Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in Western North Carolina? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of those in 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!
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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
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 Farmers' Daughter - pumpkins for sale in the shop or
farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, we also have pie
pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment
stand, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food)
Church Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Phone: 828-312-8137. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Every Saturday in October:
10am to 4pm; Hayrides to the pumpkin patch leave at the top of the hour and
last 38 am to 45 minutes; They are first come, first serve.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates:
Click here for updates. Directions: From Hickory: Take highway 16N into
Alexander County (cross the Catawba River at Oxford Dam). Go to the first
stoplight and turn route onto Friendship Church Road We are 2 miles out on
the route From Wilkesboro: Take highway 16S through Taylorsville. From the
interchange at highway 64E/W, travel approximately 5 miles and turn route at
the light onto Friendship Church Road We are located 2 miles out on the
route. Strawberries May-first of June (Varies annually). Payment: Cash,
Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Our only PYO crop is
Click here for our Facebook page.
All vegetables, strawberries, and black berries are grown on-site. Other
fruits: apples, blueberries, peaches, nectarines, and pears are grown in
Alexander County. Note: we do not have PYO apples.
- The Pumpkin Patch at Blue Mountains Farm -
UPDATE: October 12, 2020: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
Glade Valley, NC 27028.
- Edwards Choose and Cut - pumpkin patch-pick in
the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, snacks and
8882 NC highway 18 North, Ennice, NC 28623. Phone: 336-657-3463. Alternate Phone: 336-657-0343. Fax: 1-336-657-8718. Email:
[email protected]. Open: October 1 Friday through Sunday 10am until
sunset; Call ahead for appointment for Monday through Thursday; Trees can be
pre - tagged when you come to get your pumpkins and gourds. Directions: From
Winston-Salem: Take Highway 52 North to Mount Airy. Turn onto 89 West.
Travel approximately 20 miles to Highway 18 South. Go approximately 6 miles.
Total trip is 60 miles. From Charlotte: Take I-77 North to Mount Airy Exit.
Take Highway 89 West. Travel approximately 20 miles to Highway 18 South. Go
approximately 6 miles. Total trip is 90 miles.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We also are
able to mail-order your freshly cut trees, garland, or wreaths directly to
your door anywhere in the continental United States.
- Fodder Trot Trails - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn maze,
straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides,
haunted rides, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area,
birthday parties, school tours
1730 Highway 18 North, Sparta, NC 28675.
Phone: 336-372-Maze. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Fridays 2pm to dark; Saturdays 10am to dark;
Sundays 2pm to dark; By appointments only Monday through Thursday except on
Labor day Monday 2pm to dark and October 11th through 15th 2pm to dark.
Directions: From Sparta take Highway 18 North approximately 2 miles. Look
for Fodder Trot Trails sign. Entrance is on the right.
Click here for a map and directions. Corn Maze is open September 3
through November 7; Haunted hayride October 31; Flashlight nights are every
Saturday in October till 10pm. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard,
Discover. The corn maze theme is A Salute to an American Soldier.
- Ashe County Corn Maze - corn maze, snacks and refreshment stand,
restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, school
tours, events at your location (call for info)
2152 Beaver Creek School
Rd, West Jefferson, NC 28694. Phone: 800-238-8733. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Friday from 3pm to Dusk, Saturday
from 10am to Dusk, and Sunday from 12pm to Duskfrom September 21st through
October 28th., See our website for
current hours. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Visit Our Web Site for More
Information, Hours, Rates, Events and More;. Payment: Cash, only.
The corn maze itself is around 5 acres, and can take as
little as 30 minutes and up to an hour or so. Go at your own pace and take
in the beautiful natural surrounds of the Ashe County scenery. The Ashe
County Corn Maze is your family's fall tradition waiting to happen. Join us
from late September through the end of October, every Friday through Sunday.
