Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Far Western North Carolina?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Far Western 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 December 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

Buncombe County

  • Fields of Fun, Eliada's Annual Corn Maze - corn maze, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, haunted corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, corn cannon, tractor-pulled hay rides, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    2 Compton Drive, Asheville, NC 28806. Phone: 828 254 5356. Alternate Phone: 828 384 8031. Fax: 828 259 5384. Email: [email protected]. Open: Hours of operation are Fridays from 4-8pm; Saturdays from 10am-8pm, and Sundays from 11am-7pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Fields of Fun is located 5 minutes from downtown Asheville. Take 40 West to Exit 44, go left on Patton. Turn left on Leicester and proceed 2.25 miles. through). Proceed up the hill; Compton Drive will dead end into Fields of Fun. Click here for a map and directions. Fields of Fun, Eliada's annual corn maze will open for the 2010 season on September 17 and will remain open each weekend through Halloween. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. In 2010, the maze will host "Fun Friday" events like a classic car show, live music events, pumpkin carving contest, bluegrass and barbeque night, and more. Check out our webpage for more information. 
  • Hickory Nut Gap Farm - Certified Organic, pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, cow train / barrel train rides, corn maze, goat walk, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Turkeys, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, trike track, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    57 Sugar Hollow Rd, Fairview, NC 28730. Phone: 828-628-1027. Email: [email protected]. Open: September to October, Monday to Sunday, 9 am to 6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: Mid June-Late July Black Raspberries: Late June-July Blackberries: July-Mid September Red Raspberries: August-Mid September. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Notes: Activities vary by season. Please call for current offerings & U-pick availability. Admission fee for activities during September and October. (UPDATED: January 27, 2015)
  • Rayburn Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, pumpkins, 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,
    136 Dillingham Road, Barnardsville, NC 28709. Phone: 828-424-5109. Email: [email protected]. Open: Mid September to October; Saturdays, 1 to 4 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.

Cherokee County

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Clay County

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Graham County

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Haywood County

  • Canton Corn Maze - Corn maze, Hayrides, Haunted Maize
    4168 Pisgah Drive, Canton, NC 28716. Phone: 828-648-8575. Email: [email protected]. Open: Wednesday to Friday from 4pm - 9pm, Saturday and Sunday from 1pm - 9pm; closed on Monday and Tuesday; open through 11/1. Directions: Take I-40 West from Asheville. Take exit 31, take 215 South to Canton. The road will bear right. Turn left at the stop light. Turn right on the 4th light onto Highway 110 South. The maze is 3.5 miles on the right. Attractions Campfires Country Store Mini Mazes 
    A visitor writes on October 21, 2009: & "Wonderful, gives alot to the local hospice in memory of his wife"

