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Fall-Time Fun: Pumpkin Patches

There is a huge variety of pumpkin-picking opportunities available! Many places offer hayrides straight to the field to choose the perfect pumpkin right off the vine. Or some, part of a larger festival, offer pumpkin “patches” — special areas with hundreds of pumpkins set-up for choosing, of all shapes, sizes, and colors!

Take Me to Pumpkin Patches In:
| Maryland | West Virginia


…in alphabetical order

Belvedere Plantation
1410 Belvedere Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (540) 373-4478
About 70-miles from Dulles International Airport

Belvedere Plantation is a 645-acre heritage farm open to the public in the fall for their Harvest Festival! Weekends and weekday visit begin in late September until late OctoberThis seasonal opportunity boasts more than 25 attractions and activities ranging from bonfires and face painting to zip lining and extreme pedal carts. Young children will enjoy the Little Farmers Corral with a mini corn maze and John Deere tricycles. Older kids will love swinging on ropes in the region’s only Fun Barn, one of the plantation’s original attractions. You can also cheer on pigs at the Swine Speedway, get lost in the Maize Maze, or grab a bite to eat at the Red Rooster Grill.

Clark’s Farm
721 Courthouse Rd., Stafford, VA 22554
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (540) 659–2172
About 47-miles from Dulles International Airport

Open in the fall and early winter, Clark’s Farm features an annual Fall Harvest Festival and Christmas trees for purchase. The annual Fall Festival, running late September to early November, is a family-friendly and child-focused event. Featuring activities such as friendly farm animals, a hay mountain, a large maze, and more, the Fall Harvest Festival is open 7-days a week. Plus, each admission includes a free pumpkin! Additional pumpkins and other farm-fresh foodstuffs are available onsite from the Snack Shack, Boo-tique, and Garden Shop. The winter market features fresh-cut Christmas trees, poinsettias, Christmas ornaments, and holiday gifts and décor.

The Corn Maze in the Plains
4501 Old Tavern Rd., The Plains, VA 20198
Connect: Online | Facebook | (540) 456-7339
About 31-miles from Dulles International Airport

A winner of the prestigious “Very Best in Virginia” award, The Corn Maze in the Plains is the most fun ever! The venue is made for families with kids and boasts a 5-acre corn maze, a Barnyard of Fun with giant slides, mini mazes, an obstacle course, a spider web, roll tubes, hay loft, corn tires, farm animal corral, hayrides, pumpkin sling shot, and more! And don’t forget the night maze! The Corn Maze in the Plains is tailor-made for birthday and private parties, school field trips, and other events. Make sure you stop by Kate’s Country Store and food booth, along with the Archwood Green Barns Farmer’s Market.

5225 Catlett Rd., Midland, VA 22728
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (540) 439-4806
About 40-miles from Dulles International Airport

Cows-N-Corn, a family farm since the 1930’s, offers many special seasonal events throughout the year. In the summer, the farm hosts an ice cream festival with the chance to meet a cow, ride the cow train, jump in the Moo bounce, learn to make butter, and more! On Fridays throughout the fall season, enjoy Hot Dog and Hayride Nights, featuring hot dogs, campfires, the chance to tackle the corn maze at night, and much more! Be sure to save the date for their annual Old Fashioned Barn Dance and Dinner — here you’ll dance into the night and be treated to an all-you-can-eat roast beef dinner!

Cox Farms
15621 Braddock Rd., Centreville, VA 20120
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (703) 830-4121
About 10-miles from Dulles International Airport

Although you can visit the Cox Farms Corner Market year-round, their annual Fall Festival is one the most popular events in Northern Virginia! From late August to early November every year, the Fall Festival boasts daily entertainment and activities ranging from giant slides, swings, pumpkin patches, apples and cider, animals to hand feed, and more! Explore acres of fun hidden in the Cornundrum — a winding path filled with adventure and surprises around every turn, including pirates, and jungles. Late in the festival, enjoy Pumpkin Madness, where you can bring your used jack-o-lantern to get squished, high-dropped, or stomped. Or, bigger kids can enjoy Fields of Fear featuring 20-acres of a haunted Cornightmare Maze, Dark Side Hayride, and campgrounds with music and entertainment.

Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Rd., Bluemont, VA 20135
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (540) 554-2073
About 34-miles from Dulles International Airport

Plenty of friendly barnyard friends await your visit at this working farm, including cows, chickens, pigs, and miniature horses. Make a day of it by playing on rope swings or a giant jumping pillow, playing a round of putt-putt, and enjoying a country hayride. The farm is open from Spring to the Fall and offers an extensive selection of seasonal pick-your-own crops including strawberries, cherries, plums, peaches, apples, potatoes, and more! The farm also hosts a variety of popular seasonal and holiday events.

Hartland Farm
3205 Hartland Ln., Markham, VA 22643
Connect: Online | Facebook | (540) 533-6901
About 45-miles from Dulles International Airport

Hartland Farm offers you-pick opportunities in the summer, including sweet corn and tomatoes (see more PYO at their neighboring orchard, below). But, come weekends September through October, they open their doors to the public for their annual Fall Festival. Admission to the festival includes access to tons of activities, including a corn maze, hayrides, a big in-ground jumping pillow, 60-foot mountain slide, pony swings, duck races, and much more! Everyone in the family will find something to enjoy, including foodies! Caramel apples are dipped right in front of you, kettle corn is made on-the-spot, and fresh apple and pumpkin pies from the farmer’s kitchen will be available while they last!

Hill High Farms
933 Barley Ln., Winchester, VA 22602
Connect: Online | (540) 667-7377
About 60-miles from Dulles International Airport

High Hill Farms opens to the public for the fall season. This working farm offers visitors the opportunity to pick a pumpkin, visit with farm animals in their petting zoo, and playtime on their round bale maze and pirate ship jungle gym. Plus, don’t miss their corn maze with 3-miles of walking paths! Family-friendly hayrides, as well as haunted hayrides, are also available.

Hollin Farms
1436 Snowden Rd., Delaplane, VA 20144
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (540) 592-3574
About 38-miles from Dulles International Airport

A fourth-generation family farm located in Fauquier County, Hollin Farms specializes in a wide variety of agricultural products, including grass-fed, natural Angus beef, hay for livestock, and seasonal pick-your-own fruits and vegetables. Pick-your-own opportunities to the community extend throughout the late spring, summer, and early fall. Available produce includes peaches, plums, potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins, apples, and peanuts, to name just a few! Basil and flowers are also available on a cut-your-own basis.

Mackintosh Fruit Farm
1608 Russell Rd., Berryville, VA 22611
Connect: Online | Facebook | (540) 955-6225
About 45-miles from Dulles International Airport

Mackintosh Fruit Farm is open from late May to late October for pick-your-own fruit and vegetable opportunities. Visitors are invited to take advantage of delicious apple, peach, berry, and vegetable- and pumpkin-picking. Parents and kids will love the scenic Northern Shenandoah Valley location in Berryville, VA, as well as the you-pick opportunities, cooking classes, seasonal festivals, and premier locally-sourced dining.

Marker-Miller Orchards
3035 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester, VA 22602
Connect: Online | Facebook | (540) 662-1391
About 63-miles from Dulles International Airport

Marker-Miller Orchards is open to the public for pick-your-own opportunities and special events throughout the year. Come mid-summer, visitors are invited to pick peaches, red raspberries, blackberries, tomatoes, and green beans. August and late summer then brings apples, with pumpkins soon to follow! In addition to picking fresh fruit and vegetables, play sets, and a sandbox are available for young guests. Most notable are Marker-Miller Orchards’ annual fall events, including Apple Harvest Festival, Pumpkin Festival, and Bakery Festival.

