Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Shenandoah Valley (Rockbridge, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland and Bath counties)?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of thoses in Shenandoah Valley (Rockbridge, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland and Bath counties), 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 activitites, so if you are looking for popcorn (many types), coffee or to donate to both the Socuts and U.S. miltary troops, click here and help the scouts!

Updates for June 2017

Although most pumpkin patches  and corn mazes are now closed,  it is time to tag your 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. In the meantime, you may find 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 recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

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Augusta County

  • The Golden Kernel - corn maze, hayrides, pumpkins
    1752 Weyers Cave Road, Grottoes, VA 24441-4500. Phone: (540) 249-4813. Directions: I-81 to exit 235 (Weyers Cave exit), go east on Route 256, 4.5 miles. Farm on left. Open: 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday, year round. Free hayrides to the pumpkin field in October. Bulk foods, cheese, meat, and local crafts.  Specializing in sweet corn and pumpkins. Pick-your-own and fresh-picked sweet corn and pumpkins. We also have a large variety of produce available all year.  (UPDATED: October 19, 2013, from their website)
  • Middle River Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field,Middle River Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, snacks and refreshment stand, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1744 Weyers Cave Road, Grottoes, VA 24441. Phone: 540-607-0851. Alternate Phone: 540-249-5430. Email: info@middleriverfarms.com. Open: Sunday through Monday 8 am to 7 pm. Directions: Interstate 81 to exit 235. Route 256 East for 5 miles. Look for the big white barn with the strawberry on it. Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkin patch open from mid September through October 31. Payment: Cash, Check. We grow pumpkins, indian corn, corn shocks, straw bales etc. for all your fall decorating needs. Thanks to all those who came and picked pumpkins last year making our pumpkin patch a smashing success. We also raise beef cattle for butchering.. We also will set up a fall display at your place of business or residence! Please contact us for further information about this service.(UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS)  (UPDATED: October 19, 2013, from their website)  (UPDATED: October 02, 2010) (ADDED: May 16, 2010)

Bath County

Buena Vista (City of)

Harrisonburg (City of)

  • Back Home on the Farm - Pumpkin patch, corn maze, straw maze,60ft. slide petting zoo and other fun things to do.
    3231 Willow Run Road, Harrisonburg, VA, 22802. Phone: 540-442-6493 or 540-434-5170. Email us at: LynneHghouse@oal.com. Open: September and October 2006. Please see the website for more information.

Highland County

  • Fair Lawn Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, school tours
    3118 Mill Gap Road, Monterey, VA 24465. Phone: 540-468-3094. Email: tjduff@htcnet.org. Open: Monday to Saturday, 8am to 6 pm, Sunday 11am to 6pm, September 1 to October 31. Directions: From staunton virginia, take route 250 west approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to monterey. Take route 220 south for 3 miles to route 84 west for three miles, our farm is the large red brick farmhouse on the right. Good signage. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We are known for our traditional apple butter, call us for our cooking weekends! We are in the process of planting an apple orchard. Tour our work in progress, we'll be picking the summer of 2018! We are a family farm, feel free to call for special activities. (UPDATED: June 16, 2016) (UPDATED: April 10, 2016) (ADDED: February 01, 2015)

Lexington (City of)

Rockbridge County

  • The Natural Bridge of Virginia - corn maze, hayrides, haunted house, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    15 Appledore Lane, Natural Bridge, VA 24578. Phone: 540-291-2121. Alternate Phone: 800-533-1410. Email: info@naturalbridgeva.com. Open: Hours are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October; from 10am to 5pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: The corn maze is located off US 11 at Golf Course Road, just south of the Natural Bridge Hotel, US 11 & 130, I-81, exits 175 and 180. Follow the signs. Purchase tickets at the entrance, Natural Bridge Hotel, or the Natural Bridge ticket counter in the Gift Shop. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. More mazing than just corn-mazing… there are hidden scarecrows to track down plus the ‘mazing view of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the Natural Bridge Corn Maze from Golf Course Road, just off US 11. While roaming through its nooks and crannies make sure you get the scarecrows’ names. Complete your scorecard with 10 names to win a Natural Bridge prize. (UPDATED: October 19, 2013, from their website)  (ADDED: October 06, 2009)

Rockingham County

  • Back Home on the Farm - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, haunted maze, pig races, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, cow train, already-picked produce (of the pyo crop), gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    2915 Willow Run Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802. Phone: 540-442-6493. Alternate Phone: 540-746-0783. Fax: 540-432-0445. Email: lynnehghouse@aol.com. Open: Saturday 10 am to 6; Sunday 12 pm to 6; In October, open weekdays to general public 3 pm to 6; Flashlight mazes on Saturdays in October 7 pm to 10 pm; Field trips and private events by appointment during the week. Directions: Take I-81 exit 245 west on Port Republic Road. Cross South Main Street and turn right on Route 42 North (Virginia Avenue ) Travel four miles, turn left on Willow Run Road and follow signs to maze. Click here for a map and directions. Corn maze is open from August 29th through November 8th; 25 activities for all ages, including the 30 horse Virginia Carousel, 4 acre corn maze, wagon rides, pumpkin patch, pig races and more; Check website for special weekend events including punkin chunkin, tractor cruise-in, children's costume contests, pumpkin carving and more. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Ride the Virginia Carousel, a 1940's restored carousel that features hand painted horses that represent famous Virginians and Virginia history. Sound Garden – Barnyard Volleyball, Cow Train – Rubber Duck Races – Hayrides, Native Shenandoah Valley Animals. Rent the Barn for events! Visit the Country Store! WHOOO HOOO…. Corn maze is open for business and the Haunt is on for tonight!  (UPDATED: October 19, 2013, from their website) (UPDATED: August 12, 2009)  (ADDED: November 05, 2008)
  • Cave Hill Farms - Uses natural growing practices, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, cow train / barrel train rides, kiddie (mini) corn maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    1001 Jacob Burner Road, McGaheysville, VA 22840. Phone: 540-246-1185. Alternate Phone: 540-289-5051 . Fax: 540-289-7592. Email: lisahopkins@cavehillcorp.com. Open: Thursday to Sunday 11 am to dark; September 18 to October 31; Other days by appointment for groups. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Route 33 to McGaheysville, VA and turn onto Island Ford Road. Take first right onto McGaheysville Road. Take first left onto Jacob Burner Road. Turn left into farm lane at 1001 Jacob Burner Road. Click here for a map and directions. Sunflower maze is open from September 18th through October 31st. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: September 10, 2015)
  • Mulberry Hills Farm - pumpkins, farm animals
    6442 Cross Keys Road, Mount Crawford, VA 22841. Phone:  540-810-3125. Email: Pumpkinlady@earthlink.net. Directions: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the intersection of Port Republic Road and Cross Keys Road Go south on Cross Keys Road 4.2 miles The farm is on the right, look for the signs. Click here for a map and directions. September 1 pm to October 31. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Chose from 30+ types of Pumpkins and Gourds, Mums & Straw also available. We also have peep boards and a fall decorated sitting area for you to take pictures of your family. OPEN DAILY, NO ADMISSION Fee. We have lots of new things for you and your family to see and do this year!! Friendly Farm Animals in the barn from September 28th on weekends until Halloween!! (UPDATED: October 18, 2013, from their website)  (ADDED: September 18, 2010)
  • My Three Sons Farm - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze,
    8668 S East Side Hwy, Elkton, VA 22827. Phone: 540 435-6050. Open: Monday to Friday from 10 am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: September 19, 2010)

Staunton (City of)

Waynesboro (City of)

 

 

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