The fall season is upon us! And with that, comes the Pumpkin Patches and Festivals.
Pumpkin festivals in Virginia are all about pumpkin patches, hay rides, corn mazes, and a whole lot of family fun!
Here are 37 best pumpkin festivals in Virginia so you can pick the best one for your family.
#1 Pumpkin Village at Leesburg Animal Park
September 16 – November 5, 2023 | Leesburg, VA | Website
Head out to the Leesburg Animal Park and enjoy their Pumpkin Village! There are lots of family friendly activities including:
- Hill slides
- Wagon rides
- Moon bounces
- Petting zoo
There will also be extra weekend activities like zip lining and face painting!
#2 Sinkland’s 31st Annual Pumpkin Festival
September 29 – October 29, 2023 | Christiansburg, VA | Website
Enjoy the number one rated pumpkin patch in Virginia at Sinkland’s Pumpkin Festival!
Giant slides, zip lines, ride a rescue horse, axe throwing, and a giant corn maze are just a few of the many attractions offered.
Be sure to check out the live entertainment and food trucks as well.
#3 Great Country Farms’s Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival
October 1-31, 2023 | Bluemont, VA | Website
Make unforgettable memories at the Great Country Farms’ Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival.
Watch the pig races, roast marshmallows over a campfire, wander through the corn maze, and of course, pick pumpkins!
Note: this Festival encourages buying tickets ahead of time, as they will sell out on the weekends.
#4 ZooBoo at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk
Norfolk, VA | October 21-22, 2023 | Website
Enjoy everyone’s favorite Halloween tradition at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk!
There will be lots to do for all ages, including:
- A costume contest
- Interactive educational animal demonstrations
- Pumpkin picking
- Zoo train
- Frankenstein’s Dance Field’
- A scavenger hunt
The Africa Restaurant will be open as well, so come hungry!
#5 Blue Ridge Mountain Maze
Fri & Sun Sept 23 – Nov 5, 2023
Roseland, VA | Website
For twenty years, this has been one of the best corn mazes in the land! The beautiful countryside provides some gorgeous scenic views, and you can even stay into the night and enjoy a campfire.
There will be:
- Pumpkin picking
- An obstacle course
- Farm animals to meet
- A 5-acre corn maze
#6 Wayside Farm Fun
Every Thurs – Sun Sept 23- Oct 29, 2023
Berryville, VA | Website
This fall, check out the Wayside Farm Fun! Complete with a ten acre corn maze, pig races, pumpkin picking, paintball apple blasting, and barnyard ball, this farm promises to provide hours of fun for all ages.
There is also plenty to eat, including:
- Apple cider donuts
- Kettle corn
- Chicken nuggets
#7 Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival
October 21, 2023 | Richmond, VA | Website
Enjoy this festival beginning at noon on Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Richmond! Come hear live music, eat all the food you can eat, and partake in the costume contests (for kids, adults, and pets)!
There will also be carnival rides and games as well as street vendors from which to shop.
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#8 Marker Miller Orchards Pumpkin Festival, Winchester, VA:
October 28, 2023 | Winchester, VA | Website
Here, you will have the opportunity to pick your own pumpkin, or choose one that has already been picked.
NEARBY FUN: Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum
Bring the kids and hunt for the “Great Pumpin,” and ride the cow train and the wagon ride tour! There will be plenty of food options, including barbeque, pizza, kettle corn, and pumpkin pie.
#9 Pumpkin Festival at Sunset Beach Hotel
Oct 6 – 29 on Fri – Sun | Cape Charles, VA
#10 The Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Dominion
Every Sat – Sun Sept 23 – Oct 29 , 2023
Doswell, VA | Website
This scare free festival is coming to Kings Dominion park! Bring the kids and hang out with the Peanuts gang, paint pumpkins, race through the hay maze, and play in the Ghostly Games.
There will also be a magician, Jonathan Austin walking through Planet Snoopy, performing sweet tricks!
#11 Hunt Club Farm Halloween Festival
Sept 29-30 & October 6-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-31, 2023
Virginia Beach, VA | Website
Hunt Club Farm’s Halloween Festival in Virginia Beach will be a frightening experience! Come see attractions like Village of the Dead, Forbidden Fields, and Death Alley, where you will witness chilling frights. Take the haunted hayride and be a part of the blood hunt.
This may be too frightening for some children, so head to the website and check out the gallery to make the right call.
#12 Fall Fun aMAZEing Adventure
Sept 1 – Oct 31, 2023
Harrisonburg, VA | Website
This festival truly is amazing! Boasting a seven acre corn maze and over thirty different attractions and activities as well as lots of great food, everyone in the family will enjoy their time on the farm.
Peruse the pumpkin patch, where there are over sixty different types of pumpkins and gourds you can pick from. And be sure to check out the website to reserve your own private camp fire!
