Pumpkin Patch Guide for Richmond & Beyond

Start of fall ushers in a new set of adventures here in Richmond.  As most locals will tell you, fall is one of the most magical times of year here in Virginia. From the crisp autumn days to the blazing colors of changing leaves, fall is filled with beauty and excitement. Fall is also a time of tradition for many of us – and one of my personal favorites? Picking pumpkins at a pumpkin patch. There’s nothing quite like heading out to a local farm to choose the perfect pumpkins for carving, baking and decorating. Fortunately, the Greater Richmond area is full of farms that not only offer pick-your-own pumpkin options, but also provide countless family-friendly fall activities that will keep children of all ages entertained for hours.

The following list provides information on some of the best local pumpkin patches, along with a few that are a little further out, but well worth the drive. So, whether you’re looking for pumpkins to carve, decorate with, or if you’re really ambitious, to make your own pies, be sure to check out these farms and pumpkin patches in the Richmond area and beyond for pumpkins, gourds and all things fall.

We’d love to hear about your experience at any of these great farms. Or if you have a spot that we may have left off the list, be sure to let us know! Drop us a line at cs@richmondmom.com.

 

Richmond Area Pumpkin Patches

Ashland Berry Farm

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Ashland Berry Farm / Facebook

Address: 12607 Old Ridge Rd, Beaverdam, Virginia 23015
Phone: (804) 227-3601

Pumpkin picking at Ashland Berry Farm officially kicks off on September 30. Be sure to come by the farm to find the perfect pick-your-own pumpkins, pre-picked pumpkins and gourds, along with fun fall activities all season long. Many activities are only available on the weekends, but be sure to call ahead or visit Ashland Berry Farm on Facebook to see updates on midweek activities, including hayrides. While you’re there, don’t forget to stop by the Country Store or the Halloween-themed Nightmare Gift Shop for seasonal décor, decorations, and local foods.

Pumpkin Pricing: Call (804) 227-3601 for current pricing.
Free activities: Hayrides
Other activities:
Purchase a Kids’ Pass (child + one parent) for $8 which includes access to:

  • 3-D Boo House
  • Fort Pumpkin
  • The Animal Corral

Concessions: Snacks and other concessions are available for purchase in the Country Store, with the “Donut Shop” available on weekends.

Hours: Open most days from 9am – 5pm, closed on Sundays. Be sure to visit them online or on Facebook for special seasonal hours.

Ashwood Gardens and Nursery

Ashwood Gardens and Nursery
Ashwood Gardens and Nursery / Facebook

Address: 11374 Ashcake Road, Ashland, VA 23005
Phone: (804) 798-2280

This Ashland garden and nursery offers beautiful flowers, plants and trees throughout the year, but in the fall, they open their pumpkin patch for pumpkin picking fun. Join them for hayrides to the pumpkin patch, along with fun fall activities from every Saturday and Sunday from September 30 until October 29.

Pumpkin Pricing: Call (804) 798-2280 for current pricing.

Activities:

  • Hayrides
  • Pumpkin Picking

Hours:
Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch (September 30 – October 29, 2017):
Saturdays: beginning at 10am
Sundays: beginning at 12:30pm

Regular Fall Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

 

Boulevard Flower Gardens

the farm at ruffin mill
Boulevard Flower Gardens / Facebook

Address: 2100 Ruffin Mill Road, South Chesterfield, VA 23834
Phone: (804) 526-4000

This family-operated greenhouse is known for its beautiful nursery, flowers, floral arrangements and gift shop featuring wine and home décor. But every weekend in October, they make it a destination for the whole family with a pumpkin patch and kid-friendly activities. While the kids play, you can peruse their selection of local Virginia and RVA products, including jams, jellies, wine, craft beer and more. Pick pumpkins for the holidays, but be sure to stick around for even more fun throughout the day.