Temple Hall Farm Regional Park
15855 Limestone School Rd., Leesburg, VA 20176
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (703) 779-9372
About 21-miles from Dulles International Airport

Temple Hall Farm, a 286-acre working farm, is open to the public from April to November and offers a variety of educational programs, events, and festivals for families. In addition to their in-ground jumping pillow, free on weekends, kids will enjoy visiting unique heritage breed farm animals while following a stone-covered path around the barnyard and pastures, walking a nature trail through the woods, and learning about the area’s native plants and wildlife. Throughout the year, the farm hosts a Civil War Day Camp, where kids can experience what life was like during the 1860’s, and a Roving Naturalist Program, which connects the citizens of northern Virginia with the natural world via nature walks, hikes, canoe and kayak tours, night explorations, and stream and pond studies. One of the most popular events the farm hosts is the annual Corn Maize and Fall Festival!

Ticonderoga Farms
26469 Ticonderoga Rd., Chantilly, VA 20152
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (703) 327-4424
About 15-miles from Dulles International Airport

Ticonderoga Farms, set just off Route 50 in Chantilly, is open throughout the year and offers a wide-variety of activities for kids of all ages. Giant slides, an in-ground jumping pillow, wooden play sets and structures, and small breed farm animals are just a few of the attractions. Ticonderoga Farms also boasts the largest swinging bridge in Virginia! The expansive, family-owned farm features 1,000-acres of rolling fields and forest that offer pick-your-own opportunities, including tomatoes, peppers, and watermelon in July and August, and corn, pumpkins, and potatoes in September and October. Their seasonal festivals and events are popular, including the Spring Easter Festival, Summer Harvest Festival, Fall Pumpkin Festival, and Winter Christmas Festival.

Wayside Farm
5273 Harry Byrd Hwy., Berryville, VA 22611
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (540) 539-3276
About 38-miles from Dulles International Airport

Each fall, the 120-acre, family-owned Wayside Farm is open to the public on weekends. Visitors are invited to enjoy family-friendly activities and attractions, including pumpkin picking, pumpkin smashing, pig races, a goat walk, and their popular 10-acre corn maze. Kids will also enjoy petting the calves, goats, llamas, and rabbits, as well as exploring the giant pumpkin playland, pedal tractor racing, and corn cribs.

Westmoreland Berry Farm
1235 Berry Farm Ln., Colonial Beach, VA 22443
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (804) 224-9171
About 87-miles from Dulles International Airport

There is only one place to go for berry-picking (add pumpkins!), and that is the Westmoreland Berry Farm & Market in Oak Grove, VA. Celebrating over 30-years, the farm welcomes families and groups looking to enjoy a riverside pick-your-own and ready-picked fruit farm along the gorgeous banks of the Rappahannock River as they are seasonally available. Westmoreland also offers a goat walk and petting zoo, as well as its own Country Store and Café. Looking to spend more time at the farm? Visit the adjacent 729-acre Voorhees Nature Preserve and see spectacular views from high over the banks of the Rappahannock.

Whitehall Farms
12523 Popes Head Rd., Clifton, VA 20124
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter| (703) 968-3900
About 25-miles from Dulles International Airport

Fall Fun Days at Whitehall Farms offer weekend fun for families with kiddos big and small! Featuring a non-GMO corn maze, wagon rides through the forest, and a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, the colors and activities of fall unite on the farm! Bring a picnic lunch or purchase food at the on-site market offering the freshest of farm produce! Don’t forget to meet the farm’s animal residents and bounce on the inflatables, too!

Yankey Farms
14039 Owls Nest Rd., Nokesville, VA 20181
Connect: Online | Facebook | (703) 618-3782
About 25-miles from Dulles International Airport

Prince William County’s Yankey Farms is open to the public for spring strawberry you -pick opportunities, summer produce sales like sweet corn, watermelons, and melons, and fall you-pick pumpkin picking. The fall season is especially ripe with activities for families, including a scavenger hunt, a hay and corn playground, and a kid’s corn maze. Kids can also take a ride on the tractor-led “cow” train — each cart looks like you’re riding on a cow! Their farmer’s stand also offers pre-picked pumpkins, winter squash, corn stalks, straw bales, and more.

Disclaimer/Terms: These opportunities are subject to last minute cancellations and changes that might not be reflected in this post. Please, always confirm by calling/clicking.

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