Phone: 860-536-3354. Email us at: email@example.com . Family-run since 1881, this is the last
steam-powered cider mill in New England. Clyde's recently received a
National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark Award. Fresh cider
is made daily during the Fall. Clyde's is also a bonded winery,
producing hard ciders and apple wines. Open seasonally, seven days a
week. Handicapped accessible. Historic site. Fun for children. Hours
of operation: Seasonal starting Aug., open daily. 9-5 Directions:
I-95 exit 90, follow Rte 27 to Old Mystic thru town, bear right at
fork. Cider Mill on left.
Cold Spring Farm - Uses natural
growing practices, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand,
pumpkin patch- harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn,
tractor-pulled hay rides, Fall festival, Honey from hives on the
farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, picnic area (bring your own food), farm
animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school
46 Town Rd, Colchester, Ct 06415, Colchester, CT 06415.
Phone: (860) 316-8368. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: daily from dawn til dusk, all
year - round.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices,
but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Venmo,
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 24, 2020)
- Country Corners Farm -
certified Organic, pumpkin patch-pick in the field,
pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, beans, blackberries,
blueberries, cucumbers, grapes, pumpkins, raspberries, summer
squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, prepicked produce, picnic area
288 Brewster Road, Griswold, CT 06351. Phone: (860)376-2259. Email
Directions: From the South I-395 to exit 85, turn right on to Rt
164; go until you see River Edge Golf Course on the right, then take
the next left, which is Brewster Road; follow it until it ends; you
are here! From the North, take I-395 south to exit 85; go straight
through the first light and turn left at the next light onto Rt 164,
then follow the directions above to River Ridge Golf Course. And for
a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August,
September, October, November. Open: Monday to Friday 9-6, Saturday
9-7, Sunday 12-6. Apples starting in July Thru October note: no PYO
on the apples or pears due to the large size of the Trees, Retail
only, Pumpkins late September thru October, Other summer Veggies as
they come in. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment:
Cash, only. We are USDA Certified Organic and Certified Naturally
Grant's - corn maze, pumpkin patch
Road, Lisbon, CT, 06351. Phone: 860-376-5625. Open: call for hours.
Payment: cash or check. Grant's Berry Patch is a family farm located
in Lisbon, Connecticut that specializes in Pick-Your-Own
Strawberries, Blueberries, and Raspberries, along with tomatoes and
other seasonable vegetables and what our customers refer to as "the
best sweet corn there is".
Holmberg Orchards - pumpkins, fruit, vegetables, flowers
12 Orchard Drive, Rte. 12,
Gales Ferry, CT 06335. Phone: 860-464-7107. Email:
PYO apples, pears, raspberries, pumpkins, cut flowers.
Call for seasonal hours. Farm
Market open daily 9 am to 6 pm year-round, featuring our native fruits,
vegetables, cider, pies, flowers, plants & seasonal items.
Maple Lane Farm and Market
- pumpkins, fruit
57 N.W. Corner Road,
Preston, CT 06365. Phone:
(860) 887-8855. Fax:
Maple Lane Farms offers PYO raspberries, currants,
apples, pumpkins, Christmas trees. Our Farm Market is open 8 am to 6 pm,
7 days, April - December.
UPDATE: October 07, 2016: The owner
tells me they are now permanently closed
353 Tobacco Street, Lebanon, CT 06249.
Savitsky Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or
farmstand, Fresh eggs
195 Cato Corner Rd, Colchester, CT 06416.
Phone: 860-537-5815. Email:
email@example.com. Open: September 1st - October 31st, call
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Scott's Yankee Farmer - pumpkin patch, tractor-pulled hay
rides, corn maze, farm market, porta-potties, restrooms, school
436 Boston Post Road Route 1, East Lyme, CT 06333. Phone:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: From Interstate 95
going North, take exit 71, Four Mile River Road. At the end of ramp,
go right. Follow Four Mile River Road to the end. Take a right onto
Boston Post Road. We are located 1 1/2 miles on the right. From
Interstate 95 going South, take exit 75, Route 1. Continue straight
off the exit to the first traffic light. Continue straight through
the traffic light and go 2 1/2 miles. We are located on the left.
Click here for a map and directions.
Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.
Click here for our Facebook page. Farm stand open April to
December 31st 7 days a week 9am-5:30pm. Donuts on weekends June to
November No pets allowed in Pick Your Own area Farm grown fruits and
vegetables, jams, honey, apple cider, Indian corn, gourds, mums Corn
Maze open August 30 to November 2, 2014. Pumpkins, jams, honey,
pies, apple cider. Apples in September and October. Pumpkins in
October. Homemade donuts weekends in the Fall.
- Buell's Orchard -
pumpkins, apples, vegetables, flowers
108 Crystal Pond Road,
Eastford, CT 06242. Phone:
(860) 974-1150 Fax: (860) 974-2305.
PYO apples, pumpkins.
Annual Fall Festival - Columbus Day weekend.
New Peach Festival --3rd Saturday of August!