Pumpkin Pricing: Call to confirm current pricing
Free Activities:

  • Straw maze
  • Wagon rides

Weekend activities:
– Barrel Train rides ($4)
– Pumpkin bag toss ($2)
– Pumpkin bowling ($2)
– Horse & pony rides ($8; 11am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday)
– Goat feeding ($1)
– Face painting ($2)
– Toddler-friendly inflatable “adventure” ($3)
– Creation Station pumpkin decorating ($2)
– Straw Maze ($2)

***Pay for activities individually, or purchase a $20 “Pumpkin Fun Card” to enjoy all activities!

Concessions: Visit the Backwoods Concession Stand on Saturday and Sundays throughout October from 11am – 3:30pm for hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches, nachos, “Pickle on a Stick,” hot pretzels, drinks and more.

Hours:
October 6 – 29, 2017:
Friday: 2pm – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

 

Chesterfield Berry Farm

chesterfield berry farm
Chesterfield Berry Farm / Facebook

Address: 26002 Pear Orchard Road, Moseley, VA 23120
Phone: (804) 739-2404

Mark your calendars for the start of Pumpkin Season at Chesterfield Berry Farm. The season officially starts on September 23, 2017, and promises fun for the whole family. This locally owned and operated farm is popular throughout the year, but in the fall, their 150-acre pumpkin patch draws visitors from all over. Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch for picking, then stick around for a wide variety of fall-themed activities, including a kids’ zone, corn mazes, animals and much more. If you want to make it a full day on the farm, be sure to pack a picnic or take advantage of the farm’s on-site concessions.

Pumpkin Pricing: Call (804) 739-2404 for current pricing
Activities:

  • Hayrides to the pumpkin patch
  • 2017 “Pirate Ship” Corn Maze
  • A “Kids’ Corn Maze”
  • Kids’ “Fun Zone”
  • Paintball
  • Wagon train rides
  • Barrel train rides
  • “Scary” Fun Barn
  • Mini-Animal Feeding area
  • Much, much more!

Admission:
General Admission: $12; includes hay ride to the pumpkin patch, unlimited play in the Fun Zone, corn maze admission and more.
Farm Fun Pass: $15; includes hay ride to the pumpkin patch, unlimited play in the Fun Zone, corn maze admission, one barrel train ride, one wagon train ride, mini-animal feeding cup and more.
Ultimate Farm Fun Pack: $18; includes hay ride to the pumpkin patch, unlimited play in the Fun Zone, corn maze admission, kids’ corn maze admission, unlimited barrel train rides, unlimited wagon train rides, Scary Fun Barn admission, one round of paintball, “Maze-O-Vision” glasses, one large mini-animal feeding cup, one drink ticket and more.

Concessions: Bring your own or call (804) 739-2404 to find out more about concessions available on site.

Hours:
September 23 – November 5, 2017
Saturdays and Sundays: 9:00am – 5pm

 

Cross Creek Garden Center Fall Festival

cross creek fall festival
Cross Creek Nursery and Garden Center

Address: 501 Courthouse Road, Richmond, VA 23236
Phone: (804) 794-9760

The Cross Creek Fall Festival is an annual event that is perfect for kids of all ages. While the garden center doesn’t offer a traditional pumpkin patch, you can still choose from hundreds of pre-picked pumpkins perfect for carving, baking and decorating. The festival is held every Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of October and features pumpkin painting, a “haunted” hayride perfect for all ages, tractor rides, a bouncy house, gourmet food trucks (on select weekends, currently October 14-15 and 21-22) and plenty of barnyard animals.

