Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Fredericksburg,  Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula areas of Virginia?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Fredericksburg,  Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula areas of Virginia, 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 November 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 pie crust recipe is here! And we have home 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 local 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

Caroline County

  • Mount Olympus Berry Farm - Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, melons, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins and gourdsMt. Olympus Berry Farm - pumpkins and gourds; other vegetables in season.
    23298 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Ruther Glen, VA 22546. Phone: (804) 448-0395; FAX (804) 448-2913, FAX (804) 448-2913. Email: [email protected]. Open: 9 am to 6 p.m., daily, April-October 31. Call for current in-season hours. Directions: Located at U.S. 1 in Carmel Church. I-95 exit 104 (Bowling Green/Carmel Church). Go west on Route 207 to U.S. Route 1. Turn right (north) on U.S. 1. Go approximately one mile. Farm is on the left. Pick-your-own or fresh-picked strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, melons, tomatoes, peppers, Farm stand and garden center/nursery with locally-grown fruit and veggies. Jams, jellies, and local honey available. Convenient to Richmond or Northern Virginia areas. We participate in many Fairfax County farmers markets. Customers welcome to picnic by the lake. Arrange for your daycare or school group to come pick their own pumpkins. Please call for current hours and picking conditions.  Greenhouse/nursery, jams and local honey. (UPDATED: May 18, 2017, JBS)  
  • Snead's Farm - pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, hayrides, farm animals, Christmas trees
    18294 Tidewater Trl, Fredericksburg, VA 22408. Phone: (540) 371-1070. Open: See their website for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. 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.   

Essex County

Fredericksburg (City of)

  • Braehead Farm - 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, kiddie (mini) corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Phone: 540-899-9848. Fax: 540-899-9847. Email: [email protected]. Open: 7 days a week 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Open until 6:30 pm on Saturdays during the Harvest Festival from September 28 to November 3. Directions: Interstate 95 to Route 3 East, go approximately 2 miles to right on Belman Road, right on Tyler Street, farm on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page.

Gloucester County

  • Green Hand Farm Park - pumpkin patch, corn maze, zombie paintball, hayrides
    5900 George Washington Memorial Highway, Gloucester, VA 23061. Phone: 804-214-6293. Open: Check the website. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: We're the newest place for fall family adventure in the Gloucester, Virginia area - not far from Newport News, Richmond, and Virginia Beach. We are an operating farm and garden center but have dedicated a section of our farm for your fun and entertainment! Come out and and enjoy our farm park - complete with a Maize Quest® Giant Corn Maze, fun mazes, hayrides, pick-your-own pumpkins, and other attractions! Other Attractions: Giant Corn Maze, Mini Corn Maze, Finger Funnies Game, Zombie Survivor Course Adventure, Jumbo Jumper, Water Bottle Blaster, Duck Races, Spider Web, Pedal Karts, Corn Cannon, Inflatables, Straw Bale Maze & Castle, Cow Train (New!), Hayrides, Pumpkin Patch, Concessions.  
    A visitor writes on October 08, 2010: "Enjoyed the day, admission to the corn maze was good for the entire day. We went during the day and came back later for flashlight night. Great outdoor activity and learning experience for the kids. Supporting local farmers this year, will be growing vegetables on the property next year with organic methods. Beautiful plant nursery and produce market. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch and Giant 5.5 acre corn maze new this year"
    A visitor writes on September 16, 2010: "Love it!"

King and Queen County

King William County

  • Pleasant Fields Farm - pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, Honey from hives on the farm, prepicked produce, restrooms
    1765 Nelsons Bridge Road, Hanover, VA 23069. Phone: 804-994-2791. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Route 30 to Dabneys Mill Road. Go about 1 mile . Turn right onto Nelsons Bridge Road.Farm will be about a 1 on the right. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in April through October. Open: Pick - your - own is available from daylight to dark and Hayrides and Haunted Forest is open Thursdays and Fridays 5pm to 10pm and Saturdays and Sundays 1pm to 10pm. We open in May with pick-your-own Strawberries and our Self-Serve Stand; Then we have Blueberries ,Blackberries and Raspberries; In the fall starting October2 pm to November 1st We have our hayrides and Haunted Forest along with pumpkins and Mums. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.  

Lancaster County

Mathews County

  • Belmont Pumpkin Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field where they grow, Fall festival, corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, face painting, farm animals, school tours
    155 Belmont Lane, North, VA 23128. Phone: 804-725-6612. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm, September 24 pm to October 31; School Tours only Monday through Friday, 9 am to 2 pm, October 1 pm to 31. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:  From Hampton Roads, Take Route 17 North over the Coleman Bridge to Gloucester Business 17. This is on your right as you pass Danny's Glass. At the stoplight in Gloucester Courthouse, turn right onto Route 14 East. You will immediately pass a bowling alley and movie theater on your right. Go nine miles. At the Shell station, make your next right onto 617 (North River Road). The farm is one half mile on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Pumpkin Picking, Scarecrow making, Sunflower and Corn Mazes, Treasure hunts, Hayrides and loads of fun. We have farm animals to visit, a play area and a farm cafe with great pumpkin desserts featuring our famous pumpkin roll and pumpkin funnel cakes. Our Pumpkin Festival is a three day event Columbus Day Weekend, and We also have a new Vintage and Blues Event the last weekend in October. (ADDED: October 03, 2016)

Middlesex County

Northumberland County

Stafford County

Spotsylvania County

  • Belvedere Plantation - 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 right). 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 trees, Concessions
    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.

Westmoreland County

  • Westmoreland Berry Farm - apples, pumpkins, hayrides, straw maze, cow train, goat walk
    1-800-997-Berry, (804) 224-9171, FAX (804) 224-8967. Email: [email protected].  Open: Hours vary by season, daily, mid April - mid December. Directions: In Oak Grove; from Fredericksburg, east on Route 3, seven miles past U.S. 301 to Claymont Road (Route 634), follow signs.  32 miles east of Fredericksburg and 2 miles west of Oak Grove. From Fredericksburg, take Route 3 east; go 7 miles east of U.S. 301. Just in Westmoreland County, turn right on Claymont Road (Route 634), then Rappahannock Road (Route 637), then Berry Farm Lane. Spectacular river site adjoins Voornees Nature Preserve. Food available, drink, fruit shortcakes and sundaes a specialty. Play area. Large, shady overlook with rocking chairs. Barnyard "outside the box;" goat walk overhead; hayrides and straw maze (in fall). Near State Park, winery, Washington's Birthplace, Stratford Hall, and other historic sites. Follow the harvest - apples, pumpkins, preserves, honey, peanuts, and seasonal specialty items. 

 

 

 

 

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