The 15 Best Pumpkin Patches in VA to Visit for 2023

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If you’re looking for the best pumpkin patches in VA, you’ll find a seemingly endless array of options to choose from in every corner of the state of Virginia
 
Of course when you’re choosing a Virginia pumpkin patch, it isn’t always just about the pumpkins.
 
Sure, picking out a pumpkin that’s perfect for making pies or jack-o-lanterns is important stuff.
 
But if you want to make a full day of a family fun, there are also hayrides, corn mazes, tasty Fall treats, apple cannons, and myriad other activities that make fall festivals so enjoyable.
 
With dozens of pumpkin farms in VA, there’s sure to be one close by where you and the family can enjoy a day (or even a weekend getaway) filled all of your favorite Fall festivities. 
 
Read on for our in-depth guide to the best pumpkin patches in Virginia to visit, including a handy map of VA pumpkin farms and an overview of their other activities and attractions.
 
 

Pumpkin Patches in VA Guide

(Arranged geographically & alphabetically)
  1. Gallmeyer Farms The Pumpkin Patch (Richmond)
  2. The Great Pumpkin Patch at Ginter Park (Richmond)
  3. Windy Knoll Farm (Mechanicsville)
  4. Belvedere Plantation Fall Harvest Festival (Fredericksburg)
  5. Blue Ridge Mountain Maze (Roseland)
  6. Snead’s Farm (Fredericksburg)
  7. Chubby Pumpkin Patch (Chesapeake)
  8. Historic Greenbrier Farms (Chesapeake)
  9. Hickory Ridge Farm (Chesapeake)
  10. Cullipher Farm Market (Virginia Beach)
  11. Flanagan Farms (Virginia Beach)
  12. Hunt Club Farm (Virginia Beach)
  13. Cox Farms (Centreville)
  14. Great Country Farms (Bluemont)
  15. Reston Farm Market (Reston)

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Pumpkin Patches in Richmond VA

Pumpkin Patches in Richmond VA - Gallmeyer Farms
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1. Gallmeyer Farms Pumpkin Patch

4506 Millers Lane, Richmond VA • (804) 795-9979

Official Website

The Gallymeyer Farms Pumpkin Patch in Richmond VA offers a quintessential Autumn experience that’s fun for the whole family.

One of the most beloved Richmond pumpkin patches, Gallmeyer Farms features activities such as hayrides, haunted house tours, and a unique straw bale mazes.

Their pumpkins are truly local, grown right there on the family-owned farm. 

They have a huge variety of perfect jack-o-lantern pumpkins available, and you can also pick different types of winter squash and corn. 

For these and other reasons, Gallymeyer Farms considered one of the best pumpkin farms in Virginia, and a long-standing Richmond VA tradition that brings visitors back year after year. 

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2. The Great Pumpkin Patch at Ginter Park

1010 West Laburnum Avenue, Richmond VA • (804) 262-8651

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One of the wonderful things about the the Great Pumpkin Patch at Ginter Park UMC is the level of thought that has gone into where their fruit is sourced.

Their pumpkins come from a farm that practices sustainable growing methods, understands the problems with using pesticides, and thinks about the impact that growing mono-crops has on the land

There are all kinds of pumpkins to choose from, with pumpkins perfect for carving, porch decorations, and making pies. They even offer a delivery service if you don’t have time to pick your own! 

Check out their website for a new event schedule for 2023. Last year saw them offering Story Time, Movie Nights, and a Halloween Party.

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Richmond pumpkin patches
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3. Windy Knoll Farm

10094 Windy Knoll Drive, Mechanicsville VA • (804) 730-8733

Official Website

Windy Knoll Farm is a family-friendly farm that welcomes people to pick fresh fruit and/or flowers all year, making it one of the best pumpkin patches in Virginia.

From blueberries and sunflowers to pumpkins and Christmas trees, there’s a reason (and season) to visit this farm all year long. 

There are all kinds of pumpkins on offer at this VA pumpkin patch, including some funky-looking pumpkins that look great as decorations before you make them into pies.

While admiring the fall colors in Virginia, you should definitely hop on one of the passing wagons for a ride  down to the Windy Knoll pumpkin patch

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Pumpkin Patches in Fredericksburg VA

pumpkin patch in Fredericksburg VA - Belvedere Plantation
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4. Belvedere Plantation Fall Harvest Festival

1410 Belvedere Dr, Fredericksburg VA • (540) 373-4478

Official Website

Built in the 1760s, the historic Belvedere Plantation farm is now owned by the Fulks family, who created a Fall Harvest Festival centered around their Great Pumpkin Patch and Great Adventure Maze.

There are endless Fall activities and attractions at this Fredericksburg pumpkin patch to keep the entire family entertained for hours. It’s basically like a fall theme park!