Pumpkin Pricing: Call (804) 794-9760 for current pricing.
Free Activities:

  • Animals
  • Bouncy House

Other Activities:

  • Pumpkin painting ($5 each)
  • Tractor rides through the “haunted forest” ($2; children 2 and under are free)

Regular Garden Center Hours:
Monday-Saturday: 7am – 6pm
Sundays: 10am – 5pm

Fall Festival Hours:
Every Saturday and Sunday in October; 10am – 4pm

 

 

 

Hanover Vegetable Farm

hanover vegetable farm
Hanover Vegetable Farm / Facebook

Address: 13580 Ashland Rd, Ashland, Va 23005
Phone: (804) 752-2334

Celebrate fall the entire month of October at Hanover Vegetable Farm. Head out during the week to pick your own pumpkins, or come out for weekend festivities and special fall events like hayrides and a corn maze. For even more family fun, be sure to catch their Gourds, Goblets and Ghouls Festival on October 14 and 15. Tickets start at $13 and include a hayride to pick pumpkins, a wine glass (21 and over), and two trips through the corn maze. You’ll also enjoy live music, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, and many other fall-themed activities.

Pumpkin Pricing: Call (804) 752-2334 for current pricing.
Activities: Check back soon for a complete list of fall activities at Hanover Vegetable Farm, visit them online or check out their Facebook page for updates.

Hours: Open daily from 8am – 6:30 pm

 

Holly Fork Farm, Produce and Pumpkin Patch

holly fork farm
Holly Fork Farm, Produce and Pumpkin Patch / Facebook

Address: 4901 Holly Fork Road, Barhamsville, Va 23011
Phone: (804) 366-6349

For fall fun, Holly Fork Farm has it all. Their pumpkin patch opens on September 23, 2017, and offers pumpkins of every shape and size with prices to suit every budget. You can even find “pink pumpkins” for breast cancer awareness month! Admission is free and wagons are provided. All you have to do is find the perfect pumpkin and a friendly staff member will tell you the price. Or choose from pumpkins and gourds that have been pre-picked, as well as mums, straw, hay bales, jams, jellies, pound cakes (while they last!), and a wide assortment of snacks and treats. Enjoy a full day of fun with animals, hayrides and pumpkin launching during the week, with extras like pony rides, barrel train rides, and Nan and Pops Treat shop on weekends. And, of course, don’t forget to visit Buttermilk Biscuits, the farm’s own gift shop filled with classic Southern décor and accessories.

Pumpkin Pricing: Prices vary (usually a maximum price of $21.99)
Free activities:

  • Play area with kid-friendly games
  • Barn filled with straw and hay perfect for jumping

Other activities:

  • Jump Pad ($4.50)
  • Hayrides ($1.50)
  • Animal feeding ($1/feed bag)
  • Pumpkin launch (price of pumpkin)
  • Barrel train rides ($4) – weekends only

**Some activities are weather dependent, so be sure to call first if there’s been rain!

Concessions: Jams, jellies, pound cakes, homemade bread, drinks, hotdogs, BBQ, popcorn and ice cream and more. Or bring your own family picnic to enjoy.

Hours:
September 23 – October 31, 2017
Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 10am – 7pm

 

Lloyd Family Farms

lloyd-family-farms
Lloyd Family Farms / Facebook

Address: 12204 Pinhook Road, Rockville, VA 23146
Phone: (804) 387-0068

With something for everyone, Lloyd Family Farms in Hanover County makes for a perfect family fall outing. Their pumpkin patch (pick-your-own or pre-picked) opens September 30, 2017. During the fall season, the farm will also offer fun activities for all ages, including a corn maze, pony rides, face painting and hay rides. Plus, visit animals like goats, chickens and cows or take a tour of the real working Paso Fino horse farm and enjoy food and drinks from some of Richmond’s favorite food truck vendors.

Pumpkin Pricing: Pumpkins are available at $0.79/pound (usually between $1 – $30)
Admission: $5/person (2 years and under are free); admission includes:

  • Hay ride
  • Corn maze
  • Meet and greet with barnyard animals
  • Barn tour
  • Bonfire
  • Goat petting,
  • Sand hill
  • And more!

Concessions: Visit Lloyd Family Farms on Facebook to see available food trucks. Please note that vendor costs are not included in admission.

