These Are The Best Pumpkin Patches in Every Southern State
One of the best parts about fall isn’t just carving, decorating, or cooking with pumpkins, but actually going to the pumpkin patch to pick them out. Pumpkin patches aren’t only for pumpkins anymore — most pumpkin patches now have multiple-acre corn mazes, family games, petting zoos, educational activities, homemade food, and even giant inflatables. We’ve found the best pumpkin patches in each Southern state, because going to the pumpkin patch is about more than picking out a perfect fall pumpkin. The pumpkin-patch experience has transformed into an entire day’s worth of family fun and activities. Many pumpkin patches offer you-pick and pre-picked pumpkins for your preferred taste, and some sell other seasonal produce or baked goods in addition to pumpkins. The pumpkin patches in these 16 Southern states are going to be on your fall to-do list, and you’ll probably want to make an annual tradition of visiting. Mark your calendar for these Southern pumpkin patches’ opening fall dates and get ready for unbelievable pumpkin-picking experiences.
The Great Pumpkin Patch
Your kids will love The Great Pumpkin Patch because, aside from the pumpkin patch, there are inflatable slides and toys, a petting zoo, a bungee trampoline and more.
This year will be Pumpkin Hollow’s 25th, and it’s not hard to see why with all the fun activities it has going on, including a zip line and giant corn maze.
The Pickin’ Patch
Although Florida’s growing conditions aren’t perfect for pumpkins, the owners of The Pickin’ Patch found a way to make them grow, and you can pick your own right off the vine.
At Burt's Farm, you can pick out a pumpkin, take a 2-mile hayride and shop at the country store, where you can buy other fresh produce, Burt’s baked goods and even Burt’s baking mixes and cookbook.
Evan’s Orchard and Cider Mill
Not only can you pick your own pumpkins during their season but Evan’s Orchard and Cider Mill has a pick-your-own season for strawberries, blueberries, pears, zinnias and apples. Get a home-cooked meal and dessert at the Sweet Apple Café and Bakery while you’re there.
Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin & Strawberry Patch
Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin and Strawberry Patch, a popular field trip location for schools, has multi-season events pertaining to strawberry and pumpkin seasons.
Councell Farms not only has fresh fruits and veggies in addition to the pumpkin patch, but they now have a creamery. Ice cream and family fun? We’re in.
There’s so much more than a pumpkin patch on Mitchell Farms’ 1,500-acre plot of land, including tours of a pioneer log cabin built more than 100 years ago.
Perryville Pumpkin Farm
Family-owned Perryville Pumpkin Farm has tons of activities for the kids, including mini “farm” golf and an “I Spy On The Farm” game.
DJ’s Berry Patch
Apex, North Carolina
DJ’s Berry Patch has fresh, you-pick strawberries in the spring and summer, pumpkins and mums in the fall and a Christmas tree lot in the winter, so stop by year round.
Annabelle’s Fun Farm
Annabelle’s Fun Farm has dozens of activities to choose from (including picking out the perfect pumpkin), with options like pumpkin blasters, gemstone mining and paintball — really.
Denver Downs Farm
Anderson, South Carolina
Get lost in Denver Down Farm’s 10-acre corn maze that features a different theme each year. You can even scan a QR code with your smartphone to track how long the maze takes you and mark when you find each checkpoint.
Lucky Ladd Farms
Lucky Ladd Farms boasts more than 70 attractions for you and your family, and not just for pumpkin-picking season. Lucky Ladd has events during spring and summer months, too.
Barton Hill Farms
Right on the banks of the Colorado River, Barton Hill Farms is one of the most scenic places to pick out your fall pumpkins. Bonus: Not only does Barton Hill have food vendors, they offer beer and wine. We’ll cheers to that!
Valley Star Farm
Valley Star Farm, located in the Shenandoah Valley, has a vast selection of pumpkins every fall and Christmas trees every winter.
Byrnside Branch Farm
Union, West Virginia
Byrnside Branch Farm has pick-your-own and pre-picked pumpkins, as well as other seasonal produce available.