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 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. 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 November 2022

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.  If you are looking for pick your own apples with pumpkins and often also fun activities, see this page.

NOTE: Many farms went out of business in the past 2 years and others are dropping their websites and switching to Facebook pages 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

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Augusta County

  • The Golden Kernel - corn maze, hayrides, pumpkins
    1752 Weyers Cave Road, Grottoes, VA 24441. Phone: (540) 249-4813. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website/Facebook page says they are closed indefinitely We want to take a moment and thank each and every one of you for your support through the years. We had planned to bring you one more season of pumpkins and hayrides to the patch but circumstances beyond our control have led us to decide to remain closed. Our farm is now going to take a much needed rest for the next 5 years.
    (P.S. We are working toward an exciting new partnership with Haven Cottage Antiques. Stay tuned here to see what unfolds.)
  • 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: [email protected]. Open: Sunday through Monday from 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)

Bath County

Buena Vista (City of)

Harrisonburg (City of)

  • 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: [email protected]. Open: Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm; 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!

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 with 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: [email protected]. 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)

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: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Call before you go, I see NOTHING on their Facebook page or website about anything to to do with pumpkins or Halloween this year. If you have any information to the contrary, please write me. 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.

Rockingham County

  • 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 or 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: [email protected]. Open: Thursday to Sunday from 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.
  • 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
    2411 Flook Lane, Harrisonburg, VA 22832. Phone: 540 269 2691. Alternate Phone: 540 860 8040. Email: [email protected]. 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 farm, click here. Opening Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.Beautiful country setting, Join us in the Pumpkin Patch! We have a large selection of pumpkins for your holiday decorating and baking. We are not just an ordinary pumpkin patch because you are not just an ordinary customer, we value you! You can pick your own or selected from pre pics. We will feature kids crafts, foods, local artisans/vendors, and special features on select days.  (formerly called Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm)(UPDATED: September 16, 2017, JBS)
  • Mulberry Hills Farm - pumpkins, farm animals
    6442 Cross Keys Road, Mount Crawford, VA 22841. Phone: 540-810-3125. Email: [email protected]. Open: September 1 to October 31. 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. 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: November 16, 2020 JBS)
  • 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 from 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • The Farm at Court Manor - Uses integrated pest management practices, pumpkin patch-pick in the field where they grow, pumpkin patch- harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Fall festival, farm market, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here, picnic area, ziplines, pedal kart track, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    13793 N Valley Pike, New Market, VA 22844. Phone: (540) 271-0850. Alternate Phone: (540) 476-5475. Email: [email protected]. Open: Friday from 3 pm to 8 pm, Saturday from 1 pm to 8 pm, Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Corn maze is open from September 15th through October 31st. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Venmo. Click here for our Facebook page. With a giant 37 acre corn maze, pumpkins, sunflowers, animals, and children's activities, we are a fall weekend destination with fun for all ages. Activities typically include Petting zoo, a Corn pit, Haybale climbing, Hayrides, Pumpkin painting, Lawn games, Pedal car track, And more! Plus Pumpkins and Sunflowers, you can pick your own or select from the farm store.
    Click here for our Instagram page. (UPDATED: September 17, 2022)

Staunton (City of)

Waynesboro (City of)

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