Hours:
Fridays: 1pm – 6pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 9am – 6pm

 

Mt. Olympus Farm and Farm Market

mt-olympus-berry-farm
Mt. Olympus Farm / website

Address: 23928 Jefferson Davis Highway, Ruther Glen, VA 22546
Phone: (804) 448-0395

Located in Ruther Glen, Mt. Olympus offers less than some of our other top picks in the way of activities, but loads of options when it comes farm fresh, seasonal produce – including pumpkins from late September through October. Stop by to pick-your-own pumpkins, then pick up some fresh seasonal greens, winter squash, beets, sweet potatoes and more.

Pumpkin Pricing: Call (804) 448-0395 or visit Mt. Olympus on Facebook page for pricing and availability updates.
Free Activities:

  • Hayrides around the farm (Saturdays)
  • Pumpkin picking

Hours:
Thurs-Sat 10-6 and Sun 10-5 (Closed Monday)
**You might want to call ahead to verify farm hours.

 

The Pumpkin Patch at Gallmeyer Farms

gallmeyer-farms
Gallmeyer Farms / Facebook

Address: 4506 Millers Lane, Richmond, VA 23231
Phone: (804) 222-2285

Head out to Gallmeyer Farms for a day of FREE activities for the whole family. Start by picking the perfect carving pumpkin or select a tasty, pie-making pumpkin from their pumpkin patch. Then, stay for family-friendly activities like hayrides, a play area, a straw bale maze and more. For even more fun, stop by for their annual Fall Festival held from 10am until 5pm Saturday, September 30 and Sunday October 1 at The Pumpkin Patch. The festival features free activities all day long, including live music, activities for kids, free parking and admission, hayrides, a hay bale maze and arts and crafts vendors from all over the state.

Pumpkin Pricing: Call (804) 222-2285 for current pricing
Free Activities:

  • Hayrides
  • Play area
  • Spooky house tours
  • Straw bale maze
  • “The Romping Pile”

Concessions: Feel free to bring your own food and drinks to enjoy

Hours: Monday- Sunday: 8am – Dusk

 

Swift Creek Berry Farm

swift-creek-berry-farm
Swift Creek Berry Farm / Facebook

Address: 17210 Genito Road, Moseley, VA 23120
Phone: (804) 739-2037

Not only is Swift Creek Berry Farm a beautiful place to spend a fall day, it also offers a wide selection of pumpkins perfect for carving, baking or decorating. In addition to pumpkins, you’ll find a wide selection of games and activities for the whole family, including field games, corn hole, a straw maze, pumpkin painting, a fire pit and more! Best of all, admission and activities are completely free.

Pumpkin Pricing: Call (804) 739-2037 for current pricing
Free activities:

  • Straw maze
  • Corn hole
  • Pumpkin painting
  • Assorted games for kids

Concessions:  Supplies for s’mores are for sale on-site, along with other farm-fresh products, including local honey, seasonal vegetables and greenhouse items.

Hours:
Late September through October:
Monday-Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sundays: 1pm – 5pm

 

Pumpkin Patches Beyond the Richmond Area

Belmont Pumpkin Farm

belmont-pumpkin-farm
Belmont Pumpkin Farm / Facebook

Address: 155 Belmont Lane, North, VA 23128
Phone: (804) 384-8441

Considered one of the best pumpkin patches in the Tidewater area, Belmont Pumpkin Farm has earned its reputation for excellence over the last 30 years. In addition to pick-your-own pumpkins,  Belmont Farm offers fun fall activities every weekend from September 23 until October 31. Head to the farm for hayrides, pumpkin picking, scarecrow making, sunflower and corn mazes, treasure hunts, farm animals, a play area and a farm cafe serving up delicious pumpkin desserts and pulled pork BBQ.

Pumpkin Pricing: Pumpkins are priced by size and measured by hoops in the barn. Call (804) 384-8441 to find out more.
Admissions: $6 per person, $15 for a family, or $10 for military family with ID. Seniors 62+ and children 2 and under are free.

