Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in Central Virginia (Charlottesville, Staunton, Albemarle area)? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of those in Central Virginia (Charlottesville, Staunton, Albemarle area), 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 January 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
- Carter Mountain Orchard - Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin
patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival,
tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand,
restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding
parties, school tours
1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Phone:
434-977-1833. Alternate Phone: 434-977-0619. Fax: 434-979-0341.
[email protected]. Open: See our website for
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking
Click here for updates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Peaches approx June 20th
through August 20 Thursday, Apples approx August 10th through
November 15th; Apple Harvest Festival 1st and 2nd weekends of
October. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Gorgeous
views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Charlottesville. Located next
to Monticello and Michie Tavern. Bakery featuring apple cider
donuts, pies, cookies, ice cream, and Mountain Grille features
concessions on weekends. Apple Cider, Apple Butter, pumpkins,
gourds. Country Store has local crafts, gourmet food items, jams and
jellies, and more. Hay rides every weekend in September and October,
weather permitting. Senior Citizen discounts every Tuesday. Apple
Harvest Festival first 2 weekends each October - live music, crafts,
- Chiles Peach Orchard and Farm Market - pumpkins,
Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin
patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop, snacks and
refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school
1351 Greenwood Road, Crozet, VA 22932. Phone: 434-823-1583.
Alternate Phone: 434-977-0619. Fax: 434-823-1593. Email:
[email protected]. Open: See our website for current
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries May 10 to June
20, Sweet Cherries June 10 to July 15, Peaches June 15 to September
1, Apples September 25 to November 15, Pumpkins September 25 to
November 1. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Newly expanded
farm market with fresh picked fruit, local vegetables, ciders, jams
and jellies, local crafts, and gifts. Ice Cream Parlor serves up
frozen yogurt, soft serve ice cream, sundaes, shakes, and baked
goodies. Fudge kitchen features fresh fudge in lots of flavors!
Homemade Peach Ice Cream Days, 1st weekend in August each year.
- Morris Orchard - pumpkins,
pick your own apples, apple cider, and Christmas Trees
226 Tobacco Row Lane, Monroe, VA 24574. Phone: 434-929-2401; Fax:
[email protected]. Open: Fall season (after
mid-September) from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday; from 1 pm to 5 pm Sunday. Directions: From Lynchburg, Route 29 north to
Monroe. Left on South Five Forks Road (Route 671) almost 1 mile. Left on
High Peak Road (Route 636) for 3.5 miles. Left on Ambrose Rucker Road (Route
653) one half mile. Right on Tobacco Road Lane to end -- one quarter mile. Relaxed
country atmosphere, farm animals for the kids to watch, hay decorations in
Select-your-own apples from mid-summer until Christmas. Pick-your-own
pumpkins in the fall. Cut-your-own Christmas trees (limited). Call for
season availability. We will be pressing our Fresh Apple Cider every week
during the season. We will be making our famous Apple Doughnuts
every weekend in October. We will have a great selection of apples
available in the store through Christmas. Our varieties: Fuji,
Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Rome, Granny Smith, Razor Russet,
York, Empire, Winesap, Stayman, Braeburn, Jonagold, Arkansas Black,
A visitor writes on September 19, 2010: "Had
a very nice visit today. Highlights include apple cider slushies
(delicious!) and feeding the goats and donkey. Donations for feed go
to the local humane society, so it is fun AND a worthy cause. Only
two varieties of apples were available to pick your own, but there
were LOTS of apples. We took picnic blankets and had a lovely
picnic. There is a hay bale maze. Home make doughnuts are available
in October during pumpkin picking season.
- Village Gardens - Follows
organic practices, pumpkin patch- already gathered from
the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted rides, haunted trail,
gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area,
farm animals, school tours
206 Village Garden Lane, Appomattox,
VA 24522. Phone: (434) 352-5889. Alternate Phone: (434) 660-3281.
[email protected]. Open: Late September until Gone.
Directions: Do not try to find us by using GPS! Our county hasn't
advanced that far!!! From the Kroger Shopping Center in Appomattox,
Turn left at the Light. Take the 1st Appomattox Exit. At the end of
the ramp, turn left onto Highway 26. Go 5 Miles, and just past the
country store on the right, turn Right onto Oakville Road. Go 2
miles, and Village Gardens is on the Left.
