Jack-o-lanterns, pies, and of course pumpkin spice everything. Nothing says “fall” like our favorite orange gourd!
There are a ton of places you can pick the iconic orange vegetable. And to sweeten the deal, many local farms also offer fall decorations and fun for the whole family in the form of hay rides, bounce houses, corn mazes, and more!
Some good tips before you load up your kids to go pumpkin picking:
- Call ahead or check out the website! The farms are often local and family-run. You might want to double check that the hayrides are happening and that everything is set up and ready to go if they feature a fall festival.
- If you’re looking for a specific type of pumpkin, ask!
- Don’t forget that local businesses like farms are a great place to pick up your fall decorating. It’s not just about jack-o-lanterns, you know!
- Decide if you’re going for pumpkins only or if you want the full fall fair experience. You can often get prime pumpkins at a smaller farm that has less of a rush, but if you want to keep the kids busy find one with a corn maze!
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Address: 2133 Mt. Pleasant Road, Chesapeake VA
Hours: Pumpkin-picking weekends expected to start Sept. 26 & 27 and will go on through weekends in October, weather permitting.
More Info: Call (757) 721-0558 or visit their Website.
The Chubby Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Market
Address: 1325 S.Battlefield, Chesapeake VA
Hours: Planning to open the first day of autumn for pumpkins (Late September) weather permitting. Hours will be Sunday – Thursday 11am -8pm, Friday & Saturday 11am -10pm
Beyond Pumpkins: Hay bales, harvest decorations and treats for sale.
More Info: Call (252) 562-7700 or visit their Facebook Page.
Address: 3831 Bruce Rd, Chesapeake VA
Hours: Farm is open to the public Monday – Friday 2:30pm – 5:30pm, Saturday 9:30am – 5:30pm, Sunday 12pm – 5pm through October.
More Info: Call (757) 484-6000 or visit their Website
The Great Pumpkin Patch
Address: 1001 S Centerville Turnpike, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Hours: Open 3:30pm till 7pm Mon-Fri and 10am till 7pm Sat-Sun
Hickory Ridge Farms
Address: 2928 S Battlefield Blvd. Chesapeake, VA 23322
Hours: Their produce stand is open now. Pumpkins start the first weekend in October. Hours are Saturday, 10am – 6pm, Sunday from 12pm – 6pm. Open every day during the week 9am-6pm Monday-Friday for U-Pick pumpkins.
Beyond Pumpkins: Hayrides, pony rides, children’s corn maze, hay maze, farm animals, barrel train, fall products, produce, fall decorations, concessions available!
More Info: Call (757) 560-6763 or visit their Facebook page
Woods Orchards Farm Market
Address: 183 East Mercury Blvd, Hampton, VA
Hours: Opens October 1, open on the weekends Saturday 9-4 (hayrides 10-3) Sunday 11-2
Beyond Pumpkins: Hayrides on the weekend
Cullipher Berry and Pumpkin Patch
Address: 772 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457
Hours: Opens September 26th for the fall season. Thursday through Sunday 10am – 6pm; through October
Beyond Pumpkins: Corn mazes, wagon rides, and huge kid play area on weekends.
More Info: Visit their Website, or call (757) 721-7456
Address: 1880 N. Muddy Creek Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Hours: Opens mid-late September Friday-Sunday 8-6
Beyond Pumpkins: Corn maze and hayrides
More Info: Call (757) 426-5585 or visit their Facebook Page for updates on Fall Activities
Address: 3484 Charity Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Hours: Last week in September Saturday-Sundays 10a-6p hayrides to the pumpkin patches. Market open 7 am – 7 pm for prepicked pumpkins.
Beyond Pumpkins: Hayrides out to the pumpkin patch on Saturdays and Sundays
Hunt Club Farm Harvest Fair
Address: 2388 London Bridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm
Beyond Pumpkins: Petting Farm, Pony Rides, Hayrides, Fall Fair
Price: $5 Petting farm / $5 Pony Rides
Address: 2599 Dam Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA
Hours: Starting First weekend in September. Horus are Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm.
Beyond Pumpkins: Petting Farm and Kids play area
More Info: Call (757) 427-6461 or their Facebook Page.
College Run Farms
Address: 2051 Alliance Rd, Surry VA
Hours: Opens around October 1 for pumpkins
Green Hand Farm Park
Address: 5900 George Washington Memorial Hwy Gloucester, VA 23061
Hours: September 25th – November 9th
Friday: 6pm – 10pm / Saturday: 9am – 10pm / Sunday: 10am – 7pm
Beyond Pumpkins: Corn Maze, pedal karts, corn cannons, hayrides, pick-your-own pumpkins, bounce houses, and all kinds of other things to do.
Address: 4500 Block of White Marsh Rd, Suffolk, VA
Hours: Officially open for pumpkin picking September 26 Saturdays 10am – 5pm Sundays 1pm-4pm
More Info: Call (757) 869-8279 or visit their Facebook Page
For more information on what’s happening in Hampton Roads this fall and all year, visit our events calendar!