Activities included with admission:

  • Hayrides
  • Corn and sunflower mazes
  • Pumpkin painting (with pumpkin purchase)
  • Face painting
  • Treasure hunts
  • Corn hole
  • Farm animals
  • Play area

Concessions: Pulled pork BBQ, pumpkin desserts and select beverages are available at the farm cafe.

Hours:
September 23 – October 31, 2017
Saturdays and Sundays: 10am – 6pm

 

Brookdale Farm and Market

Brookdale Farm
Brookdale Farm / Facebook

Address: 2133 Mt. Pleasant Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Phone: (757) 721-0558

Fall at Brookdale Farm and Market mean pumpkins – and lots of them. Although Brookdale offers two “pick-your-own” farm locations, their pumpkin patch is located in Chesapeake and features plenty of pumpkins, horse drawn hayrides and more. Be sure to visit their Facebook page or check out their “Pumpkin Time” page online for updates on this year’s times and availability.

Pumpkin Pricing: Call (757) 721-0558 for current prices.
Activities:

  • Pick-your-own pumpkins
  • Hayrides

Concessions: While formal food concessions are not offered, you can find home-style jams, salsas, BBQ sauces, and dressings at both Brookdale locations.

Hours:  Call (757) 721-0558 or visit them online to find out more about upcoming pumpkin patch hours.

 

Bush Neck Farms

Bush Neck Farms
Bush Neck Farms / Facebook

Address: 1502 Bush Neck Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Phone: (757) 258-0114

After you’ve spent the summer picking apples, blueberries, peaches and nectarines at Bush Neck Farms, you’re going to want to be sure to head back in the fall for pumpkin season! You’ll find just the right pumpkins for carving and baking throughout September and October in their large pumpkin patch. Be sure to call ahead or visit the Bush Neck Farms Facebook page for all of the latest patch updates, hours and availability.

Pricing, Activities and Hours:  Call Bush Neck Farms at (757) 258-0114 or email mabrown12@cox.net for current pricing, hours and pumpkin patch availability or visit them on Facebook for updates throughout the season.

 

Carter’s Mountain Orchard

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Carter Mountain Orchard / Facebook

Address: 1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone: (434) 977-1833

Although best known for it’s apples and amazing views of the surrounding Charlottesville countryside, Carter’s Mountain Orchard is also a great place to find pumpkins for carving, baking and decorating. Although they don’t offer a pick-your-own option, there are plenty of pre-picked pumpkins to choose from. And while you’re there, be sure to check out the orchard’s many activities – from pick-your-own apples, to the Bold Rock Cider tasting room, to their famous apple cider donuts at the country store and bakery.

Pumpkin Pricing: Call (434) 977-1833 for current pricing
Activities:

  • Hayrides
  • Apple picking (pay by the pound)
  • Kids’ activities
  • Wine and cider tastings

Concessions: Carter Mountain Country Store and Bakery offers baked goods, as well as apple butter, jams, jellies and preserves, along with many other local food items. The Mountain Grill provides lunch (with an all new farm-to-table menu) every Tuesday through Sunday from 11am – 2:30pm.

Hours: Open daily from 9am – 6pm
The orchard will stay open until 8pm on Saturdays in October and until 7pm on October 7, 14 and 21.

 

Chiles Peach Orchard

Chiles Peach Orchard
Chiles Peach Orchard / Facebook

Address: 1351 Greenwood Road, Crozet, VA 22932
Phone: (434) 823-1583

Because Chiles Peach Orchard is part of the same family of farms as Carter’s Mountain, you’ll enjoy many of the same exceptional offerings at this Crozet orchard, including apples. But from September through November, you’ll also find the perfect pumpkins. Head to the patch to pick your own, or choose from pre-picked pumpkins at the farm market. Also, be sure to stop by September 23 and 24th for the 6th Annual Fall Into Fun Festival featuring pumpkin and apple picking, games, prizes, apple butter making, hayrides, scavenger hunts, face painting and much, much more.