There’s pumpkin painting, the Screaming Scarecrow Super Slide, and a toasty community campfire that will make you crave a camping getaway.

If that’s not enough, you can also hop on a haywagon, play in the corn box (like a ball pit, but with corn!), ride the barrel train, slide down Pumpkin Mountain, and hang out in the fun barn.

And that doesn’t even scratch the surface of all the fun things for you and your family to do at this farm’s annual Fall festival

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Fredericksburg pumpkin patch -Blue Blue Ridge Mountain Maze
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5. Blue Ridge Mountain Maze

462 Winery Ln, Roseland VA • (434) 242-8247

Official Website

Pumpkins are only the tip of the iceberg at this Fall festival on a farm located just 20 miles south of the town of Waynesboro VA.

It’s impossible to ignore the panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia while you’re picking out your favorite pumpkins.

Some will fit in the palm of your hand, while others are so big you’ll need a buddy to help move them!

There is a whole “zone” of the farm dedicated to family fun, with mini mazes that challenge your navigation skills and get you ready for their 5-acre Corn Maze monster. 

They also have giant slides, a hay loft, corn-filled tires, and a farm obstacle course to keep kids happy. Parents will also enjoy the country store and watching “Movies in the Meadow.”

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Pumpkin patch Fredericksburg VA - Sneads Farm
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6. Snead’s Farm

18294 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg VA • (540) 371-9328

Official Website

Fredericksburg VA farmer Emmett Snead is all about sustainable farming practices and creating the smallest carbon footprint possible.

Located just 11 miles from the small town, Snead’s Farm offers fresh food products all year long, from Spring asparagus to Fall pumpkins and sunflowers to Christmas trees in Winter.

You can download a farm map to see hiking trails that are open to visitors, as well as the location of the pumpkin patch and other fun attractions. 

There’s also a sand pile, a log cabin playhouse, see-saws, swings, and mountain slides. What more could you ask for on a fabulous Fall day? 

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Pumpkin Patches in Chesapeake VA

Pumpkin patches in Chesapeake VA - Chubby's Pumpkin Festival
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7. Chubby’s Pumpkin Festival

21448 Battlefield Blvd South, Chesapeake VA • (252) 562-7700

Official Website

If you’ve wondering why Chubby’s is one of the most popular pumpkin patches in VA, just check out their 2023 Pumpkin Festival.

Although details of this year’s festival hadn’t been announced in time for our deadline, previous years have seen bouncy castles, hayrides, and guest breweries for the adults.

You can exorcise some aggression with cathartic pumpkin smashing, or just chill out with a train ride. 

There are also bouncy castles, carnival rides, live music, and piles upon piles of pumpkins to pick from.

Head on over to this pumpkin patch in Chesapeake VA for all the Fall fun your family craves! 

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pumpkin patch in Chesapeake VA - Hickory Ridge Farm
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8. Hickory Ridge Farm

2928 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake VA • (757) 560-6763

Official Website

From mid-September through the end of October, Hickory Ridge Farm in Chesapeake VA is all about its Fall Festival weekends.

In addition to their “you-pick’ pumpkin patch, they also have traditional hayrides, barrel train rides, hay bales to clamber over, sand piles, and a children’s corn maze.

Parents can stop by the farm stand to get their hands on some local goodies, from jams and salsas to baked goods such as pumpkin bread, cookies, and pies. 

The family-run farm also hosts various food trucks during their Fall weekend festivities. 

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Best pumpkin patches in Virginia - Historic Greenbrier Farms
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9. Historic Greenbrier Farms

225 Sign Pine Rd, Chesapeake VA • (757) 421-2141

Official Website

If you’re looking for a fantastic experience where you can pick-your-own pumpkins in Chesapeake VA, look no further than Historic Greenbrier Farms.

They have an array of pumpkin varieties to choose from, as well as myriad fun things to do for Fall to keep you and your family entertained all day.

Hop on one of their free hayrides to get a sense of all the farm has to offer. The Kids Zone boasts a playground, bouncy castles, and a sand slide.

Don’t skip Ms. Bee’s Farmer’s Market, where you can stock up on fresh produce, tasty treats, Fall decor, and beautiful mums. There’s also the Hive Bar & Grill, where you can stop for a bite to eat and a beer.

Come back in the spring for strawberry picking, and in winter for cut-your-own Christmas Trees.

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Pumpkin Patches in Virginia Beach VA

Pumpkin Patches in Virginia Beach VA - Cullipher Farm
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10. Cullipher Farm Market

772 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach VA • (757) 721-7456

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This family-run operation is committed to sustainable farming practices, and celebrates its pumpkin harvest from late September to Halloween.

Once your family has found the perfect pumpkin(s), challenge yourself to navigate their 7-10 acre corn maze.