#13 Virginia Pumpkin Festival at Back Home on the Farm
Oct 14-15; 21-22, 2023 | Harrisonburg, VA | Website
Celebrate the Family Theme under the Harvest Moon this year at the Virginia Pumpkin Festival! There will be lots of pumpkin dishes to eat, including pie, fudge, cookies, and whoopie pies.
Check out all of the games and activities for the family to enjoy, as well as pumpkin decorating stations. And do not forget the pumpkin patch where you can pick from over 70 varieties of pumpkins!
#14 Hickory Ridge Farm Fall Festival & U-Pick Pumpkin Patch
Sept 18 – Oct 30 | Chesapeake, VA | Website
Get your family and friends together for a fun and educational Pumpkin Field Trip!
The play area includes friendly farm animals, picnic tables for lunch or snack, sand piles, play houses, hay bales to climb and a children’s corn maze.
Also learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin plant, enjoy the hayride and shop at the local farm stand.
#15 Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream
Sept 8 – Oct 31, 2023 | Williamsburg, PA | Website
Prepare for a scare at the Howl-O-Scream this year! With five different haunted houses to tour and fou different “terror-tories” to venture through, you will be in for the fright of your life.
This event also showcases several world class roller coasters, but is not recommended for families with children.
#16 Celebrate Fall at Round Hill Farm
Sept 30 – Oct 30, 2023 | Culpeper, VA | Website
Head out to Round Hill Farm and join in on the celebration this October!
- 200-foot zip line
- 100-foot super slide
- Hay bale maze and pyramid
- Corn maze
- Pony rides
- Moon bounces
- Mechanical bull ride
And don’t forget to take the good old fashioned hay ride out to the pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkin!
#17 Fall Fun at Krop’s Crops
Sept – Nov | Great Falls, VA | Website
Nothing says fall like harvesting your own pumpkins and apples on a working farm, and you can do just that at Krop’s Crops this fall.
Pet the farm animals, take the hayride down to the pumpkin patch, drink fresh pressed apple cider, and enjoy the chrysanthemums in bloom while you are there as well.
#18 Fall Festivals at Meadows Farms Nurseries
October 1-31, 2023 | Multiple Locations | Website
At the Meadows Farm Nurseries this October, you can witness some of the largest scarecrows you will ever see!
Bring the kids and enjoy haunted buses, straw mazes, moon bounces, and many other fun fall activities while you shop the great selection of plants and decorations.
There are many locations including Falls Church, Annandale, Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Herndon, Leesburg, Manassas, Massaponax, Richmond, Stafford, Warrenton, and Winchester.
#19 Pumpkin HIll at Nalls Produce
Sept 30 – Oct 31, 2023 | Alexandria, VA | Website
Check out the Pumpkin Hill in the ultimate fall wonderland this year! There is an awesome family photo op, the Pumpkin Wall, where you can take memorable photos to last forever.
Try out the snacks available in the gift shop.
And most importantly, scope out the incredible number of pumpkins, especially the one thousand pound prize winning pumpkins!
#20 St. Thomas Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch
October 8, 2023 | McLean, VA | Website
This outreach project exists to benefit local charities and animal shelters!
The pumpkins are sourced from New Mexico, and all the proceeds from pumpkin sales will go directly to humanitarian causes in the community surrounding St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
This is a great pumpkin patch to visit that supports great causes!
#21 Buckland Farm Market
October, 2023 | New Baltimore, VA | Website
Bring the family out to Buckland Farm Market and enjoy all they have to offer. Enjoy hay rides, photo ops, beautiful fall scenery, and lots of kid friendly farm activities.
On top of that, shop at the market for fresh produce and other goods as well!
#22 Hartland Farm and Orchard Fall Festival
Pumpkins will be available this fall | 3205 Hartland LnMarkham, VA | Website
Visit the Hartland Farm with your family for fall fun at their pumpkin patch. The market is open Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 4:30 pm. It will be open most weekdays 9 am until 2 pm but call before coming on a weekday.
They also offer fun foods, like tasty all beef hot dogs, grilled cheese, kettle corn, apple donuts, cider slushies and more.
#23 Evergreen Acres Pumpkin Patch
Note: Evergreen acres has stopped growing pumpkins as of 2022 due to weather issues.
Evergreen Acres will be open for pumpkin picking from October 9th. The hours are from noon until 5pm.
Enjoy a FREE hayride with the family, and there’s no admission fee either. The pumpkins are $.50 per pound.
#24 Haunted Hollow
Opens Sept 29-30 & Oct 6-7,13-14, 20-21, 27-28
Warrenton, VA | Website
Come if you dare! This haunted tour will take you on a journey in and around the haunted barns of an old abandoned farm.
Allow over twenty minutes to make it through this haunted walk. Children under thirteen can not be left unattended, and this is not recommended for families bringing children.
#25 Hollin Farms Pumpkin Patch
Hours updated weekly | Delaplane, VA | Website
Hollin Farms is one of our favorite farms for the pick your own fruits and vegetables season! With so many different varieties to choose from, this is “can’t miss” farm.