Henderson County

  • Coston Farm and Apple House - Apples, pumpkins
    742 Apple Valley Road, Hendersonville, N.C. 28792. Phone: 828-685-8352 or 828-685-8350. Email: [email protected]Click here for a map to the farm.  Open daily August-Dec; Aug.-October 8:00 am-6:00 pm.
  • Creasman Farms LLC - apples, pumpkins 
    280 Bent Arrow Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-685-7728. Email: [email protected]. Animals to pet (goats and ducks). Directions: Take I-26 to Exit 18A (Bat Cove Exit) to US 64E; turn right at red-light onto Sugarloaf Rd; go approximately 6.5 miles on Sugarloaf (past 5 Points Grocery); turn right onto Ridge Road and go one quarter mile; turn right on Union Hill Road then take 2nd gravel drive on left.
  • The Farm - pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand,
    2731 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-696-5375. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pumpkins, corn maze or Fall activities or are even open? If so, please write me. Labor day til Halloween. Directions: Take interstate 26 to exit 49 A (Hwy 64 east, Bat Cave), go 1 1/2 miles and The Farm is on the left (about a mile past Walmart in Hendersonville). Click here for a map and directions. P Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
  • Grandad's Apples and SuchGrandad's Apples and Such - Apples, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo
    2951 Chimney Rock Rd., Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-685-1685. Email us at: [email protected]. Open: 7 days a week until mid November from 9 AM to 5 PM. Directions: I-26, Exit 49-A. Go straight on 64East 2 miles. Big barn with tractor on silo on left. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.  Click here for their Facebook page. Select pre-picked fresh apples right off the tree from our assorted bins inside the store or the opportunity to pick your own from the orchard is available! We offer more than 20 different varieties of apples that can be purchased pre-picked! We gladly let you mix and match your varieties. .Apple Varieties / Ripening Schedule .They have a variety of fun activities on a 100 acre family farm. You can select pre-picked apples fresh off the trees daily from our bins inside the store or venture out in the orchard to pick for yourself. In Grandad’s pumpkin patch you will find pumpkins and jack o’lanterns in every size and shape. At Grandad’s Barn and Country Store, you will find a great selection of fall harvest decorations, apple peelers, apple bakers, and other apple gifts. We also have apple turnovers, apple bread, caramel apples and a whole lot more. And, don’t forget to try a refreshing cider slush or some hot cider! Come by our bakery where we have hot cider donuts all day along with apple pies, apple cider slushies and so many other apple goodies to eat! (UPDATED: August 16, 2020 JBS)
  • Jimmy Nix and Sons Apple House - apples, pumpkins
    30305 Orchard Valley Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731. (828) 685-7222.
  • Just Us Orchard - blackberries, apples and pumpkins, bakery, restrooms, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, picnic area
    187 Garren Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-974-1232. Email: [email protected]. Open: 7 days a week from Mid August through Early to Mid November, daily, from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm; Apples - mid August thru early November; peaches - August thru early September; blackberries - early July thru September. They close November 8 in 2010. Directions: Take Interstate 26 to Exit 49A (old exit 18A) to 64 East. From 64 East, turn left at North Henderson High School (Fruitland Road). Proceed to stop sign at the end of Fruitland Road. Turn right onto Mills Gap Road. Go up the large hill and turn left onto Garren Road. Look for our signs with the red and yellow apples all along the route. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard .  We have many Apple Varieties to choose from including Gala, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, September Wonder, Red Delicious, Candy Crisp, Ambrosia, Mutsu, Cameo, Jonagold, Stayman Winesap, Rome, Hampshire Mac, Ruby Jon, Fuji, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Gold Rush, Arkansas Black.  Check our apple ripening schedule to see what will be available when you plan your outing. 
    Blackberries from July thru August
    Apples from Mid August thru Early November.  (UPDATED: August 16, 2020 JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on November 02, 2010: "Loved it! Went today for the first time. They have apple cider donuts which are out of this world, hot apple cider, and apple slushes that are awesome. Also, two friendly dogs. Their brochure also states apple pies and cobblers; jam, jelly and preserves; local honey; boiled peanuts, pumpkins, mountain cabbage and sweet potatoes; and tractor rides and more. Church groups welcome."
  • Lyda Farms - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, prepicked produce, farm animals
    3465 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828 685 3459. Email: [email protected]. Directions: And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. P Payment: Cash, only.
  • Skytop Orchard -apples and grapes and pumpkins
    PO Box 302/Pinnacle Mtn Rd, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Phone: (828) 692-7930. Open: 9 am to 6 pm, daily. Directions:  Take I-85 south to U.S. 74 at Kings Mountain. Go to I-26 West and take Exit 54. Go 3.2 miles to Exit 5 (Flat Rock/U.S. 25). Turn right and go about a half mile to Pinnacle Mountain Road. Follow the signs. Apples.  Flat Rock, NC. About 20 varieties of apples more than 50 acres. Usually begin picking in late August, see the picking schedule) continuing through November. Farm stand open late August until late December. Also a working cider press (selected days only) and other apple products, and pick-your-own pumpkins in October. Prices vary; take-home containers available. Farm stand, playground, petting zoo, picnic area. Hayrides available.   
  • Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard - Apples, grapes, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides
    221 Stepp Orchard Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28793. Phone: 828-685-9083. Email us at: [email protected].  Open: 9 am to 6 pm Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm Sunday Mid August thru October Mid August - Mid October Directions: From Asheville, NC Take I-26 East to the US 64 East, Bat Cave, Chimney Rock exit (exit 49A). Stay on 64E (Chimney Rock Rd.) for 4.5 miles. Turn right onto Pace Road. Go one mile and turn right on Stepp Orchard Drive. From Charlotte, NC: Take I-85 South to I-26 West in Spartanburg, SC. Take I-26 W to the US 64 East, Bat Cave, Chimney Rock exit (exit 49A). Stay on 64E (Chimney Rock Rd.) for 4.5 miles. Turn right onto Pace Road. Go one mile and turn right on Stepp Orchard Drive. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Enjoy a visit to a working apple farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina! Ride on the farm wagon through acres of orchard and Farmer Stepp's pumpkin patch and grape vines. Pick your own bag of apples and/or pumpkin. Drink a cup of delicious local apple cider. Enjoy a short educational presentation in the apple barn. Find your way through our corn and/or soybean maze. Bring a picnic lunch to eat beside the orchard.   (UPDATED: August 16, 2020 JBS)