There is a Pumpkin Lot right at the entrance of the festival where people
will be able to pick and choose from a variety of decorative pumpkins
,gourds, and sunflowers. The Pumpkin Lot will be open everyday, so feel free
to stop by and check out our wide selection of autumn decorations. Ashe
County Corn Maze is glad to announce that people will be able to go out in
the field and pick their pumpkin right off the vine! We have got multiple
acres of different varieties of pumpkins, gourds, and sunflowers. You and
your family can go and browse through the selection and find the perfect
pumpkin to take home for Halloween! Acitivites include Paintball Shooting
Gallery, Pumpkin Cannon(shoots up to 600 ft!), Large Covered Pumpkin Lot
with multiple varieties of pumpkins, Bicycle Maze, Corn
Cannons/Slingshots, 4 Acre Corn Maze, You-Pick Pumpkin/Sunflowers/Gourds,
Knockerball, Live Music every Saturday and Sunday, Pumpkin Bowling, Tractor
Hay Ride, Can Jam, Frisby Putt Putt, Corn Hole, Inflatables, Hay Bale
Maze/Stack, Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Marshmallow Roast, Face Painting,
Concession including Hotdogs, BBQ, Drinks. (UPDATED: September 12, 2018,
Ridge Christmas Tree Farm - Pumpkins
14911 Old Hwy 16,
Grassy Creek, NC 28631. Phone: (336) 384-9688. Alternate phone: (336)
384-9094. Email: [email protected].
(ADDED: December 21, 2016, JBS)
Lantern Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field where they grow, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze,
horse-drawn hay rides, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), petting zoo
Meadows, West Jefferson, NC 28694. Phone: (828) 278-9805. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Hours vary considerably; please see our website or Facebook page for current availability and hours.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for updates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, PayPal, Visa/MasterCard.
Click here for our Facebook page. Lantern Farm sits directly on one of the most beautiful stretches of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Ashe County. The
location is perfect for a weekend getaway. Lantern Farm is located 2 miles from Cascade Falls and is in the heart of Christmas Tree country. (ADDED: April
- Foothills Corn Maze - corn maze, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, concessions / refreshment stand,
porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
Star Church Road, Morganton, NC 28655. Phone: 828 413-0404. Alternate Phone:
828 413-2462. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Friday 6:00 pm to Dusk Saturday 11:00
am to Dusk Sunday 1:30 am to 5:30.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Exit 96
from Interstate 40, turn south from off-ramp. Turn right onto Jamestown
Road, then stay left onto Mount Olive Church Road, then stay straight onto
Morning Star Church Road. Corn Maze is on left. (Only 1.5 miles from
Click here for a map and directions. C Corn Maze is open from September
28th through October 28th Pumpkins will be available starting September
28th. Payment: Cash, only.
- Perry's Berry's - pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or
farmstand, tractor-pulled hay rides, Honey from hives on the farm, gift
shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area (bring your
own food), inflatables/bounce house, farm animals, birthday parties,
weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
Browning View Rd, Morganton, NC 28655. Phone: (828) 432-7631. Email:
Open: Farm Store Tuesday to Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm; Pumpkin Patch: Friday from 1 am to
6 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm September 30 to
October 31 Tuesday to Friday groups by reservation.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for updates. Directions: I-40 East or West. Take exit
94 Dysartsville Road (From East I-40 Turn left onto Dysartsville Road )(From
West I-40 turn right onto Dysartsville Road ) Go 0.7 miles. Turn left onto
US 70 West. Go 1.7 miles then turn right onto State Road 1233/Bridgewater
Road Go 5.6 miles. Turn left onto highway 126. Go 0.9 miles turn right onto
Gwaltney Road. Go 300 feet turn left onto Browning View Road Go 300 feet
turn left onto Browning View Road Go 0.2 miles. Farm on right.
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: June through August 10
Pumpkins: September 30 through October 31, 2017. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: September 05, 2017) (UPDATED:
May 21, 2017) (UPDATED: September 11,
2016) (UPDATED: August 10, 2016) (UPDATED: August 09, 2015)
- Johnny Wilson Farm LLC - Minimizes
chemical and pesticide use, , pumpkins for sale in the shop or
farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, wagon
rides, Bounce house, porta-potties, picnic area, Bouncy castle, farm
animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
2547 Dry Ponds Rd, Granite Falls, NC 28630. Phone: 828-217-1874. Alternate
Phone: 828-312-3080. Email:
[email protected]. Open: October Monday to Friday by appointment
only call; Open to the public no appointment needed on Saturday
from 9 pm to 5 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm. Directions: From interstate 40 take exit
113(Valdese)east bound turn left, west bound turn right. Stay straight
through Valdese you will cross the castle bridge and then go up a hill. At
top of hill is a stop light make a right onto Dry Ponds Road go
approximately 3 miles farm is located on left if going to the pumpkin patch, birhtday parties or weddding or right if you going to buy produce,
landscaping material, Christmas Trees. The office is also located on the
right side inside the farm house.
Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and
other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only.