Pumpkin Pricing: Call (434) 823-1583 for current pricing
Activities:

  • Apple picking (pay by the pound)
  • Pumpkin Picking
  • Kids’ activities
  • Wine and cider tastings

Concessions: Food is available at the farm market, including take-home goodies like jams, jellies, apple butter and fresh-pressed cider. Plus, the ice cream parlor offers frozen yogurt, soft-serve ice cream, cider slushies, milkshakes, sundaes made with fresh seasonal fruits, homemade fudge and baked goods including hot cider donuts, pies and cookies.

Hours:
Monday-Saturday: 9am – 6pm
Sundays: 10am – 5pm

 

College Run Farms

college-run-farm
College Run Farms / Facebook

Address: 2051 Alliance Road, Surry, VA 23883
Phone: (757) 294-3970

Located in beautiful Surry, Virginia, College Run Farms features fall fun for every age. In addition to pick-your-own pumpkins (where you can drive your car into the field and cut them straight from the vine), College Run also offers pre-cut pumpkins, gourds and winter squash in their farm market. While you’re there, take a turn through the corn maze, but whatever you do, don’t leave without trying their one-of-a-kind homemade pumpkin ice cream.

Pumpkin Pricing: Pumpkins are priced by size, starting at $.50 minis and up to $25-$30 for giant pumpkins. Carving style pumpkins usually range between $4-$10.
Activities: Four-acre Corn Maze ($3, kids 5 and under are free)

Concessions: Homemade pumpkin ice cream is available daily inside the farm store (while supplies last!), along with assorted baked goods and cold drinks.

Hours:
Monday-Wednesday: 9am – 1pm
Thursday-Sunday: 10am – 6pm

 

Cullipher Farm

Cullipher Farms
Cullipher Farms / Facebook

Address: 772 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457
Pungo Farm Stand: 1444 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Phone: (757) 721-7456

Pick-your-own pumpkins will be ready to go at Cullipher Farms beginning in late September. Head to the farm to cut your very own pumpkins straight from the vine. You’ll find hundreds of picture perfect pumpkins ranging from under a pound to over 100 pounds. The farm also offers a wide range of family-friendly fall activities, including a children’s play area, wagon rides and a corn maze. Activities are offered for a small fee, but regular admission to the farm is free. The farm grows more than 30 types of fruit and 250 varieties of vegetables year-round, most of which are available for sale at their nearby Cullipher’s Pungo Farm Stand, which also offers other local fruits and vegetables, jams, jellies, relishes, dressings, baked goods, cheese and butters, ice cream, peanuts, bedding plants and much more. Be sure to stop by and check it out on your way out of town!

Pumpkin Pricing: Pick-your-own jack-o-lantern pumpkins – $0.59/pound; pie pumpkins and specialty gourds – $0.99/pound
Admission: General admission is free. All inclusive wristband for children’s activities are $4 during the week (adults and children under 2 are free) and $9 on Saturday and Sunday (adults are $4 and children under 2 are free).

Activities: (included with wristband Monday-Friday)

  • Corn Maze (click here to see updates on this year’s design!)
  • Cotton Maze
  • Sunflower Maze
  • Hay Maintain
  • Sand Pile
  • Pedal Carts
  • Tires
  • Pipe Tunnel
  • Pumpkin House
  • Tire Swings
  • Corn Stalk Tunnel
  • Tipee
  • Corn Hole
  • Wooden Toys
  • Life Size Board Games
  • Picture Cutouts
  • Educational Stations
  • And more…

Activities: (included with wristband Saturday and Sunday)

  • All activities listed above
  • Wagon rides

Concessions: Local fruits and vegetables, jams, jellies, relishes, dressings, baked goods, cheese and butters, ice cream, peanuts, and more are available at the nearby Cullipher’s Pungo Farm Stand.