Macon County

Madison County

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McDowell County

  • The Historic Orchards at Alta Pass - Hayrides, apples (prepicked only, no PYO)
    1025 Orchard Rd, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. Phone: (828) 765-9531. ALternate phone: (888) 765-9531. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Milepost 328.3 on The Blue Ridge Parkway, Click HERE for our MAP. OpOpen: May 19 through September 30: Mon & Wed-Saturday from 10-6, Sun 12-6, CLOSED TUESDAYS. In October we are open every day of the week 10-6. Also: Music, Food Treats, Handmade Crafts & Demonstrations, Jams, Apple Butter, Cider, Honey, Fudge, and Ice Cream. Herb & Butterfly Gardens. Storytelling Hayrides. Historic Plays. Tour Packages.

Mitchell County

  • Sparks Farm - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
    64648 Biggerstaff Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. Phone: 828-766-7946. Alternate Phone: 828-766-9588. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call for specific hours of operation. Directions: Turn right off 19-E towards Avery County. Click here for a map and directions. Pick Your Own Pumpkin farm is open in 2009 from October 8th to 11th from 9:00 until dark; Harvested pumpkins will be available from the end of September through Thanksgiving, call for times; Open for Christmas trees from Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. Payment: Cash, only.

Polk County

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Rutherford County

  • Love Story Farm - pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, Fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted trail, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, school tours
    314 Lovers Ln, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. Phone: 828-447-0047. Email: [email protected]. Open: Due to pest control problems, and the crop failure as a result, we will NOT be having our GREAT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL. Activities include: face painting, a giant - pumkin patch, assorted pumpkins to pick and take home, hay rides, games, and demonstrations; Please check back for updated times and schedules of the events; There will also be items available for purchase, such as: jams, jellies, handmade hats, scarves, and mittens, pumpkins, and baked goods. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions.  Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page.    

Swain County

  • Darnell Farms - corn maze, haunted maze, pumpkin patch in the field, pumpkins (brought in from the field), concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food),
    2300 Governors Island Rd, Bryson City, NC 28789. Phone: 828-488-2376. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday from 8am - 7pm, Sunday from 9am-6pm. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. At other times of the year, Darnell Farms also has weekend festivals: Strawberry Jam Festival, Tomatoefest and Timberfest. Click here for our Facebook page. The farm also offers ice cream stand, camp sites, fishing, hayrides in the fall, guided field trips for schools in the fall, upcoming music festival.  

Transylvania County

  • Blue Ridge Corn Maze - corn maze, nighttime haunted maze
    161605 Everett Road, Pisgah Forest, NC. Phone: 828-884-4415. Email: [email protected]. Open: call or see their website for current dates and hours. Directions: From Asheville - take I-26 east to Airport / Hwy 280 exit. Turn Right on Hwy 280 , go approx. 15 mi to red light at Pisgah Forest. Turn left on Hwy 64 east. Go 3.5 mi, to Penrose. Turn Right on Crab Creek Rd at Triangle Stop, gas/grocery. Go 1 1/2 mi to Everett Rd. Turn Right on Everett, go 1 1/2 mi to maze on Right.  See their website for more directions. Payment: Cash, only. $1 per person discount for groups of 10 or more. Bring your Friends! Special Rates for groups of 50 or more - Please call. Call about fundraising opportunities for non-profit organizations. 
    A visitor writes on October 05, 2010: "i haven't been but a lot of people i know have went many times and love it"

Yancey County

 

 

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