Choose from apples, pears, potatoes, peanuts, pumpkins, fall greens, and more. It is important to check the website in the link above, as hours will vary depending on crop availability and the weather.
#26 Messick’s Fall Festival
Every Sat & Sun Sept 23 – Oct 20, 2023
Bealeton, VA | Website
The Messick’s Fall Festival is a blast! There is a lot to do including:
- Hay rides
- Underground slides
- Pumpkin painting
- A petting zoo
- & many more fun, family-friendly activities!
You can pick your own pumpkin or buy one from the market, where you can also get all of your grocery shopping done.
Local tip: do not leave without sampling the freshly made custard ice cream!
#27 Stribling Orchard Pumpkin Patch
Wednesdays-Sundays 9am-5pm, 2023| Markham, VA | Website
Stribling Orchard is we love to pick apples. And of course they have pumpkins too!
This is also a beautiful place to have a picnic on the grounds. Also check out all the vendors, selling goods like honey, beef, and kettle corn!
#28 Pumpkin Patch at Hill High Farm
Every Sat and Sun from Sept 24 – Nov 1, 2023
Winchester, VA | Website
At the Hill High Farm, there will be daytime and moonlit hay rides, corn mazes and plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Pet the animals in the petting zoo and shop from the vendors for plenty of snacks and food options.
Make sure to take the kids by the pirate ship jungle gym!
#29 Lloyd Family Farms Pumpkin Patch
Starts Sept 23, 2023
Rockville, VA | Website
Head out to the completely handicap friendly Lloyd Family Farms for their pumpkin patch every weekend in October this year!
They will have a corn pit, hay ride, sand pile, giant ball field, and lots of other games and activities for all ages. Pick your own pumpkin or shop from the pre-picked ones!
#30 Liberty Mills Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Sept 9 – Nov 11, 2023
Somerset, VA | Website
Venture into the largest corn maze in the whole country this year! There are four different trails, with varying degrees of difficulty, so everyone will be able to go on an appropriate trail.
There will also be food trucks, as well as food available from the vendors at the market. Also check out the you-pick flowers!
#31 Hanover Pumpkin Picking
Weekends thru Oct, starting Sept 30, 2023
Ashland, VA | Website
This festival boasts food trucks, pony rides, lots of children’s activities, and even adult beverages!
- Corn maze
- Giant pumpkin jump pad
- Petting barn
- Corn bin
- Inflatable Village
- Charlotte’s Web hide and seek
- Pony rides ($)
- And lots more!
Local tip: make sure to check out the Gourds, Goblets, and Ghouls Festival on October the 15th and 16th where there will be over eight different wineries and over thirty vendors along with live music!
#32 Holly Fork Farm Fall Fun
Opens Sept 16, 2023
Barhamsville, VA | Website
Come check out the festivities at the Holly Fork Farm Fall Fun this year beginning September the 16th!
- Trolley rides
- Inflatable obstacle course
- Corn box
- Pumpkin launching
- Farm animals
- Scarecrow making
- And tons more!
They will have pumpkin launching, a jump pad, a corn maze, picnic area, and lots of games for the kids. There will also be educational lessons for the kids on different agricultural practices.
#33 Yankey Farms Pumpkin Patch
Late Sept – Oct 2023 | Bristow, VA | Website
Come visit this working farm and pick pumpkins as you enjoy the beautiful landscape!
Choose from thousands of pumpkins to find the perfect size, shape, and color that you want. There will be:
- Hay rides
- A cow train
- Corn maze
- Scavenger hunt
- & farm animal exhibits
#34 Chesapeake Pumpkin Patch at Greenbrier Farms Nursery
Sept – Oct 2023 | Chesapeake, VA | Website
At Greenbrier Farms you can take their free hayride over to their 15-acres of pumpkins to find the right one!
If you would rather, you can buy one already harvested.
Don’t forget to stop at their farmers market where they also have mums, butters, jams, goat soap, ice cream, and lots more!
#35 Temple Hall Farm Pumpkin Patch
Sept 30 – Oct 31, 2023
Leesburg, VA | Website
Not only is there a pumpkin patch on site, but they also have a sunflower field!
Bring the family and take advantage of this great photo op, and stay a while to enjoy all the festivities.
There will be hill slides, wagon rides, inflatable pillows, and farm animals to visit.
#36 Belmont Pumpkin Farm
Every weekend Sept 23 – Oct 29, 2023
North, VA | Website
At the Belmont Pumpkin Farm, come hunt through acres of pumpkins to find the one you want!
There will be fun activities for all ages, including scarecrow making and treasure hunts. The food options will be top tier, with options like pulled pork, street tacos, pumpkin pies, and pumpkin funnel cakes!
#37 Layman Family Farms Fall Festival
Sept 16 – Nov 4, 2023
Blue Ridge, VA | Website
This 83-acre farm in Blue Ridge has a ten acre corn maze and lots of activities to fill up a day with the family.
There will be full concessions at the Fry Shack, so bring your appetite! Make sure you meet all the farm’s furry friends before you leave too.