Creamery Brook Bison - PYO pumpkins, hayrides, bison meat
19 Purvis Road,
Brooklyn, CT 06234. Phone: (860) 779-0837. Email:
email@example.com. Open: weekdays 2pm-6pm, Saturdays 10 am to 4pm. October group hayrides by
reservation. School groups welcomed! Bison meat and pork available all year.
- Devon Point Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or
farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field where they grow, pumpkin
patch- harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn, Honey from
hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the
premises), farm market, concessions / refreshment stand
Road, Woodstock, CT 06281. Phone: 860-974-9004. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: daily: Monday - Friday 9 am to
5; Saturday - Sunday 9 am to 6.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates.
Directions: 54 Joy Road, just off Route 169 and Route 171 in
Woodstock CT. For a map to our farm,
click here. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard,
Click here for our Facebook page. Fall Apple Cider Mill and Pick
Your Own Pumpkin Patch opens every year around late September -
please visit our website for exact dates. Raw Apple Cider made from
Unsprayed 'Beyond Organic' Apples - Apple Cider Donuts - Unsprayed
'Beyond Organic' Apples for sale by the bag - Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins
- Demonstrations of our newly restored Antique 1898 Cider Press -
Hayrides, fun activities for kids and more! Celebrate Fall with
healthy apples and apple cider WITHOUT pesticides, and no sprays
whatsoever.it's good, clean fun at Devon Point Farm every weekend
this Fall. But hurry, our supply of unsprayed apples is limited! You
can visit the farm now and stock up on our unsprayed apple cider,
and simply freeze it right in the jug for year-round use! We've
created a suite of pages on our website that explain in detail all
about our RAW Apple Cider, the story of the restoration of the apple
cider press and what we'll have to offer for Fall Family Fun! We
will be open weekdays from 9 am - 6 pm for apple, apple cider, and
pick your own pumpkins, though weekends will include the antique
apple cider press demonstrations, apple cider donuts, and
hayrides.(UPDATED: October 07, 2016) (UPDATED: September 21, 2015)
- Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm - corn maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides, Turkeys (organic,
not-hormone-fed), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, farm
animals, school tours
227 Ekonk Hill Road, Sterling, CT 06354.
Phone: 860-564-0248. Open: Please call for hours. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash,
Click here for our Facebook page.
- Horse Listeners Orchard - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples,
pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in
the field, Fresh eggs
317 Bebbington Rd, Ashford, CT 06278.
Phone: 869-429-5336. Email:
email@example.com. Open: during sotre hours.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards.
- Lapsley Orchard - pumpkins, fruit, vegetables
403 Orchard Hill Road, Rte 169,
Pomfret Center, CT 06259. Phone: 860-928-9186. Retail stand set on a 200-acre farm. Our orchards grow 50 kinds of apples,
and pears. Our own cider available. Our gardens grow everything
possible for the area. We offer a fall festival every Columbus Day weekend.
This year (2010) it is October 9, 10 and 11th from 10 til 6 all
three days. We also have PYO starting August 1, PYO apples starting
September 1st and PYO pumpkins starting October 1.
- Palazzi Orchard - pumpkins, apples, Peaches, vegetables, flowers, raspberries and grapes,
1393 North Road,
East Killingly, CT 06243. Phone:
(860) 774-4363. Bring your family to one of Connecticut's highest hills.
Spectacular four state view. 20 varieties of PYO apples. Open: 7 days all
Fall, daily 9:30am to 5:30pm. Free weekend hayrides. Peaches in Aug.
- Shashok's Orchard -
Pumpkins, apples, peaches
Chaplin, CT 06235. Phone: 860-455-0297.
PYO apples, pumpkins. Free
hayrides September - October. Farm
store open daily. Fruit,
vegetables, cider, cut and dried flowers, floral arrangements.
- Quintessential Gardens At Fort Hill Farms -
follows organic practices,
corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, prepicked produce, restrooms,
farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
260 Quaddick Rd POB 447, Thompson, CT 06277. Phone: 860-923-3439.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: I-395,
exit 99, go East exactly 2 miles Farm on left can't be missed! From
RI, take 44W to Pulaski Rd, straight thru stop sign, go 1 1/2 miles Farm on right. Open: Daily 8 to 6; call if inclement weather;
cornmaze 8/16 to 11/4: Sunday to Thursday 9 to 5; Fri/Saturday from 9am to
10pm w/Flashlight Nights! BYO Flashlight! Also call about Full -
Moon Flashlight Nights.
blueberries 7/1 pm to 9/1; Lavender 7/1 pm
to 10/1; Corn maze 8/16 to 11/4.
Click here for picking updates. We follow organic methods, but
are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard,
- Woodstock Orchards LLC -
pumpkins, apples, vegetables
494 Rte. 169, P.O. Box 113,
Woodstock, CT 06281-0113. Phone: 860-928-2225. Email:
blueberries July 15 to September 1. PYO
apples September 2 thru October 19. Retail
Farm Stand open Aug. 1 thru May, 9 am to 6 pm every day with our own apples,
vegetables, pumpkins and our fresh sweet apple cider along
with honey, maple syrup, jams, jellies and Vermont cheese.
Wright's Mill Farm
Canterbury, CT. Hayrides weekends in
October. See the website for more information!