There’s nothing quite like the rolling hills and countryside of Northern Virginia in the fall. Beautiful landscapes and country roads make this a destination of choice for singles and families alike looking for a great weekend getaway, or Sunday drive. There are also some great Pumpkin Patches and Harvest Events throughout the fall months in Northern Virginia, a short drive from the Nation’s Capital.
Ready to pick your pumpkin this fall? Looking for that perfect pumpkin patch close to Washington, DC? Check out these awesome Pumpkin Patches and Roadside Farms in Northern Virginia.
Arlington County Farmers Market
North 14th & North Courthouse
Telephone: (703) 228-6400
Hours of Operation: Open: 8am-12pm (Saturday only, Mid-Apr. through mid-Dec.)
Admission/Fees: Free Admission to both Farmers Market and adjacent Street Market
Transportation/Parking: Metered street/lot parking. Near Courthouse Metro Station Stop (Orange Line)
Don’t want to travel too far for your pumpkins this Halloween? Look no further than Arlington’s Farmers Market. An urban oasis of family farm and home grown vegetables and other products. Check out pumpkins grown on family farms. Exceptional selection of organic and other products galore, like canned jams and jellies, meats, eggs, potted plants, fresh cut flowers, wreaths, greenery, Christmas trees, herbal soap, fish, honey, herbs, and other organic produce and products. A pumpkin patch close to home. And, so much more!
Burke Nursery and Garden Centre
Fall Festival and Pumpkin Playground
9401 Burke Road
Telephone: (703) 323-1188
Hours of Operation: Open daily. 9am- 9pm (weekdays); 10am-5pm (weekends). Festival hours 9am-9pm.
Admission/Fees: Festival $9 p/person; $12 p/person (weekend). Free admission for kids under 2 years of age.
Website: www.burkenursery.com ; www.pumpkinplayground.com/
What an event! An admission price includes a small, patch pumpkin and hay rides (wheel chair accessible). So much more. Get ready for Halloween and join the fun at Burke’s Pumpkin Playground! Thrills and pumpkins for kids and adults of all ages.
Cox Farm Market – Centreville
15621 Braddock Road
Centreville, Virginia 20120-1140
Telephone (703) 543-6305
Hours of Operation: Open Daily 9am-7pm
Check out this pumpkin patch and you won’t be sorry. Pumpkins galore. Hay rides. Cool Farmers Market. A local treasure. Cox Farms operates a 116-acre farm in Centreville, Virginia and two farm markets, one located in Vienna, and the other in Centreville. In Centreville, Cox has lots of acreage and offers hay rides, hay maze, face painting, pony rides, farm animals, and so much more, for birthday parties and school field trips. Call for more details.
Cox Farm Market – Vienna
2599 Chain Bridge RoadVienna, Virginia 22181
Telephone (703) 281-0165
Hours of Operation: Open Daily 9am-7pm
Closest to Washington, DC, Arlington, Falls Church, Virginia. Convenient to I66 and Rt. 495, but feels like a world away from it all. Check out this pumpkin patch and you won’t be sorry. Pumpkins galore. Hay rides. Cool Farmers Market. A local treasure. Cox Farms operates a 116-acre farm in Centreville, Virginia and two farm markets, one located in Vienna, and the other in Centreville. Both locations sport Pumpkins for discerning Halloween revelers.
Heather Hill Gardens
8111 Ox Road
Fairfax Station, Virginia 22039
Telephone: (703) 690-6060
Hours of Operation: 9:30am-6pm (weekdays); 9:30am-5:30pm (Sat.); and, 11am-5:30 pm (Sun.)
Admission/Fees: $4.50 per person (includes small pumpkin); Free admission for children under 2 years of age. Major credit cards accepted.
Check out this great farm and garden paradise. Pumpkins abound. Also, pumpkin fort, slide, tumble tube, penny paradise, pony rides, and so much more. Spacious grounds, beautiful gardens, and seasonal gardening demonstrations.
Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens
Historic Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121
Telephone: (703) 780-2000
Hours of Operation: Open 365 days a year; 9am-5pm fall months.
Admission/Fees: Varies. Adults $15.00; Seniors ages 62+ $14.00; Youth ages 6-11; $7.00; Free admission for children under 6. Military discounts available. Online ticketing, annual and event passes available.
Got harvest and pumpkins on the mind? Check out Mount Vernon’s Fall Harvest Family Days event. Celebrate the harvest season in colonial style, with free horse-drawn wagon rides, straw bale maze, and a great opportunity to meet “General George Washington” himself. A real treat for the kids. But, fun for adults, too. Don’t miss the 18th-century dancing, outdoor cooking demonstrations, and loads of concessions. Something for everyone in the family.
