Fall means Halloween and Thanksgiving which means it’s time for pumpkins. Pumpkins are great for carving, decorations and others like to make pumpkin dishes and treats. Now is the time to visit the pumpkin patches to pick out your perfect pumpkin(s). Below is a list of pumpkin patches you must visit this Fall season. Hours change based on weather and day of the week at some of these, so check their websites before heading out.
Truist Field Pumpkin Patch: On Saturday, October 15th, Truist Field in Uptown is turning into a patch with thousands of pumpkins for sale ($10 for small, $20 for large). Your family will love fall-themed treats, shopping, live music, photo opportunities, the pumpkin decorating station, and more. The event runs 10AM-4PM. They recommend you pre-purchase to guarantee a pumpkin. $3 from every purchase will go to Charlotte Knight Charities.
Aw Shucks! Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch: Located at 3718 Plyler Mill Road in Monroe, NC . This farm is great for parents looking to keep their children of any age occupied for a few hours. There’s a corn maze that changes its design every year, a play area, bonfires, wagon rides, hay bales, grain bun slide, an animal barn and more. The fall season runs September 23rd to November 6th; 6PM-11PM Friday, 11AM-11PM Saturday; 1PM-6PM Sunday. Admission is $10 for kids and $12 for adults. Pumpkins and food are available for extra cost.
Bush-N-Vine Farm: Located at 1650 Filbert Highway in York, SC. About an hour from Charlotte, Bush-N-Vine Farm has a café with blueberry and apple cider donuts, slushies and hot dogs, plus U-pick pumpkins and a one-mile walking trail. You do not need to make reservations to come pick pumpkins. They are open Monday-Friday 8:00AM-6:00PM (pumpkin patch closes at 5PM) and Saturdays 8:00AM-5:00PM (pumpkin patch closes at 4PM), September 25th to October 31st. They recommend that you come early in the mornings or during the week if possible.
Wise Acres: Located at 4701 Hartis Road in Indian Trail, NC. What could be better than eating pizza and picking a pumpkin on a sunny fall day? Wise Acres also has a corn pit, wagon rides, a corn maze, zip lines, playgrounds and a barrel train. The fall season runs now through November 6th. Reservations are required. Times vary. The farm is open Thursday-Sunday, with pizza available select days.
Millstones Creek Orchards: Located at 506 Parks Crossroads Church Road in Ramseur, NC. Go on a Pumpkin Pickin’’ Adventure complete with access to the patch, a 4-ounce apple cider slushie, a pumpkin seed tasting, an apple cider demonstration and a hayride through the orchard, plus a $3 credit toward a pumpkin. They also have costume contests and pumpkin decorating. The Pumpkin Pickin’ Adventures are opened every weekend in October. They are opened 9AM-3PM Saturday and 1PM-3PM Sunday. The adventure is $17.95 per person; free for kids 2 and under.
Hall Family Farm: Located in 445 West Rebound Road in Lancaster, SC. Spend an entire day at Hall Family Farm by roaming through the 7-acre corn maze, going pumpkin picking, hopping on the musical hayride and eating apple cider doughnuts by a bonfire. They’re open now for the fall season; 9AM-6PM Sunday, closed Monday-Tuesday; 11AM-6PM Wednesday-Thursday, 9AM-10PM Friday-Saturday. Admission is free; however, prices vary based on activities.