Click here for a map and directions. Christmas is a busy time
for us, and we produce more than 500 wreaths by hand in a season;
Early orders will ensure that you have your wreath when you want it;
We also keep wreaths on hand for our walk-in customers. We follow
organic practices, but are not seeking certification. Payment: Cash,
Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We are a full
service nursery and garden center. We have seasonal crops of
annuals, vegetables for planting, as well as a spectacular selection
of mums in the fall and poinsettias for the winter. Contact us for
Great Fundraising Opportunities and Educational tours.
Charlottesville (City of)
- Layz S Ranch - corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw
or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, snacks and
refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, farm
animals, birthday parties
2253 Thomas Jefferson Parkway,
Palmyra, VA 22963. Phone: 434-591-0898. Email:
[email protected]. Open:ing September 21st for the 2013
season; Saturdays 10am -6pm. Fridays in October 4pm -7:30pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates.
Directions: 2.2 miles from Palmyra on Route 53 (Thomas Jefferson
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We
will open September 29 with our fall activities - pumpkin patch,
hay rides, new larger corn maze, hay bale maze, hay pyramid, corn pit, ride el toro, and pony rides.
- Greenfield Farm - corn maze, pumpkins, hay maze, farm animals, kiddie corral, spider
climb, hay rides, restooms, picnic area
2455 Dairy Road, Ruckersville, VA 22968. Phone: 434-985-7653. Open: from the first weekend in October until the first weekend in November,
Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm.
Payment: cash or check only. It is also a beef cattle farm.
Greenfield farm is a fun and educational activity for people of all
ages. Take home a pumpkin, enjoy a beautiful hayride, a variety of
farm animals to see, hay maze & climb and of course play in the 5
acre corn maze. There is also a kiddie corral for children.
Lynchburg (City of)
- Smith's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch- already
gathered from the field, Fall festival, gift shop, snacks and
refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon
bounce, birthday parties, school tours
6204 Fort Ave,
Lynchburg, VA 24502. Phone: 434-386-0303. Alternate Phone:
[email protected]. Open: September 23rd - October 31st Monday
- Friday 10am to 8pm, Saturday 9am to 9pm, Sunday 12 noon - 8pm.
Click here for a map and directions. The Pumpkin Patch opens
September 23rd until October 31st! Monday-Friday 10am to 8pm
Saturday 9am to 9pm Sunday 12 noon-8pm. Payment: Cash, Check,
- 5 Rider 's Farm -
Uses natural growing practices,
pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already
gathered from the field, Fresh eggs, farm animals
Mill Road, Orange, VA 22960. Phone: 540-672-7479. Email:
[email protected]. Open: 7 days a week from dawn till
dusk. Directions: Route 15 Madison County to route 614 Twymans Mill
Road down state route 1.3 miles farm on right. Payment: Cash, Check.
Our Farm Stand has a fall garden replanted. We will have till frost
tomatoes, green bean, several types of greens, cabbage, broccoli,
lettuce turnips pumpkins, gourds. We use natural practices,
but are not seeking organic certification. (UPDATED: September 15, 2015)
- Graves Mountain Farm - Apples, pumpkin patch- already
gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, prepicked produce,
restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo
Rt. 670, Syria, VA 22743. Phone: 540-923-4231. Email us at:
Open: Pick your own Orchard 9 AM to 4 pm Weekends Only September 16
- October 22. Directions: Located in Madison County, Virginia. From Madison, take
231 North for 8 miles, then left on 670, 4 miles Packing Shed is on
the left. And for a map to our farm,
Click here for picking updates. Pick your own Apples, weekends only
September 16 - October 22. Annual Apple Harvest Festival Oct 5-6 &
12-13 & 19-20, in 2013; 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Daily. Enjoy fun filled
days complete with good FOOD and ENTERTAINMENT including BLUEGRASS
MUSIC, CLOGGERS, over 70 ARTS & CRAFTS VENDORS, Hayrides, Hay
Mountain, Hay Maze and Horseback Rides & Pony Rides. Experience the
days of yesteryear watching apple butter being cooked in kettles
over and open fire by a local church group. Our orchards are open
for apple picking or you may select your own from the apple bins at
the picnic pavilion. On your way to the orchard, stop by an visit
the farm and the animals. Enjoy a tractor pulled hayride through the
orchards. Available Friday and Saturday evenings after dinner,
weather permitting. Bring a blanket for colder nights and enjoy
roasting marshmallows after the ride. Truly a fun time for everyone!
Reservations required – $5.00 per person (15 person minimum). Please
visit the front desk by 7:00 PM for tickets to ride.
Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.