5208 Myersville Road
Jeffersonton, Virginia 22724
Telephone: (540) 937-7091
Hours of Operation: Weekends only. 10am-6pm (Sat); 2-6pm (Sun)
Admission/Fees: Cash only
15 minutes from downtown Warrenton, yet in a class by itself, Owsberry Farm is the perfect destination if you want the perfect pumpkin this year. Select from dozens of varieties, shapes and sizes. Take a hay ride. Or, chat with the proprietors. Convenient to DC, yet a world away. Check out this great pumpkin patch this fall.
Round Hill Farm
6347 Everona Road
Culpeper, Virginia 22701
Hours of Operation: October 1-31st and Columbus Day. Open 3pm-6pm (weekdays); 10am-5pm (weekends)
Admission/Fees: Field Trips (weekdays, reservations needed, $7.50 per student); Open weekends $2.50 per person.
Telephone: Kim Faulconer (540) 854-7398
This is a great destination for school field trips, singles and families alike.
Check out Round Hill hay rides, petting zoo, playground, hay and corn mazes, and spacious picnic area. Special place. Family friendly. Pumpkins galore. Check out Round Hill Farm for your Halloween pumpkin.
Apple Ridge Ranch
3549 Fiery Run Road (Route 726)
Telephone: (540) 364-2079
Hours of Operation: Open 9:30am-dark (Sat. & Sun. & Holidays) in October.
Honest to goodness pumpkin patch on the edges of Fauquier County, accessible to I66. Something for everyone in the family. Plump, gorgeous pumpkins just waiting for you!
5253 Inglewood Farm Lane
Telephone: (540) 272-6906
Hours of Operation: Pumpkin Patch, 10am-7pm (weekends in October); Sweet corn (weekdays, June through August)
Inglewood Farm has it all: sweet corn, pumpkins, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, and a petting zoo. Lovely setting for the urbanite.
5225 Catlett Road
Midland, Virginia 22728
Telephone: (540) 439-4806
Hours of Operation: Pumpkin Patch (weekends in October)
Admission/Fees: TBD; Hayrides $10 p/person, includes ride, barn, maze tours, and more. School field trips and groups welcome. Online ticketing for hayrides.
Honest-to-goodness, Dairy Farm with a growing herd of 300 Holsteins. Cows abound and so do pumpkins this fall. Check out the Haunted Hayride, pumpkin patch, and other attractions. You name it, Cow-N-Corn has it!!
Hollin Farms Pumpkins at Sky Meadows
11324 Pearlstone Lane
Delaplane, Virginia 20144
Hours of Operation: Check in required
Telephone: Call (540) 592-3701 office or (540) 379-6695 cell) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for picking outside regular hours.
Admission/Fees: Price varies. Charged per pumpkin/$ p/lb.
3rd generation family farm in Fauquier County. Adjacent to Sky Meadows State Park. Orchard way up on a mountain ridge. Very pretty views. Pick your own orchard and patch. Strawberry season starts in mid-May, followed by peaches, berries, and lots of other fruits and vegetables in sunny and hot summer months. Huge, 5-acre pumpkin patch. The real deal. Thousands of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes.
Hill High Farm and the Pumpkin Patch
933 Barley Lane
Winchester, VA 22602
Telephone: (540) 667-7377
Hours of Operation: 10-5pm (Sat-Sun)
Honest-to-goodness working farm. Check out the dairy cows, apple orchard and beef cattle and “The Pumpkin Patch”. Pick your own apples. Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch. Check out the vintage farm equipment on display, the incredible 8-acre corn maze and even a 4,000 sq ft. haunted house. Packing Shed offering super fresh & sparkling cider, pies, pumpkin pie fudge, and so much more. This is one visit you won’t want to miss.
Crooked Run Orchard
37883 E. Main Street
Purcellville, Virginia 20132
Telephone: (540) 338-6642
Hours of Operation: Stand open, 8 am to dark (daily); Pick your own 8am-6pm (weekends only). Pumpkin patch (September and October only.)
Hayrides by appointment for school groups in the fall. Pick your own pumpkins and gourds from the pumpkin patch. A wonderful slice of the country, close to Leesburg and Rt. 7. Call ahead for picking and pumpkin patch information.
Great Country Farms
Foggy Bottom Road
Bluemont, VA 20135
Telephone: (540) 554-2073
Hours of Operation: Open: 9am-5 pm, daily, (April through Late Fall) Admission/Fees: Fall Pumpkin Harvest, Sept. 26-Oct. 31, 2009, $8/person (weekdays) and $10/person (Weekends & Columbus Day) Pumpkin Glow Night (October 23-24th) at $10/person
Lovely, 200-acre farm offers something for everyone this fall. Pumpkin patch, hayrides, fresh cider, you name it. A slice of the country close to DC metro region. Check out Pumpkin Glow Night (October 23-24th, 6 to 9pm) and a spectacular display of over 1500 carved and lighted jack-o-lanterns. Pumpkin Chunkin’ weekend in November invites everyone to bring their old pumpkins back for a little fun. Pumpkin Patch, games and other activities, well worth the trip. Fun for all ages.
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