Afterwards, don’t miss out on trying the farm’s fresh-baked apple cider donuts, delicious apple slushies, and pressed  apple cider. 

If the kids still haven’t had enough action, let them run free in the 1-acre fenced-in play area.

You’ll occasionally find food trucks on site for some nourishment. Otherwise, their farm shop offers fresh produce, canned and baked goods, as well as hand-dipped ice cream. 

READ MORE: Apple Picking in Virginia: The 15 Best VA Apple Orchards to Visit

Pumpkin farms in Virginia - Flanagan Farm
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11. Flanagan Farms

1707 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach VA • (757) 426-5585

Official Website

On this family-run Virginia Beach farm, Fall is all about fun festivities.

Owners Roy and Jeannie Flanagan are 4th-generation farmers, and are committed to using the most sustainable growing practices possible.

Throughout the year the farm will have different “you-pick” fruits and veggies available, with their prized pumpkins and sweet potatoes available every Autumn.

They offer a you-pick pumpkin experience, with plenty of other fun to be had on the sidelines. 

There’s also a corn maze to get lost in, and a less challenging straw maze for younger guests. 

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pumpkin patches with animals - Hunt Club Farm Virginia
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12. Hunt Club Farm

2388 London Bridge Rd, Virginia Beach VA • (757) 828-2509

Official Website

Hunt Club Farm does not shy away from celebrating everything that makes Autumn fun, from pumpkins at their Harvest Fair to haunted houses at their Halloween Festival.

The Harvest Fair features a pumpkin patch with animals, hayrides, a Ferris wheel, and a farm shop.

Their unique TreeWalk Adventure is a perennial highlight of the farm for kids of all ages.

This is an amazing treetop playground that is fully netted for safety, with all sorts of wooden bridges, ramps, slides, and treehouses to explore. 

Visitors can also pick a pumpkin from their huge Virginia Beach pumpkin patch, and visit the fair’s many vendors to purchase treats and support local businesses.

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Pumpkin Patches in Northern Virginia

Pumpkin Patches in Northern Virginia - Cox Farms
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13. Cox Farms

15621 Braddock Rd, Centreville VA • (703) 830-4121

Official Website

This great pumpkin patch in northern VA has been family-owned and operated since 1972.

The Cox Farms Fall Festival has gradually grown into the largest, most popular Autumn event in the Washington DC area!

There are lots of kid-friendly activities at the Centreville farm, including epic hayrides, treetop slides, straw tunnels, a tractor museum, and a live music stage. 

Visitors can also find their inner Druids and wander around the massive “Foamhenge”!

If all that action makes you hungry, Cox Farms offers an entire menu of Autumn-inspired treats, plus a market where you can stock up on fresh produce. 

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Great Country Farms Virginia
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14. Great Country Farms

34345 Snickersville Turnpike, Bluemont VA • (540) 554-2073

Official Website

There are plenty of pumpkin patches in northern Virginia, but the one at Great Country Farms is a must-see.

The entire mont of October is dedicated to celebrating the bountiful Fall harvest, with activities ranging from pick-your-own pumpkins to getting lost in their corn maze. 

You can also enjoy the community bonfire, roast marshmallows, or try one of their fresh apple cider donuts. 

If you’re still craving more action, you can also hop on one of their wagon rides, catch a cider pressing demo, or chill out with some live music at “The Roosteraunt.” 

They also have pumpkin cannons available if you want to partake is some pumpkin chunkin’ on November 4-5. This is a great activity, as you can chuck your Halloween pumpkins once you’re done with them!

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Reston Farm Garden Market Fall Festival

15. Reston Farm Market

10800 Baron Cameron Ave, Reston VA • (828) 685-1685

Official Website

Located in northern VA, the Reston Farm Market is widely considered one of the best pumpkin patches near DC (just 20.2 miles away).

Their annual Fall Festival features lots of kid-friendly activities, including bouncy castles, an inflatable corn maze, and train rides.

Children will also enjoy having their faces painted, watching balloon modeling, and getting their caricatures drawn (for an additional charge). 

If you find yourself feeling peckish, they have food trucks and a farm store where they sell jams and other local treats, as well as Halloween decorations, flowers, and, of course, pumpkins.  -by Emma Gallagher

 

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Born in Britain, writer/photographer Emma Gallagher lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC on a permaculture homestead with her husband, Jonathon. While traveling the world for 13 years, she fell in love with the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge region when she lived at an artist retreat in Burnsville NC before moving to Brevard. Today Emma lives near Stone Mountain State Park and Doughton Park volunteers at the Surry County Fiddlers Convention, and cares for the gardens at the Reeves Downtown School of Music in Elkin. She's also a volunteer for the Elkin Valley Trails Association, which maintains segment 6 of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.