- Helms Christmas Tree Farm - pumpkin
patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop, snacks and
refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides,
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose
and we cut, Christmas wreaths and boughs, Mistletoe, Christmas
decorations, saws provided, trees bagged, trees tied, trees tied,
636345 Christmas Tree Ln. , Vale, NC 28168. Phone: 704-276-1835. Fax:
704-276-2563. Email us at: [email protected]. Directions: From Lincolnton
Courthouse: Take hwy 27-W for 8 miles. At stoplight turn right onto
Cat Square Rd. Go 2 miles turn left onto Beam Lumber Road. Turn
Right on 1st. hard service rd. John Beam Rd. Go 2/10 mi, Christmas
Tree Ln will be on your left. And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in August, November,
December. Open: From Nov 20 to Dec 20th, 7 days a week, 9am to 6pm.
Blueberries open approximately July 15th. Christmas trees open
November 20th. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Carolina Sapphire, Colorado
Blue Spruce, Eastern Red Cedar, Eastern White Pine, Fraser Fir,
Leland (Leyland) Cypress, Norway Spruce, White Pine, White Spruce.
You Choose and We cut varieties: Fraser Fir.
- Herter Nursery - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin
patch- already gathered from the field,
515112 Ritchie Rd,
Lincolnton, NC 28092. Phone: 704-735-3112. Fax: 704-732-1164. Email:
[email protected]. Open: pumpkins available 7 days per week;
daylight hours. Directions: Herter Road, Lincolnton, NC.
Click here for a map and directions. Have pumpkins from 20
pounds to 150 pounds ready now (Sept 2010). Payment: Cash, Check,
- Riverside Family Farm - corn maze, pumpkins, hayrides,
restrooms, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), picnic area
2638 Riverside Drive, Mt Airy, NC 27030. Phone: (336) 719-0499. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Weather Permitting Fridays and Saturdays:
10am-10pm Sundays: 1pm-7pm. Directions: From Mt. Airy, NC: Take Hwy
104/Riverside Drive out of Mt. Airy towards Ararat, VA for approximately 2
miles. After you pass J.J. Jones Intermediate School, and pass over the
first bridge, our farm will be on the right. Look for the signs!! Can't miss
us!. Payment: Cash, only.. We are presenting a Cherokee Indian themed Corn
Maze for all ages, along with Hayrides, Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin, Picnic Area
and Concessions! Put the "Field" back in Field Trip! Schools, Daycares,
Youth Groups and Scout Groups are welcome! If you would like to book a
special day for your group, we have set aside Thursdays from 10am-4pm
although you are welcome anytime! Wheelchair Accessible. 2014 rates: Ages 3
& up-- $8.00 Ages 2 & under-- FREE! Rates include Corn Maze, Hayride, and
other fun features on the Farm!
A visitor writes on October 14, 2014: "We haven't been here
although someone did recommend them. Their web page shows a lot of
- The Farm - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn maze
769 Bray Ford Road, Dobson, NC
27017. Phone: 336-817-5208. Email:
[email protected]. Open: mid-Sept to November 7 on Friday-Sunday. We grow all of our own pumpkins!! We have a upick patch to pick them right
off the vine!
- Harvest Farm LLC. - corn maze,
pumpkin patch- pick in the the field, pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, we also have pie
pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, concessions / refreshment stand
highway 194n, Valle Crucis, NC 28691. Phone: 828 297 1462. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates:
Click here for updates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Click here for a link to our Facebook page. This
year visitors will be able to harvest pumpkins straight from the vine in our
pick-your-own-pumpkin patch. With over 40 different jack-o-lantern, heirloom
pumpkins, mini-pumpkins, gourds, and winter squash you are sure to find the
perfect pumpkin! Re-visting guest get ready...the maze is going to be a
challenge. (UPDATED: September 16, 2020 JBS)
- New River Corn Maze - pumpkin patch- pick in the the
field, corn maze, haunted corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, restrooms,
Laurel Gap Ridge Road, Deep Gap, NC 28618. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: September 3 to October 31,call or see
their website for current dates and hours, daytime and Haunted
Maze hours May differ. Directions: The New River Corn Maze is located just
outside of Boone, NC, on Highway 421. From Boone, travel South on Highway
421 toward Wilkesboro. From the last red lights at Food Lion/Old 421
Intersection, travel 2.3 miles. Take a left on Laurel Gap Ridge Road and
follow the signs. From Wilkesboro, travel North on Highway 421. From
intersection of Wighways 221 and 421 in Deep Gap (just past Blue Ridge
Parkway Bridge) travel 3.3 miles and turn right on Laurel Gap Ridge Road and
follow the signs.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.