Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Central-East North Carolina?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Central-East North Carolina, 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! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.

New for this year, see our Top Ten list of best pumpkins to make pumpkin pies and for baking and cooking. Also, our Master List of 100 Varieties of Pumpkins for every purpose. Then see this page for our easy pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin recipe.

Updates for January 2021

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.

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 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

Edgecombe County

Greene County

  • Creekside Fresh Pickings - UPDATE for 2019: They are permanently closed
    Snow Hill, NC 28580.  We would like to thank everyone for your support over the past 4 years. Unfortunately Creekside Fresh Pickings will be closing 2019. Our family will miss seeing all of you at our farm stand. We are not sure of future plans for the farm at this time but after much discussion following the flooding and storms this fall we made this difficult decision (UPDATED: March 08, 2017) (ADDED: August 29, 2015)

Lenoir County

Martin County

  • Griffin's A-Maze-ing Corn Maze - corn maze
    4975 Fire Dept. Road, Williamston, NC 27892. Phone: (252) 792-4811. or  Phone:(252) 809-2034. Open: Opening August 25th. Tours Thursday to Sunday through Halloween 4:00pm - 8:00pm; Call for updates to dates and hours. Directions: From Hwy. 17, turn onto Mill Inn Road and go about 5 miles. From Hwy. 64, take the exit to Hwy. 17 and follow above directions. From Hwy. 171, turn onto Piney Grove Church Road in Farm Life. Turn right onto Fire Dept. Road. Griffin's Corn Maze will be on the right less than two miles. Picnic tables, concessions and facilities available. Last group at 8:00 pm so bring your flashlight. School and other groups by appointment. Call 252-792-4811 or 252-809-2034. (UPDATED: September 11, 2017, JBS) .  (ADDED: October 28, 2008, from ncagr.gov)

Pitt County

  • Brileys Corn Maze and Produce - corn maze, Hayrides, Pick your own pumpkins, Already picked pumpkins, Petting Barn, Hay Maze
    2312 Ram Horn Road, Greenville, NC 27834. Phone: (252) 413-6155. Phone: (252) 757-3969. Directions: Located Hwy 264 East, 3 miles from Greenville Marine, 10 miles from Washington, NC. Produce Stand located on corner of 14th Street & Greenville Blvd. across from Trade Mart #1.Open: April 20-Nov 15; Call for hours. Corn Maze, Hayrides, Picnic facilities & Petting Barn.  Click here for a link to our Facebook page
  • Brock's Berries & Produce 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, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), inflatables/bounce house, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    862 Laurie Ellis Rd, Winterville, NC 28590. Phone: 252-321-2197. Alternate Phone: 252-531-3329. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website and Facebook page for current hours. Directions: from Best Buy in Greenville drive south on Evans Street toward Winterville for about 4 miles.(Evans Street becomes Old Tar Road) Continue on Tar Road past the Trade Station in Winterville. Take the first left onto Laurie Ellis Road The farm is less than one half mile on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We welcome school groups and daycare centers with appointments. (UPDATED: September 11, 2017, JBS) (UPDATED: May 18, 2015)
  • Strawberries on 903 - Pumpkins
    3709 NC 903 S, Winterville, NC 28590. Phone: (252) 321-3204. Phone: 252-714-3848. Email: [email protected].  Directions: Located 4 miles south of Winterville, on Hwy 903 South. Open: Sunday 1 am-6 pm; Monday-Saturday 7:30 am-6 pm; April thru July 1. Crop availability: Strawberries, Cabbage, Irish Potatoes, Onions - April-June Garden Peas - May Asparagus - April-May Cucumbers - May-June Sweet Corn - June-July Pumpkins - September-November. Farm tours for school groups and picnic area.

Wayne County

  • G P Farms - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, prepicked produce, picnic area
    2356 Oberry Rd, Mt Olive, NC 28365. Phone: (919)252-1870. Email: [email protected]. Directions: hwy 117 south take Oberry road % mile farm on the right 2356 O berry rd. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October, November. Open: Monday to Saturday 8am to 6 pm. We follow organic methods, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Odom Farming Company - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn, corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, goat walk, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Fall festival, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    1426 Claridge Nursery Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530. Phone: (919) 738-2905. Email: [email protected]. Open: We're open Friday 4 to 7, Saturday 10 to 7, Sunday 1 to 6, from September 21 through November 2, 2019. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Goldsboro: Follow highway 70W until you get to the stoplight after the river bridge (the one with the McDonalds and Hess Station together). Turn Right onto Claridge Nursery Road. Follow that road 2 or 3 miles until you see our large white sign on the right.Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: September 30, 2019)
  • Stomp Johnson's Produce Market - corn maze, snacks and refreshment stand
    3226 US highway 13 North, Goldsboro, NC 27534. Phone: 919-222-3989. Alternate Phone: 919-222-3314. Email: [email protected] or [email protected]. Open: Cornfield Maze October 1 to October 31. Directions: Take Seymour Johnson Air Force Base/Berkeley Mall exit off highway 70. Turn on Berkeley Blvd. which becomes Highway 13 North and it is approximately 5 miles on the right at the Saulston road intersection. Open April - August and then this year we open for our first corn maze on October 1. Payment: Cash, only.

Wilson County

  • Deans Farm Market - strawberries, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, prepicked produce, restrooms, tractor-pulled hay rides
    4231 NC Hwy 42 West, Wilson, NC 27893. Phone: 252-237-0967. Fax: 252-237-9466. Email us at: [email protected]. Directions: From Hwy 95 exit 116 (Hwy 42 exit) go east (towards Wilson) about 5 miles, Deans Farm is on the right. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Crops are usually available in April, May, October. Open: Current Hours Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm Saturday, 8 am to 2 pm Hours change according to season. Strawberries are typically available the last part of April through first of June Pumpkin patch is available during the month of October with the hayride. Christmas trees are available during December. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Hayrides with a cotton maze the month of October. We do school/daycares/church field trips in May and October. We also carry fresh jams, jellies, and pure honey..