- Sarah's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins for sale in the shop or
farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn box, Fall festival, straw or
hay bale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides,
farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic
area, school tours
146 Caves Ford Lane, Orange, VA 22960. Phone:
[email protected]. Open:ing Day - October 1st; Open
every Saturday and Sunday in October; Hours : Saturday 10 am to 5,
Sunday 12 pm to 5.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check,
Click here for our Facebook page. Other activities at the
pumpkin patch: 3 acres of pumpkins to choose from! In 2013, all
pumpkins are $.50 per pound. Gourds are $.25 each. Free hayrides,
Free parking, Free Admission, Hay Maze, Noodle Maze, Corn Hole,
Ladder Golf, Corn Box. Local, all-natural beef and pork for
- Apple butter making festival, pumpkin patch. pick your own apples
5529 Crabtree Falls Hwy. (Route 56 in Tyro), Tyro, VA 22976. Phone:
434-277-5824. Open daily October 1-30. Located near Crabtree
Falls & Wintergreen Resort. Email: [email protected]. In addition to apples and beef cattle,
pumpkins and strawberries are also grown at Seamans' Orchard.
Normally, 30 acres of pumpkins are planted. Click
here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS)
- Drumheller's Orchard - Corn Maze, Hayrides to the orchard
and pumpkin patch
1130 Drumheller Orchard Lane, Lovingston, VA 22949. Phone:
434-263-5036. Open: September through December 21st, Monday to
Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. We have
two apple festivals per year. They always fall on the last weekend
in September and the third weekend in October. Come to a festival at
Drumheller's and experience a wonderful fall weekend filled with
beautiful scenery, delicious apples, cider, and many family
activities. 2013 festival dates are September 28 & 29, 9am-5pm and
October 19 & 20, 9am-5pm.
Nelson County event information, etc.: (800) 282-8223.
Apple festival and apple butter making.
- Liberty Mills Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, corn maze, pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, straw or hay bale maze, we also have pie pumpkins,
tractor-pulled hay rides, Honey from hives on the farm, picnic area
(bring your own food), school tours, group reservations
Liberty Mills Road, Somerset, VA 22972. Phone: 434-882-6293.
Alternate Phone: 434-882-MAZE. Email:
[email protected]. Open: in October: Wednesday - Friday,
from 1 pm to 5 pm; Saturday 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday 11 am to 5 pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin
Click here for updates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: May to June;
Contact for hours and days. We minimize use of pesticides and other
chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.
Click here for our Facebook page. No pets, smoking or alcohol
allowed on the farm at any time. (UPDATED: January 30, 2015)
- Round Hill Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or
farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already
gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale
maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, cow train, gift shop, concessions / refreshment
stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting
zoo, farm animals, school tours
6609 Everona Rd, Culpeper, VA
22701. Phone: 540-308-8245. Alternate Phone: 540-379-7218. Email:
[email protected]. Open: September 28th thru October
31st; weekdays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm; weekends 10:00 to 5:00 pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
From Culpeper: 12 Miles South on Route 522 into Orange County. Right
to Everona Road (go to top of the hill) From Oragne: North to
intersection Route 20/522. Route 522 North 3 1/2 miles to left on
Everona Road From Fredricksburg: Route 3 Wes. Left on Route
20(traffic light) & go 13 miles. Route 522 North 3 1/2 miles to left
on Everona Road (go to top of the hill).
CClick here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover. General Admission, No Reservations
Required; Admission Includes: Hay Ride to Pumpkin Patch, Hay Bale
Maze and Pyramid, Corn Maze, Farm Animals, Moon Bounces,Tire Swing
- pumpkins, strawberries, corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, child-sized haybale maze, snacks
and refreshment stand, picnic area, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled
hay rides, face painting, petting zoo
1410 Belvedere Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22408. Phone: 800-641-1212. Fax:
5403741258. Email us at:
[email protected]. Directions: Take I-95 South to Exit
126, the Massaponax/South 17 Exit. Head South on Route 1. At the 3rd Light,
turn Left onto South 17. Continue straight ahead on Rt. 17 for about 7 miles
to our entrance on the left. (Belvedere's sign is 16 feet tall, you can't
miss it.) And for a map to our farm,
Click here. Crops are usually available in May, October. Open:
through Nov. 4, the maze is open Fridays 5 to 10, Saturdays 10 to 10, and
Sundays and Columbus Day 10 to 5; the Great Pumpkin Patch activities area is
open maze hours through October 29. The nearly eight-acre maze, now in its
seventh year, boasts special features such as bridges, themed sound and a
new maze puzzle with triple logic levels. Lights-out Moonlight Mazes take
place October 27 and 28 and require flashlights. The Great Pumpkin Patch
includes hayrides to large pick-your-own pumpkin patches; a straw-filled fun
barn with rope swings; pygmy goats and more. Visit the Web site for details
about special weekend events, additional activities and live music. Payment: Cash, Check,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Comments from Blake, October 19, 2011: "What a great
farm! The staff are all very pleasant, prices are reasonable,
the place is huge and there is so much to do. A family could
easily spend most of the day here. They have the nices,
cleanest, flush toliets I've ever seen at a farm! I highly
recommend Belvedere Plantation!"
