Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in Southern Connecticut? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of those in Southern 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.
ALWAYS call before you go
to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!
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
pumpkins? See this page!
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 August 2018
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.
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
- Gotta's Farm -
661 Glastonbury Turnpike,
Portland, CT 06480. Phone:
Gotta's Farm opens May 1st for the season with spring plants. PYO
strawberries offered in June. Fresh fruits & vegetables available at
farm stand from July - December. PYO apples from September 15 - October 31.
Krochmal Farms - pumpkins
Lyman Orchards - pumpkins, fruit
Jct. Routes 147 and 157,
Middlefield, CT 06455. Phone:
(860) 349-1793 Fax: (860) 349-1424.
Enjoy 1100 acres of championship golf, championship pies, and Family Fun!
CT's largest indoor Farm Market. Corn maze from September 6 - November 2.
Fire Department - Halloween "Haunted Hayride"
Clark Memorial Field
(Fireman's Field), 210 Elm Street, Ols Saybrook, CT. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
The Old Saybrook Fire Company will not be holding the Hayride in
Clark Memorial Field, 210 Elm
Street, Old SayBrr"OOk,
(across from Pasta Vita). All year long, the volunteer fire department puts
out fires, but during Halloween, its volunteers ignite a Blaze" of
scary proportions for all to enjoy. A possessed tractor-drawn hay wagon
leads visitors into the deep, dark, demented woods of Scary Old SayBrOOk.
For more than 40 minutes, you will venture into the ghastly world of
ghosts, goblins, and ghouls. In the eerie fog, you'll be frightened
by the bone-chilling sounds of creatures of the night: Which are in
front, which are behind and witch are from the great, great beyond?
Fire Department's Annual Haunted Hayride "promises again to be the
most hair-raising Halloween season in the history of Old Saybrook.". Funds from the annual hayride event benefit the
all-volunteer Old Saybrook Fire Company No. 1, Inc., and a food drive for the
Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries.
- Peaceful Hill Tree Farm - pumpkin patch- already gathered
from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, restrooms
118 Clark Hill Road, East Hampton, CT 06424. Phone: 860-267-4341.
[email protected]. Open: Call - no update since 2011; Saturday and Sunday; 10am to
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit
cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
- Staehly Farms - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the
field, hayrides, hay maze, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, prepicked produce, gift
shop, snacks and refreshment stand, school tours
278 Town Street, East Haddam, CT 06423. Phone: 860-873-9774. Email:
Open: dail, 10 am to 5 pm; Please visit our website or call for
current hours. Directions: Updates:
Click here for updates. And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in September, October,
November, December. Pumpkins: September/October Christmas Trees:
November(After Thanksgiving)through December. Payment: Cash, Check,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We have a free hayride and free
hay-maze (recommended for ages 10 and under) every weekend in
October as well as an expanded pumpkin patch this year.
New Haven County
- Bishop Farms of Cheshire Ct. -
Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the
field, tractor-pulled hay rides, , gift shop, snacks and refreshment
stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, birthday parties, school
500 So Meriden rd., Cheshire, CT 06410. Phone: 203-272-8243. Fax:
[email protected]. Directions: Rt 84 to 691 exit 3
south on route 10 left onto route 70 1.5 miles on right. And for a
map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in August, September,
October, November, December. Open: Monday to Friday,9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday,9am to 6pm. Christmas hours Monday thru Sunday
9am to 7 pm. Starts day after thanksgiving. Payment: Cash, Check,
Bishop's Orchards Location 1 - pumpkins, PYO apples, winery,
hay maze, fruit, vegetables
1355 Boston Post Road (US Rte 1, I-95 Exit 57),
Guilford, CT 06437. Phone:
Open: 7 Days a Week Starting in October, 10 am to 6 pm. Apples
are available for picking from mid August to late October. The exact
timing depends upon crop and weather conditions. Bags are provided
at no cost, and on the weekends, a tractor trailer ride takes you
from our parking area into the orchard. Pumpkins round
out our fall season, and along with PYO apples create a fun family
opportunity to celebrate fun, freshness and the outdoors at Bishop's
Orchards. Our pumpkin crop is harvested starting in mid September,
and lasts through Halloween. Along with pumpkins, we have mums, corn
stalks, gourds, squash, Indian corn and family activities like
scarecrow making and a hay maze that are enjoyed by all and make
your fall decorating easy with quality products. In
December we have cut-your-own Christmas trees. Since 1871, six generations of
Bishop's have been serving Connecticut with farm
products. The market is open all year till 7 pm (Sun till 6pm), featuring a
bakery & kitchen specializing in pies & prepared meal solutions, produce from
our 300 acre farm & around the world, meats, dairy products, flowers, and gift
baskets. Bishop's Orchards Winery offers our own wine & CT wines 7 days a week.
Pick your own in Guilford goes from June till October open from 10-5, with
strawberries, blueberries, peaches, pears, apples, raspberries & pumpkins. Visit
our Llamas & Alpacas too! ishop's Northford Orchard has Pick
Your Own Apples and Peaches, plus Farm Market products including pies, cider and
apples and pumpkins. Our main farm in Guilford is open all year around.
- Bishop's Orchards Location 2 - pumpkins, fruit, vegetables
1920 Middletown Ave (Rte 17, 3 miles N of Rte 22), Northford, CT 06472. Phone:
(203) 458-PICK. Email:
[email protected]. Since 1871, 5 generations of Bishop's have been serving CT with farm
products. Our Guilford Farm is open
all year, and our Northford PYO & Market is open in September and October with
apples, mums, pumpkins, pies, & cider.
Weekends, hop on our wagon ride when you PYO apples.
