Pick Your Own Pumpkins at these Charlotte Pumpkin Patches. Updated with Safety Protocols for 2020 & Closures

We’ve rounded up the best you-pick pumpkin farms in and around Charlotte. Make a day trip out of it as many have hayrides, petting zoos and fall themed activities for the whole family. Please visit responsibly and practice safe gathering both for the protection of your own family and for others.

(Looking for apple picking or corn mazes? Our lists at the links.)

Hodges Farm

CLOSED FOR FALL 2020
3900 Rocky River Rd, Charlotte, NC 28215

Hall Family Farm

CLOSED FOR FALL 2020
10713 Providence Rd W, Charlotte, NC 28277

Riverbend Farm

No Longer Open to the Public. Private Events Only.

Hunter Farm WEDDINGTON

Now through – November 21
13624 Providence Rd, Weddington, NC 28104

Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm
Sunday 12pm-7pm

In response to COVID-19 and the current guidelines, we at the Hunter Farm have implemented important protocols, including further limiting the number of seats available on shuttles. Visit their website to reserve your seat on a shuttle to the petting barn.

PUMPKIN PATCH: NO RESERVATION REQUIRED

ONLY SERVICE DOGS ALLOWED AT THIS TIME

Photo credit | The Hunter Farm Facebook

Head to Hunter Farms any day of the week for a tractor pulled wagon ride to the milk barn, petting barn where you can feed the animals, and their pumpkin patch.

ADMISSION:

  • $10 per person
  • Children under 2 years of age ride for free
  • 10% discount for Military, Fire Fighters, Public Safety Officers
  • 3-5 lb pumpkin included
  • Light concessions for purchase
  • Call with any questions: (704) 846-7975

Aw Shucks Farm MONROE

Open weekdays Wednesday- Friday 10am – 12:30 pm. No reservation needed.
3718 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe, North Carolina 28112

Lots to do here at this Monroe farm, although no mention of specific COVID safety protocols on their website. Email [email protected] to find out.

WHAT’S INCLUDED-weekends

  • Corn Maze
  • Pallet Maze and Fence Maze!
  • Blacksmith/hayride
  • Animal Barn
  • 1800’s Train Car
  • Play Areas
  • Fishing!  
  • Pumpkin Bowling
via Aw Shucks Farm

Wise Acres Organic Farm INDIAN TRAIL

4701 Hartis Rd, Indian Trail, NC 28079

Due to COVID, the fall season will be by reservation only, MOSTLY SOLD OUT and only limited times are available at this point. Saturdays & Sundays are completely full until Halloween weekend. Friday has a little more availability with spots on 10/23 and 10/30. Thursdays (no pizza) are almost filled in the late afternoon/early evening. There are still mid-day time spots on Thursdays for the entire month. Hoping to add more late afternoon/early evening spots soon but need to get spring strawberries planted before they can post dates.

Find a time by clicking on the link: https://bookeo.com/wiseacres?category=41576YNUUTJ173F2927356

Closed Mon-Wed for farming

All Thursday reservations will include (NO pizza):

  • 2 hours on the farm
  • 1 Wagon ride through the woods
  • Walkthrough the sun hemp maze
  • Wooded fall scavenger hunt
  • Time in the pumpkin patch, playgrounds, and visiting the animals
  • Prices are per person – $7/adult & $6/child (2-12)

All Friday, Saturday & Sunday reservations will include PIZZA and:

  • 2 hours on the farm
  • 1 Wagon ride through the woods
  • Walkthrough the sun hemp maze
  • Wooded fall scavenger hunt
  • Time in the pumpkin patch, playgrounds, and visiting the animals
  • 2 Pizzas to enjoy in the shaded picnic patch (additional pizzas are available for purchase)
  • Prices are per person – $25 for 2 Wise Pie Pizzas PLUS $8/adult & $7/child (2-12)

Additional Items for Purchase:

  • Barrel train (2-12 years olds) –  $2 per ride
  • Pumpkins – Priced as marked (in order to lessen face to face time we will have set prices for pumpkins and will not weigh them)
  • Slushies and limited concessions
  • Mums and local products

We accept all forms of payment including cash (preferred), check, and all credit cards. No dogs are allowed on the farm.  

Photo credit | Wise Acres Organic Farm

Cherry Place Farm ROCK HILL

Only open on the weekends in October, Saturdays 10am-6pm and Sundays 1-6pm.
1922 Oakdale Rd. Rock Hill, SC 29730

Admission is $8 per person (for everyone ages 2 and up). That includes the cornmaze, hayrides, feeding the animals, a baby pumpkin, and popcorn.  Carving sized pumpkins are available for purchase at $8 a piece.

​Since all activities are outdoors, we will not be requiring masks, but we ask that you respect others and observe social distancing. 

via Cherry Place Farm

Bush-N-Vine Farm YORK SC

1650 Filbert Hwy, York, SC, 29745

We will have pick your own pumpkins Monday-Saturday 8:00-5:00. We will not have hayrides this year due to COVID-19. We also have a 1 mile hiking trail that gives you a self guided tour around the farm.