Hours: Check online or visit them on Facebook for updated fall hours.

 

Henley Farms

Henley Farms
Henley Farms / Facebook

Address: 3484 Charity Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Phone: (757) 426-6869

October ushers in the start of pumpkin season at Henley Farms. Bring the family for a day of fresh air, farm life and, of course, pick-your-own pumpkins! Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and choose from pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors. You’ll also find other decorative gourds and Indian corn that will make great decoration throughout the fall. Henley Farms offers wide variety of other seasonal fruits and vegetables at their farm market located at Henley’s at Pleasant Ridge. For more information about what’s available, visit the Henley Farms’ crop calendar or call ahead.

Pricing: Call (757) 426-6869 for current pricing.
Activities:

  • Pick-your-own pumpkins
  • Hayrides

Concessions: Locally sourced foods and Henley Farm’s own fresh, seasonal produce is available at their nearby farm stand, located at Henley’s at Pleasant Ridge.

Hours:
Farm: Open daily from 7am – 7pm
Henley’s at Pleasant Ridge: Open daily from 9am – 6pm

 

Hickory Ridge Farm

Hickory Ridge Farm
Hickory Ridge Farm / Facebook

Address: 2928 Battlefield Blvd S., Chesapeake, VA 23322
Phone: (757) 560-6763

Celebrate the start of fall with pumpkin picking at Hickory Ridge Farm. The farm features fun-filled activities during the week, with even more family-friendly events on the weekends. From now until the end of the season, you can pick pumpkins straight from the vine, then enjoy games, bouncy houses, a corn maze, barrel train rides, food, drinks and so much more. Be sure to visit the farm stand before you leave to pick up hay bales, mums and pre-picked pumpkins for decorating, along with local honey, eggs, homemade bread, jams, salsa, cider and peanuts.

Pumpkin Pricing: Call (757) 560-6763 for current pricing.
Admission: $13/child and $5/adult; children 2 and under are free with an adult admission.

Activities Included with Admission: (Monday – Friday)

  • Storybook Character hayrides
  • Barrel train rides
  • Bounce House
  • Hay bales to climb
  • Children’s Corn Maze
  • Corn Hole
  • Toddler Hay Maze
  • Playhouse City
  • Sand piles for play
  • Friendly farm Animals, including Randal the turkey and baby goats
  • Pumpkin decorating station (pumpkin purchase required)

Weekend Activities: (Saturday and Sunday)

  • All activities listed above
  • Pony rides ($6; Saturdays, 10am – 3pm and Sundays, 12pm – 5pm)
  • A live DJ featuring fun music and interactive games for kids
  • Kettle corn, bbq, ice cream and hot dogs every weekend in October
  • Face painting (private vendor, prices vary and are not included with admission)

Concessions: During the week, stop by the farm stand for local honey, eggs, homemade bread, jams, salsa, cider and peanuts. On weekends in October, enjoy kettle corn, bbq, ice cream and hot dogs.

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

 

Historic Greenbrier Farms

Historic Greenbrier Farm
Historic Greenbrier Farms / Facebook

Address: 225 Sign Pine Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Phone: (757) 421-2141 or (757) 421-4550 for special events

For one of the best pumpkin picking experiences in the Chesapeake area, head to Historic Greenbrier Farms on September 30, 2017, for the start of their fall pumpkin season. Not only will you love strolling the beautiful grounds, but with three times as many pumpkins fields this year, picking is better than ever. Pick pumpkins from 9am – 5pm during the week, or bring the whole family out on the weekends for a fun-filled day, complete with a petting zoo, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, kids’ games and more. And if you’re feeling especially brave, stick around for their spooky, after dark Haunted Farm, open Wednesday – Sundays from September 29 through Halloween.