Bishop's Orchards Corn Maze - corn maze
526 New England Road, Guilford, CT. Phone:
Costs are $6 per person plus tax, children under the age of 2 are
free! Group Discounts Available for
Mazes! Reservations must be made in advance. Discount
applies to groups of 10 or more.
- Clover Nook Farm - pumpkins, gourds
Fairwood Rd, Bethany, CT, 06524. Phone: 203-393-2929. petting zoo and
A visitor writes on September 27, 2011: "Clover
Nook is a great local farm in Bethany. The very best sweet corn and
local fruits and veggies. Lots of varieties of pumpkins and gourds."
- Drazen Orchards -
Pumpkins, fruit, flowers
215 Wallingford Road,
Cheshire, CT 06410. Phone:
Fruit orchard - 15 varieties of apples.
Also pears, plums and pumpkins. PYO starts on August 17th and finishes about October 27th.
Fruit, corn, tomatoes and cider available at the stand.
- Emerald Green Farm and Gardens -
Minimizes chemical and pesticide use,
Fresh eggs, gift shop, restrooms
84 Tankwood Road, Wallingford,
CT 06492. Phone: 203 -949-0594. Email:
emerald green [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from
9:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Phone for holiday hours. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: Late June
through September peaches and plums : July through September Apples:
Late July through November. We minimize use of pesticides and other
chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. Greenhouses with a large selection
of annual flowers and hanging baskets Country store and garden
center gift shop.
Hickory Hill Orchards -
apples, pears, pumpkins
351 South Meriden Road,
Cheshire, CT 06410. Phone:
(203) 272-0181 or (203) 272-3824 Fax: (203) 272-3824. Directions:
Open Daily 10:00am to 5:30pm; August 20, 2005 through December 2005. Country store, gift baskets, dried
& silk flowers, cider, pies, donuts. Weekend hayrides, school groups
- Ives Farm - pumpkins, pumpkin
patch-pick in the field, corn maze, prepicked produce, snacks and
refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides,
1585 Cheshire St, Cheshire, CT 06410. Phone: 203-272-5847 And for a
map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in September, October.
Open: Summer Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday
9am to 5pm. Fall Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday and
Sunday 10am to 5pm. "Flowers" May 1st, Annuals, Hanging Baskets,
Geraniums & Perennials, Retail & Wholesale. "Strawberries" June 5th
to July 1st (weather permitting) "Fresh Sweet Corn & Produce" July
10th "Fall Activities" October 1st to 31st Payment: Cash, Check,
- Norton Brothers Fruit Farm -
Pumpkins, Hay rides, PYO apples, other fruit
450-466 Academy Road,
Cheshire, CT 06410. Phone:
Pick your own apples, pears, plums, peaches. Retail fresh produce, gifts, pumpkins,
Christmas trees, etc.
- Preston Farm - corn maze
Route 2, Preston, CT, 06339. Phone: 860-886-maze (6293). Open: September 8, 2006
through Nov 5, 2006 on Friday noon to dusk and Saturday from 10am to
dusk.The theme for
2006 is rock and roll, with two 300-foot guitars carved into the corn. Not just
any guitars, either: a Les Paul Gibson and an Eric Clapton Stratocaster. While
you're making your way through the maze, you play a game where you have to find
guitar heroes throughout. all decades are represented, and just some of the
famous names are Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Kiss, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi,
Nirvana and Green Day. 2006 price: Adults $7, Ages 6-12 $5, $1 ages
4-5, under 3 free .
- Rose Orchards - Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin
patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze,
tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, prepicked produce, snacks and
refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school
33 Route 139, North Branford, CT 06471. Phone: 203-488-7996.
Directions: And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July,
August, September, October. Open: Hours vary by season, please call
us for more information.
Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard,
AmEx. We have a large variety of fresh baked pies and baked goods,
including bread, muffins, cookies, and biscuits. The Creamery serves
old fashioned frozen custard and frozen yogurt. We have sundaes, pie
a la mode, and a variety of other confections.
- Shore Line Trolley Museum Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins
(brought in from the field), tours of the operation, train ride,
restrooms, gift shop,
17 River St, East Haven, CT 06512. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26,
and 27, from 10:30 AM to 4 PM. Directions: See their website for
directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Discover, AmEx .
Shore Line Trolley Museum, includes ride on a trolley car and a
tour, along with pumpkin patch
- Schreibers Farm - pumpkin patch, hayrides, bonfires
648 Quaker Farms Road, Oxford, CT 06478. Phone: (203) 888-0832 .
Open: Call for for hours and availability. Directions: Call for
directions. Payment: call . Yankee Paintball, Hayrides & Bonfires,
Pumpkin Patch, Private Hunts, Honey, Maple Syrup & Eggs! Paul
Schreiber 0648 Quaker Farms Road Oxford CT 06478 (203) 888-0832
- Sunflower Farm - Other fruit or veg, pumpkin patch-
already gathered from the field, gift shop
767 Derby Milford Road, Orange, CT 06477. Phone: 203-795-6829. Email
[email protected]. Directions: Route 34 to Derby Milford
Road in Orange, mile and a half down on left. Merritt Parkway, exit
56, up Turkey Hill Road, right on Derby Milford Road, quarter mile
down on right. And for a map to our farm,
Click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August,
September, October. Open: Monday to Friday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hours are late May through
October Annuals and perennials June - September Mums, grown on
premises, huge, beautiful, August - October Pumpkins, airbrushed
pumpkins and fall items September - October Fresh natural soap made
daily year round sold year round. Payment: Cash, Check. Beautiful
handmade natural soaps, lotions, scrubs, made on premises year
round. In the fall, along with fall products such as pumpkins,
cornstalks, hay, etc, there are huge beautiful fall mums available,
also airbrushed pumpkins made on premises. All plants sold are grown
by farm owners on premises.