Pumpkin Prices
(This includes all shapes, colors and sizes.)
< 5 lbs. $0.95/lb
 5+ lbs – $0.59/lb

Photo credit | Bush-N-Vine Facebook 

Bush-N-Vine farm has been in the Hall family for over 150 years. They are a certified SC grown farm, growing produce and raising Angus steers. For pumpkin picking, don’t forget your sneakers and a picnic lunch.

Carrigan Farms MOORESVILLE

October 1 through October 30 RESERVATIONS REQUIRED (see below)
1261 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy, Mooresville, NC 28115

Reservations are required for pumpkin picking. Please visit the website to make a reservation. When you click on the reservation link you will see dates posted through October 16, 2020. As we evaluate the pumpkin crop we plan to post more dates, pending the crop’savailability. If a date thorough October 16, 2020 is not showing up, that is because it is sold out.

Carrigan Farms’ pumpkin patches are open the entire month of October with shuttles back and forth to the patch every day. The cost is $12.00 per person for everyone ages 2 and older. Young babies 23 months and under are free; however, they do not get a pumpkin. A $2 per person, non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your appointment and the remaining $10 per person is due at the door. 

On the educational transport shuttle back and forth to the pumpkin patch, each person will need to wear a mask. We also ask that you wear a mask whenever you are unable to social distance while you are at the farm.

  • Both the admission and the food truck accept cash or check only.
  • Credit and debit cards are not accepted. 
  • The ground in the pumpkin patch is uneven which makes it difficult to push strollers around, so we do not suggest bringing a stroller to visit the pumpkin patch.
  • Please do not bring pets or dogs with you to the farm.
Photo credit | Carrigan Farms Facebook

Patterson Farm MOUNT ULLA NC

10390 Caldwell Road Mount Ulla, NC 28125

Weekday Fall Fun on the Farm (Sept. 25 – Oct. 30)
Cost: $10.00 per person (Ages 2 & up)
Tickets must be purchased in advance due to limited daily attendance availability.
Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Weekend Fall Fun on the Farm Hours: Sept. 26, 2020 – Nov. 1, 2020)
Cost: $12.00 per person (Ages 2 & up)
Tickets must be purchased in advance due to limited daily attendance availability.
Saturday:  10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The market is open Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sundays 12 – 6 p.m.

Currently, admission includes the barnyard, Pawpaw Carl’s playground, corn maize, visiting the pumpkin patch, and many other activities! Hayrides are operating at a reduced capacity and are weather permitting.**Pumpkins are not included in the admission price.  A wide assortment of pumpkins is available for purchase, Carving Pumpkins are $0.49 per lb. and Novelty are $0.99 per lb.

Pumpkin Patch, Treasure Mine Adventure Tours, Corn Maize Tours, and Geocaching available by appointment.

Mask Policy:
We require guests to wear masks when checking in, shopping in our market or purchasing items from staff members, visiting our barnyard, and using the public restrooms. Masks and social distancing are also REQUIRED to ride the hayride. When visiting around the farm, please also wear your mask if you are within 6 feet of others not in your household. We reserve the right to limit the number of people in certain areas to help with social distancing.

The above policy applies to ages 5 and up old per the governor’s orders.

Pick Your Own Pumpkins
Photo credit | Patterson Farm Facebook

Millstone Creek Orchards – RAMSEUR NC

Monday-Saturday: 9am-6pm | Sunday: 1-5:30pm
506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd. Ramseur, NC

The only way to go pumpkin picking at Millstone this year will be through their online reservation system (access at the link above) and admission is required to go pumpkin picking. Reservations must be made 12 hours in advance of your visit as there will be no same day online reservations.

Their Pumpkin adventure admission includes:

  • An Orchard adventure focused on pumpkins and pumpkin picking
  • Access to all u-pick pumpkin fields
  • $3 off coupon (per paid ticket) for your choice of pumpkin
  • An Orchard hayride to u-pick locations (masks required on hayride at all times, not required for kids 11 & under)
    • We have decreased hayride occupancy by 50% for the safety of our guests.
    • The hayride is the only way to access the pumpkin patch – no walking permitted
  • 3 ounce apple cider slushie after pumpkin picking

Each pumpkin picking adventure is offered on the half hour and must be reserved in advance as we limit the amount of guests at once.

  • Weekdays (Tuesdays-Fridays): 10am-12pm – $11.95/person (Kids 2 & Under are free – no pumpkin coupon)
  • Weekends: Saturday: 9am-4pm | Sunday: 1-4pm – $15.95/person (Kids 2 & Under are free – no pumpkin coupon)

Red Wolf Farm MAIDEN NC

1900 HW Farm Rd Maiden, NC 28650

The Farm is open to the General Public on the following dates ONLY. You do not need a reservation to visit the farm on the dates listed below:

October  3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and November  1

  • Saturdays: 10 am – 6 pm
  • Sundays: 10 am – 6 pm

*All other dates and times are reserved for school field-trips only.

ADMISSION: $6 PER PERSON  CASH/CREDIT/DEBIT ACCEPTED  (Babies under 2 are admitted free)

Each Admission Ticket Includes All Activities

 

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