10 Favorite Virginia Pumpkin Patches

by Casey Higgins | Posted: Oct 10, 2014 | Updated: Aug 24, 2015

Comments: 4 Comments

Updated August 24, 2015.

If you’re planning to head out to the pumpkin patches for fall fun, or in search of pie pumpkins or carvable beauties, we obtained some recommendations to make your search for the perfect patch an easy one.

Here are the top pumpkin patches mentioned by locals in-the-know.

Ashland Berry Farm

We like Chesterfield Berry Farm. It’s more than just a pumpkin patch, it’s a fall experience. There is something for all ages. They also have a large variety of pumpkins to pick from; pumpkins you won’t find in a store.” – Heather P., Moseley/Chesterfield

Belvedere Plantation, near Fredericksburg! They have so much else to do in addition to the patch – a proper harvest festival.” – @VirginiaWizards

They have hot dogs and donuts and drinks and they are very organized. They’re not strict with the all you can carry rule. Even if you fall over they still let you have it.” – Suzanne W. on Ashland Berry Farm, Beaverdam/Hanover

“Fun Fact: President and First Lady Obama stopped for pumpkins at Wood’s Orchards on Oct. 19, 2011. You can walk out to any of the patches …  They also offer a hayride on the weekends …  a whole field of white pumpkins.” – Shannon O., Hampton

“We love Carter Mountain and Chiles Peach Orchard for pumpkin picking and Fall festivities!!” – @JLCville, Charlottesville/Albemarle

“We think Fairfax’s Cox Farms has a pretty great pumpkin patch! :)” – @redpumps

Layman’s. They have a lot of different thing like a pillow top bounce … they have the corn crib to play in. They have the maze and a hayride to where u pick out your pumpkins. We go every year and its just a very family oriented and friendly environment.” – Mandy P., Blue Ridge/Bedford

 Mulberry Hills Farm because it’s close to my house and we like to support our locals farms. AND Back Home On the Farm is a good one as well!” – Carrie D., Mount Crawford/Harrisonburg

 

Find more pumpkin patches (and corn mazes!) on Virginia.org (map included!).

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Barry Iroler says:

Please add Blue Ridge Pumpkins to your list and map. Wonderful pumpkin patch with a huge variety of pick your own pumpkins, from the vine, located at Fancy Gap, VA. in the Blue Ridge Mountains. They have hayrides, corn cannons, a corn maze, a bouncy house and homemade foods and beverages.

Cheryll says:

please update your list because Chesterfield Berry Farm no longer exists.

Casey Higgins says:

They sure seem to be thriving, Cheryll. Is there something we missed? They’re posting updates about the season on their Facebook page … https://www.facebook.com/Chesterfieldberryfarmandmarket

Sharon Bay says:

Turtle creek Farm in Newsoms, VA is a wonderful visit for kids. The folks there do a mini farm tour with a hayride, small maze, and pumpkin. They even had my sons sit on a cow for a photo op. My daughter can’t wait for her turn.