There’s perhaps nothing that celebrates the fall season more than a pumpkin. Whether it’s the seasoning of your coffee beverage or the kind of pie you’ve been waiting for all year, pumpkins are an undeniable part of these next few months. And there’s nothing quite like going straight to the source and visiting some of Virginia’s finest pumpkin patches. If you’ve yet to venture out to one, here are some that look like the very picture of autumn.
1. Westmoreland Berry Farm (Colonial Beach)
If you've ever dreamed of spending a day at the farm, leisurely picking pumpkins and even riding your bike down scenic country roads, you owe it to yourself to visit the Westmoreland Berry Farm. Typically open until 4:00, the farm lets you pick whatever is in season. This time of year, that includes apples too.
2. Ashland Berry Farm (Ashland)
Starting September 24th, you can bring your whole family out to Ashland Berry Farm for pumpkins as far as the eye can see. Once you arrive, you'll be taken on a free hay ride out to the pumpkin patch.
3. Pumpkinville (Toano)
Pumpkinville is a small, family-owned spot that offers all the fall and Halloween-related goodies you could dream of. In addition to the pumpkin patch, visitors will enjoy hayrides, a corn maze, and an arts & crafts shop.
4. Parrish Pumpkin Patch (Kenbridge)
Established in 2009, the Parrish Pumpkin Patch is a family-run farm in southern Virginia. Visitors will enjoy meeting the farm animals, picking pumpkins, and wandering through the themed corn maze. The farm will open on September 30th this year.
5. Mulberry Hills Farm (Mount Crawford)
In addition to a beautiful pumpkin patch, the Mulberry Hills Farm provides gourds, farm-fresh eggs, and even angus beef cattle. Touring the farm, especially during the fall season, will be a picturesque memory for all involved. You can either grab some ready-to-go pumpkins or pick your own.
6. The Pumpkin Patch at Hill High Farm (Winchester)
Starting on September 26th, the Pumpkin Patch at High Hill Farm will be open for all sorts of fall festivities. Whether you're looking for pumpkin picking, moonlit hayrides, or corn mazes, this spot is a must-see for visitors of all ages. The farm is only open to the public on the weekends, but private tours can also be scheduled by request.
7. Valley Star Farm, Luray
In the pristine Shenandoah Valley lies the beautiful Valley Star Farm. You'll be able to choose from over 30 different types of pumpkins and gourds, ready for the picking. There's also a two-acre corn maze that you won't mind getting lost in for a little bit. Starting in October, there will be free hay rides from noon until 5:00 p.m..
Did any of your favorite pumpkin patches miss the list? Be sure to share with us some of your favorites!