Pumpkin Farm near me- Find local pumpkin farms and fun things to do this fall! 

Searching for a pumpkin patch to visit with your family? We’re sharing our list of the best pumpkin patch activities and fun things to do during your visit.

Pumpkin Picking

The nearest pumpkin patch to me is on a small farm that hosts lots of holiday events through the year. In the fall they open up the pumpkin field for pick-your-own pumpkins. We take the hayride out to the field and choose the perfect pumpkin to bring home and put on our front porch. It’s a fall family tradition that my kids love and look forward to each year.

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  1. Photo Ops. Part of the fun of visiting a pumpkin patch in the fall is snapping a picture of pumpkins with your favorite people. Dress everyone in fall outfits and scope out a few cute spots to get a great family picture.
  2. Hayrides. Many pumpkin farms will offer hayrides out to pick your own pumpkin. It’s a great chance to cuddle up with your pumpkin picking partner and enjoy the crisp fall air. Peep the leaves along the way and take in the beauty of autumn. Sitting on a hay bale, bumping along on the back of a tractor is a childhood memory that holds space for years and years. I can still remember the hayrides of my childhood.
  3. Apple Cider. What could make the visit even sweeter? Sipping on fresh apple cider. If the farm you pay a visit to offers cider don’t pass up the chance to enjoy a cup.
  4. Baked Goods. Lots of pumpkin farms also sell baked goods and other farmers market faire. Baked pies, homemade jams, jellies and all sorts of freshly picked produce. Grab a few goodies to take home.
  5. Pick Out a Pumpkin. And of course, the highlight of any trip to a local pumpkin farm is getting to pick out your own pumpkin. Some like them small and perfectly round, some like finding the biggest gourd on the lot. Personally, I love the “cinderella pumpkins,” the ones that come in white, green and all sorts of other colors and quirky shapes.

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    Picking out pumpkins is fun whether you have kids or not. It’s an enjoyable afternoon activity to put you in the mood for fall. And it’s a great photo for posting Instagram pics.

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Easy Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Not sure what to do with your pumpkin now that you’ve brought it home? Check out our post on easy pumpkin carving ideas for simple jack-o-lantern plans.

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Cool Pumpkin Carvings

Want to see some really cool pumpkin carvings? We’ve saved a ton of awesome Pumpkin ideas on our Pinterest page.

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