Pumpkin Pricing: All pumpkins start at $12 and go up according to weight. Pumpkin price includes a free hay ride to the pumpkin patch.
Activities: (some activities are weekends only)

  • A petting zoo
  • Kids’ games and activities
  • Hayrides
  • After-hours “Haunted Farm”

Concessions: Bring a picnic or snacks of your own to enjoy.

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am – 6pm

 

Miller Farms Market

miller farms market
Miller Farms Market

Address: 12101 Orange Plank Road, Locust Grove, VA 22508
Phone: (540) 850-5009

Less than an hour and a half outside of Richmond, you’ll find Miller Farms Market and more than 20-acres of pick-your-own pumpkins in every shape and size. You can pick straight from the pumpkin patch or select from a huge assortment of heirloom pumpkins in beautiful shapes and colors at the marketplace. While you’re there, be sure to check out Miller Farms’ wide array of food and gifts, including milk, cheese, turkey, beef, honey, maple syrup, peanuts, gift baskets and much more – all from right here in Virginia.

Pumpkin Pricing: $0.75/pound or $80 for an all-you-can-fill wheelbarrow
Free Activities: Hayrides to and from the pumpkin patch are available 9am – 5pm on Saturdays and Columbus Day. Hayrides on Monday-Friday are from 4:30pm – 6pm. Admission and parking are also free.

Concessions: Assorted food and drinks available in the marketplace.

Hours:
Monday-Friday:  4:30pm – 6pm
Saturdays: 9am – 5pm
Columbus Day (October 9): 9am – 5pm
Closed Sundays

 

Pumpkinville

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Pumpkinville

Address: 7691 Richmond Road, Toano, VA 23168
Phone: (757) 869-9751

The name pretty much says it all. This small family-owned and -operated seasonal farm is a one-stop shop for fall. Featuring pick-your-own or pre-picked pumpkins of every shape and size, the farm also provides plenty of activities in their festive, fall-themed farmyard. Enjoy free rides and games, or shop for fall must-haves like winter squash, gourds, flowers, arts and crafts and, of course, cornstalks and straw bales for fall decorating. Pumpkinville is a great place to spend the afternoon, but be sure to call ahead to reserve space for parties or large groups. For more information or to make your reservations, call (757) 869-9751.

Pumpkin Pricing: Call (757) 869-9751 for current pricing.

Free activities:

  • Hayrides
  • Corn Maze
  • Ring Toss
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • And more!

Concessions: Feel free to bring your own food and drinks to enjoy.

Hours: (Call for season opening and closing dates)
Sunday – Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 9am – 9pm

 

Westmoreland Berry Farm

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Westmoreland Berry Farm

Address: 1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone: (434) 977-1833

Known year-round for their amazing pick-your-own berries, Country Store and Café, and perhaps most notably, their famous goats and “goat walk,” this beautiful riverside farm on the Northern Neck is an ideal fall destination. From late September through October, you can pick your own pumpkins in their large patch, then stay for activities like the goat walk and petting zoo, as well as wagon rides, hoppy balls, a 100-foot slide and a corn maze. And, of course, you’ll enjoy homemade goods, local produce and gifts at the store and café.

Pumpkin Pricing: Call (804) 224-9171 for current pricing

Free Activities:

  • Goats and Goat Walk (optional goat feed is available for as little at $.25)
  • Play Area
  • Wagon rides
  • Hoppy Balls
  • Giant Slide
  • Corn Maze

Concessions: Enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ, assorted sandwiches, homemade baked goods and ice cream at the café. Or take home jams, jellies, preserves and fresh baked goods from the Country Store.

Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 11am – 4pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 11am – 5pm
Closed Mondays

Pick-your-own hours:
11am – 3:30pm

 

Whether you’re looking for pumpkins to carve, to decorate with or, if you’re really ambitious, to make your own pies, be sure to check out these farms and pumpkin patches in the Richmond area and beyond for pumpkins, gourds and all things fall.

We’d love to hear about your experience, or if you have a spot that we left off the list, let us know by emailing cs@richmondmom.com.