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 those 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.
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!
Want to do a fundraiser selling
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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 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.
- Middle River Farms -
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,
1744 Weyers Cave Road, Grottoes, VA 24441. Phone:
540-607-0851. Alternate Phone: 540-249-5430. Email:
email@example.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)
Buena Vista (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.
- 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:
firstname.lastname@example.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)
Lexington (City of)
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@example.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.
- 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
2915 Willow Run Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802. Phone: 540-442-6493.
Alternate Phone: 540-746-0783. Fax: 540-432-0445. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
- 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
Burner Road, McGaheysville, VA 22840. Phone: 540-246-1185. Alternate
Phone: 540-289-5051 . Fax: 540-289-7592. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Thursday to Sunday 11 am to
dark; September 18 to October 31; Other days by appointment for
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin
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.
- Every Soul Acres - pumpkins for sale in the shop or
farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already
gathered from the field, gift shop, porta-potties
Lane, Harrisonburg, VA 22832. Phone: 540 269 2691. Alternate Phone:
540 860 8040. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Harvest starts: Friday September
29. to October 31; Monday to Thursday: 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm; Friday to
Sunday from 10 am to 5:30 pm; Be sure to visit us on Saturday, Oct.
14 for our “Harvest Hoedown” and meet our family for our customer
appreciation day. Directions: Just north of Harrisonburg. From
Harrisonburg, Route 33 east 3 miles, left on Route 620 (Keezletown
Road) at stoplight. Go straight through Keezletown and in 5 miles,
turn right on Route 724 (Flook Lane) to farm. From Elkton, Route 33
west to Route 620 (Keezletown Road). Turn right and follow above
directions. From Broadway, New Market, and points north, south to
Mauzy I-81 interchange, south on Route 11 for 4 miles, left on Route
721 to T, right on Route 717, go 2 miles and turn left on Route 724
(Flook Lane) to farm. Follow the numerous signs. For a map to our
click here. Opening Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: September 16, 2017, JBS)
- Mulberry Hills Farm - pumpkins, farm animals
6442 Cross Keys Road,
Mount Crawford, VA 22841. Phone: 540-810-3125. Email:
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
- My Three Sons Farm - pumpkin patch-
already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze,
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.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Staunton (City of)
Waynesboro (City of)