Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in Southwestern New Hampshire? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of those in Southwestern New Hampshire, 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!
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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
- The 1780 Farm - Uses
natural growing practices, pumpkins for sale in the shop
or farmstand, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs,
restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties,
89 Winchester Road, Chesterfield, NH 03443. Phone:
818-929-2901. Alternate Phone: 603-363-4476. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Monday through Saturday 8 am to 6pm
Sunday Noon to 6 pm. Directions: South on Route 9 to Chesterfield,
left ( east ) on Winchester Road drive 1/2 mile. Farm is on the
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices,
but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. We have
special events throughout the Spring Summer and Fall. Check in with
us from time to time to see whats brewing. There will be live
concerts and blueberry festivals, soltise parties and "Films on the
Farm" most are free donation accepted but not necessary.
- Alyson's Orchard - Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin patch-
already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon
rides, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand,
restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding
parties, school tours
57 Alyson's Lane/615 Wentworth Road, Walpole, NH 03608. Phone: 603
756 9800. Fax: 650 756 9555. Email:
Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available
in June, July, August, September, October, November. Open: 9 to 5
Daily during harvest season - . Alyson's Orchard is the perfect
autumn vacation spot for apple pickers, foliage seekers and nature
lovers; We have a fenced play area for the children. We follow
organic methods, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, Check,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Visitors are always welcome at Alyson's -
For an extended visit to the area, stay at our beautiful Rochambeau
Lodge or the East and West Wings of the Foster Farmhouse. Our
comfortable lodging is available year around for one party groups
such as family gatherings, weddings, ski groups and hunting parties.
, plus horseshoe pits and a bocce court, as well as boating,
swimming and fishing (no license required) for our lodging guests.
The Keene (Now Laconia) Pumpkin
Festival - Saturday, late October 10:00am to 10:00PM.
Saturday, see website for this year's date
Downtown at Main Street,
Laconia, NH. Phone: 603-358-5344. Email:
fall, the city of Laconia, New Hampshire (it moved from Keene in
2015), comes alive with the sights
and sounds of this annual celebration of community. Thousands
contribute to the spectacle by bringing their own hand-carved
pumpkins. The sight of more than 25,000 brightly lit jack-o-lanterns
lining Main Street and towering over the square is an
unforgettable experience. the Festival has become famous for its
status as the holder of the world record for most jack-o-lanterns
lit at the same time in one place. But the Keene Pumpkin Festival
isn't just about setting records…it's about bringing people together
in a spirit of community and participation. Admission is free.
Off-site parking with shuttle bus service is available and is
- Stonewall Farm - hayrides (no corn maze or pumpkin patch,
we only have ONLY hay
242 Chesterfield Road, Keene, NH 03431. Phone: 603-357-7278. Fax:
Stonewall Farm is located just off route 9 West on Chesterfield road
in Keene, NH. BELGIAN
HAYRIDES & TOURS Weekends, Now through October 24; Noon - 3:00
pm FEES: $5/person; $3/children 4 - 14, 3 & under FREE Enjoy a
horse-drawn hayride with our friendly Belgians in the lead, while
Teamster Dave Bradham and our staff introduce you to our teams. No
registration required. Hayrides will be given at Stonewall Farm at White
Brook. Note: we have no corn maze or pumpkin patch, ONLY hay rides.
Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: October 21, 2015)
- Timber Trails Equine Center - NO PUMPKINS, instead:
tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted rides, haunted trail, restrooms,
picnic area, farm animals
237 Mackey Rd, Troy, NH 03465. Phone:
(603) 242-6230. Email:
email@example.com. Open: October 22 and 23 7:30pm to
Click here for a map and directions. Haunted Hayrides offered
Friday October 22 and Saturday October 23, 2010 from 7:30pm to
11:30pm; $5 per adult, $3 for ages 15 and under, and a maximum of
$15 per family! All riders ages 10 and under must be accompanied by
an adult!. Payment: Cash, only.
- Walpole Corn Maze (NH) - corn maze, restrooms, haunted
Route 12, Walpole, NH 03608. Phone: 603 756-3113. Open:
The Corn Maze is open for three weekends in October (Saturday,
October 12, 2013 — 7-9 PM; Sunday, October 13, 2013 — 2-4 PM;
Friday, October 18, 2013 — 7-9 PM; Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 2-4
PM; Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 7-9 PM; Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 2.4 PM), with the last weekend this year (October 25, 26 and 27) a
Haunted Walpole Weekend. Directions: See their website for
directions. Payment: Cash, only.
A visitor writes on September 15, 2013:
"Now in its third year, the Corn Maze and other activities have been
well received and attendance has grown with enthusiasm."
- Riverview Farm
- apples, hay rides, fall
raspberries (yellow & red), pumpkins & blueberries
141 River Road, Plainfield, NH 03781. Phone: 298-8519. Email: Nancy.J.Franklin@valley.net
Open 10 am to 5pm, daily, September
1-October 31. 12 varieties of apples, fall
raspberries (yellow & red), pumpkins & blueberries. Special Events: Horse-drawn hayrides
through orchard on weekends, weather permitting .
- Wes' Trees and Shrubs - pumpkins for sale in the shop or
farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
Sullivan Street, Charlestown, NH 03603. Phone: (603) 312-4967.
Alternate Phone: (603) 826-4175. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm every day with
extended hours for Christmas tree sales!. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Trees and Shrubs: April
through October Pre-cut Christmas trees: November 26th til December
24th. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: December 01, 2010