- Fredericksburg Fall Festival - pumpkin
patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, train rides,
Bounce house or pillow, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms,
Bouncy castle, pony rides
5621 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA
22407. Phone: 703-606-0141. Open: weekends 10am to 6pm. Directions:
From Fredericksburg take route 3 west to Harrison Crossing (on the
Click here for a map and directions. Open weekends in October.
Payment: Cash, only.
- Miller Farms Market - pumpkins, hayrides, Farm stand-
herbs, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, picnic
area, veggies, fruits, porta-potties
12101 Orange Plank Road , Locust Grove, VA, 22508. Phone:
540-972-2680. Open: March to December Monday to Saturday 9 am
to 5 pm, closed Sundays. Directions: Leaving the town of Orange use
route 20 north for 12 miles. Turn right on route 621 and drive 8
miles. The market is on the left. Leaving Fredericksburg use route 3
west for 9 miles. Turn left on route 621 and drive 5 miles. The
market is on the right. For a map to our farm,
click here.Hayrides to and from the
pumpkin patch y. On Saturdays and on Columbus Day, hayrides to and from the
pumpkin patch are available from 9am to 5pm. We are closed on
Sundays. Come explore our 10 acres of pumpkins in search of the
perfect pumpkin. Big pumpkins, medium pumpkins, little pumpkins, and
different colored pumpkins. We have the perfect pumpkin for you!! On
Saturdays we will have a caterer here selling BBQ Sandwich platters.
Come enjoy old fashioned pumpkin picking, where all you pay for is
the pumpkin. We have different sizes of Jack O' Lanterns and many
different kinds and colors of Heirloom Pumpkins. There will not be
any hayrides on Halloween Day.They have
outhouses (public restrooms) Covered Picnic Areas Yes, they are
raising crops organic. Payment: cash, check, credit cards. They have year round festivals, cooking classes, gardening
classes, craft classes, kids events, etc.. Strawberries
starting May 8, Blackberries starting July 1 and pumpkins starting
September 15. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. We
also have natural milk products (milk in glass bottles, yogurt,
cheese, ice cream) natural meat products (beef, pork, bison,
chicken, rabbit, lamb). .
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
- Snead's Asparagus Farm - pumpkins,
pumpkin patch-pick in the field, hayrides, farm animals, Christmas
Route 17, 12 miles southeast of
Fredericksburg, VA. Phone:
540-371-9328. Directions: From I-95, take Massaponax exit (126), go south on Route 1 for one third mile. Turn left (south)
on Route 17, go 10 miles. Farm will be on the right side of Route 17, 10
miles southeast of Fredericksburg.
Open: May 3 through Labor Day - 10 am to 5 pm During the Fall
Festival, Snead's Farm will be open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Entry is free on weekdays with the purchase of a pumpkin, and $10
per car on weekends and on Columbus Day. Hayrides will be available
on weekends and on Columbus Day only for $3 per person.
Pick-your-own pumpkins are $6 per pumpkin. The weather has been
great for pumpkin-growing this year, and the fields are full of
great big pumpkins ready to be picked. This is a great chance
to visit a real working farm with your family. While you're here, be
sure to see: The pine-tree maze- find your way to the teepee and
crawl out the wormhole, Real farm animals, including calves,
horses, llamas, barn cats and free-range chickens (no petting
allowed). Concessions on weekends and Columbus Day provided by
Appalachian Kettle Korn, Sunken Well Tavern and Chamber's Cakery.
Christmas tree fields where you can reserve your own tree with no
money down and no obligation. For school groups
during October - Free hayride, animal petting, and pumpkin growing lesson
with purchase of a pumpkin per child; For school
groups during December - Free hayride, animal petting and Christmas tree
growing lesson with purchase of one tree per school group. Free-range
chicken eggs available for home delivery to downtown Fredericksburg. Ask for
Jessica when calling for eggs.
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